Archive for August, 2015

Leaping through the information cycle

Leaping through the information cycle

The information cycle covers information creation and use over time.  A TV series can serve as a case in point. When Quantum Leap first aired, people saw the commercials (for ex. mattind69v3, 1989/2013) and read the reviews (for ex. Haithman, 1989).  Magazines covered the show during its run: Maclean’s, for […]

By August 27, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Icebreaker time

Icebreaker time

By Gmhofmann (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Soon we’ll be welcoming students, and students will be welcoming each other.  Many schools have posted lists of icebreaker activities.  Lansing Community College (2015) has an especially well-referenced list .  Such lists favor face-to-face activities.  For online icebreakers I […]

By August 21, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
InfoSavvy summer vacation 2015

InfoSavvy summer vacation 2015

Winslow Homer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I am on vacation this week.  Stay tuned for a new post next week.

By August 13, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Professional development in community

Professional development in community

Image by Katarina Caspersen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons As grateful as I am for the conferences I get to attend, they are not the only form of professional development.  This week I’ll salute another form, the learning community. The ERIC Thesaurus (2008) scope note defines […]

By August 6, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy