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1 Online databases and Media Literacy Amy Power February 2013

2 School Library Collections & Educational Technology School libraries contribute two types of information resources to teaching and learning by school libraries: books and periodicals, and databases accessed via the Internet. This includes both free content on the World Wide Web and licensed databases to which the library must subscribe for a fee. Both types of resources exhibited persistent, positive influences on students’ test scores.

3 The Illinois Study: Powerful Libraries Make Powerful Learners

4 You Tube video eLibrary Curriculum Edition in 2 Minutes

5 eLibrary….why it matters  Quality (or lack thereof) of Wikipedia entries  Critical evaluation: criteria of suitability (scope, audience, timeliness), authority, and other indicators (documentation, objectivity, and primary vs. secondary research).  The Digital Divide

6 Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media by Lori Takeuchi  “Today the digital divide resides in differential ability to use new media to critically evaluate information, analyze, and interpret data, attack complex problems, test innovative solutions, manage multifaceted projects, collaborate with others in knowledge production. and communicate effectively to diverse audiences-in that are at the heart of the new economy."

7 SNAP statistics from AEA  c?key=0Ashnk6874Jk7dF9xUUtwWjlROFhX U3QycXhEWE9ROXc&usp=sharing c?key=0Ashnk6874Jk7dF9xUUtwWjlROFhX U3QycXhEWE9ROXc&usp=sharing

8 Trial Online AEA databases  http://www.iec- s/Online_Resource_Trials http://www.iec- s/Online_Resource_Trials February 18-March 31 User ID: iec2013 Password: iowaaea

9 Research Project Calculator Research Project Calendar 

10 Media Literacy  Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms.  Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy. and-more

11 What is Media Literacy?

12 Transliteracy and the School Library Program  Transliteracy is the ability to read, write, and interact across a range of platforms, tools, and media through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.  Information literacy skills are but one component of the range of skills students need in order to participate as consumers and producers in the current information landscape.

13 Continued…  Teacher librarians help develop strategies for integrating transliteracy skills into subject areas across the curriculum.  Students should know a range of transliteracy skills demonstrating that youth learn in the contemporary online environment. and-school-library-program

14 Questions for teachers  What is one online database that I could try in the classroom before the end of the school year?  Think about media literacy and what it means in terms of instructional practices and applications for your students based on the knowledge in your content area.

15 Questions for me  ?????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????? ????????!!!!!???????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????? ??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Play time  Take time to explore the options that eLibrary offers  Check out current and trial databases from AEA.  Let me know if eLibrary is something should continue for next year.

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