Discovered new "Core Standards" proposed for all states in the US. It is useful to see how Research and Information Literacy are built right in, and also how they are articulated across grade levels.
"Research to Build Knowledge" strands are included in the Writing standards, e.g. Writing standard #8 for Gr. 6-12, "Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and…Continue
Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 5, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments
This may be useful in teaching how to write an article for Wikipedia:
Today I discovered a Web site with lots of potential: http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html
It's similar to a Webquest kind of resource using Google Earth combined with teacher-uploaded pictures and reading questions for books read as a class. It's a neat idea worthy of looking at for other projects...I always wondered how to incorporate Google Earth with an academic…Continue
Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 3, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments
I recently attended a workshop titled "Library as Learning Commons" which was sponsored by the SWBOCES. The speaker was Valerie Diggs from Chelmsford High School outside of Boston. That was such an informative talk. I learned a great deal about a library makeover. Yes she was able to put a lot of money into her library renovation. I won't have that luxury. But what I got out of her talk was how to change the perception of what your library is.
Is it a room full of books or can…Continue
Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 2, 2010 at 3:53am — No Comments