How PA School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Achievement & Academic Standards | Keith Curry LanceThe latest Pennsylvania school library impact study has been completed, and its report has been released online.
Finishing reading Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs , has made me think a lot about the role of the 21st Century Librarian in the K-12 school. As we move into a more digitally based library environment and the world our students graduate into is requiring different skills of them, the role of the librarian is shifting.
Nine Reasons to Save Public Libraries
On the face of it you’d think that searching on a modern search engine such as Google is a pretty simple and straightforward skill.
These are my notes from Lucy Gray ‘s breakout session, “Beyond Search,” on August 6, 2012, at the Blackfoot Educational Technology Conference in Missoula, Montana. Resources from Lucy’s presentation are available on this blog post .
Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance
From the Society for Chartered Librarians:
Close the crisis center. Take down the picket signs. Please proceed to un-occupy the library.
OK, it’s time for a little tough love for public library leaders. We haven’t been as visionary, vigilant and assertive as we need to be when it comes to mapping our future in the ebook world.
Posted on 12 July 2012.
Last week a new pal and astute educator, Ed Chase , asked me if research was really a skill that “students of the future” would even need. Although, I was taken aback by the question at first, it’s continued to roll around in my mind ever since.
Yep, this is just stupid. Virtually all the research points to the positive impact of school librarians on students especially higher standardized testing scores and yet too many administrators anbd politiicans ignore the reserch. Why?
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