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Sunday, June 12, 2011


As I sit here on my couch, tapping away on my iPad, I can't help but wonder how much schools are going to change over the next 15 years when my kids go to school. I can distinctly remember going to a CEGV Residential Conference at Deakin University in Geelong in the early 1990s, where the only access to Technology was via a Vax machine in the computer labs. I now have 24/7 access to the internet and the information that it allows me to access is endless. The research skills that were taught to my parents generation, are now undervalued by the students of today as more and more information is easily accessible. Computer "confidence" is confused with computer "competence". Flashy assignments are submitted to teachers with bells and whistles, but not much evidence of critical thinking or thorough research.

This blog has been created to track my journey into Teacher Librarianship, to reflect on the learnings through the completion of a Masters of Education (Teacher Librarianship). Professionally, I have been an Information Technology teacher since 1994, since before the internet became mainstream in classrooms. Having held many positions of responsibility in the area of IT and eLearning, I am now ready for a change.

1 comment:

  1. What a great start Margaret! I've only been online for the last year and have a lot to learn.I started my librarian blog a month ago but haven't posted anything yet. Looking forward to learning and sharing together.

    PS I'm an Aries too! And I run my own scented soy candle business.