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Faculty presentation- October 2009


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1st presentation to the faculty at our October staff meeting.

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Faculty presentation- October 2009

  1. 1. What can the media center do for you? Ms. Jessica Emili September 2009
  2. 2. Media Center goals Promote the use of new technologies Integrate information literacy into the curriculum Teach students how to effectively find info AND evaluate it Promote lifelong learning and literacy
  3. 3. The Media Specialist can… Assist with research projects Databases, searching the Web Avoiding plagiarism, note-taking, citations Teach you and your students Web 2.0 Wikis, blogs, social bookmarks, more Recommend books Book talks, bibliographies
  4. 4. 21st century Research Skills EFFECTIVELY finding information Searching skills Reputable sources Advanced search options Evaluating found information Validity, timeliness, authority
  5. 5. Databases EBSCO Facts on File Online Encyclopedias World Book Encarta
  6. 6. Web 2.0: What is it? Allows users to respond to online content, interact with others, create their own content Active participation vs. passive viewing Online communities
  7. 7. Web 2.0: why use it? They’re already using it Information literacy Fosters creativity Fosters critical thinking
  8. 8. Wikis Website that uses wiki software Allows web pages to be created and collaboratively edited Different levels of access Teacher-access Student access Example: Wikispaces 
  9. 9. Blogs Provide commentary or news on a subject, personal online diaries Everyone has own unique perspective Posts combine text, images, links to other blogs, Web pages, other media Use with classes for: reader response, posting discussion questions, alternative to papers
  10. 10. Social book-marking Alternative to browser book-marking Example: delicious Tags Use this to: share bookmarked pages with your students and co-workers, have students use bookmarking for research
  11. 11. Questions??