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. Jason Griffey’s 3-D Printers for Libraries. Amanda Goodman’s Digital Media Labs in Libraries. Get them while they’re free!

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0

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Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "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). This event is being organized in partnership with the American Library Association and will feature ALA president Julie Todaro as moderator for the opening panel and the closing keynote speaker. Please also join this Library 2.0

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. Please also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0

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). This event is being organized in partnership with the American Library Association and will feature ALA president Dr. Julie Beth Todaro as moderator for the opening panel and the closing keynote speaker, with Dr. Eileen G. Please also join this Library 2.0

Final Schedule - Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29th, is our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This event is being organized in partnership with the American Library Association and will feature ALA president Dr. Julie Beth Todaro as moderator for the opening panel and the closing keynote speaker, with Dr. Eileen G. Please also join this Library 2.0

Events Newsletter - Library Negotiations (Today) - Reinventing Education - OZeLive - Open Licensing - Google in Ed - ISTEunplugged

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Monday, February 23rd at 3pm Library 2.0 Pat will share his 30-plus years of fieldwork, advocacy (he published Growing Without Schooling magazine from 1986 to 2001), and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help you and your children learn in their own ways. Are you at a museum or do you have a gallery, library, archive, or museum on your campus? Library 2.0 Webinar Series Learning Revolution Events Library 2.0

School Librarians Rocking it Hard Every Day!

The Daring Librarian

Advocacy for kiddos, teens, literature, creativity, giftedness, special needs, technology, a filterless society, community projects, connection with parents, geeks, goofballs, oh and LIBRARIES! In our profession, being an advocate for your kids, your library, your program, and yes.for YOURSELF is ESSENTIAL! The first education honor or award I got was the Teacher of the Year Award in 2001 from PBS & the NTTI (OMGosh the write up is hilarious!

How to Prevent the Summer Slide and Help Reduce Educational Inequality

Waterford

Here are 12 ways to help students maintain the knowledge they learned over the year and avoid summer slide: Libraries often have plenty of fun activities to prevent summer slide, from read-alouds to book reading challenges. Children who visit the library often can develop their love of learning over the summer.[1]. Principal Journal, January 2001, 80(3), pp. School’s out, and it’s time for both teachers and students to relax before preparing for next year.

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Top 10 Study Group Forums and Websites for High School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Physics Forum began as a high school extra credit assignment in 2001, and since then, it’s developed into one of the most popular and helpful science forums on the web. The website offers resources on all types of topics housed within the site’s digital library, and students who need specific help connect with peers who are taking the same subjects or exams. The platform is a community-driven library of flashcards, forums, and study guides.

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Can Schools #Race2TheTalk Abt Why #BlackLivesMatter?

The Innovative Educator

As a white educator who has worked in Harlem since the 90s and lived here since 2001, the topic certainly hits close to home. This is the story of how schools in general, and libraries in particular, can play a role in being a part of the solution. I have black friends and colleagues disappointed with their non-black friends because they are not speaking up about why #BlackLivesMatter. Some of my white friends say this topic is out of their comfort zone.

Act now: Important IAL funding news from the DOE!

NeverEndingSearch

The notice in the Federal Register shared that 50 percent of all grant funds, more than $13 million , are reserved for use by school libraries serving high need LEAs. Program Authority: Sections 5411-5413 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; title III of Division H of Public Law 114-113 , the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.

#ETTChat: Kathy Schrock

EdTechTeacher

Kathy: After getting my library science degree in 1981, I worked in many different kinds of libraries, and technology was always a component of that. I knew more about educational technology than anyone in the district (all learned by making many mistakes), became the Tech Director in 1997, and then moved to another district as Technology Director from 2001 until 2011 when I retired from schools.

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Keeping it Together with Google Keep

EdTechTeam

I began my education career in 2001 as an Interrelated Special Education teacher, mainly serving as a resource and collaborative English/Language Arts teacher. I was still teaching students how to use the available resources that the library media center had to offer, but then I discovered I was also teaching various professional learning topics to colleagues.

9/11 is now a history lesson for most school kids

The Hechinger Report

Early morning light hits the smoke and wreckage of the World Trade Center September 13, 2001 in New York City, two days after the twin towers were destroyed when hit by two hijacked passenger jets. 11, 2001, high school social studies teacher and football coach Robert Lake stood outside with students waiting to get picked up from school. 11, 2001.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. ENA delivers robust and reliable broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, and cloud services to K–12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries across the nation.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

He previously managed UConn’s Network Engineering and Data Center Operations teams, having started his career there as a junior network technician in the summer of 2001. The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations.

For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video

Edsurge

The threaded discussion felt always like the wrong medium for learning,” says Joyce Valenza, an assistant teaching professor at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, who has been teaching online since 2001. To show me what that looks like in a recent online course she taught about how to manage school library programs, Valenza invited me to a Google Hangout so she could share her screen as we talked.

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Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico

Edsurge

This field has been a passion of mine since 2001, when I first started working on it at Stanford.” Department of State to let refugees access the company’s library of online certificate programs, such as an “English for Business” from the University of Pennsylvania. Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller has ridden the MOOC craze as the company’s CEO and later president. Now Koller is returning to her background in machine-learning research.

The Creation of a Picture Language

Fractus Learning

It was an easily-accessible library of pictures; these were of events and things that were important to the people in the center. This library of pictures allowed for communication. 2001). 2001). During the 1990s, a most amazing collaboration arose in Lund, Sweden between a rehabilitation engineer from the University of Lund and an artist who ran a day program for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Joy of Search

NeverEndingSearch

Back in 2001, Roy Tennant famously said, “ Only librarians like to search , everyone else likes to find.” Library Journal Digital Libraries- Cross-Database Search: One-Stop Shopping. And sometimes, he demonstrates that effective searchers need to search offline sources–face-to-face in libraries and archives or in online repositories.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. Backed by private equity firm ZMC , ENA provides transformative connectivity, communication, cloud and security services to education institutions and libraries at more than 5,000 locations across the U.S. NASHVILLE, TENN.

Will changes in online college applications help students chase the American dream?

The Hechinger Report

Elijah Corbin Irving, a senior at Snowden International School in Boston, uses the American Student Assistance’s Boston Public Library College Planning Center as a resource. It’s off-putting to a population that struggles to begin with,” said Jodi Then, a senior education advisor at American Student Assistance’s Boston Public Library College Planning Center. “It’s By 2001, the Common Application was fully online.

Nonprofit University Buys For-Profit College For Its Tech Platform

Edsurge

UniversityNow was founded in 2010 by Eugene Wade, an education entrepreneur whose first company sold to Edison Schools in 2001 for $38 million. Our goal is to build a library of digital content broken down into its smallest possible components.”.

Racial diversity as a financial necessity at state universities

The Hechinger Report

Since 2001, when standardized test standards were first imposed at the flagship, LSU has rejected any applicant who earned less than a 22 on the ACT. Stewart Lockett (center) and other student government leaders meet in late January with a reporter for The Daily Reveille, an LSU-student newspaper, to talk about their hopes for a new library. The 60-year-old Middleton Library has suffered water damage from a leak.

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School

edWeb.net

They also encourage schools and districts to leverage community partnerships by working with libraries, community centers, mobile community hotspots, or local chambers of commerce. One of their most successful partnerships has been the district’s partnership with the ONECard initiative, run by the Metropolitan Library System, which provides students with access to all local library services.

Dr. Marina Bers Named Chair of Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

techlearning

Although I have been a professor at Eliot Pearson since 2001, my own doctoral training is not as a developmentalist, but as a designer of technologies for children. (Waltham, MA) October 24, 2018 — Dr. Marina Bers has been named the new department chair of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. This appointment puts Dr. Bers at the forefront of one of the country’s leading departments serving children, youth, and families.

Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies with Secretary of State Linda McCulloch

edWeb.net

Secretary McCulloch served three terms in the Montana House of Representatives, from 1995 to 2001. As an active civic leader, she has been a faculty affiliate and served on numerous boards including the Board of Public Education, Board of Regents, Montana Library Commission, and the Advisory Council to the Montana Meth Project. degrees in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Supervision of Library Media Programs from the University of Montana.

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

Edsurge

Thanks to that requirement, the Cal State system has built a library that has grown to more than 200 teaching portfolios. “It’s In fact, there have been bigger attempts to build central libraries of them in the past, such as a 2001 project by the the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching called the Knowledge Media Laboratory (which is now defunct). Some of the ones in the CSU library feel dashed off, says one professor who went looking for inspiration there.

Temple University is spending millions to get more students through college, but is there a cheaper way?

The Hechinger Report

We had all of these high-impact programs, but there were no students in the library, or in the writing center, or in the career center,” said Jones. “We Since 2001, Temple University’s four-year graduation rate has climbed from 20 percent to 44 percent and its six-year rate from 59 percent to 70 percent, which is 11 points higher than the national average. Photo: AP Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

Students can now have an entire library in their backpack, and this changes the dynamic for schools and students. The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations.

CyArk: digitally preserving and sharing our vulnerable heritage

NeverEndingSearch

The mission: to create a free, 3D online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time. We’re losing the sites and the stories faster than we can physically preserve them. Ben Kacyra. Earthquakes and natural disasters are partly to blame.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia’s crowd-sourced authorship–its wikiness–has provoked debate relating to authority, despite the fact that many Wikipedia authors are topic experts and that a growing number of librarians and academics contribute by adding and editing references. I find Google a lot easier than going to the library website.” Imagine ways to innovate and inspire students to use the academic library.

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All together now

Learning with 'e's

I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. The book features a number of examples of collective action using new tools, including the creation of the world''s largest repository of knowledge, Wikipedia , which didn''t even exist prior to 2001. This is a continuation of my series of retrospective reviews of seminal learning and technology books.

Live Tuesday August 16th with Gary Lopez on HippoCampus.org and Teaching with the Power of Open, Digital Resources

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Under his leadership, NETg developed a library of more than 1,200 multimedia-based courses, grew to more than 800 employees, and had offices in 30 countries. NETg was acquired by Thomson Corporation in 2001.