In my experience with learning 21 there are rough spots. There are always technical issues that slow you down and put you behind schedule; however, there are many perks. The things I learn in Media 21 I can use at home or in different areas of my life. These tools make learning easier they make information more accessible and easier to keep track of. Using the tools in learning 21 have made essays and research papers easier to write as well as less stressful. I enjoy using the tools from Media21 and plan to use them in different areas of my life this year as well as years to come.
Here is a video I created with a quick overview of how to use some of the features of NoodleTools/NoodleBib:
Here is a video interview in which I explain how I use Evernote in my personal life:
Seeing students utilize the information literacy skills you’ve previously taught them in a new context and independently without it being a mandate is probably one of the most joyful experiences as a librarian and teacher. Take a look at how one of our inquiry groups is growing as budding researchers and demonstrating these skills, dispositions, responsibilities, and self-assessment strategies from the AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners:
- 1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.
- 1.2.1 Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.
- 1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.
- 1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.
- 1.2.7 Display persistence by continuing to pursue information to gain a broad perspective.
- 1.4.1 Monitor own information-seeking processes for effectiveness and progress, and adapt as necessary.
- 1.4.2 Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide own inquiry process.
- 3.2.3 Demonstrate teamwork by working productively with others.
Do you believe today’s students in general are willing or unwilling to take responsibility for their own learning? Why or why not? Respond with a thoughtful paragraph in which you support your stance.