We are hearing a lot recently about search engines for kids. This is a tricky issue when we get into issues of social justice and certain groups of people and topics being omitted from searches. No matter what, we always need to be vigilant with our students when it comes to searching the internet. I... Continue Reading →

  We spend so much time talking about the technology, and all of the great new apps, programs, tips and tricks. Undoubtedly it is a literacy unto itself. But do we really teach our kids how to 'read' the internet? How do we harness literacy skills as they specifically relate to the technologies available to... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons you need to be a Content Curator

No doubt about it, Content Curation is one of the most important digital skills of our time. The basic fact is that Curation is a strategy that we need just to begin to implement and sift through all of the information online.The following explains the top reasons why we need to engage in quality content curation... Continue Reading →

Make School Different: Think Like a Librarian

In keeping with the meme #makeschooldifferent, I have been thinking more about the philosophies behind Librarianship. I decided to think about this in terms of what I want to START, instead of what we need to STOP pretending. I am passionate about education and have also been working on a project for New Pedagogies for... Continue Reading →

Publishing Student Work: Who owns the copyright?

Who owns the copyright of student work? Should teachers be allowed to publish student work without permission or informed consent? In elementary school, we teach information literacy skills and teach students to properly cite the images and works of others. Creative Commons and the Education Fair Use act allows students to use and cite the... Continue Reading →

Information Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

      Information literacy skills are of paramount importance in the 21st Century. Information Literacy is an all encompassing term that includes traditional reading, writing, oral communication, digital literacy, media literacy, digital citizenship and higher order thinking skills. Higher order thinking skills includes critical thinking, and are are necessary for all curriculum areas and... Continue Reading →

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