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Title: Towards school library 2.0: an introduction to social software tools for teacher-librarians
Author: Naslund, Jo-Anne; Giustini, Dean
Issue Date: 2008-07-14
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2010-12-01
Publisher International Association for School Librarianship
Citation: Naslund, J. & Giustini, D. (2008). Towards School Library 2.0: An Introduction to Social Software Tools for Teacher Librarians. School Libraries Worldwide, 14(2), 55-67.
Abstract: This paper introduces readers to the most popular web 2.0 learning tools for teachers and teacher-librarians. The authors supplement their discussion of social software by describing the major tools of web 2.0 and by illustrating how they are being applied in various school settings. Most importantly, the authors (both academic librarians) believe that social software is critical to learning in the digital age and cite several major educators in this area to bolster their perspectives. A number of these emerging tools impact "teaching, learning and creative expression within learning-focused organizations" (Horizon Report, 2008) and encourage collaboration, knowledge-building and collective intelligence ('wisdom of the crowds'). In promoting web 2.0, we argue that teacher-librarians can play prominent roles in K-12 schools and raise awareness of relevant pedagogies for the iGeneration (Wikipedia, 2008). Many teachers have already dubbed this trend school library 2.0 (Harris, 2005).
Affiliation: Library, UBC
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/30259
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Other

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