Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Digital media makes a difference

  I am still on a roll and feeling very strongly about students learning and using the newest media and technology tools.  As librarians we can be key in helping teachers and students learn about using all these new tools /
    Teachers are beginning to use the new technology / digital too and finding that it does make a difference in student learning.  The new digital tools are not like the static printed textbook. The tools , databases, and other media are updated instantly, and most demand interaction by students and other users.
  There are links that allow the user to jump from page to page in different sequences, There are tools that provide audio, and video images , virtual reality , animation and games.
 Students can engage in computer games. student produced pod casts, posts, videos, and on line collaboration projects with others. While students are using the new tools, they are acquiring new information , analyzing the information , interacting with the facts and with others, and most importantly becoming life long learners.
  So lets help  bring our students into the 21st century with these tools. What are you doing with your teachers and students? As librarian , how are you helping your district  and your students?


  1. Totally agree with everything you've said about students using and learning the newest technology tools. I'm trying to help by working hard to get more technology in my students hands.

    I also wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Please visit my blog at http://librarygals.blogspot.com/ for more info.

  2. Stacey,
    It is a challenge to infuse technology but well worth it!
    Thanks for the Liebster Award! Will go to your site and get the questions and details!!