In the song “The Long and Winding Road” by The Beatles I find answers to where it is I am on this amazing journey of information science, and especially in my understanding of information competencies for Young Adults. In this online summer course with Dr. Renee Hobbs at University of Rhode Island I have found much twist and turns. I found stimulating material that has been introduced through our word press website where each week I have had several opportunities to share experiences with some of the 25 classmates in my course. Taking an online course has been both rewarding [...]
The following is a review of a 2013 article published in the academic journal BookBird. This publication is dedicated to covering children’s literature with a focus on the international scene. The journal is produced by Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with the International Board on Books for Young children (IBBY). This article brings to our attention reading programs that are taking place in the United Kingdoms, The Netherlands, and …. It’s primary focus is the results of the 2009-2010 results from the program called “The Challenge” that was run by The Flemish Reading Association. On a side note- Flemish is [...]
Is it my imagination or does it seem like there are many assignments to be done each week. I must admit that I was not a fan of the assignments for this week. Even though I am registered for this class I do not wish to publicly share the results of the study or annotated notes. For this reason I will keep my answers brief: Here is a link showing I know how to annotate an article: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B92yvJ-cvo52UUQ0eHloNjRLMXM/edit?usp=sharing I did not enjoy this weeks readings and found them to be missing much information. Writing my logs for the entire week [...]
In reflecting on my activity as a learner I would like to begin with media that I found on what has been a very credible resource, The Wall Street Journal. It is this notion of trusted and credible resource that I would like to begin my reflection since when I was in high school my experience were much different then those of todays adolescent students in our media centers. I appreciate our course starting off with giving us a moment to reflect back on the environments we have experienced in those years or with experiences of youth. After viewing the clip [...]
“First time in history children have more knowledge than the adults with regards to the internet and are seen as natural experts since they are referred to as the digital or internet generation or generation Z”. However are we really looking at the whole child? Are we providing the same opportunities to all our children?
When I look back to my childhood I remember a wonderful time where the media was as rich as it is now. The only difference was that it was the early 7o's. I was fascinated by books like Harold and The Purple Crayon and I can recall dreams that I felt just like Harold going to imaginary places. Perhaps that is also because I loved books such as " Where the Wild Things Are". One of the greatest media impacts on me was the record "Free To Be You and Me". This was a combination of stories and songs that [...]
Many times I have seen young parents glued to their smart devices and ignoring their children. If there is one thing I take away from what Lisa has brought to our attention is that we can't ignore the impact that parents have on the development of their children. As educators and care givers we can't just stick a child in front of a screen with a movie or iPad. We must follow it up with questions about the content.
If I am to succeed in helping those individuals who seeks to gain from my experience and knowledge then I must do my best to understand approaches that may work best with different individuals or to understand reasons why a certain person may react in some other ways than I may have expected.
Governance of the internet has been looked at by various groups. Livingstone points to a 2004 UK ruling that is supposed to reinforce the rights of children to a healthy, safety, enjoyment and achievement through positive contributions and economic well-being. I particularly enjoyed her mentioning the UNICEF quote that says "the true measure of a nation's standing is how well it attends to its children".
As a Jew, my tradition teaches me that God cannot forgive us for sins committed against another person until we have obtained forgiveness from the person we have wronged. We are all guilty through our direct or indirect support of modern day slavery as seen in this 1 minute clip.