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Presentation delivered by the Library for Open to IT - Berkhamsted School IT Open Day


  • 1. (Digital) Literacy Library Department Rachael Guy - Head of Learning Resources& Dr Philippa Ireland - Assistant Librarian

2. (Digital) Literacy What is it? Other terms? Why the brackets? 3. The teams brainstorming sessionhttp://www.tagxedo.com/artful/edb7c21166cb4765 4. A definition may help usAbility to locate, organise, understand, evaluate and analyseinformation using digital technology and toolsShould it also include the following? To identify the correct tool and technology for thepurpose/activity/learning outcome To include guidelines on internet safety, control and the ethicsof content 5. Other terms which have been used in place ofdigital literacy Multi-literacies Information literacy Lateral literacy ICT eLearning Digital fluency Blended learning 6. Why the brackets? The digital part must not be looked at in isolation It must be embedded within the key principles of research andwithin the curriculum Our approachBLENDEDBuild on these core skills, principles andexperiences across KS3 7. Encouraging effectivedigital research from Year 7http://bit.ly/yhdFET 8. Encouraging correct usage of contentGoogle images are viewable but not always usable Berkhamsted School LibraryIntroducing the Creative Commons Licencehttp://creativecommons.org/ 9. Next steps Ensuring best practice and consistency takes place across alldepartments Current working party looking at Independent learning Development with KS4 pupils 10. Kindles a case studyRATIONALE a natural extension of our existing provision intended that the Kindles would give studentsteachers the opportunity to try a differentway of reading fit in with our reader developmentprogramme purchased 2 devices in 2001(Castle Library (boys) & Kings Library (girls)) 11. Kindles market research students input why not another reading device? eBooks: good or bad? pros and cons our own experiences WiFi or 3G+WiFi? 12. Kindles purchasing books Which books? only fiction and auto/biographies requests, recommendations, book group reading choices,staff suggestions, library lessons (e.g. biographies) same decision making process as with rest of bookcollection great if a book is needed in a hurry eBooks treated the same as rest of book collection catalogued using Library Management System (HERITAGE) 13. Kindles loaning out tighter controls in place set of protocols written specifically for the useof Kindles in a school library environment onthe Internet permission granted to tailor and use here include acceptable use form, eBook tracking form,checking out form hard copies kept in each Library 14. Kindles loaning out cont. acceptable use form signed by pupil signed by parent/guardian understand that borrowing the Kindle is a privilege requires extra caution and responsibility is for reading books only content cannot be added, deleted or changed 15. Kindles loaning out cont. signed form returned to Library Kindle loaned either Mon-Thurs OR Thurs-Fri each made borrower aware that the books onthe Kindles are suitable for a range of readingabilities and interests usually borrowed to read a specific title whichhas been requested in advance 16. Kindles the story so far an extension of our library service expose young readers to new and excitingdevelopments in digital technology do not expect that they will replace the bookcollection just one aspect of the work we do aroundreader development 17. - a case study Revision podcasts anywhere, anytime: revising is more mobile and accessible in different situations listen via PC at school or home download to any mobile device via iTunes Year 11 trial we want student feedback new and exciting way of revising podcasts: knowledge, skills and experience developed in a social context transferred into educational world will suit some, but not others 18. Sixth form digital literacyJISC report 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills it isimperative that we equip our young adults with digitalcompetency and skills.http://www.jisc.ac.uk/supportingyourinstitution/studentjourney/digilit.aspx 19. Bridging the gap between Sixth form and Universityhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bestarns/5909348100/ 20. Sixth form skills sessions Pilot Project ran from September 2011 - March 20121. Re-introduction to the Library2. Find it- Check it3. Becoming a Digital Researcher - new tools and technology 21. Challenges Achieving the right level of content anddelivery Timing of sessions Changing Sixth formers thinking Pupil feedback and evaluation 22. Staff Expertise Sharing our experimentation and best practice with pupils our experiences of using a range of tools and technologies including user generated content and other social media, the cloud, bookmarking, photo management, blogging, organisational tools, Twitter, QR codes, e reading devices, ipads, apps - we could go on! Internet safety talks and presentations empowering young peopleto be safe and in-control online, alongside helping parents tounderstand social media tools. 23. Concluding RemarksIn the Library we believe that digital literacy should begin in school, be cross curricular and then extend into further education and the workplace it is important that we do not make assumptions about students pre-existing skills and knowledge integrate a variety of digital strategies into our provision to help promote literacy endeavour to make this as natural as possible draw on and develop the skills students have acquired outside of school help to equip students for future study and to enhance their learning experiences highlight issues associated with using digital technology in the C21st give pupils access to information through a variety of sources: books and beyond! help them to use information in a responsible, appropriate and relevant way. 24. Get in touch via Library Bloghttp://berkschlibr.wordpress.com/ Twitter - @berkholibrarian