InfoTech Article About Digital Music Technologies. The December issue of Teacher Librarian contained another of our InfoTech columns, this one focused on digital technologies for exploring, infusing, and creating music: Turn Up the Music with Digital Technologies (Access requires login password); 34(2), 55-58.
Article in the Media Spectrum. Annette's article, Re-imagine, Rejuvenate, Renew: Beyond Library Media Specialist 2.0 was published in the Michigan Association for Media in Education's (MAME) Media Spectrum; 22(2), 24-28.
Article Published on Social Technologies. The October issue of Teacher Librarian contained our InfoTech column focused on social technologies: Want to be My "Friend"? What You Need to Know about Social Technologies (Access requires login password); 34(1), 55-57.
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InfoTech Article on Open Source Software. The June issue of Teacher Librarian published our article, Open Source Software in School Libraries (Online database access requires login); 33(5), 55-57.
Cover Article in School Library Media Activities Monthly. Our second-part article installment titled Blogs and Blogging, Part II was published as a SLMAM cover story this month; (22)9, 40-44.
Online Article for Educators' Spotlight Digest. Also our article, Turning Fiascos into Fiestas: Building Successful Inquiry Experiences, was published in the Spring / Summer edition of Educators’ Spotlight Digest, an online publication of S.O.S. for Information Literacy, a project of Syracuse University's Center for Digital Literacy in collaboration with the American Association of School Librarians and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This article is about meta-cognitive scaffolding in building successful inquiry activities.
Info Tech Article Published in Teacher Librarian. In April 2006, the first in a series of articles written by Annette and Larry for the Info Tech column of Teacher Librarian was published. The article was titled Flash: Engaging Learners Through Animation, Interaction, and Multimedia; (33)4, 54-56. Look for our continued installments in each edition of The Teacher Librarian.
Article in School Library Media Activities Monthly. Annette and Larry's first of two articles on the use of blogs and blogging in education was published in the April edition of School Library Activities Monthly - - Blogs and Blogging, Part I; (22)8, 40-43.
High National Ranking for IU SLIS Programs. The Indiana University School of Library and Information Science was ranked as tied for seventh place by the U.S. News & World Report's in "America's Best Graduate Schools." The law librarianship program ranked fourth overall, while digital librarianship, information systems, and the school library media program placed eighth in the nation. Read more about this news of our programs at http://www.slis.indiana.edu/news/story.php?story_id=1179.
Series of Articles on Professional Development. Annette has authored a series of articles for Virginia's PBS TeacherLine. Throughout the series she is employing the theme of the PROMISE of professional development. Learn more by connecting to http://www.virginiateacherline.org/ProvDevAdmin/.
Online Blue Ribbon Certification Program. The first of the new year marked the roll-out by our Dean, Danny Callison, of IUPUI-SLIS's Online Blue Ribbon Certification program for a School Library Media Specialist. Beginning in Fall 2006, any qualified teacher can complete the courses needed to meet the Indiana Professional Standards Board requirements, NCATE certification requirements and AASL requirements. All courses will be offered online; there are no face-to-face meetings and courses are designed to meet the certification requirements for a school media specialist in ANY of the 50 states.
More than Half a Million Visitors each Month. January statistics for the eduScapes websites provided high totals. In one month, eduScapes, 42eXplore / 42eXplore2, and E-scrapbooking had over 10.2 million hits, 88.88 million KBytes downloaded, and more than 568 thousand visitors.
Weekly Link Award. January 8-14, 2006, eduScapes was awarded the "Weekly Link Award" from Germany's Linksgiving.com. This award has been given to one website every Sunday, since January 2002; an online resource that is judged for originality of concept, easiness of navigation, pleasant design, clarity and completeness of information, and browser-independent accessibility.