Category Archives: Course 4

Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is an amazing way to capture the attention of students and motivate them to learn a variety of literacy skills such as information literacy, reading literacy, visual literacy, and technology literacy (I’m probably missing others). Students must design, … Continue reading

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It’s a Book

Lane Smith’s humorous picture book titled, It’s a Book, captures the tension of traditional print trying to exist in a digital world. For me, the book is a reminder that the future of book publishers and libraries must be one that … Continue reading

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Flipped Classroom and the Library

The Flipped Classroom (or Reverse Instruction or Teacher Vodcasting) appears to be best suited for older students as a teaching pedagogy. The flipped classroom is when teachers put lectures online as videos and assign students to watch them as homework; then students come to … Continue reading

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Technology in the Library

The Learning 2.011 Technology Conference in Shanghai, China was really exciting for getting ideas on technology use in the classroom and outside of it. I took a digital storytelling class and was so excited that I videotaped Shanghai using the iTouch. I … Continue reading

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NETS

Who is responsible for teaching National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS)? Everyone. The wording of the new standards applies to parents, teachers, staff – basically all adults.  I’ve been using technology for 30 years. The skills change so quickly as new technology gets invented … Continue reading

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