Reflections on Research in Academic Journals

What is the process for selecting and publishing manuscripts for each journal? School Library Research: The editorial board members (15 members) review the articles and consult on the policies and guidelines for the review process. One of these members is UNT’s very own Dr. Smith! Evidence Based Library and Information Practice: This journal is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. The purpose of this journal is for an open discussion, so members can sign in and comment on the articles within. They publish original research and literature reviews. EBLIP has 8 board members, 5 editorial advisors, a communications officer, an indexing support person, 11 copyeditors, an evidence summary team, writing assistance team, and dozens of peer reviewers. This journal appears much larger. This journal editorial team includes people not just in the US but from around the world, including Canada, Czech Republic, and the UK.

Basics of Digital Citizenship

Choose one of the eleven principles listed in our textbook and expound on: what you think the principle means in your own words how a school or library could address this principle potential sensitive areas within this principle (potential to step on the toes of parents, religious leaders, or other people in the student or patron's life who might otherwise provide character education in this area)

My How Times have Changed

This article got me thinking: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/27/part-1-how-the-internet-has-woven-itself-into-american-life/ Look at this graph. I graduated from high school in 1995 and only 14% of the population used the internet at the time. Now I get a report telling me how many hours a day I spend on the phone internet. Because I'm nostalgic, I am wondering if one … Continue reading My How Times have Changed

11 Principles of Character

For this week's discussion post we are assigned to choose one to discuss in depth. I am choosing the first principle because it seems logical to start my in depth understanding at the beginning. Principle 1: Core values are defined, implemented, and embedded into school culture.

What is Digital Citizenship?

Anyone who uses technology is a digital citizen. Digital Citizenship is how we participate in that digital world. There are nine elements to digital citizenship: access, commerce, communication, literacy, etiquette, law, rights & responsibilities, health & wellness, and security. (Ribble, 2011).

9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

I am taking DigCit this semester. I hope to add many more resources, lessons, and discussions this semester. I've heard about the 9 elements before now because I'm on the digital citizenship committee at work. We've spent the last 2 years working on a DigCit curriculum to teach our middle school students. I'm glad I stumbled upon this infographic because it made me realize that each one of these squares could each be a lesson topic.