The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Cartoons Only a Teacher-Librarian Would Love! Last year I posted some cartoons for teachers. Today's post is for teacher-librarians, or media specialists. They have also been added to the page for Teacher-Librarians.
Old Masters at the Top of Their Game Essay by LEWIS H. LAPHAM Oct. 23, 2014 The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? To what end the unceasing effort to discover or create something new? 10 Things Librarians Should Do Before School is Out It's the final countdown! Another school year in the books (well, nearly...). Why does it seem like the beginning and end of the year are the most frantic times? 100 million things to do, and not enough time. Here are ten things that can help you prioritize before you go out the doors and into summertime!!
Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a Tag Team Tech column on www.voyamagazine.com. It has been reprinted and reproduced numerous times and in many places. We are making it available here to ensure that all of our readers have seen it. Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians By Joyce Kasman Valenza October 2010 Cataloging Library Collections Resources for School Librarians - Index The Cataloger's Reference Shelf - A collection of MARC manuals and other cataloging reference materials from The Library Company. The Library of Congress Classification Outline - by the Library of Congress. Libraries and social media: the activity is important, not the tool Using Twitter to communicate and share Twitter is not about what people had for breakfast. Despite the name, it’s not full of vacuous nonsense (well, no more than the rest of the internet at least!)
U.S. Navy Killing Marine Life With Sonar and Weapons Testing Arjun WaliaActivist Post Not only have whales been showing up dead with dozens of pounds of toxic, plastic waste inside their stomachs, the U.S Navy plans to raise the death toll by conducting underwater testing of explosive weapons and sonar devices. Tests will be and are taking place in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, including the Gulf of Mexico. South Georgia Regional Library South Georgia Regional Library System Reservations and Scheduling Procedures For Public Use of Library Meeting Rooms Use of the Library’s Public Meeting Rooms is governed by the Policy, Guidelines and Procedures for Public Use of Library Meeting Rooms as adopted from time to time by the South Georgia Regional Library Board of Trustees. You must familiarize yourself with those Policy, Guidelines and Procedures for Public Use of Library Meeting Rooms prior to reserving and using the Library’s meetings rooms.Reservations for meeting rooms must be made with designated Library manager or staff during normal Library operation hours and in advance of the requested meeting room use. There is no charge for using Library meeting rooms.The maximum time the room may be reserved and used is three (3) hours. Rooms will not be opened before the reserved time; groups should schedule the reservation to include set-up and clean-up times.
White Ravens Each year the language specialists (Lektoren) at the International Youth Library (IYL), in Munich, Germany, select newly published books from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy. This list of books is compiled into the annual White Ravens Catalogue, which is introduced each year at the Bologna (Italy) Children's Book Fair. The White Ravens Online Catalogue, which includes all titles from 1993 through 2007, was created by ICDL researchers in collaboration with the IYL and is available on the ICDL web site with the permission of the International Youth Library. The White Raven label is given to books that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design.
Top Project Based Learning Ideas and Lesson Plans You Will Find On the Web About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.
The impact of literacy across the curriculum One of the things we have been pioneering over the last couple of years is the idea of intersectionality. This is best summed up by thinking about the weakest and most vulnerable groups in your school and how these students intersect across different areas. For instance the groups that we focus on in our school are students eligible for Pupil Premium, SEND and students highlighted as having weak literacy.
Exploiting Bacteria to Produce "Living Materials" A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have unveiled a system whereby bacterial cells are engineered in such a way that they incorporate specific non-living materials into their biofilms, creating a "living material". Biofilms are generated when bacteria cluster together and stick onto a surface. Often the bacteria will secrete substances that assist in this adherence, such as proteins and carbohydrate polymers (called polysaccharides) which form a slime. Numerous different species of bacteria have been found to form biofilms including E. coli and P. aeruginosa, and often more than one bacterial species is found within a biofilm.
FRIT 7234 Photo Credit Competent note taking is one of those study skills that students are rarely taught in high schools. I, like many others, learned note-taking the hard way by the sink or swim method in college.