Libraries and Learning
School libraries have an important part to play in helping young people to develop multiple literacies.
At a recent National Library course on supporting priority learners, we discussed how picture books and fiction can be used by teachers and parents/whānau to combine the joy of reading with the joy of learning.
Given the frequency of how often we use digital spaces and devices, the number of people who actually understand how they function is proportionately low.
On 15 August, the Learning with Digital Technologies symposium (LwDT), aka the Digital Literacy symposium brought together about a hundred educators from around Auckland. The intention: to learn about and explore the teaching and learning implications related to digital literacy.
Florence Micoud, Librarian at Mount Aspiring College (Wanaka) shares tips and tricks for engaging secondary school students in all that their library can offer.