The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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If you are looking to integrate iPads and iPods into your classroom curriculum, this is the site for you! It has an entire section of apps that work well in the classroom. It also has user guides, pod casts and a user agreement. Another great aspect of this site is that it highlights tips and tricks for use in the classroom.
"It was the best times, it was the worst of times…." This famous observation by Charles Dickens is certainly applicable to the current status of school library programs and school librarians. On the one hand, some programs are valued and receive ongoing support from their communities. Led by competent, effective school librarians, programs such as those recognized as meeting the criteria of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National School Library Program of the Year Award, provide solid evidence of the positive impact of best practice on teaching and learning. On the other hand, the economic downturn, often combined with a lack of understanding or value for how school librarians and library programs contribute to student achievement, has led other communities to eliminate positions and to cut back, curtail, or get rid of once thriving programs.
Users of online social network sites such as Facebook are increasingly editing their pages and tightening their privacy settings as they seek to protect their reputations in the age of digital sharing, a Pew Research Center survey said on Friday.
Con la fuerte irrupción de las bibliotecas en el acceso a los recursos electrónicos y la gestión de colecciones digitales, la oferta habida hasta ahora de sistemas de automatización se ha ido convirtiendo en un obstáculo para el progreso. Está emergiendo una nueva generación de plataformas de servicios digitales para bibliotecas, diseñadas para proporcionar un apoyo integral a la gestión y al acceso de todo tipo de materiales de la biblioteca: impresos, electrónicos y digitales. Estos nuevos sistemas implican una modernización de las arquitecturas orientadas a servicios, con un mayor desarrollo del concepto de “software como servicio” y de otros modelos basados en la “nube”.Leer más en: http://adf.ly/5SApg
Our Space is a set of curricular materials designed to encourage high school students to reflect on the ethical dimensions of their participation in new media environments. Through role-playing activities and reflective exercises, students are asked to consider the ethical responsibilities of other people, and whether and how they behave ethically themselves online. These issues are raised in relation to five core themes that are highly relevant online: identity, privacy, authorship and ownership, credibility, and participation
The answer is easy: YES, especially if the teacher has access to a Mac desktop or (preferably) laptop and a wifi network in the classroom. It is an even larger YES if the Mac device has the most current operating system. Having a computer to which the iPad can sync is not absolutely necessary, but it is a Best Idea. If you are not feeling confident, get your IT person or another teacher to help you out with setup. I am focused here on apps to install for MS and HS - and then what to do with them.
Apple just released a 38 page guide to help school personnel deploy and support iOS devices including iPads. The guide addresses Preparing for Deployment, Wi-Fi Network Design, Configuration and Management, Purchasing Content and Deployment Strategies. You can find the PDF document here.
Excellent post with suggested scripts to use in responding to patrons when they ask why the library does not have a certain ebook title. Also gives a sample script to provide to patrons to use in contacting the big publishers (and contact information).
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For many individuals working in higher education, it is the subject level where most networking and exchange takes place. That is why support at the subject level remains at the heart of our work. We continue to develop and deliver the subject-specific services that are most valued by the sector, including: workshops and seminars, teaching development grants, journals, support and guidance for staff new to teaching, resources and networking opportunities.