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Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

10 Apr

1. No, the internet does not mean we no longer need teacher-librarians – see the comments, as well as the following article, that discusses how some Principals think the internet makes school libraries and library staff redundant (have they used the internet for research?) – and yes we have some bad teacher-librarians, as well as bad Principals, bad English teachers, bad Maths teachers, etc- but that does not mean it is a good idea to sack ALL – teacher-librarians, Principals, Maths teachers, English teachers, politicians, lawyers, bankers, stock analysts etc (except in some schools of the USA at the moment, apparently, where sacking all teachers is actually happening. (School sacks all teachers http://www.examiner.com.au/news/local/news/education/school-district-sacks-all-its-teachers/1761756.aspx )
Article http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/principals-feel-internet-makes-school-librarians-redundant/story-e6frea83-1225851573590
Keep an eye out for the archives for this show that aired last night and discussed Principals and tls http://7pmproject.com.au/home.htm http://7pmproject.com.au/2683.htm
Why Principals should support school libraries http://cmslive.curriculum.edu.au/leader/default.asp?issueID=9691&id=4639
Principal’s perceptions of school librarians www.iasl-online.org/files/jan02-hartzell.pdf
Again- why kids need librarians, not just google http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/22/moran-librarian-skills-intelligent-investing-google.html
Inquiry – useful research about Australian school libraries http://www.chs.ecu.edu.au/portals/ASLRP/documents/ASLRP%20A%20snapshot%20of%20Australian%20school%20libraries.pdf
My final submission http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AULlWBc4_vDkZGcyamYzZnZfMjgzZnc0dzU1YzY&hl=en
2. Gaming in the classroom http://spotlight.macfound.org/blog/entry/gaming_the_classroom/
3. Importance of picture books http://www.scribd.com/doc/29594696/Picture-Book-Hand-Out-Revised
4. 50 Free Collaboration Tools That Are Awesome for Education http://link.social.com/c/twitter/7008972/1270735204/b/ahdjlZ/clt9H9
5. Geolocation http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/144/tech-edge-hollow-point.html
6. Learn to pronounce names correctly http://hearnames.com/
7. Find teacher librarians to follow on twitter http://listorious.com/ReadCloud/teacher-librarians
8. Ipad review http://link.social.com/c/twitter/1349941/1270817866/b/d3gxUB/90OqhX
9. Handout – animoto book trailers http://www.scribd.com/doc/25050854/Animoto-Book-Trailers
10. Fingers for multiplication http://www.neurolearning.net/multiplication.htm

 
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