E-Books: How Should Schools Embrace the New Technology?

I just finished reading my first full-length e-book last night. As a former librarian, that may be surprising. Unfortunately, my proposal to pilot an e-book program while I was a librarian was turned down. Not having had a Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony Reader, or other reader, I really had not had . . . → Read More: E-Books: How Should Schools Embrace the New Technology?

Increase Communication in Your Classroom

Introduction

One of the best predictors of student achievement in a class is the communication skills of the teacher. It is well-documented that in the course of a day, a teacher plays a myriad of roles from guide, counselor, facilitator, actor, administrator, manager, etc… All of these diverse but connected rolls require . . . → Read More: Increase Communication in Your Classroom

How Google's Strategy for the Real-Time Web and Social Network Will Effect Education

I am a school librarian, not a Silicon Valley analyst. I endeavor in this post to give a logical, unbiased view of Google’s strategy in both the real-time web, primarily through Google Docs and Wave, and social networking, primarily through Google Buzz, to determine the viability of the tools for my students. . . . → Read More: How Google’s Strategy for the Real-Time Web and Social Network Will Effect Education