Teacher librarians are standing on the brink of a fantastic opportunity to make themselves indispensable within their schools. Now is the perfect time to embrace technology, develop a Professional Learning Network, upskill and become leaders in e-learning.
Each year, The Horizon K12 Report seeks to identify and describe six areas of emergingtechnology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within K-12education over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2012 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less Mobiles and Apps Tablet Computing Time to adoption: Two to Three Years Game-based Learning Personal Learning Environments Time to adoption: Four to Five Years Augmented Reality Natural User Interfaces The full Horizon Report can be downloaded from http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2012-horizon-K12-preview.pdf
• Recommend educational and research apps (425,000 iphone apps so far!)• Recommend ereaders, ebooks and audiobooks• Allow students to search the catalogue• Use QR codes to take users to instructional podcasts and videos• Develop an ‘Ask a Librarian’ service• Promote citation creation• Promote database access• Use Twitter and Facebook for marketing• Use SMS alerts for marketing
“Local classrooms to get dose of augmented reality”http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/classrooms-to-get-dose-of-augmented-reality/story-e6frgakx-1226147361664 Ikea augmented reality app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ8HNXtl7jQ
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Principals now want a teacher librarian who is a curriculum and technology leader, an innovator and a mentor. Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32112542@N00/481593155
General CapabilitiesLiteracyNumeracyInformation and communication technology (ICT) competenceCritical and creative thinkingEthical behaviourPersonal and social competenceIntercultural understandingCross-Curriculum PrioritiesAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culturesAsia and Australia’s engagement with AsiaSustainability
Are you actively engaged with your teachers to develop deep, critical thinking in your students? Image from http://photodune.net
Looking professional makes peopletreat you professionally. Image from http://colife.ch/de/executive-coaching-zueric
Thumb - Strength of character Establish pre-eminence (the you who shows up before you show up)Pointer - FOCUS Follow one course until successful: know your outcomes, take action, find what works and what doesnt, re-align until you achieve outcomesMiddle - Brand Who are you? What do you stand for? Are you who you say you are? Standards, benchmarksRing - Relationships 10% interested in working with you, 30% might, the rest probably wont everLittle - Little things that count (what you do that others don’t) Its all about them. What is your core story? 90 sec elevator pitch Who is your audience? What is your focus? What is the core thing you want to get across? Re-align and re-focus to achieve your outcomes. Trump & Kiyosaki 2011, “Guide to developing your Midas touch” in The Midas Touch, Plata Publishing, Scottsdale, AZ (Quoted by Karen Bonano)
Inhibitors:Time, knowledge, workload, teachers, staff skills,Principal, IT dept … OR IS IT YOU?
Research something your teachers might use Look for something that might be useful to TLs Showcase something you have done with students and teachers Run a workshop/segment for your local TL network group Write an article for your School Library journal
Always see the glass half full Have boundless energy Develop a capacity for optimism Love what you do and do what you love Switch on a smile Find answers rather than negatives
Have a mission that matters Think big but start small Strive for continual innovation, not instant perfection Look for ideas everywhere Share everything Spark with imagination, fuel with data Be a platform Never fail to fail http://www.google.com/think/articles/8-pillars-of-innovation.html
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Shelving Cataloguing Covering and processing Overdues Stocktaking Quiet libraries Tidy libraries Don’t do library aide tasks – otherwise you will be replaced with an aide!!
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“Mobilization of information in society is impossible to ignore... As information specialists, libraries cannot afford to be perceived as ‘missing the boat’ in delivery of information, or our clients may decide we are irrelevant to their needs.” (Source: Joanna Witt & Michelle Turner, Charles Darwin University Library)Image from http://www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/Library
http://www.smartinsights.com/blog/digital-marketing-strategy/why-dont-many-companies-blog/attachment/global-mobile-data- growth-forecast-by-region/ Moore’s Law – technology is doubling every 24 months
• Create recommended book boards• Highlight library staff• Spread the word about author talks• Showcase educational videos and webcasts• Create an ebooks board• Give patrons a library tour• Market upcoming events• Highlight a special occasion or exhibit5 Ways to use Pinterest in your Library5 More Ways to use Pinterest in your LibraryBGS Pinterest(Ellyssa Kroski) What are you pinning?
“Libraries in generalcan no longer wait for patrons to come tothem, but must reachout to their patrons in new and innovative ways.” Mobile = 40% of all tweets(Source: KPCB on 10 Mobile Trends)
Daily active users are up to 526 million (up from 372 million last year) Monthly mobile users now total 488 million 3.2 billion Likes and Comments are posted daily Hosts 125 billion friendships Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/04/30/
• Has 130 friends• Makes 8 friend requests per month• Spends 15 hours/month using Facebook• Visits Facebook 40 times/month, and spends 23 minutes/visit• Is connected to 80 organizational Facebook Pages, Groups, and Events (Source: David Lee King, TSC Public Library Manager) Image from andresrphotos, PhotoDune
http://www.facebook.com/TGSLibrary Trinity Grammar Mt Alvernia College The Illawarra Grammar Schoolhttp://www.facebook.com/tigslibrary
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Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant (Mitchell Kapor, 2007)Image from http://copyblogger.com
• Put in intense effort for a few years in an area where you will make a difference.• New game plan – Your rhetoric must resonate with your audience - find your pathway of connection from what you do to who you are working with.• Begin with the end in mind. (Source: Karen Bonano) http://www.slideshare.net/ASLAonline/profession-at-tipping-point
1 minute / day / week = 167% improvement / year5 minutes / day / week = 3778% improvement / year (Source: Dr Marc Dussault) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYCvEoAnhBI