Thursday, June 9, 2011

Report: School Librarian First for Digital Content

The survey found that the role of the school librarian is increasingly focused on the use of digital content in the classroom. In many schools, the school librarian has the responsibility for identifying, evaluating and recommending digital resources to teachers. Of the 2,125 school librarians surveyed, 78 percent identify websites for classroom use, and 47 percent find specific digital content, podcasts and videos to support classroom lessons. The study also found that librarians are also enabling and empowering teachers’ skills with digital content. Nearly 66 percent of school librarians participate with teachers in professional learning communities, and 33 percent train teachers how to locate and evaluate digital content.
Project Tomorrow (2011). The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered
How Today’s Educators are Advancing a New Vision for Teaching and Learning

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