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Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. Through surveys with patrons and its librarians, CPL found that many of the people coming to the library were like Christine: adults struggling to be successful in a digital world.

Create 3D Models with Mobile Devices

Two Guys and Some iPads

Structure Sensor is the World''s first ever 3D sensor for mobile devices! Buy one Here itSeez3D is a mobile 3D scanner that allows your iPad, with the Occipital’s Structure Sensor, to capture color and structure information of the world and process them into realistic 3D models. The small sensor clips to your iPad using a bracket and connects using cable. Models are scale-accurate.

3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!

Kleinspiration

Classroom Library Tools If you are a Scholastic.com user, most likely you know about Book Wizard and what an amazing tool it is for finding and leveling books. Recently, Scholastic developed a mobile version for the iPhone and is currently working towards a version for the iPad. Book Wizard Mobile fits both of these characteristics. I can be mobile with my device. Magic!

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. In Library 2.0

Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Nearly 30 states across the country failed to claim E-Rate funding for schools and libraries. Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking

Classroom Organizer - free app to organize your classroom library and book room

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Organizer is a free web based and mobile app that allows you to organize and manage your classroom library and school book room. With the mobile app, available for Android and iOS, you can scan book title ISBNs into your library, view your library, and manage your book locations. This is a great resource for classrooms and smaller schools to manage their book collections. -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Android books

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The Fabulous Field Trip Guide: Mobile Learning and QR Codes

Teacher Reboot Camp

In 2012, I visited the British Library with Terry Freedman. As I venture to more museums, landmarks and national parks, I have noticed how these sites are making their exhibits more engaging by adding a mobile component. Before planning your next field trip, discover ways the site is integrating QR codes, mobile apps, and. Many sites and museums have mobile apps for exploring the site. Challenge: Use one of these resources to get learners engaging with exhibits using their mobile devices. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. Bookmarks.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. If A Library Were YouTube. So, if “books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context,” what does that mean in an increasingly mobile and digital world? Take a modern library, for example. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon? by Terry Heick.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.015 Online Events Start Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library and learning conversations! While all the details of the 50+ conference sessions, keynotes, and distinguished speaker presentations are on the Library 2.015 conference site , a quick listing is below to get you thinking about which sessions you might be able to attend live. This pre-conference bonus to the annual Library 2.0 Fantastic! link].

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. Self-directed learning, the Maker Movement, mobile learning, education technology integration and more are all relatively new, and have a variety of perspectives that can be taken in examining them and what they enable or change. The first of many such libraries appears below. by TeachThought Staff. Or not.

Nashville Library Gives Incarcerated Teens the Freedom to Create

Educator Innovator

How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local public library for help. The Nashville Public Library (NPL) got the teens at Woodland Hills set up with library cards, which they use often. ” Taylor said. The lessons focus on digital media production and storytelling.

App of the Week: Exit tickets go mobile

eSchool News

Teachers can create their own tickets or browse a library of tickets created by other educators. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review. ExitTicket. What’s It Like? Kids can take Launch tickets (to start class), Practice tickets (to check for understanding), and Exit tickets (to end class).

Register Now for the "Library as Classroom" Free Mini-Conference on June 15th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The second of our three free Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," is coming up soon! The library as creative classroom means we approach the learning opportunities we create with thought, user-directed planning, and insights from research. There are notable examples of academic, public, and K-12 library spaces that have become creative classrooms.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 Sponsored with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. Steve Hargadon Library 2.0 public libraries.

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T&L Live PD Library: Mobile Computing

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Techlearning Resources T&L Live PD LibraryBYOT/BYOD: What’s Working?

QR Code Quest: a Library Scavenger Hunt

The Daring Librarian

( UPDATE : This is the original post about this mobile media digital discovery lesson but I''ve also updated it recently in Part Deux ! You can also use this lesson for special needs classes, Library Media orientation, or even re-mix the questions, QR Codes, & hints for just about ANY subject area! QR Codes in the Classroom & the Library, too! First I created the Hint.

Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age (March 16th, Online)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University are excited to announce the first of three Library 2.016 mini-conferences: "Privacy in the Digital Age," March 16th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 I have been passionately in love with libraries since I was about 6 years old.

Final Schedule + Speakers Posted - Join Us for "Library as Classroom" Mini Conference This Wednesday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The second of our three free Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: " Library as Classroom ," is this Wednesday, June 15th! Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events. and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited).

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Age of Learning launches new mobile app for early learners

Educational Technology Guy

Age of Learning just launched their new mobile app, a comprehensive online learning app for children ages 2 through 6+. Subscriptions to the site are $7.99/ Per Month; however, they do provide ABCmouse free to Schools, Teachers, Libraries, and Foster Families across the US. It’s perfect for parents who are looking for that engaging, educational, and fun app for their little one. The app itself is an extension of our award winning website and curriculum- ABCMouse.com. The app is from Age of Learning , and it’s called the “ABCmouse.com- Early Learning Academy.” free technology

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. If A Library Were YouTube. So, if “books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context,” what does that mean in an increasingly mobile and digital world? Take a modern library, for example. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon? by Terry Heick.

