November 19, 2014

Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons

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Flipping the classroom or library encourages students to learn at home through teacher-made videos, and frees up valuable class time to devote to discussions and exploring topics more deeply.

Librarian Cites ‘Concerning’ Trends in Digital Collection Development

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Librarians are uniquely positioned to handle the acquisition and management of digital content. But Michelle Luhtala, department chair of the New Canaan (CT) High School Library, sees some troubling trends, reflecting misconceptions about econtent among librarians and administrators alike.

Making the Shift: A School Librarian Considers the Douglas County Ebook Model

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The ability to stream all of my library’s digital content for students and staff to access on a range of personal devices–that’s my dream, writes Phil Goerner. At Douglas County (CO) Libraries they’ve made it a reality.

Study Predicts Always-On Generation Will Excel at Multitasking; Lag in Patience and Focus

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By 2020, teens and young people will excel at creatively juggling multiple tasks, but they’re likely to lag in long-valued skills like staying focused and patiently working through a problem, according to a survey released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

School Libraries Grapple with Surge in Ereaders

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School librarians are seeing kids toting ereading devices in greater numbers—and they plan to take advantage of the post-Christmas phenomenon.

With Ebooks, Students Come First

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Anytime, anywhere, any device. That’s the motto of school librarian Michelle Luhtala as she develops the digital media program at New Canaan (CT) High School to serve her 1,350 students.