Items on offer in Krococzka’s online auction include autographed “Lunch Lady” Books, a school mascot designed by Krosoczka, and more. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund, started in honor of his grandparents, that provides tuition for kids to attend programs at the Worcester (MA) Art Museum.
The Mozilla Foundation has launched a new Web Literacy Standard intended to serve as a roadmap for competent Web use and comprising “the skills and competencies people need to read, write, and participate effectively on the Web,” according to Mozilla’s site. Launched during the nonprofit organization’s October 25–27 Mozilla Festival, the Standard features recommendations for [...]
A recent, voluntary survey of 3,000 high school students by EasyBib, the online citation and research platform, shows that kids are wary of Wikipedia’s accuracy—but still turn to it as a primary research tool—and they condemn plagiarism, though it remains an issue for high schools. The survey also finds that students are increasingly seeing libraries as providers of tech resources.
School libraries in Galt, California, are open this summer and preparing to circulate 240 new Google Chromebooks to the community. Once slated for closure after a $790,000 budget gap, it’s a big turnaround, thanks to community fundraising that started with a seventh-grader, who opened her wallet and said she would donate $40 to keep the school libraries running.
The American Library Association (ALA) this week launched a preview version of Digital Learn, a free online resource for librarians working with digital literacy learners. The new hub, which will be fully available June 30, follows recommendations released this month from ALA’s Digital Literacy Task Force.
This month, librarians are gearing up for the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago. But some question whether “annual” really serves their professional development needs. In a time of contracting budgets, layoffs, and demands for tech expertise in the library, is ALA still the must-attend event for all? Or is ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education conference) in San Antonio a better choice?