Professionals: Joyce Kasman Valenza
Dr. Joyce Valenza is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, PA. She received her Ph.D. (2007) at the University of North Texas’s School of Library and Information Science.
Joyce is a prolific education and technology writer. For ten years, she was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and has also authored columns for Media And Methods and Electronic Learning. She has written articles for journals such as Information Today, Classroom Connect, Learning and Leading with Technology, Educational Leadership, and Knowledge Quest. Joyce has also written several books and book chapters including Power Tools (1998), Power Research Tools (2003) and Power Tools Revisited (2004). You can find information about these and many other professional accomplishments at Joyce Valenza's Homepage http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/jvweb.html.
Other Resources created / developed by Joyce Valenza:
- Springfield Township High School Virtual Library http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/
- NeverEndingSearch - Joyce's Blog at School Library Journal
- TeacherLibrarianNetwork http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com
- TeacheLlibrarian wiki http://teacherlibrarianwiki.pbwiki.com/
Valenza, Joyce (Sept. 2009). 14 Ways K–12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media. Tech & Learning.
Valenza, Joyce. Web 2.0 Meets Information Fluency: Evaluating Blog. 21st Century Information Fluency.
Valenza, Joyce. Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians.
Article About Joyce Valenza:
Firth, Shannon (June 2010). Educators that Rock!: Joyce Valenza. Finding Dulcinea.
Here's a promotional video clip that Joyce and students created:
Joyce has also been a presentor at the K12 Online Conference.
You can also listen to a presentation podcast: Joyce Valenza with Ken Rodoff: Information Fluency Meets Web 2.0 (June 2007). Apple Learning Exchange, NECC.
Blogs are essentially primary sources and require new types of examination. Joyce provides questions searchers can ask about the credibility of blgs and bloggers.
Web 2.0: What It Is, How to Evaluate . . .