Friday, August 7, 2015

The Smartboard

I have recently been exposed to the Smartboard. It is now on my wish list. How much fun would this be? Having interactive possibilities in a classroom situation. Almost makes me want to start kindergarten again. But actually the uses are unlimited, for library story times, presenting technology classes, and even business presentations.

The Digital World, Seniors & Libraries

This video talks about libraries helping seniors in the digital world. Libraries are important to people of all ages!

Libraries are Important to People

Take a look at this video that talks about the importance of libraries in peoples lives.

Learning Opportunities

The following paragraph taken from a course, Rethinking Digital Literacy, hit home with me. I think  it is very important that classes should be taught hands-on if at all possible. People can learn from what we tell them, and from what we show them, but when they can put it into practice right away it helps them retain what they are being taught.

"Lest we find ourselves buried under jargon, let’s keep our eyes on the prize: our learning opportunities should foster learner engagement through participation rather than through passive absorption of material through lectures, and those opportunities should be learner-centric (focusing on what learners need rather than emphasizing solely what instructors believe the learners need) and collaborative."

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Digital Natives: Myth or Fact?

Are you a digital native or a digital immigrant? This article "Digital Natives: Myth or Fact?" by Nathan Bierma may help you determine who you are.

Still More about Futurelab

Digital Literacy: Secondary
What can we do to support digital literacy among our teens?

More about Futurelab

Digital Literacy: Primary
This video shows the students being very creative with their learning and presentation.