Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Role of the Teacher Librarian with regard to the convergence of literacies in the 21st century.

Over eons the library has been used as a ‘storehouse’ and a “repository for all key information”  (Frey,T. 2007) and librarians have been seen within this context as the “information specialists” (Purcell, M. 2010 p. 33)  and the primary “gatekeeper[s]” … Continue reading

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Scaling the steep slope: glasses on, note pad and yes, tea…

The deadline for assessment item one is looming and the reading has gone well.  I have so much information in my brain that I swear if I turn my head too fast to either the right or the left there … Continue reading

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Transliteracy A really terrific resource that has the definitions and incredibly easy slide presentations to explain the concept of transliteracy.  A boon for the student searching out the new directions, responsibilities and foci for the 21st Century Teacher Librarian.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

A brilliant account of how we taught, how we teach and how education needs to change to adapt to the future demands of society. Who knew that broad free public education was intended to produce factory workers…well I didn’t know!

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Transliteracy and participatory practices of learning A really amazing presentation on Buffy Hamilton’s (The Unquiet Librarian) blog.  I thought this was worth re-posting.  Buffy’s blog is just amazing and worth reading, everyday! How does she do it?

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Up the north face with a cup of tea…

It has been an fabulous journey reading about the professional lives, learning, passions and  areas of expertise of teacher librarians.  It is becoming apparent that as a group they face the dual challenges of a rapidly changing educational paradigms and … Continue reading

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What now…

From the last blog, I think it is plain that I was a little disspirited in the face of the learning curve.  I have since gone off and had a stern talking to myself.  Suitably refreshed and abashed, I have … Continue reading

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http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/05/the-future-of-the-library.html

Very interesting article about the changing roles of librarians – the guardians of dead paper.  Think he’s on to something here!

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The journey continues…

Good evening, I am still reeling from how much I don’t know.  This blog is actually just going to be a list of ineptitude and my deficit in PD over the last few years, with brief forays into how illiterate … Continue reading

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http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley.html

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