Tuesday, July 28, 2009
School librarians fight the impression daily that we play a tangential role in the school library system across the country. We are teaching the students how to think but the board of education is teaching them how to feel in a little bubble. How are they ever going to be able to function in the real world if they are not given real world experiences? Students are swimming in technology and do not know how to filter through it. It is very important to know how to decode Internet addresses and how to assess the authors.Developing PowerPoint's and videos are not typically tools learned at home. Librarians are needed to guide students,teachers, and parents through the digital ocean.