develop project-based units of study forstudents, no matter the age group. reach out to all learning styles and specialneeds of students. assess students’ work in a fair (with the useof rubrics) and helpful way.
work in groups and collaborate with eachother. research information. sort this information and organize it intogroups for a project. use data found to think critically about theinformation and use it creatively in theirproject.
Teachers, librarians, and other educationalstaff needs to have knowledge of current andemerging technology. They need to be able to facilitate teachingand learning using today’s technology. They need to be able to manage technologyso students can use it effectively.
Teachers, librarians, and other educationalstaff need to be aware of:◦ design issues of their project-based lessons usingtechnology.◦ educational issues that could arise.◦ appropriate use of hypermedia.
Today’s library media specialists (my programof study) must know of and be able toimplement current and emerging technologyinto their library media curriculum.◦ Cataloging methods◦ Researching methods◦ Project software and ways to use it◦ Communication tools◦ Web 2.0 tools◦ Assessment tools
Today’s librarians must be work with othersupport staff to develop the library mediacenter guide and the school technology plan. He or she should understand and practicecorrect copyright rules, as well as teach theother teachers how to abide by copyrightlaws.
Today’s librarian should manage her librarystaff and provide training for them on currentand emerging technology. The librarian should also do this for her otherfaculty members as well.
Today’s librarian needs to have time forstudents and teachers to come in and use thelibrary for research and project-basedlearning. Today’s librarian needs to collaborate withteachers to maximize the use of technologyin the school.
Teachers, librarians, and school staff shouldbe ready for the current and emergingtechnology for the students. This allows for students to become collegeand career ready for the 21st Century.