Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Live Interview Thursday: Panel on Search Literacy with Google's Tasha Bergson-Michelson

Join me Thursday, December 1st, for another live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar as Tasha Bergson-Michelson brings Debbie Abilock and Jole Seroff together for a panel and audience conversation on "search literacy" in education: what is search literacy, what sources should students be using, how do we help them evaluate what they find, what are the biggest misconceptions about search, and what is the school's role in teaching search literacy and skills?

Additionally, the panel wants to address:
  • Now that we can search for information, do we need to learn facts?
  • Is everything we need online?
  • How do you teach students to recognize when a source fits their need? 
  • How do you teach students to be resilient in their technology use, especially in the face of web resources tools, which change all the time?
This should be a great conversation. Come with your ideas and questions.

Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-12-01.0600.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and a portable .mp3 audio recording is at audio.edtechlive.com/foe/searchliteracy.mp3.

Tasha Bergson-Michelson is a Search Education Curriculum Fellow at Google. Drawing on seventeen years as a librarian and research skills trainer in K-20 and corporate settings, Tasha collaborates with educators who want to integrate research skills into their classes to help their students access the most relevant, highest-quality sources available today.

Jole Seroff is Director of Library and Academic Technology at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA, an independent school for girls in grades 6 through 12. She has previously served as librarian in urban public schools in Memphis, TN. Her work involves collaborating with teachers to situate the learning of information and technology skills in the context of classroom curricula.

Debbie Abilock has over 30 years of experience in independent schools as an administrator, curriculum coordinator, librarian and director of a unified technology and library department.  As a principle and content developer at NoodleTools, a company whose software supports the teaching and learning of academic research, she understands the new challenges educators face in teaching students to find and evaluate credible sources.  She conducts training in schools on curriculum design, assessment, and inquiry research.  She has been honored as a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow, a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and has received Time Magazine’s Grand Prize Award for innovative Internet curriculum.  However, her favorite “prize” is the opportunity to teach a class of third graders!

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