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 3 – Information 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 3 we look at Library Lessons that help build the Information Literacy Skills that students need to be successful with current and future coursework. Continue reading

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Looking Forward: Does a 21st-Century School Need a Library?

Does a 21st-century high-tech school need a library? Certainly a modern school doesn’t need the kind of library that has been the norm for the past 50 years because the world we live in now has much different needs for educating our students. But a School Library with a certified School Librarian is critical for meeting the needs of today’s youth. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Effective (Use of) Videos

Everyone loves a good video. I’ve learned that video captures students’ attention in a way no other teaching device does. Oh, we can do many tech and non-tech hands-on activities with students, but none of those actually introduce informational material … Continue reading