Your Library Is the Answer: Demonstrating Relevance to Tech-Savvy Learners

Your Library Is the Answer: Demonstrating Relevance to Tech-Savvy Learners

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What are the best ways to motivate students to become engaged and develop a passion for learning? Can appealing to their desire for socialization and constant communicationa€”attributes of their lives outside of educationa€”via the integration of cutting-edge technologies and qnew mediaq in the library or classroom serve to ignite creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking? This book shows how you can make use of non-traditional tools such as popular social networks, collaborative technologies, and cloud computing to teach information and communications technologies integrated with the school curriculum to improve student learninga€”and demonstrates how these same technologies can help you measure skills and mastery learning. The book provides an easy-to-follow blueprint for using collaborative techniques, innovation, and teaching for creativity to achieve the new learning paradigm of self-directed learning, such as flipping the classroom or library. Readers of this book will find concrete, step-by-step examples of proven lesson plans, collaborative models, and time-saving strategies for the successful integration of American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards. The authorsa€”both award-winning teachersa€”explain the quantitatively and qualitatively measurable educational value of using these technologies for core curricular and information and communications technologies instruction, showing that they both enhance student learning outcomes and provide data for measuring their impact on learning.Susan M. Brookhart (2010), in How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom, asserts that a€œ[s]tudents self-assessment requires ... They are given free range in designing the building but need to use research- based evidence to support their design. ... The librarian suggests using a creativity rubric from How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment 82 Your Library Is the Answer.

Title:Your Library Is the Answer: Demonstrating Relevance to Tech-Savvy Learners
Author:Christina T. Russo, Cathy Swan
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2015-01-22


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