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  • All of our current products are accessible on the Internet at no charge.Our company is supported by sponsors.All advertising is and always will be appropriate for a school environment.
  • “Things That Keep Us Up at Night http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6699357.html
  • “Librarians must be able to retool and stay ahead of teachers and students.” .
  • We need to instill intellectual curiosity.
  • 5yo Hagan: what does sound a goat make? Shannon & 16yo daughter: conflicting answers.Hagan shrugs “Oh, let’s just Google it.”Shannon helped Hagan find answer online. In other families, 1st step to “Would you stop annoying me?”
  • Students feel in charge of information.Their landscape explored with expectation ofchoicefunctionalityControl
  • High school students decide their teacher cannot adequately prepare them for an AP History ExamThey find study materials online from a teacher in Northern Virginia.
  • EXPLAIN WHO MARK PRENSKY IS
  • We conducted a survey of the Internet research habits of 300 New York State middle school and high school students. The first question we asked: How do you begin your search?
  • Half of middle school students are still using natural search EX:
  • The rest show up at college beyond hope, having "already developed an ingrained coping behaviour: they have learned to 'get by' with Google."
  • The rest show up at college beyond hope, having "already developed an ingrained coping behaviour: they have learned to 'get by' with Google."
  • Stressed by assessment testing & ever-growing paperwork burdens, most teachers need guidance to help students figure it all outLibrarians are best suited to provide it.
  • Wake Forest, ALA Emerging Leader
  • Drama, Language Arts & Gifted since 1982.Taught gifted students how to create 1950s radio program, with 1950s sound effects & musicTechnophobe. No computer at home. Couldn’t use any of the tools by herself. Students teach her. “Kids haven’t changed, I have.”
  • “There is no textbook for what effective practice looks like in continually morphing information and communication landscapes.”
  • Professional Development is no longer a 2x a year thing. I am re-learning every day.
  • This is what I do with my staff.
  • This is what I do with my staff.
  • This is what I do with my staff.
  • This is what I do with my staff.
  • Libarian for three years after raising three teens. Being a mom and a wife are her number one priorities but it’s not too late to learn. Shannon founded the Computer Efficiency Worker’s League.
  • Research, content creation, & evaluation more seamless & authentic if school librarians were embedded in a team of classroom teachers. No longer an isolated, occasional activity but a regular learning experience.
  • Choose willing proteges. Some of the others will fall in line once they - and others - see what the early adopters are doing.
  • Do you believe in yourself?
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    • 1. Embracing Technology and the Internet in School
      Mark E. Moran, Founder, Dulcinea Media
      Fall 2010
    • 2. Do I have to copyALLof this down?
    • 3. NO
      http://bit.ly/DMLISMA
    • 4. Our mission: to help educators teach students how to use the Web effectively.
    • 5. Our products are FREE
    • 6. .
    • 7. “School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant.” – Joyce Valenza& Doug Johnson, SLJ
      .
    • 8. “This is the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.”
      - Johnson & Valenza
    • 9. “Future largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.” change.”

    • 10. We need to teach students
      how to ask questions.
      - Angela Maiers
    • 11. Young kids ask a lot of great questions
    • 12. But something happens along the way.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggctzm6EhGs
    • 13. What sound does a goat make?
      Ask a five-year-old ...
    • 14. Let’s it!
    • 15. Students feel in charge of information.
      The Internet defines the way that young people learn, communicate, and create.
    • 16. Life has become an
      open-book test.
      - Peter Pappas
    • 17. Found our own study materials online.
    • 18. “It is very likely that our students’ brains
      have physically changed– and are
      different from ours – as a result of how they grew up.”
      - Marc Prensky
    • 19. Kids have
      “Answers”
      in the palm
      of their hand
    • 20. WEB
      SURVEY
    • 21.
    • 22. Question: How do you begin your search?
    • 23. Answer: I type a question.
    • 24. Almost 50 percent of middle school students are still using natural language in their search queries instead of key terms.
    • 25. Question: How do you know if a source is a
      good source to use for a school paper?
    • 26. Answer: If it “looks good” or “sounds good.” If it has the “correct” information.
    • 27. Actual response:
      I don’t know. I just go with it.
    • 28. Students do not know how to find or evaluate the information they need on the Internet.
      Don’t check author: “It doesn’t matter”
      Don’t check date: “I can’t find it.”
    • 29. WE’RE LOST
    • 30. Improving Web literacy starts with your own skills.
    • 31.
    • 32. “Students see educators
      modeling an effective
      research process and
      learn from it.”
      - Colette Cassinelli
    • 33. Recognizing reliable sources
      +
      consider infinite options
      +
      Understanding intellectual property rights
      +
      Engaging modern audiences with conclusions
      = EFFECTIVE USE OF THE WEB
    • 34. Students with access to librarians "take the prize of better grades.”
      The rest “beyond hope.”
      --UC London Research Review
    • 35. Kids without adult guidance online end up as “feral children of the Internet…raised by the wolves of Web 2.0”
      --Henry Jenkins
    • 36. What about teachers?
    • 37. Many teachers need guidance, too.
    • 38. There are no excuses:
      “too old”
      “too new”
      “too frightened of technology”
      “too shy”
    • 39.
    • 40. “As a quiet person …
      I’ve been able to find
      my voice online.”
      -Lauren Pressley
    • 41. “Kids haven’t changed, I have.”
      -Marlene Thornton
      Drama teacher since 1982,
      self-described technophobe
    • 42. Laura Cohen: Librarian 2.0 Manifesto
      “educate myself”
      “let go….not defensive”
      “enjoy the excitement and fun of positive change”
      “validate…librarians' vital and relevant professional role in any type of information culture that evolves”
       
    • 43. I’m In. Where’s Card Catalog 2.0?
    • 44. “There is no textbook for what effective practice looks like in continually morphing information and communication landscapes.””- Joyce Valenza
    • 45. Commit to being a daily, life-long learner.
    • 46. Librarians cannot adequately retool if they do not develop personal learning networks.
      Those who don’t drag us all down.
      Valenza/Johnson
    • 47. Most educators in the same boat as you.
      More ways to collaborate & commiserate than ever.
    • 48. Thousands of free sources online.
      A PLN that helps you sort them out.
    • 49. You are no longer the “sage on the stage.”
      Collaborate with students and build knowledge.
    • 50. Let students
      take over for you.
      • Shannon
      Miller
    • 51. Model of the isolated librarian is broken.
      Embed yourself!
      • Buffy Hamilton
    • But don’t water the rocks!
    • 52. Do you believe in me? Do you believe in yourself?
    • 53. “Here’s the deal. I can do anything, be anything, create anything, dream anything, become anything -- because you believe in me, and it rubs off on me.”
      - Dalton Sherman
      http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/daltonshermandallasisd.htm
    • 54. “Do you believe that what you’re doing is shaping, not just my generation, but that of my children and my children’s children?”
      “Believe in yourself.”
      - Dalton Sherman
    • 55. Further Resources:
      http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6699357.html
      http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/22/moran-librarian-skills-intelligent-investing-google_2.html
      http://www.slideshare.net/angelamaiers/learning-now
      http://liblogs.albany.edu/library20/2006/11/a_librarians_20_manifesto.html
      http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/its-broken-lets-fix-it-the-traditional-model-of-school-librarianship/
      http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/daltonshermandallasisd.htm
      http://www.SweetSearch.com/schoollibrarians