Due by Feb. 20, 2009
- Get a gMail account if you don't already have one. Send a message from your gMail account to: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me: For LIBR 233, my email address is: __________.
- Create your own iGoogle page. Use the book In Command to assist you in creating the basic three tabs in your page. You can have whatever else you want on this page to assist you in managing this class and your own personal information space.
- Create a Google Presentations (competition to PowerPoint) demo complete with speaker's notes and upload this to Angel by Feb. 20, 2009. Create screen captures of your iGoogle page and Blogger page that demonstrates the use of RSS feeds. Here are the elements: Demonstrate the features of your own iGoogle page; Create a sample student iGoogle page; Show a sample assignment blog where the classroom teacher can present an assignment and where the teacher librarian and the students can comment or ask questions about that assignment; show the RSS feed linking the teacher assignment to the student's iGoogle page.
- Add an RSS feed to your iGoogle page that links you to each of the assignment blogs: First Month's Assignments, Second Month's Assignments, and Third Month's Assignments.
- Upload your assignments the first day of each month beginning March 1 to Angel.
Overview of the class:
In this class, we look at three of five elements of the learning commons. The four program areas of the library media program are:
The Reading Program
The Technology Program designed to enhance learning and teaching
The program of Collaboration designed to build quality learning experiences with teachers in an information-rich and technology-rich environment
The Information Literacy Program designed to help every learner know how to learn
In addition to these program elements, they all rest on the
Organizational and infrastructure elements of the learning commons infrastructure
In LIBR 233, we concentrate on the first two of the above elements. In LIBR 250, we concentrate on the last two elements. Together, these two courses assist you in the building of a total library media program linked to student achievement. We will also consider organizational elements.
The knowledge base will be constructed by teams of students using wikis at http://libr233synthesisfall2007.pbwiki.com
We also create a bibliography together for this class and post it on our pathfinder wiki at http://libr233pathfinder.pbwiki.com
You will be assessed on the quality of your contribution to the knowledge base. In this class, you will also create a group Virtual Learning Commons and begin to build or revise the virtual learning commons for your own school.
The final product for this class is the Vision Project which is a presentation you can give to a faculty member and/or administrator.
-A major vision statement concentrating on the first two program elements but also covering the entire four.
-An actual presentation for a real or imaginary school leadership team
-A publishable article for an audience other than school library media teachers
Current professional books are reviewed by the instructor for the periodical Teacher Librarian. At: http://www.teacherlibrarian.com/. The reviews on this site are supplemented with reviews on a wiki at: http://professionalreviews.pbwiki.com/
libr233 pathfinder wiki
libr233 synthesis wiki