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Next Generation Learning; Today...

WiFi is arriving at King’s Rochester. Not just any WiFi either – we are lucky enough to be having a cutting edge, fully managed and scalable Meru Network installed over the Christmas break. The good news does not end there. We will also be the lucky recipients of 20 shared iPads and the necessary MDM required to manage and sync the devices. Considering where the school was a year and a half ago with regard to technology, it truly is a huge step forward for King’s. The WiFi and iPads will be rendered useless if after all, they make no impact on learning. VISION – since starting at King’s, I have had a clear vision of where I wanted the school to be. SKILLS – For technology to be usefully deployed in the classroom and for redefined learning opportunities to take place, teachers need to know how to use the technology available. INCENTIVES – The incentives for staff to immerse themselves in WiFi and mobile learning are hard to quantify.

ACTION PLANS – Since the vision was. Holy Mashups, Batman! The other week I received a lovely surprise email from the remarkable Lindsey Tomsu.

Holy Mashups, Batman!

She was busy working on firming up details for next year’s Summer Reading Program, and wanted to see if I’d tackle “Surf’s Up” Batman, and maybe Robin as well. Her teens really love Batman ’66, and she thought that it would be a blast to add those images to some of their marketing materials. Heck yes: this was such a fun idea. Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions.

When I was putting together my book, The Teacher’s Guide to Tech, I kept getting carried away with thoughts of how so many of the tools I discovered were so empowering.

Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions

Not long ago, a person’s talents were limited by money and other resources. For instance: If a writer wanted to write a book, he had to get the attention — and the financial support — of an established publisher.If a guitar player wanted to record and distribute her music, she had to get the backing of a music producer.If a painter wanted to sell his art, he had to find a gallery to show it.If a filmmaker wanted to see her film come to life, she needed expensive equipment — and a movie studio — to produce and distribute it to the world. But that’s all changed now. All of it. Because now, technology can enable the most ordinary person to do truly extraordinary things. The game really is so different now, and anyone with the tools can play. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:25 — 58.5MB)

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page. Chronicles of a Library Crony. On the trip home, I re-lived some of the #AASL13 conference highlights, but am relieved to be back in the north Georgia mountains!

Chronicles of a Library Crony

I always love the pace of AASL, the exhibit hall frenzy, the tours and dinners, the author Meet-and-Greets, the book signings, the smorgasbord of sessions, meeting great new friends, but so much activity is packed into such a short time. It is impossible to do it all, even though AASL provides eCOLLAB to help us all catch up on what we missed. I attended a great Library Media Connection Advisory Board meeting with Marlene Woo-Lun, Gail Dickinson, Nancy Everhart, Doug Johnson, Vi Harada, Judi Repman, Terry Young, Carl Harvey, Matthew Winner, Shelly Glantz, Sabrina Carnesi, and Audrey Church. We toasted Gail Dickinson’s achievements, and those of Carl Harvey and Nancy Everhart, as well. The board considered the direction of the magazine, print and electronic, and brainstormed future topics and possible new columns and features. Technology + Library = Tech Savvy Librarian. 13 Point Checklist 2009. Last August, I put out a draft/revision in progress version of this document.

13 Point Checklist 2009

I appreciate the feedback I received. Here is the final? Product. Thanks especially to Donna Baratta, Library Media Specialist at ME Strang Middle School in Yorktown Heights, NY and Kate Burgher, retired DPI Library Consultant in Wisconsin for their suggestions which strengthened this tool. Modify it, use it, share it as you will. 13 Point Library Media Program Checklist for School Principals, 2009 Doug Johnson Doug0077@gmail.com Rapid changes in technology, learning research, and the library profession in the past 20 have created a wide disparity in the effectiveness of school library media programs. 1. Does your library media center have the services of a fully licensed school library media specialist (SLMS)? Joyce Valenza's Homepage. Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World. About the Book | Why Free?

Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World

| Download | Participate | Other Formats | Videos | Reviews | Tell Us How You Use It Libraries have existed for millennia, but today many question their necessity. Thedaringlibrarian - home. The Daring Librarian. The Library Voice. Shannon M. Miller.

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Love your activities as a proactive librarian, Phil. Good luck with your campaign...I will follow you with interest. – the_libearians