Closing the Digital Skills Gap – PLAN

Presentation for PLAN Closing the Digital Skills Gap from Bobbi Newman Resources I limited my suggestions to just three of each as not to be overwhelming Websites Common Sense Media.org Media Smarts Tech Training for Libraries  Blogs Van Meter Library Voice The Daring Librarian A Media Specialists Guide to the Web Twitter @ShannonMiller @gwynethjones @joycevalenza  Facebook New Media Consortium American Association of School Librarians School … Continue reading Closing the Digital Skills Gap – PLAN

Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians

The fabulous Buffy Hamilton gave her Pivot Points of Change presentation at my library’s Staff Day last week.  The points were inspired by post from Seth Godin in which he states changing everything is too difficult. Buffy applied this to libraries and librarians for the 9 pivot points of change.  This is a slightly modified version of  her original 9 pivot points of change for school librarians. Instead of … Continue reading Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians

Andy Woodworth’s 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon

Andy has put together a list of 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon Right Now. Perception of information is changing Literacy is changing Libraries are now part of greater information chorus Communication is our friend The underlying philosophies of the library have not changed I like the focus on the positive and of course I want to know – do you agree? Continue reading Andy Woodworth’s 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon

Voting is Open for the 2009 Edublog Awards – Go Vote!

Voting ends Wednesday December 18th. Yes even you library people. You’ll find some great new blogs to read and trust me there are names in there you’ll recognize! The Edublog Award Categories…. Best individual blog Best individual tweeter Best group blog Best new blog Best class blog Best student blog Best resource sharing blog Most influential blog post Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet … Continue reading Voting is Open for the 2009 Edublog Awards – Go Vote!

My Nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards

My Nominations for The 2009 Edublog Awards are: Best individual tweeter – Marianne Lenox and her blog Best new blog – Emergent by Design by Venessa Miemis Best resource sharing blog – Librarian in Black Best librarian / library blog – The Unquiet Librarian by Buffy Hamilton Deadlines for nominations is Tuesday 8 December!  Then the voting begins, ending Wednesday 16 December! Award Ceremony: Friday 18. So make your nominations … Continue reading My Nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards

Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia

If you’re thinking about transliteracy you almost have to be thinking about the digital divide. What does it mean? Is it real? How will we close the gap? This New York Times piece Will the Digital Divide Close by Itself? From the Google’s Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age provides a look at and arguments about the digital divide from two different perspectives. From Jim Steyer, … Continue reading Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia