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  • All of our current products are accessible on the Internet at no charge.Our company is supported by sponsors.All advertising is and always will be appropriate for a school environment.
  • “Things That Keep Us Up at Night http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6699357.html
  • “Librarians must be able to retool and stay ahead of teachers and students.” .
  • We need to instill intellectual curiosity.
  • 5yo Hagan: what does sound a goat make? Shannon & 16yo daughter: conflicting answers.Hagan shrugs “Oh, let’s just Google it.”Shannon helped Hagan find answer online. In other families, 1st step to “Would you stop annoying me?”
  • Students feel in charge of information.Their landscape explored with expectation ofchoicefunctionalityControl
  • High school students decide their teacher cannot adequately prepare them for an AP History ExamThey find study materials online from a teacher in Northern Virginia.
  • We conducted a survey of the Internet research habits of 300 New York State middle school and high school students. The first question we asked: How do you begin your search?
  • Half of middle school students are still using natural search EX:
  • The rest show up at college beyond hope, having "already developed an ingrained coping behaviour: they have learned to 'get by' with Google."
  • The rest show up at college beyond hope, having "already developed an ingrained coping behaviour: they have learned to 'get by' with Google."
  • Stressed by assessment testing & ever-growing paperwork burdens, most teachers need guidance to help students figure it all outLibrarians are best suited to provide it.
  • Wake Forest, ALA Emerging Leader
  • Drama, Language Arts & Gifted since 1982.Taught gifted students how to create 1950s radio program, with 1950s sound effects & musicTechnophobe. No computer at home. Couldn’t use any of the tools by herself. Students teach her. “Kids haven’t changed, I have.”
  • “There is no textbook for what effective practice looks like in continually morphing information and communication landscapes.”
  • Professional Development is no longer a 2x a year thing. I am re-learning every day.
  • This is what I do with my staff.
  • This is what I do with my staff.
  • This is what I do with my staff.
  • This is what I do with my staff.
  • Libarian for three years after raising three teens. Being a mom and a wife are her number one priorities but it’s not too late to learn. Shannon founded the Computer Efficiency Worker’s League.
  • Research, content creation, & evaluation more seamless & authentic if school librarians were embedded in a team of classroom teachers. No longer an isolated, occasional activity but a regular learning experience.
  • Choose willing proteges. Some of the others will fall in line once they - and others - see what the early adopters are doing.
  • Do you believe in yourself?
  • Embracing Technology & the Internet in School

    1. 1. Embracing Technology and the Internet in School<br />Mark E. Moran, Founder, Dulcinea Media<br />Fall 2010<br />
    2. 2. Do I have to copyALLof this down? <br />
    3. 3. NO<br />http://bit.ly/DMLISMA<br />
    4. 4. Our mission: to help educators teach students how to use the Web effectively.<br />
    5. 5. Our products are FREE<br />
    6. 6. .<br />
    7. 7. “School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant.” – Joyce Valenza& Doug Johnson, SLJ <br />.<br />
    8. 8. “This is the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.”<br />- Johnson & Valenza<br />
    9. 9. “Future largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.” change.”<br />” <br />
    10. 10. We need to teach students<br />how to ask questions.<br />- Angela Maiers<br />
    11. 11. Young kids ask a lot of great questions<br />
    12. 12. But something happens along the way.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggctzm6EhGs<br />
    13. 13. What sound does a goat make?<br />Ask a five-year-old ...<br />
    14. 14. Let’s it!<br />
    15. 15. Students feel in charge of information.<br />The Internet defines the way that young people learn, communicate, and create.<br />
    16. 16. Life has become an<br /> open-book test.<br />- Peter Pappas<br />
    17. 17. Found our own study materials online. <br />
    18. 18. “It is very likely that our students’ brains<br /> have physically changed– and are<br /> different from ours – as a result of how they grew up.”<br />- Marc Prensky<br />
    19. 19. Kids have <br />“Answers”<br />in the palm<br />of their hand<br />
    20. 20. WEB<br />SURVEY<br />
    21. 21.
