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Hodges literacy and today’s technnology presentation

  1. 1. Literacy and Today’s Technology Presenter: Virginia Hodges Virginia_hodges2006@yahoo.com LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries January 9, 2011
  2. 2. “The future is a race between education and catastrophe” ~ ~ H.G. Wells What is Literacy?  The ability to read  The ability to write 2
  3. 3. 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 and write. 3. Mathematics – be able to see the mathematical systems in their surroundings and apply math concepts to solve problems. 4. Learning how to learn – computer knowledge is the present and the future, jobs will depend on technology. 3
  4. 4. Using Literacy in Today’s Libraries Brain Teasers! What do You see The library is the key to A Rabbit or A Duck? learning how to learn in information – rich technological  A Rabbit environments.  A Duck rbc.edu 4
  5. 5. Technology in the Future • (Google image) 5
  6. 6. “The nature of literacy within each technology continuously changes as even newer technology and newer envisionments regularly appear” (Lue, 1999). • holyfamilycatholicschools.info 6
  7. 7. 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, (Spano, 2009).  Libraryservicesscotland.co.uk 7
  8. 8. Libraries designed (continued) A productive library should have:  Nooks  New design  Shelving  Networking computers  Electronic equipment  Information centers  Think-aloud activities  Modeling thebridgeschool.ph 8
  9. 9. 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 literacy.” Youmediachicago.org 9
  10. 10. Technology is a Motivating Factor for most Students. • hcplcteens.blogspot.com 10
  11. 11. “Thank you for your attention. Questions?” • Flickr.com 11

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