Coolcatteacher.visibli.com/share/LKC8RC. A Manifesto for Media Education. Teacher librarians are important. Web 2.0 revolutionized the means at our disposal to filter and share information.
Whether by managing information by social bookmarking or RSS reads and feeds, or communicating with our school community via blogs, wikis, podcasts, YouTube, or Facebook, students, teachers and school librarians have entered into digital conversations. Widgets, portals, Apps, Feeds and Aggregators and more now provide us with our ‘tools of trade’ for information curation. The importance of the teacher librarian is intrinsically linked to effective and responsive information curation and dissemination in distributed environments within and beyond the school. But when a technology focus subverts students’ conversation and development of critical thinking skills (and their ability to evaluate and analyze the information at hand), the mental processes that change knowledge from information to concept are not learned (Bomar, 2010).
Content exploration and learning demands a mix-and-match approach: Cool Cat Teacher Blog.