It’s the 5 week countdown…

5 weeks of class left. 15 hours of final project complete, approximately 35 hours to go. I have been gathering resources for my final project and have been working to compile lesson plans that are relevant and will be used. After all, what is the point of creating something without a purpose?16226078303

I have decided I would create 3 lesson plans for each of my categories:

  1. Inquiry & Research
  2. Evaluating Resources
  3. Creating & Sharing
  4. Digital Citizenship

My hope is this website will continue to grow and evolve as my role as a Teacher-Librarian evolves, but this will be a substantial amount of resources to get one started in teaching transliteracy.

 “Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.”

Thomas, S. with Joseph, C., Laccetti, J., Mason, B., Mills, S., Perril, S., and Pullinger, K. Transliteracy: Crossing divides, First Monday, Volume 12 Number 12 – 3 December 2007.

The lessons I have begun digging deeper into are:

  1. Inquiry & Research
    1. How to analyze & synthesize selected information.
    2. How to design an effective query.
    3. How to effectively find & use information to solve problems & make decisions.
  1. Evaluating Resources
    1. How to deconstruct/construct media messages.
    2. How to find, discern & make sense of divergent perspectives.
    3. Who is an expert?
  1. Creating & Sharing
    1. How to connect research/knowledge to real-world needs and make a difference.
    2. How not to present.
    3. What is the best medium to digitally tell or publish a story?
  1. Digital Citizenship
    1. What is Creative Commons? How to attribute credit.
    2. How to develop an academic digital footprint.
    3. How to manage a digital reputation.

I have decided to a use a weebly to create and manage my website for the product portion of my final project. The reason I chose weebly is I find it extremely user-friendly to this type of project and we are using weebly as a host to our library websites within RCSD.

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The next 35 hours (I am guessing it will be more) will be a lot of work, but well worth it as I believe this resource will connect directly with curriculum, will meet the needs of integrating the digital citizenship continuum, and will be useful to TLs and Teachers.

And now that I am feeling a little stressed, here is an Ode to Librarians to lighten the mood!

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