Monday, December 3, 2012

What's new on AASL eCOLLAB?

What's new on AASL eCOLLAB?

Suggested by Jean Donham

These webinars are now available as part of AASL's
professional development repository!

How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter! *
In honor of Banned Websites Awareness Day, this webinar focuses on how overly restrictive filtering of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools affects student learning. Presenter Gwyneth Jones will also share what school librarians can do to fight this type of restrictive filtering in their schools.

Opening the Space: Libraries as a Site of Participatory Culture *
Andy Plemmons looks at the school library as a site of participatory culture through elements such as student book budgets, collaborative projects, opportunities for students to showcase their creations to others in a variety of ways, and students taking leadership in teaching one another how to use technology to create.

The Power of Data *
The Power of Data analyzes the types of data available to school librarians and how the data can be used to support school library programs. Dr. Sandra Andrews explores with participants a variety of datasets at the local, state, and national level that include information on schools and school libraries.

Wanted: Information Literacy Skills in a World of Google & Wikipedia *
The amount of information that has already been indexed online and the amount that is being added everyday is enough to overwhelm even the sharpest of researchers. Emily Gover discusses recent findings on the status of plagiarism, research methods and citation practices and cross-references these results with data pulled and analyzed directly from EasyBib.

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Did you know?

AASL's eCOLLAB: Your eLearning Laboratory is resource provided to you as a feature of your AASL membership. In eCOLLAB, you'll find webcasts, podcasts, and resources from various AASL professional development events. Members can also view read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest. Fit professional development into your schedule! Visit eCOLLAB today!
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