So I’m sitting here tonight listening/viewing the Alan November keynote from the SIGMS Breakfast at ISTE. During this keynote he polled the audience to see how many were familiar with Eli Pariser, his book, and/or the Ted Talks video. Oh my, only maybe THREE acknowledged awareness of it. I blogged it May 8, 2011 and again September 4, 2011. I am happy to report that I DO teach about this, and have for now over a year. SCORE!!
If you are looking for an addition to your teaching toolbox for teaching research, this is an absolute GREAT place to start. I have used it to talk about search skills, teach about misinformation online, and to introduce the REASON for using those databases we as librarians love.
Here is my slide deck from actual instruction.
Here is the TedTalks video featuring Eli Pariser and the Filter Bubble.
Key points and takeaways from Alan November’s SIGMS Breakfast Keynote:
- teach search strategies
- include digital citizenship (and stratgies for functioning in online environments) in instruction
- embrace flipped classroom concept (where kids learn outside of the true physical classroom) and find a way to fit in by helping teachers plan higher order application level activities (watch the Eric Mazur video mentioned!!)
- reinvent your program
- teach databases and effective online searching for reliable information
- teach students not only to find information, but also how to organize and USE information (go beyond research)
- understand CIPA and advocate for a place at the filtering table with your LIBRARIAN voice
- Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing All educators should join, contribute and curate videos for teaching their content here
- turn libraries into design centers for creativity–definitely a way to restore your teaching space into a popular area of the school and seen as much more than a warehouse of dated print materials
Some acronyms from this post to know:
ISTE – International Society of Technology Educators (and YES, I’m a member!)
SIGMS – Special Interest Group Media Specialist (and yes, I’m a member of this too!)
The ISTE word cloud came from this post over at Doug Johnson’s blog