Sunday, July 7, 2013

I am posting the following article for all educators - but am asking this audience to think about the implications technology will have in the area of writing, i.e. focus on research, use of the keyboard, collaborative writing, etc. - courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Technology changes the role of school librarians

The role of the school librarian has changed in Massachusetts and elsewhere, with some districts turning librarians into technology specialists and others eliminating the positions entirely. Fairhaven Public Schools Superintendent Robert Baldwin said his district eliminated librarian positions in favor of hiring technology specialists. "The instructional technology teachers are not just going to be teaching the students, they're going to be teaching the adults how to integrate technology into their instruction," he said. "I look at it as expanding and enhancing the role." (New Bedford, Mass.) (tiered subscription model) (7/1)

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