Looking @ 5 Essential Literacies for Students: Part 5 – Media Literacy

In our modern world students need to understand and be proficient in 5 Essential Literacies, and School Librarians need to integrate at least one Library Literacy component into every class visit. In Part 5 we look at Media Literacy as a way that students can be successful in future coursework and as global citizens. Continue reading

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Looking @ 5 Essential Literacies for Students: Part 4 – Digital Literacy

In our modern world students need to understand and be proficient in 5 Essential Literacies, and School Librarians need to integrate at least one Library Literacy component into every class visit. In Part 4 we look at Library Lessons that help build the Digital Literacy & Technology Competency that students need to be successful with current and future coursework. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Digital Citizenship & the School Librarian

Digital Citizenship encompasses a student’s knowledge of and consent to using technology in a responsible manner. School Librarians must know Federal laws regarding student Internet use and construct meaningful lessons for teaching digital citizenship and Internet safety to our students. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Social Media & Cloud Computing

Social media is a popular topic right now and there are so many ways it can be used in education: As part of a teacher’s or librarian’s Professional Learning Network (PLN) To inform parents and the community about school-related events … Continue reading