Why do we need school libraries? Well of course I have lots of reasons why we need school libraries – but the reasons are wrapped up with why we need to change school libraries!!
I am not going to go into that in this post – because I will be talking about this topic and 21st century learning on Wednesday next week, up in Cairns, to a gathering of people involved in spending some government money on school facilities ( I will probably have something to share after that day).
Hopefully they will see the importance of fantastic 21st century learning facilities – school libraries have a significant role to play in facilitating good learning.
The merging of technologies, new media, social networking, interactivity, gaming, virtual learning, web 2.0…all reasons why school libraries are needed and why they have a vital role to play – if we change them.
One of our key roles is promoting literacy and an innovative use of creative spaces and places (real and virtual) that empower reading and writing.
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This is great, Judi. How are you embedding the videos in wordpress? The best I have been able to do is put them in comments. http://dborck.wordpress.com
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My library just received this book last week. Needless to say, there is now a line waiting to check it out. The students are intrigued by the video component. If it gets them to read the entire book, that’s fine by me!