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Missouri Association of School Librarians 2017

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How millions of kids are being shaped by know-it-all voice assistants. Kids adore their new robot siblings.

How millions of kids are being shaped by know-it-all voice assistants

As millions of American families buy robotic voice assistants to turn off lights, order pizzas and fetch movie times, children are eagerly co-opting the gadgets to settle dinner table disputes, answer homework questions and entertain friends at sleepover parties. Many parents have been startled and intrigued by the way these disembodied, know-it-all voices — Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Microsoft’s Cortana — are impacting their kids’ behavior, making them more curious but also, at times, far less polite.

Bibliotech.me. As Information Landscape Changes, School Librarians Take on New Roles. If you liked the presentation(s), please post a testimonial on my nomination. Acknowledging the role social media plays in school library promotion, AASL has launched a new recognition program – Social Media Superstars.

If you liked the presentation(s), please post a testimonial on my nomination

Nominated and endorsed by their peers, the program will recognize school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration widely via a variety of social media channels. After an open nomination period, the Social Media Recognition Task Force is proud to announce the following finalists in each category. Through April 14, members of the school library community and the public are invited to post endorsements of their personal superstar by leaving a comment on each category’s post.

After April 14, the Social Media Recognition Task Force will consider the endorsements and the original nominations and select an overall Superstar for each category. MASL 2017 Transforming Libraries in Transitional Times - Google Slides.

Digital, Media, and News Literacy (Part I)

Personalize Learning Through the Library. Digital, Media, and News Literacy (Part II)