If you weren’t there in 1989, this is going to be very hard to imagine. But go ahead and try to picture this: the world without the web, without mobile (let alone smart) phones, without so many of the things that we take for granted today. The Internet was here, certainly, but only for some […]
Researchers at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) are using the open-source Social Media Tracker, Analyzer, and Collector Toolkit at Syracuse (STACKS) to collect and analyze social media posts and traffic related to the 2016 presidential candidates as part of an interdisciplinary digital politics project, according to a campus publication.
A Tennessee parent and the ACLU claim that a school district’s tech policy, which students must sign to participate in activities on campus computers, violates free speech and compromises student privacy.
Educators encourage their students to head online for digital resources that enhance their classroom learning. Now it’s time for them to do the same.
Ask teachers and librarians about their experiences with Skype today, and you’ll hear a long list of projects, from the traditional Skype author visit to virtual writing workshops, interviews with scientists in the field, Mystery Skype connections, and more.
Civic engagement and a sense of shared purpose are key to connected learning, educators Mirra and Garcia emphasized in a tag-team presentation during the Digital Shift virtual event “Libraries @ the Center.”
In an intellectually provocative keynote speech focusing on the privatization of the Internet, Dash called upon librarians to raise their voices and demand a more transparent, public Web.
The fourth annual Banned Websites Awareness Day makes excessive filtering an intellectual freedom issue in K–12 learning.
Jennifer LaGarde’s sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she’d once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”
SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as opportunities for students to learn.