Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
The International Commission on Education Futures developed nine ideas for public action, knowing that the pandemic will forever transform education. These ideas for action are the commission’s attempt to actively shape the future of education and help strengthen and enhance its power for all students, including those in developing nations.
- Commit to strengthen education as a common good.
- Value the teaching profession and teacher collaboration.
- Promote youth participation and rights.
- Address the importance of connectivity and access to knowledge and information.
- Make free and open-source technologies available to teachers and students.
- Ensure scientific literacy within the curriculum.
- Protect domestic and international financing of public education.
- Advance global solidarity to end current levels of inequality.
- Protect school's social spaces.
Education in a post-COVID world. (2021). UNESCO.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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- Amount of memory
- Central Processing Unit (CPU) utilization
- Number of applications running at one time
- Quality of WiFi antenna and signal strength received
- WiFi standard used and access frequency
Monday, May 3, 2021
AASL’s final snapshot survey results found changes have occurred over the past year that will impact school librarian practice for years to come. Respondents noted that their role in their school district or building increased during the current school year. When asked how their practices have changed, technology troubleshooting, e-book promotion, virtual professional development, and step-by-step instructional material for use of online tools and databases received the most “doing more” responses.
AASL. (2021). Final school library snapshot survey results. Knowledge Quest. https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/final-school-library-snapshot-survey-results/
1) Kammer et al. examined successfully completed collaborative projects at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each project used integrated instruction or curriculum and were analyzed within the context of “what strategies make collaboration successful?
2) Burns and Dawkins explored the alignment of the Standards Framework for School Librarians from AASL’s National School Library Standards with the ALA/AASL/CAEP Preparation Standards. The research team’s goal was to identify overlap between expectations school librarians are presented with during their preparation for practice and the Competencies they are asked to demonstrate in practice.
3) Thpmpson et al. examined the difference in school librarians’ teacher self-efficacy among those who worked in elementary, middle, and high schools. The research team attempted to determine if elementary school librarians’ self-efficacy could be a predictor of reading scores for the schools’ overall average rates on the Virginia Standards of Learning assessment.