…Tales of a Reality TV Addict Karen Kliegman School LibrarianSearingtown Elementary School Herricks UFSD, Albertson, NY Adjunct Prof., LIU Graduate SchoolNBSLS School Librarian of the Year Google Certiﬁed Teacher
AmbivalentHaving mixed, uncertain, or conﬂicting feelings about something.
Budget Cuts Stafﬁng Cuts Anti-Educator atmosphere Misconceptions about the vital role School Librarians play!Image used with permission:http://www.christinelarsen.com/sketchbook/2008/04/ambivalence.html
Superintendent Marc Bernstein says,"Other avenues to explore, especiallywhen evidence is lacking, include...in thisInternet age, eliminating the antiquatedrequirement that all high schools have atleast one full-time librarian and a Ugh!minimum number of books." I say, theonly thing that is antiquated is Mr.Bernsteins view of school librarians andthe function of school libraries! christinelarsen.com
We have to ask ourselves… How are we modeling our learning for our students? How are we building our own learning networks?
We need tobe sure thatour studentsknow how tobuildlearningnetworks aswell.
PROMOTE AND INVITE THE Cs INTO YOUR LIBRARYCreativityCollaborationConnectingContributingCritical ThinkingControlled Creative Chaos
Enable students to use various tools to hatch an idea!• Wikis• Blogs• Podcasts• Screencasts• Vodcasts• VoiceThread• Mindmaps• Google Docs• Google Maps, Earth• Nings• Skype
Promote a Remix Culture• In a remix culture, digital objects are meant to be changed, rearranged, rethought, juxtaposed, discussed and shaped… Not just consumed.
Why do we have to talk about doing things differently??"It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." ~ Charles Darwin
Driving a Race Car Analogy: • When you drive a racecar youre not looking where you are, or at the next turn, but as many turns down the road as you can. • The idea is looking at where you want to be, not looking at where you are now, but looking down the road as far as possible. -Mark Wagner, Google Teacher Academy
Tip #3: Best PracticesLet’s ask an expert… (No, not Tim Gunn!)
School Librarians Wear Many Hats• Information Specialists• Social Media Specialists• Technology Specialists• Book Specialists• Electronic Media Specialists• Apps Specialists• Web 2.0 Specialists• Media Literacy Specialists• Ethics Specialists• Advocating Specialists• Cloud Computing Specialists
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