Friday, March 31, 2006

Classroom Management Systems Comparison Chart

I have a dream of a library classroom where the instructor controls the computers students use. No more students checking their e-mail or MySpace page. No choice but to pay attention (or sleep). The instructor can even direct all student computers to the same website. Several software/hardware products, called Classroom Management Systems, make this possible. The Teaching Methods Committee of ACRL provides a list comparing many of these products at

Someday my dream will come true.

PS. If you have experience using a Classroom Management System, please post a comment with your opinion of the system you use.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Internet at School

"The Internet at School: A Tool or a Crutch?"
By Peter Alexander, Correspondent, NBC News

This article states, "With the facts now at their fingertips, teachers say it's less important that their students can store information in their heads and more important that they know where to find it and what to do with it."

Why does that sound familiar? Oh yeah, we call that 'Information Literacy.' Anyways, it is nice to see that others recognize the importance of information literacy today, even if they don't call it that.