7 characteristics of a digital mindset

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“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.



Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset


Examples of a false growth mindset include praising effort over progress, affirming students’ potential without enabling them, and blaming their mindset instead of refocusing it.

This article by Carol Dweck shows how many educators are blaming the mindset of students when they likely need to be refocused.


The Age of Distraction

distracted-texting300How do we handle the fact that online learning is difficult for students because they find it difficult to focus in this age of digital distractions?

This is a great article that discusses this issue from the POV of parents and educators. One to keep in your back pocket.


Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of The School Librarian

If you haven’t already seen this resource, check it out. it’s an excellent starting point for librarians to get moving with the CCSS.

You, Mr/Ms Librarian, are an integral piece of the puzzle. Use this information to help yourself inform your principal about the role you play in CCSS implementation.

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of The School Librarian Action Brief

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services

Yes, they had to pay a lot of money to do a study to learn what we already know: Teen readers prefer real books.

To read all about this study and to find the links to the original report, visit the SLJ site: http://www.slj.com/2013/06/public-libraries/pew-study-teens-still-love-print-media-traditional-library-services/

Then go tell your administrator this is why you need more money to build your collection.