    22. 22. Question: How do you begin your search?<br />
    23. 23. Answer: I type a question.<br />
    24. 24. Almost 50 percent of middle school students are still using natural language in their search queries instead of key terms. <br />
    25. 25. Question: How do you know if a source is a<br /> good source to use for a school paper?<br />
    26. 26. Answer: If it “looks good” or “sounds good.” If it has the “correct” information. <br />
    27. 27. Actual response:<br />I don’t know. I just go with it. <br />
    28. 28. Students do not know how to find or evaluate the information they need on the Internet.<br />Don’t check author: “It doesn’t matter”<br />Don’t check date: “I can’t find it.”<br />
    29. 29. WE’RE LOST<br />
    30. 30. Improving Web literacy starts with your own skills. <br />
    31. 31.
    32. 32. “Students see educators <br />modeling an effective <br />research process and <br />learn from it.”<br />- Colette Cassinelli<br />
    33. 33. Recognizing reliable sources<br />+<br />consider infinite options<br />+<br />Understanding intellectual property rights<br />+<br />Engaging modern audiences with conclusions<br />= EFFECTIVE USE OF THE WEB<br />
    34. 34. Students with access to librarians "take the prize of better grades.” <br />The rest “beyond hope.”<br />--UC London Research Review<br />
    35. 35. Kids without adult guidance online end up as “feral children of the Internet…raised by the wolves of Web 2.0”<br />--Henry Jenkins<br />
    36. 36. What about teachers? <br />
    37. 37. Many teachers need guidance, too. <br />
    38. 38. There are no excuses: <br />“too old” <br />“too new”<br />“too frightened of technology” <br />“too shy” <br />
    39. 39.
    40. 40. “As a quiet person …<br /> I’ve been able to find<br />my voice online.”<br />-Lauren Pressley<br />
    41. 41. “Kids haven’t changed, I have.”<br />-Marlene Thornton<br />Drama teacher since 1982, <br />self-described technophobe<br />
    42. 42. Laura Cohen: Librarian 2.0 Manifesto<br />“educate myself”<br />“let go….not defensive” <br />“enjoy the excitement and fun of positive change”<br />“validate…librarians' vital and relevant professional role in any type of information culture that evolves”<br /> <br />
    43. 43. I’m In. Where’s Card Catalog 2.0? <br />
    44. 44. “There is no textbook for what effective practice looks like in continually morphing information and communication landscapes.””- Joyce Valenza<br />
    45. 45. Commit to being a daily, life-long learner. <br />
    46. 46. Librarians cannot adequately retool if they do not develop personal learning networks. <br />Those who don’t drag us all down.<br />Valenza/Johnson<br />
    47. 47. Most educators in the same boat as you.<br />More ways to collaborate & commiserate than ever. <br />
    48. 48. Thousands of free sources online. <br />A PLN that helps you sort them out. <br />
    49. 49. You are no longer the “sage on the stage.”<br />Collaborate with students and build knowledge.<br />
    50. 50. Let students <br />take over for you.<br /><ul><li>Shannon </li></ul> Miller<br />
    51. 51. Model of the isolated librarian is broken.<br />Embed yourself! <br /><ul><li>Buffy Hamilton</li></li></ul><li>But don’t water the rocks!<br />
    52. 52. Do you believe in me? Do you believe in yourself?<br />
    53. 53. “Here’s the deal. I can do anything, be anything, create anything, dream anything, become anything -- because you believe in me, and it rubs off on me.”<br />- Dalton Sherman<br />http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/daltonshermandallasisd.htm<br />
    54. 54. “Do you believe that what you’re doing is shaping, not just my generation, but that of my children and my children’s children?”<br />“Believe in yourself.”<br />- Dalton Sherman<br />
    55. 55. Further Resources:<br />http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6699357.html<br />http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/22/moran-librarian-skills-intelligent-investing-google_2.html<br />http://www.slideshare.net/angelamaiers/learning-now<br />http://liblogs.albany.edu/library20/2006/11/a_librarians_20_manifesto.html<br />http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/its-broken-lets-fix-it-the-traditional-model-of-school-librarianship/<br />http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/daltonshermandallasisd.htm<br />http://www.SweetSearch.com/schoollibrarians<br />