A couple of summers back a young school librarian, fresh out of library school, asked a very honest question at one of our state retreats:
We’re all doing different stuff. The other school librarians I know are not doing what I am doing. Some maintain Web sites and blogs; others do not. Some have seriously retooled; others have not. In the 21st century, what does a school librarian do?
As students head back to school this fall, many teachers, professors and parents find themselves worrying about student honesty in a way that they never have before. Part of the a blame lies with a widely discussed recent article in the New York Times, which reported that 40% of university students admitted to copying work without acknowledgment and more than 70% thought that "copying from the Web" was not a serious form of academic dishonesty.
Lesson plans include prerequisites, rationale, essential concepts, and descriptions of related National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and are designed for beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels, aimed at middle school and secondary students.