Registration and Call for Proposals Now Open for "Libraries of the Future" on October 6th (Oline)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the third of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: " Libraries of the Future ," October 6th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). As libraries shape their futures – and adapt to the future needs of their communities – what are the near- and long-term trends that point to our brightest opportunities.

How to transform your media centers into makerspaces

eSchool News

Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces. We purchased three daVinci Jr 3D printers and a variety of mobile devices for each space. Best Practices Community Relations How-to Innovation Corner School Libraries 3D printing K-12 libraries makerspaces media centers schools

4 Reasons You Need a Mobile Reading App on Your Smartphone

TeacherCast

Not only are we graced with libraries and bookstores full of all kinds of stories and information, but we also have the vast catalogues of online info and eBooks. If you frequent the library or local bookstore, you typically operate with a narrow focus or you may end up getting overwhelmed. It’s a great time to be a book lover. You Will Always Have Your Books With You.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! REGISTER NOW (to attend live or watch the recordings, and to receive the reading packet) Library 2.016: Libraries of the Future will be held from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time on October 6th ( click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? ködése/ The Operation of the Service System of Library tendings - Ms. Sample Tweets Join the free, online global conversation about the future of libraries #Lib2014 Oct.

Time Is Not Always On Our Side- 5 Minute Mobile Projects with Field Trips

MSEDTechie

Sometimes we want our students to complete quick mobile projects that take very little time, but produce awesome projects. It''s an APP and a website) You can also access a library of content specific channels from BBC, CNBC, The Guardian, and UNICEF. link] com/2013/03/its-all-about- time-mobile-projects-in.html# links Time is NOT on our side. Document class activities.

A Library In Every Pocket: Virtualizing Your Library for Mobile Learning

The Daring Librarian

Not if, but when your school turns to mobile learning, will your library be ready? Information technology presents librarians with an opportunity to facilitate the transition to mobile learning. Facilitators, which will include a student panel, in this hands-on, BYOT session will highlight strategies to virtualize library services for tiny screens. Let''s get it started!

Register Now for the Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're getting close to our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). What skills, knowledge, traits, and expectations will you need to support all types and sizes of libraries and their communities in the future? from UCLA.

NMC Horizon Report "Deep Dive" on the Future of Libraries - November 12th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join the NMC and the Learning Revolution for the NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries. We encourage you to attend with colleagues from your library or institution as each session will be interspersed with discussion questions to prompt deep thinking around actionable trends and ideas. Come curious, and leave inspired to meet the future head on. ($59 via Wikimedia Commons

There's an Echo in My Library!

The Daring Librarian

It took months of waiting but finally, just a few weeks ago it came and we now have a new information tool in the library! Will this tool (I am assiduously avoiding using the word toy) be an asset to our library or a distraction? We also have a new Courtesy Mobile Device Charging Station in the MHMS Daring School Library Media Center! Hello Alexa! It's the Amazon Echo!

Schools lend out mobile hotspots to get all students online

eSchool News

At Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha, students can take the internet home with them using mobile Wi-Fi hotspots from the school library. In Wisconsin, 15 school districts are using the Kajeet mobile hotspots to help bridge the learning gap between students who have internet access at home and those who don’t. Hotspots help bridge digital divide in Wisconsin.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Success for Struggling Readers: New Strategies Using eBooks" with Ann Fondren + Sarah Downing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 In this session a middle school librarian and former division library coordinator will share strategies for implementing eBooks to assist struggling readers. While working in Spotsylvania she served as a 5th grade teacher, middle school librarian, and Library Coordinator for the division. She was named Rappahannock Regional School Library of the Year for 2016.

Library 2.013 Conference Call for Proposals

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is the official call for presentation proposals for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, October 18 - 19, 2013 (in some time zones the conference will conclude on the 20th). How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Your participation as a presenter can help to steer the global conversation about the future of libraries. Plus, there will be a new strand dedicated to virtual library tours. Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? There are no registration fees and no travel requirements.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon News - Awaken Young Inventors - Library Horizon Report "Deep Dive"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update November 5th, 2014 The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Really!)

Learning Revolution Free PD - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 - October 8th + 9th. We are gearing up for another amazing year of the Library 2.014 Conference. How does your library manage digital collections?

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant. Buckles, MLS Graduate Student Könyvtelen” könyvtár - Bookless library - Alexanrdra Szalacsi, Ph.D. network. században?

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Free from ALA: Library Technology Reports & more!

NeverEndingSearch

As it migrates to a new platform, using the Open Journal Systems software, ALA Publishing is currently offering a generous deal on its archive of Library Technology Reports. While a staple subscription item in many academic libraries, the series is priced beyond the modest budgets of school and smaller public libraries. You’ll also find this past year’s titles (as well as an archive reaching back to 2001): David Lee King’s Managing Your Library’s Social Media Channels. Jason Griffey’s 3-D Printers for Libraries.