In looking to capture the changing role of the teacher-librarian I remembered viewing in late summer or early fall Joyce Valenza presenting on this topic.
In 1989 librarians were the gatekeepers of infomation.
In 2005 librarians helped to navigate and evaluate the vast information that exists in written text online.
In 2011 librarians help to navigate and evaluate information that exists in multiple literacies. And assist in helping to produce a variety of meaningful formats of expressing understanding.
1989 Sally Madonna
2005 Sally Spears
2011 Sally Gaga
In disscussing leadership, one of my fellow students in the tl-dl Master’s course provided this video encapsulating Dan Pink’s research on motivation. The research shows that money is not an effective motivator for effective change, especially in regards to anything dealing with mental challenges. The research emphasizes the threefold powerful influence of: Sense of Purpose, Mastery of Skill, and Experiencing Autonomy. Dan Pink
In viewing Ted Talks from Nov. and Dec. 2011, I came across John Bohannon presenting at TEDxBrussels. He puts forth a “Modest Proposal” to have dance replace poewerpoint as the preferred medium to convey and express meaningful understanding.
John Bohannon felt so strongly about this idea that he proposed and created a competion for academics doing their Ph.D’s called “Dance Your Ph.D”. Here are the over 50 entries, mostly in science, that had been entered for 2011 as of early October. List was found in ScienceNow.
In reading cool cat teacher Blog by Victoria A. Davis I came across
these two links. They made me think of the varied ways in which
technology can be used in relation to Bloom’s Taxonomy. Its important to note that it is not the tool that creates the hierarchical structure. It is how the tool is used that should show how it connects to Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Google has basically opened the doors of 17 of the worlds greatest museums to the
world. Allowing for a huge portion of humanity to have access the
treasures that lay within.
When I first showed teachers and students this site they expressed some interest but not the wonderment spark I was hoping for. When I had them navigate to the Tate museum in London and specifically view “No Woman, No Cry” by Chris Ofili, and view the information provided for the picture the spark was often lit. In the viewing information about the painting it describes the context and motivation for the picture. If you view the painting in the dark, R.I.P. Stephen Lawrence 1974-1993 becomes illuminated for the son of the woman who is crying in the picture. If you use the magnifying ability available to close onto the tears of the woman painted, you see her son collaged into each of her tears. http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/tate/no-woman-no-cry