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iLibrarian: Teaching the iGeneration with an iAttitude


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In order to engage, enable, and empower the iGeneration, we must become iLibrarians. iLibrarians teach with an iAttitude and equip themselves with iTools such as iPads, ebooks, social media, mobile learning devices, IWB technologies, and more. Bring your iAttitude and your digital backpack to take- away some iTools.

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iLibrarian: Teaching the iGeneration with an iAttitude

  1. 1. Maryland Association for School Librarians State Conference Ocean City , Maryland Friday, October 21, 2011 Joquetta “The Digital Diva” Johnson Library Media Specialist Pikesville High School Baltimore County Public Schools
  2. 2. A digital native is a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born, and hence has grown up with digitaltechnology such as computers, theInternet, mobile phones and MP3s.
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  4. 4. A digital immigrant is an individual who grew up without digital technology and adopted it later.
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  6. 6. “iGeners are growing up with portable technology. Literally from birth, these children are able to grow up using mobile technology,” he said. “But I also look at the little ‘i’ as reflecting the individualized culture— reflecting our needs and desires.”
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  10. 10. Information Master One to be worshipedVia Urban Dictionary
  11. 11. iLibrarians wield unfathomable power, bring order to st digital content chaos, 21 century wisdom and culture to the masses, facilitate and cultivate collaboration and innovation, serve as a catalyst to move users from consumers to producers, protect and preserve all aspects of human knowledge and rule the information universe.Adapted from Urban Dictionary definition of Librarian
  12. 12. Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Teaching & Learning
  13. 13. …students to reach their potential through increased access to educational resources and experts that extend learning beyond the capacities or limitations of their school or communitySource:
  14. 14. …students in rich, compelling learning experiences that develop deeper knowledge and skill development especially the problem- solving, creativity and critical thinking skills so highly desired for our world todaySource:
  15. 15. …students to take responsibility for their own educational destinies and to explore knowledge with an unfettered curiosity, thus creating a new generation of life long learners.Source:
  16. 16. Creativity Collaboration Authentic Learnin24/7 Access Global Audience Innovation Critical Thinking Supports 21st Century Skills Global Awareness Communication When Kids AreEmpowered, Engaged, and Enabled They Learn Better
  17. 17. If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see everyproblem as a nail.
  18. 18. Are you doing a good job of using technology to enhance learningand/or student achievement?
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  20. 20. There’s An App for This!
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  27. 27. BCPS Digital TaxonomyBaltimore County Public Schools Databases & Web 2.0 (unfiltered)
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  44. 44. Tony Vincent Lucy GrayLee’s Summit School District
  45. 45. iPad 2 Now
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  47. 47. Apple of My Eye
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  49. 49. “…It’s about adding quality back into the equation and putting a human filter between you and the overwhelming world of content abundance that is swirling around us every day. Curation replaces noise with clarity.”Steven Rosenbaum, author Curation Nation Hamilton, Buffy. "Summer Seed Ideas:Curation, Participation, and Student PLEs." Web log post. The Unquiet Librarian. Web. 19 June 2011. <>.
  50. 50. Brian Solis says “…a curator is thethat in social media… keeper of their interest …By discovering, organizing, and sharing relevant content from around the Web, curators invest in the integrity and vibrancy of their nicheworks.
  51. 51. Socialbookmarking is used to share, organize, search, and managebookmarks ofweb resources. image URL:
  52. 52. Curation Made Social
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  63. 63. Make Abstract Concepts Easier To Grasp Student Thinking
  64. 64. IWB Pathfinders Mastering ActivInspire: All-in-One Reference Guide, 2nd Edition
  65. 65. QR Codes
  66. 66. QR Code Generator
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  68. 68. We must educate the students we have, not the student we used to have, nor the student we wished we had. We must adapt to todays student, not them adapting to us. We must adapt to their world of todays 21st century technology. We cannot teach like weve taught forever anymore. We must change ourselves to adapt
  69. 69. We shouldnt expect"out of the box" thinking when we only employ "in the box" teaching. Tom Whitby
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  71. 71. My Contact Info Joquetta “The Digital Diva" Johnson Pikesville HS Baltimore County Public Schools 410-887-1231 jjohnson@bcps.orgMy Digital accordin2jo