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What are Reference Sources?

Normally all the school libraries have the following reference sources to satisfy the needs of the users.  Some of the reference sources are not familiar among the readers.  To make them understand the uses and purpose of those sources, a brief description is given for information.

General sources of information are:

1. Dictionaries

2. Encyclopaedia

3. Yearbooks, Almanacs, handbooks,etc.

4. Biographical sources eg. Who’s Who

5. Geographical sources eg. Gazatteers, Atlases, Guidebooks, maps, etc.

6. Directories- list of persons or organizations systmatically arranged usually in alphabetical order, giving addresses affiliations, etc. for individuals and addresses, officers, functions and similar data for organizations.

Since most of these sources are familiar among readers, sources like almanacs are unfamiliar and needs little explanation.

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No man loses his freedom…

No man loses his freedom except through his own weakness

-Mahatma Gandhi

Dear Visitors

This is the official Blog of C.B.S.E. Library. Explore the site, you will get a complete picture of all offline and online resources available and services provided from and by the Library. Here is a friend, who will help you to find, evaluate and use the right information at right time.

To be in good…

To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition. 

Jawaharlal Nehru

Great minds discuss ideas……….

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

I have not failed…

 “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas A. Edison

33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an earlier class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.

It is amazing how technology has changed the whole world giving rise to new forms of education we never thought of. Our students are more digitally focused than any time before. They spend more time interacting with their mobile devices than they do with their parents or close relatives. Admittedly, this digital boom has both  positive and negative impact on our students. Lack of concentration, short attention span, distraction, visual  stimulus overload, identity theft, lack of real world socializing, privacy issues, depression, and many more are but a direct result of the growing exposure to this technology. Studies have even proved that multitasking, which some educational technology experts brag about in relation to the use of today’s technology, reduces the power of our concentration to the half.  We should not, However, only look at the empty side of the cup, the other side is way bigger.

There are  actually several pluses for the use of technology in education and to try and list them  all here is way beyond the scope of this short post. Generally speaking,  no two argue over the fact that technology advantages in education ( and in our life at large ) way  outnumber  its downsides. It is thanks to technology that you are now reading this post and will probably share it with your colleagues.

digital skills for 21st century teachers

There is no blinking the fact  that the type of students we teach today are completely different from last century’s. We , definitely, need to look at some of the skills we, as teachers, need to equip ourselves with to better live up to the challenge. Among all the challenges we would have in education, there is not as daunting a challenge as catching students focus and getting them engaged in the learning process. For this particular reason, and in addition to the skills I initially mentioned in 21st Century Teaching Skills article, I would like to provide you  with another list of  some equally important digital skills that you, as a teacher, need to seriously consider if you want to pave the way for the 21st century teaching. I have added a list of web tools under each skill for teachers to better exploit it.

Please, remember that I have spent many laborious hours working on  this post and all I ask is a credit back to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning when re-using this content somewhere else.

digital skills for 21st century teachers