The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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The Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC), located on Milne Library’s Lower Level, offers students a large collection of curriculum resources for preK-12 instruction, including textbooks, videos, puppets, audio and manipulatives, as well as an extensive selection of fiction and non-fiction books for juvenile and young adult readers.
Why is information literacy critical to our transformation as an Information Society? The Teaching in the 21st Century video below gives you a unique insight into how the framework of teaching and learning has been dynamically transformed and what we need to do, as facilitators, to ensure our success as a nation moving forward. So take a few moments to view it and share your thoughts. Pass it along to others…join us in our mainstreaming mission.
A writer of crime fiction, librarian with many years experience, blogger, observer, reading fun and expert in the digital publishing market Barbara Fister tells to dbReaders.com about the last trends and the most critical issues related with digital reading.
Cuando en 1934, el belga Paul Otlet, publicó su obra titulada "Tratado de la Documentación", enunció las bases de lo que posteriormente se constituiría en una ciencia integradora. El término documentación designaba la actividad específica de recolectar, conservar, buscar y diseminar documentos. La documentación presentaba particularidades específicas que la diferenciaban de la bibliotecología y la bibliografía. Entre sus rasgos más importantes, se hallaban la capacidad de reflejar con rapidez las nuevas informaciones y agrupar las que estaban dispersas, facilitar el acceso a ellas y posibilitar su uso eficaz mediante el empleo de índices, la oferta de resúmenes con valor agregado y el empleo de las nuevas tecnologías en la búsqueda de nuevas bases del conocimiento, la organización y el almacenamiento de la información.
With authors such as Anthony Horowitz and P.D. James picking up the threads of past masters, it is a good time to think about creating RA trilogies for readers. By daisy-chaining new, classic, and backlist titles, you can link through your collection and start patrons on threefold reading paths
Mobilary is a project of the Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries & Information Services. Its purpose is to provide recommendation for the implementation of mobile technologies in our district's school library programs to successfully impact teaching and learning. Through the collective experiences of our librarians combined with action research and data collection, we will develop a body of best practices and knowledge related to these technologies.
"Much has been written about the role of Teacher Librarians in our schools. Sadly though, much of it is lamentations about the decreasing numbers of Teacher Librarians manning our school libraries. Every so often though, I come across inspiring words that do much to remind us of the incredible skill and value held by this professional group."
The Scottish e-Assessment Forum, which is organised and facilitated by the JISC RSC Scotland, launched on the 24th November 2011. The forum came about due to discussions I had with people from further and higher education institutions across Scotland, where it became clear that there was a need and desire for dedicated time to discuss e-Assessment and share practice.
Where administrators value strong library programs and can see them doing their part for student success, students are more likely to thrive academically. This is the over-arching conclusion that can be drawn from the latest study of the impact of school libraries—this one in Idaho. This study, conducted by the RSL Research Group, was contracted for by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and endorsed by the Idaho Department of Education.
I've been seeking a way to explain why I introduce Diigo along with Information fluency skills in the E-Learning for Educators Course. This article quickly draws the big picture. Folks seeking to become online teachers are pursuing a specialized teaching skill that requires an information filtering strategy as well as what Rheingold calls "a mental cognitive and social strategy for how you're going to deploy your attention."
Welcome to the academic literacies video series: Learning: In Our Own Words! This series was developed as a unique in-house instructional tool to assist York University instructors (faculty, TAs, librarians, counselors, writing instructors etc.) in the advancement of academic literacies instruction. It is a teaching tool meant to engage students in critical discussion (reflect, question, analyze and discuss) around their academic skills and experiences.
Tresham College of Further and Higher Education has introduced learning resources loan data into the main College reporting system, which has allowed all staff to see the information. This has encouraged the closer integration of learning resources with the curriculum. As one of a series of innovations this has helped almost double the amount of resources borrowed by learners.
This publication and its wider project draw upon several years of ESCalate activity focusing upon the development of learning and teaching in relation to the use of technology. Practitioner-focused workshops, held over the past 3 years, have proved successful in the dissemination of innovative use of emergent technologies and pedagogies in education subjects. Increasingly the presenters and audiences for these events were drawn from wider subject and curriculum areas. This particular project builds upon 2 years of workshops and seeks to collect and disseminate innovative activity in Education subject areas.
Welcome to the ACRL Information Literacy Coordinating Committee gateway to resources on information literacy. These resources will help you understand and apply the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education to enhance teaching, learning, and research in the higher education community.
You'll notice the pages of this wiki (on the left hand side) are the Common Core Standards. We have attempted to align iPad apps with each standard. There will be overlap - one app may meet more than one standard. Please leave comments, suggest apps, or share your experiences in the discussion tab of the appropriate page.