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 Why is it helpful for librarians to consider using media in their bibliographic instruction/information literacy lessons? › Visual/audio aids make things.

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2  Why is it helpful for librarians to consider using media in their bibliographic instruction/information literacy lessons? › Visual/audio aids make things more interesting! › Different media appeal to different learning styles – you can reach more students effectively

3  Tailor your lesson plans to your audience to reach the most students most effectively. Consider: › Age group(s) › Computer availability › Computer literacy

4  Many lesson plans/teaching resources already exist on the internet, ready for you to customize and use as needed › Plans found online will often incorporate relevant media, or suggestions on where to find it › Examples:  GEM is “Gateway to Educational Materials”  GEM lesson plans on

5  A keyword search for “library” yielded 1118 items from which to choose › All are cataloged with consideration for grade level and item type (lesson plan, collection, reference, etc.)  Online teaching resources can easily be accessed and shared by everyone – this enables the librarian to both use those resources to teach his or her own class, or to help another teacher

6  Take a moment to search for a topic of your choice and prepare to discuss the different ways that media is used in some of the items you examine

7  Always check for usage permissions  Library of Congress: › › Several different collections are explicated  Online exhibits › Libraries › Museums › Government sites  Online encyclopedias by subscription (depending on your library’s resources)  Historical societies  Archives ›  Websites like SchoolTube ›

8  ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) › Online thesaurus   Browse by category for scholarly publications, helpful to you and other teachers  ALA Association of School Librarians ›  ALA School Library Media › oolsforadvocacy/schoollibrarymedia/index.cfm oolsforadvocacy/schoollibrarymedia/index.cfm  NYLA (New York Library Association) › School Library Media Section 

9  Free web page sites with templates, like › Students get a chance to create something online that is easily shared between the instructor and classmates › “Drag and drop” feature that is all-ages-friendly  Online posters can be created for free on sites like › Easily shared, like normal web pages (ie Weebly) › Also “drag and drop” › Very polished aesthetically › Integrates different kinds of media seamlessly › Awful example can be found at:

10  Media keeps distance learning from getting too humdrum – it’s oftentimes more engaging than a typed lecture alone  Ways to incorporate it (depending on the number of students) › Teleconferencing (like Skype) – free, no long distance charges – best for communicating individually › Videos (like Jing and SchoolTube) – takes videos of your computer screen (think Leroy Jenkins) › Real-time demonstrations (like TeamViewer) – allows a trusted party to take over actions on a user’s computer remotely with permission

11  Use to create a poster using images and at least one video (you may search SchoolTube or YouTube for links)http://www.glogster.com/  Login information: › User name: nnmclibsummer10 › Password: written on board


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