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The Learning Pit with James Nottingham. Technology that's transforming the way the world learns. Critical Literacy? Information! Throwback Thursday for February 12, 2015: Take another look at Heather Davis’s article on the ACRL Standards from 2010.

Critical Literacy? Information!

Stop back on February 25th for a critical information literacy perspective on the new Framework from Ian Beilin. Photo by Flickr user Hammer51012 Picture it, a higher education institution, 2009. The sun is shining. It’s a warm summer day. “How is information literacy any different from critical thinking?” “Couldn’t we just get rid of information literacy since it shares similar outcomes with critical thinking?” Wait, what?!? Immediately, your head starts reeling with the national standards of the Association of College and Research Libraries, various statewide initiatives that have mobilized to embed information literacy into k-12 and higher education curriculum, and individual faculty with whom you have worked with to cover these very same standards as part of their learning outcomes for their students. Critical_Literacy.pdf. TEDxToronto - Drew Dudley "Leading with Lollipops" Technology & the 21st Century Classroom. Part 1 It’s a typical day at an American high school campus.

Technology & the 21st Century Classroom

Groups of students walk around wearing earbuds, or sneaking looks at their personal digital assistant (PDA), formally known as the cell phone. They check their Facebook and Twitter pages, they send off a dozen text messages, they blog, and they read updates on their favorite musical group, all in less than a few minutes. However, it is inaccurate to say that all students are “plugged in.” A typical day in an impoverished high school would not the same level of technology use. 21st Century Learning Spaces. Thinklitcomputer. Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say.

Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online.

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say

Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows restless, scampering off to the next page she probably won’t commit to. “I give it a few seconds — not even minutes — and then I’m moving again,” says Handscombe, a 35-year-old graduate student in creative writing at American University. The Future of Reading - Literacy Debate - Online, R U Really Reading? - Series. The Future of Reading - Using Video Games as Bait to Hook Readers - Series. In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update.

Allan Luke: The New Literacies. Mobile multi media case for the iPad and iPhone. Stuck On An Escalator - Take Action. Amazon.ca: #2768 Internet Literacy - Teacher Created Resources, Inc. - Wiley's Teaching Cen...: Books. Africa's 'electronic graveyards' where the West dumps PCs, laptops and more. New report says 41 million metric tonnes of electronic waste worth a staggering £34billion was discarded in 2014Countries illegally export 'millions of tonnes' of e-waste annually to African nations like Ghana, campaigners sayShocking photographs from its capital Accra show thousands of discarded appliances in huge, filthy landfill sitesSome contain toxic materials like lead and mercury which damage environment and people sifting through them By Jay Akbar For Mailonline Published: 09:33 GMT, 23 April 2015 | Updated: 17:01 GMT, 23 April 2015 Harrowing images reveal one of west-Africa's vast electronic graveyards where 'millions of tonnes' of discarded appliances from all over the world - including the UK - are being dumped every year. 41 million tonnes of 'e-waste' worth over £34billion were discarded globally in 2014, according to a shocking report by United Nations University who claim only 6 million tonnes of that was recycled properly.

Africa's 'electronic graveyards' where the West dumps PCs, laptops and more

Always Learning With @R_H_Steele : Search results for the journey from library to learning commons. The library, at one time, was the center of the school building.

Always Learning With @R_H_Steele : Search results for the journey from library to learning commons

It's where knowledge was held, books were shared, and ideas were generated. It was quiet, to the point that mini-lessens were taught about the edict required while in the confines of this environment. A library in 1980 could look very similar to one today - Why is this? Nothing else has stayed the same...our students are different, technology has changed the way we gain information, and brain research has restructured our approach to the way students gain and understand information. Everything is a Remix Part 1. Team Up with Teachers. Releasing Your Inner Leader. TPACK as a Framework for Collaborative Inquiry in the Learning Commons: EBSCOhost.

Peer reviewed.

TPACK as a Framework for Collaborative Inquiry in the Learning Commons: EBSCOhost

Accepted for publication, October 1, 2012 The roles of library and teacher librarian are evolving as schools are faced with new technology and the challenges that accompany attempts to integrate technology effectively. This article explores the changing library and the unique role of the teacher librarian, who is in a position to support both students and teachers in new ways. I propose the TPACK (technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge) model as a framework to guide librarians and teachers in this new work and describe implications for schools and libraries based on the TPACK framework as a model for collaborative inquiry. A national survey of nearly 400,000 students, teachers, librarians, and administrators revealed that the teacher librarian's role is increasingly becoming more focused on helping teachers integrate technology and digital content in their classrooms.

Flexible. Open. Wireless. Comfortable. Inspiring. Practical. Challenges to Inquiry Teaching and Suggestions for How to Meet Them: EBSCOhost. Detailed Record Title: Challenges to Inquiry Teaching and Suggestions for How to Meet Them.

Challenges to Inquiry Teaching and Suggestions for How to Meet Them: EBSCOhost

Authors: Quigley, Cassie1 cassieq@clemson.eduMarshall, Jeff C.1 marsha9@clemson.eduDeaton, Cynthia C. M.1 cdeaton@clemson.eduCook, Michelle P.1 mcook@clemson.eduPadilla, Michael1 padilla@clemson.edu Source: Science Educator. Document Type: Article Subject Terms: *TEACHER education*PROFESSIONAL education*CAREER development*SCIENCE -- Study & teaching*INQUIRY-based learning*ACTIVE learning Author-Supplied Keywords: Inquiryprofessional developmentscienceteacher education Abstract: