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 What filters hide: a lesson Title What filters hide DescriptionStudents will research common net issues with filtered sites. This lesson goes with information on this SPRC link. Motivation Boosters, Mufflers and Guzzlers The saying goes, “Where there is a will, there is a way”. I’ve been blessed to work with fantastically committed teachers, support staff, governors, parents and pupils during my career who through sheer will power have made some great things happen. Motivation matters if you want to succeed. Talk of character, resilience and growth mindset have abounded in the twittersphere and on blogs over the past few years.
Digital Literacy In Your Classroom While it’s great to know what Digital Literacy is, why it’s important, and how it affects us here in Canada, the real question is often how do I translate this into value for my learners. Below are a number of links to sites that are geared towards activities and lesson plans designed to promote Digital Literacy. I hope that you find them useful! Edgalaxy’s Cool Stuff for Nerdy Teachers has 14 Digital Literacy Activities including use of Digital Sound, Moving Images, Digital Texts and manipulating Still Images.Edgalaxy’s Cool Stuff for Nerdy Teachers also has an excellent Digital Literacy Activity: Summarizing Text & Report Writing lesson planOne of my favourite lesson plans on Edgalaxy’s Cools Stuff for Nerdy Teachers is a Digital Literacy Lesson – Create your own movie TrailersReadWriteThink has a lesson plan for Defining Literacy in a Digital World. Like this: Like Loading...
All Reviewed Books Search Our Site Subscribe to our Free Email Newsletter.Sign Up! Advertisements: In Times Past an eBook by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis Integrating US History with Literature in Grades 3-8. ABA Law Day: For Schools: Lessons: High School Students: Teaching About Freedom of Speech on the Internet High School Students Teaching About Freedom of Speech on the Internet Many libraries and schools have installed filters on their computers to restrict Internet access. This model lesson plan—which can be done by a lawyer or other resource person as well as the teacher—provides an opportunity for students to think about their free speech rights in the context of the Internet and apply various legal principles to fashion solutions for student Internet use.
Toolkit Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls. They are central to our lives. Education Week Published Online: October 29, 2014 By Brianna Crowley If students are “glued” 24/7 to their mobile devices, why is it necessary for schools to teach digital literacy? Who should teach it? And wait … what does it even mean to be “digitally literate”? If these are questions you’ve heard or asked, you aren’t alone. To Read or Not to Read! Creating a Book Talk What is a Book Talk? A book talk is like a short T.V. commercial, advertising a book. The goal is to get the reader interested so they want to read your book! How to Give a Book Talk • Look at the audience • Speak loudly so all can hear. • Talk about the characters, the problem in the story, or some interesting information. • Read a small part of the book to interest the readers To Prepare: • Choose a book that you think others would like!
Speak Outs - Should school libraries restrict access to the Internet? Should school libraries restrict access to the Internet? Oct. 3, 2011 By John Vettese, Student Voices staff writer Today there’s a new battle over censorship in school libraries – this one doesn’t involve banned books, but rather blocked websites. Last week, as schools across the country marked the inaugural Banned Websites Awareness Day, students and educators wondered what level of Internet access should be allowed in the school environment.