Teacher Drew Lawson Shares the Importance of LibGuides and Gale Virtual Reference Library for Learning and Higher Level Thinking

English teacher Drew Lawson shares his thoughts on the instructional value of LibGuides and eBooks in The Unquiet Library’s Gale Virtual Reference Library collection.   Hear Drew’s thoughts on how LibGuides provides a point of access that helps students expend more energy into critical thinking and synthesizing information from the resources on the research guide.  You can see the research guide for Drew’s current unit of study here.

New Published Articles on Participatory Libraries and Learning

I am honored and pleased to share the publication of two new articles this month!

  • “What Kind of Teacher Are You?”, May/June 2011 issue of Knowledge Quest 
  • A sidebar companion mini-article on the social media streams and Learning Commons for AASL 2011 in Alice Yucht’s “Conference-Going Strategies, Redux” in Knowledge Quest. I’ll be writing more in June here on this blog about these virtual and face to face learning spaces!
  • “Creating Conversations for Learning: School Libraries as Sites of Participatory Culture”, May/June 2011 issue of School Library Monthly 
A heartfelt thank you to my KQ issue editors Sara Kelly Johns and Laura Pearle and SLM editor Deborah Levitov for their unwavering encouragement and for allowing me to be part of two great issues with my esteemed colleagues in the field.