Perhaps the answer to that question is obvious to you? Or perhaps you are wondering what exactly it is that you should wish your students to learn?
I know that teachers are passionate people, who are committed to providing students with rich learning experiences and diverse opportunities to rise to the challenges that our world provides. But this passion needs to be nurtured, and is best nurtured by drawing on the quality experiences of our peer practitioners, and quality research that is being undertaken in schools.
In speaking to a group of new post graduate students this evening, I explained that one of the avenues for supporting your own ‘passion’ is to subscribe to a new online journal for educators called SCAN (which – for my money – has always been one of the best-value journals around in print form).
What does SCAN offer?
Scan is a leading refereed journal that focuses on the interaction between information in a digital age and effective student learning. Scan offers engaging professional support for all educators.
What’s in Scan?
Articles, school stories and resources about:
- quality learning and connected curriculum
- teaching ideas for digital age literacies
- inquiry learning and evidence based practice
- multimodal resources for exciting learning
- research and emerging trends
- extensive e-resource, website and other reviews
- dynamic school libraries
The new online issue of SCAN carries the article So you think they can learn? in which I urge SCAN readers to make learning visible by re-envisioning information literacy for today’s learners.
Do take the time to visit SCAN and experience the new interactive capabilities that will surely make this journal a continued leader in the field in the digital era.
Image: cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by heyjudegallery
Hey, that’s a picture of me (and some of my students in the background…)