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Johnson, Doug – Library Media Connection, 2004
Department of Education has created a report card with a star rating system, which would assist parents in evaluating the local schools in Minnesota. Schools should not concentrate only on the stars that are test-based but should also consider other criteria like the quality of the library program.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, School Libraries
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Johnson, Doug – Teacher Librarian, 2000
Discusses the need for state standards for school library media programs and describes efforts in Minnesota to develop new standards. Highlights include implementing standards from "Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning"; three graded levels of standards; contributions of teacher-librarians; possible uses of standards;…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Learning Resources Centers, Library Standards
Johnson, Doug – MultiMedia Schools, 1998
Examines information technology ethics, ethical codes, privacy, property, appropriate use, and what students need to understand about rights and responsibilities; outlines activities that teach ethical behaviors; and lists "The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics" developed by the Computer Ethics Institute, "Mankato (Minnesota)…
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology
Johnson, Doug – Technology Connection, 1997
Parents, students, and administrators want computer literate teachers with specific skills: basic computer operation; file management; word processing; spreadsheet, database, graphics, hypermedia, and network use; and student assessment. This article presents the graduated performance indicators (rubrics) developed for teachers in the Mankato Area…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Graphics, Computer Literacy, Computer Networks
Johnson, Doug – School Library Journal, 1995
Discusses the restructuring of the Mankato, Minnesota school media program, accomplished by merging library and technology programs. Addresses time frame; necessary equipment and resources; computer networking; scheduled in-service training; and involvement of parents, teachers, and the school board. A sidebar lists five elements vital to a…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, Doug – NASSP Bulletin, 1999
A committee of media specialists, librarians, teachers, parents, and administrators at a Minnesota district devised an information literacy curriculum. They identified current skills and software; learned an information-processing mode; identified curriculum integration areas; brainstormed projects; identified needed resources; and developed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy
Johnson, Doug – School Library Journal, 1999
Describes the development of an information-literacy curriculum that incorporates media and technology by media specialists in the Mankato Area Public Schools (Minnesota). Topics include identifying current skills; the Big Six information-processing model; grouping skills within the model; curriculum integration; projects to replace traditional…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods