Hodges literacy and today’s technnology presentation
Literacy and Today’s
LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries
January 9, 2011
“The future is a race between education and
catastrophe” ~ ~ H.G. Wells
What is Literacy?
The ability to read
The ability to write
Information Age Education
Beekman’s Information Age Education, Chapter 11; ask the
question, “What should education provide for students in the
information age” (pp.421).
1. Technological familiarity – students should become familiar
with using the computer and challenge themselves.
2. Literacy – every student should graduate being able to read
3. Mathematics – be able to see the mathematical systems in
their surroundings and apply math concepts to solve
4. Learning how to learn – computer knowledge is the present
and the future, jobs will depend on technology.
Using Literacy in
What do You see The library is the key to
A Rabbit or A Duck? learning how to learn in
information – rich
“The nature of literacy within each technology
continuously changes as even newer technology and
newer envisionments regularly appear” (Lue, 1999).
Libraries designed for Kids
The perfect dream is for a librarian to have a library
created just for kids. A place where children feel
welcomed and comfortable, an innovative setting that
encourages young minds to discover and promote literacy,
Libraries designed (continued)
A productive library should have:
Libraries Designed for Teens
Braun (2007) believes that “In spite of the commonality
of bad grammar, acronyms, and poor spelling,
communication via instant messaging, email, and podcasting
is creating a new community of learning and is boon to
Technology is a Motivating Factor for most
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