Infomancy n. 1.The field of magic related to the conjuring of information from the chaos of the universe. 2.The collection of terms, queries, and actions related to the retrieval of information from arcane sources.


July 12th, 2009 by infomancy

Here are four questions, presented publicly on the AASL Forum to continue the discussion about the standards. 1) Given the confusion between the very limited actual permissions granted and the much more open permissions that AASL thinks are provided for use of the standards, can you help clarify what the desired level of permission for [...]

A Followup on the Standards

July 11th, 2009 by infomancy

The problem is that [a really cool desire to use the standards] is exactly why I brought up this issue for discussion. Under AASL’s current permissions for use, you CANNOT use the language. CANNOT put the standards into Rubicon Atlas (or another curriculum mapping program). CANNOT even link to the pdf document on your website [...]

AASL Restricts (Eliminates?) Use of Standards

July 10th, 2009 by infomancy

This past Wednesday, I led a professional development workshop for librarians in the School Library System where I work. We had a professional book discussion around the two new AASL publications; Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action and Empowering Learners. Overall, the response to these two books was very positive. Kudos (and many [...]

Talking about standards

August 5th, 2008 by infomancy

We are talking about the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner at the New York SLMS Leadership Retreat. Here is a one page document from a bit back that was created to help share the standards with administrators in our region.