American Association of School Librarians - Standards for 21st Century Learners

Beyond the Basics: Achieving a Liberal Education for all Students. by Diane Ravitch & Chester E. Finn, Jr.
"The United States is not going to compete with the rest of the world in terms of cheap labor or cheap raw materials. If we are going to compete productively with the rest of the world, it's going to be in terms of creativity and innovation. America has always had a capacity for hard work and stamina, but those qualities of creativity and ingenuity are not being nurtured and fostered by our current educational system".- Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

The Changing Role of the School Library's Physical Space__ by Tom Corbett School Library Monthly/Volume XXVII, Number 7/April 2011

Larry Cuban - The Laptop Revolution Has No Clothes

Larry Cuban - SO MUCH HIGH-TECH MONEY INVESTED, SO LITTLE USE: HOW COME? Although information technologies have transformed most corporate workplaces, our teacher's schedule and working conditions have changed very little.

Larry Cuban - Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920. New York: Teachers College Press: 1984.
p.9 I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks. I should say that on the average we get about two percent efficiency out of schoolbooks as they are written today. The education of the future, as I see it, will be conducted through the medium of the motion picture ...where it should be possible to obtain one hundred percent efficiency.
THOMAS EDISON, 1922

Restructuring is not enough. DuFour, Richard. Educational Leadership, Apr95, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p33, 4p, EBSCO Academic Search Premier. (AN 9505023483)

Deep Learning through Concept-based Inquiry__ by Jean Donham School Library Monthly/Volume XXVII, Number 1/September-October 2010

Fischbowl - Is It Okay To Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?

Nudging toward Inquiry: Re-Envisioning Existing Research Projects__ by Kristin Fontichiaro School Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 1/September 2009

Gilmore, Dan We the Media - The first time he used EDIT THIS PAGE on a website.

Violet Harada and Joan Yoshina. (2009) Assessing for learning : Librarians and Teachers as Partners, Revised and Expanded Libraries Unlimited.

Robyn R. Jackson. (2009) Never work harder than your students & other principles of great teaching. ASCD.

Marzano, Robert. (2004) Classroom instruction that works : research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. ASCD.

Newly Assigned...to the 21st Century! - NEW


New York Technology Policy and Practices Council Report, July 2007
The findings indicate that innovative, high-quality use of technology in New York’s K-12 schools is more the exception than the rule. ...Technology not affecting teaching strategies. It is worth noting that teachers in both the Rural/Suburban and Urban schools were using technology in somewhat traditional ways, lecturing, and having students working on homework exercises. Possibly, as a result, engagement levels were often low and students were off task even when using technology. Not a panacea.

Eli M. Noam 1996 Annual Meeting Preview - Electronics and the Dim Future of the University
Science, Vol. 270, pp 247-249, October 13, 1995. Copyright 1995, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Marc Prensky from Educause .Engage me or enrage me: What today's learners demand

Stripling, Barbara. “Assessing Information Fluency: Gathering Evidence of Student Learning.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 23, No. 8 (April 2007), 25-29.

Teaching Students to Think in the Digital Environment: Digital Literacy and Digital Inquiry__ by Barbara Stripling School Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 8/April 2010

Joyce Valenza Ph.D NeverEndingSearch On the librarian: What's the point . . ? The Twitter conversation April 30, 2009

The End of an Era…Falling Off a Cliff__ by Allison Zmuda School Library Monthly/Volume XXVII, Number 1/September-October 2010

Michael Wesch - Digital Ethnography Blog The Machine is Using/US - a great video that explains the Read/Write web.
Follow-up discussion on the "A Vision of Students Today" viral video sensation with commentary by Prof. Wesch.

Prof. Wesch & His Digital Ethnography students