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ERIC Number: ED435850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 129
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-891001-03-5
ISSN: N/A
Technology Toolkit.
Brooklyn Public Library, NY.
This reference resource identifies issues concerning technology use in library literacy programs and describes approaches that work at the Brooklyn (New York) Public Library. Section 1 discusses the learning centers at the library, including its mission, philosophy, curriculum, technology, volunteer tutors, and active learning environment. Section 2 addresses the library's response to technology. Section 3 focuses on how to introduce adults to computers: an environment tour, helping learners feel confident, beginning with mouse practice, introducing the word processor, saving and printing, beginning readers and computers, and project-based learning. Chapter 4 deals with word processors, writing, and reading, and suggestions for facilitating learning on a word processor. Section 5 addresses what spreadsheets and databases are, productivity tools and critical thinking, and suggestions for facilitating the use of productivity tools. Section 6 discusses why information literacy is important and suggestions for facilitating learning with CD-ROMs and the Internet. Sections 4-6 conclude with helps for program administrators. Section 7 focuses on using the Internet, including electronic mail and online chats. Section 8 provides 17 lesson plans that contain software and material needs, lesson goals, step by step directions, example of student work, links to books and other resources, and end-of-lesson review. Section 9 lists organizations, conferences, and book and periodical resources and provides a guide for evaluating software. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, NY.