Students today are increasingly turning to online new sources to meet their research needs. Because of this, it is important for educators to teach students about trustworthy news sources. In “Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, interviewed Greg Toppo, the National Education and Demographics Reporter for USA Today, on today’s shifting trends in journalism and how teachers can help students identify reliable sources.
It’s time for our annual app review! Participants discovered apps that change the way students and teachers think about learning. The presentation featured apps that promote essential 21st century learning skills – creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
In this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, participants learned about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging,” spending models, and content availability. Michelle Luhtala also reviewed recent research on student usage of eContent, and participants discussed anticipated changes in evolving patron needs.
Participatory learning tools like social media and/or learning management systems can strengthen instructional partnerships between classroom teachers and school librarians. This webinar highlighted examples of how such partnerships can increase student achievement and professional learning for teachers.
Feel overwhelmed? Pulled in too many directions? Supposed to be in more than one place at once? Try video instruction! In this webinar, educators shared their experiences with using video as an instructional tool.
With or without the Common Core, there is a renewed focus on inquiry in K-12 education. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in research skills, but they seldom have a clear understanding of how to grow their learning – how to shift from superficial, fact-finding overviews, to deep, targeted, and detailed evidence collection.
Maker spaces and learning commons are gaining popularity in schools, because they promote participatory learning. In this webinar, Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, explored how physical changes to library facilities can transform learning throughout the school community.
In this webinar presented by the Emerging Tech community at edWeb.net, Michelle Luhtala encouraged participants to examine assessment tools, review smart goals, and explore ways to use assessment to inform library program instruction.
Millennials have formidable capacity for 21st century learning – communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. They excel in these areas when empowered to learn in an educational environment founded on respect and trust.
edWeb.net’s first professional learning community Emerging Tech: Using Technology to Advance Your School Library Program hosted its 50th webinar in August thanks to the ongoing support of Follett.