May 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Core Standards

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…

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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 5, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments

How-to video: Creating a Wikipedia Article

This may be useful in teaching how to write an article for Wikipedia:

http://blog.wikimedia.org/2010/04/02/using-video-to-recruit-new-wikipedia-editors/

Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 5, 2010 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

GoogleLitTrips -- WebQuests using Google Earth

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…

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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 3, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Library as Learning Commons

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…

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Added by Letty Nardone on May 3, 2010 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

Where to start!?

Went to NYLA/SLMS 2010 conference in Albany for just one day and I'm all pumped up with ideas and motivation!! Can't sleep.

  1. iTouches in the library.
  2. A Scratch project being the best a student had ever worked on, and how it met AASL disposition standards of having students show adaptability and resilience when they couldn't figure it…
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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 2, 2010 at 3:53am — No Comments

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