How School Libraries Can
Lead the Future of Digital
Learning
Erfan Mojaddam
Director of IT
St. Mary’s School
CAIS Library ...
Summary
Reality of
Changing World
Continuing the
Dialogue
Resources
and Trends
Reality of Our Changing
World
Changing World
(Video: Microsoft Future Vision on
Productivity)
Changing World
Digital
Ubiquitous
Collaborative
Changing World
Borders Stores in 2003: 1249
Borders Stores by the end of 2011:
Estimated between 350-400
How can we continue promoting literacy and support
teaching and learning in this changing world?
…. by understanding these emerging trends and using
their benefits to reach more readers than ever
before.
Resources and Trends
E-books
Benefit – Increases access to reading, instant tools to support
literacy (text to speech, dictionary), dropping pr...
Audiobooks
Benefits – Improve literacy by presenting story in multiple
modes. Great for students who have trouble reading ...
Digital Distribution Services
Benefits – Providing e-books and audiobooks to your
students, faculty, and families instantl...
Digital Stories
Benefits - Brings books, writing, and stories to life. Students can
be imaginative and write their own sto...
Digital Stories
(Video: Harry the Dirty Dog Digital Story
read by Betty White)
Book Blogs
Benefits – Interactive book reviews, gets kids excited
about reading and sharing, can promote reading over
holi...
Book Blogs
Online Literature Circles
Benefits – Discussions between classes, between schools,
between countries. Great way to promote...
Evaluating Online Resources for
Research
Benefits – Online activity is a part of our students’ daily lives.
Students need ...
Library Collaboration Projects
Benefits – Creating face-to-face connections between
students and faculty of different scho...
Continuing the Dialogue
Library Collaboration Blog
http://librarycollab.wordpress.com
Contact
Erfan Mojaddam
Director of I.T.
St. Mary’s School
Erfan.mojaddam@smaa.org
http://librarycollab.wordpress.com
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How School Libraries Can Lead the Future of Digital Learning

  1. 1. How School Libraries Can Lead the Future of Digital Learning Erfan Mojaddam Director of IT St. Mary’s School CAIS Library Science Professional Day March 9, 2011
  2. 2. Summary Reality of Changing World Continuing the Dialogue Resources and Trends
  3. 3. Reality of Our Changing World
  4. 4. Changing World (Video: Microsoft Future Vision on Productivity)
  5. 5. Changing World Digital Ubiquitous Collaborative
  6. 6. Changing World Borders Stores in 2003: 1249 Borders Stores by the end of 2011: Estimated between 350-400
  7. 7. How can we continue promoting literacy and support teaching and learning in this changing world?
  8. 8. …. by understanding these emerging trends and using their benefits to reach more readers than ever before.
  9. 9. Resources and Trends
  10. 10. E-books Benefit – Increases access to reading, instant tools to support literacy (text to speech, dictionary), dropping prices Resources • Amazon Kindle • B&N Nook • Sony Reader • Tablets
  11. 11. Audiobooks Benefits – Improve literacy by presenting story in multiple modes. Great for students who have trouble reading in moving vehicles (school bus, car, etc...) Resources • http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/ • http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/home • http://librivox.org/newcatalog/ • www.audible.com • iPod • Sansa Clip
  12. 12. Digital Distribution Services Benefits – Providing e-books and audiobooks to your students, faculty, and families instantly from anywhere with web connection. Resources OverDrive – http://overdrive.com • School Download Library • Audiobook Classroom
  13. 13. Digital Stories Benefits - Brings books, writing, and stories to life. Students can be imaginative and write their own stories, or animate their favorite books. Resources Digital Cameras Drawing/Painting supplies Microphone Windows Photostory Windows Movie Maker iMovie Adobe Premiere Elements Online tools
  14. 14. Digital Stories (Video: Harry the Dirty Dog Digital Story read by Betty White)
  15. 15. Book Blogs Benefits – Interactive book reviews, gets kids excited about reading and sharing, can promote reading over holidays and school breaks Resources Wordpress Blogger/Blogspot Tumblr Livejournal Internal school blog
  16. 16. Book Blogs
  17. 17. Online Literature Circles Benefits – Discussions between classes, between schools, between countries. Great way to promote diversity and cultural understanding between students. Resources Wordpress Blogspot Tumblr Livejournal Internal school blog
  18. 18. Evaluating Online Resources for Research Benefits – Online activity is a part of our students’ daily lives. Students need to be educated on utilizing it for their academic benefit…. Yes, even Wikipedia. Resources Discovery Education List of Resources for online evaluation http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/eval.html Tool for teaching Search techniques to students http://boolify.org
  19. 19. Library Collaboration Projects Benefits – Creating face-to-face connections between students and faculty of different schools during school hours. Great way to connect libraries remotely. Resources Webcam Skype E-mail Blogs Wikis
  20. 20. Continuing the Dialogue
  21. 21. Library Collaboration Blog http://librarycollab.wordpress.com
  22. 22. Contact Erfan Mojaddam Director of I.T. St. Mary’s School Erfan.mojaddam@smaa.org http://librarycollab.wordpress.com

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