7 characteristics of a digital mindset

1455599116From the article:

“Dealing with this mega disruption calls for a digital mindset, which is not equal to tech savviness or the ability to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with ease. It comprises a set of behavioral and attitudinal approaches that enable individuals and organizations to see the possibilities of the digital era, to use its affordances for deeper personal and greater professional fulfillment, and to design [classrooms] that are more human-centered, purpose-driven and connected.”

This is a great article about the shifts that need to be made in order for a digital mindset to become a part of the building’s culture.



Student Voice and Choice

We have heard the phrase, “Student voice and choice” bandied about a lot lately, but do we really take the time to think about what it really means in the context of personalized learning?
This article offers the idea that SVC is a lot more than just letting kids pick WHAT they want to learn.

I think these ideas apply to the library as well.

Voice and Choice: It’s More Than Just “What”

Speaking of Maker Spaces…

If the last few years have demonstrated anything, it’s that continuing to do things the old way is not working for us anymore.

Here is an article that offers ways that school libraries are transforming the way they do things in order to stay relevant. Included are links to guides for creating your own makerspace.

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning is part of a series. I recommend you read as many as apply to your own space.

What to Expect from a Full-Stack Librarian

This article talks about the needs of academic librarians in order to be the tech leaders they need to be.
It applies to K-12 as well.

My favorite quote:

“If librarians want to change the perception within the academic community that libraries are about more than books and content, then they need to focus more on how the library supports student learning and academic success. It will require more than incremental change. Something needs to happen first. We need to change ourselves.”

What to Expect From a ‘Full-Stack’ Librarian

Literacy should not be optional in our schools

Prison-library-006This article from David Florig.  executive director of the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children,  discusses the fact that prisons are required to have libraries, but schools are not required to do so. 

Florig points out that early literacy education is key to helping students graduate successfully.

An interesting parallel. One you should definitely share with your administrators.