Not too long ago, I observed two children as they searched the school’s library database for books on their chosen inquiry topic –Martin Luther King Jr. My role was to sit quietly and observe, but it was tough! The pair first struggled with how to spell Martin (Marten) and then argued over what exactly they … More No Wonder Kids Struggle with Searching for Information Online!
A teacher, Mike, recently told me about his student who was ready to submit an assignment, but he couldn’t remember where he had digitally saved it, and so he had to create the assignment again. Aauugghh! Technology provides us with vast ways to find, store, and use information, but students need instruction, modeling, and practice … More Getting Organized for Web Reading
The SAMR model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, sets the goal of transforming learning experiences, through technology, thus leading to higher achievement for students. As a teacher, myself, I have found the model to be useful in conceptualizing ways of integrating technology into my teaching that doesn’t just replicate what we could be doing with … More The Brain Power for Reading Digital Text
Since January 2015, I have had the opportunity to teach a graduate course on Information Literacy twice to 39 amazing teachers. As the second course is winding down, I realize just how much I have learned, and enjoyed learning, with these teachers. The purpose of this blog is to continue the learning for me – … More Beginnings