Webinar Tomorrow + Additional Speakers - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Webinar in a special Library 2.0 TOPIC: "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library: Protecting Patrons and Staff From a Rare But Catastrophic Event." You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht is tomorrow.

Awesome Virtual Online Field Trips


Creating an online virtual experience for your students is easy with these great tools. Helens changed in the three-year span between 2003 and 2006 with these 360-degree panoramas.

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Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian

Here's an example of an EARLY (2003) video production called Bookfellas, featuring some Guy Ritchie-esque film direction techniques. Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use


Successfully obtaining the resources and infrastructure needed to launch tech tools in a notoriously large and complex district, Dr. Hagstrom has exemplified the true meaning of grit and shown our team that no challenge is too great when student learning is on the line. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm.

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 1st) is our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," being held online ( and for free ) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panelists for our our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online ( and for free ) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been using data tools like these for years to track our clicks and steer us to buy or watch more of their products. It’s grown into a $500 million market with more than 30 for-profit companies selling predictive analytics tools to colleges.

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Dear ISTE (reprised)


The key mission is to provide a professional learning community where librarians can leverage technology knowledge and expertise to improve school library programs, increase access to information, and foster strong teaching and learning environments in a connected world. link] (2003).

University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

This story was based on data from Tuition Tracker, a tool from The Hechinger Report. Looking at data from 2003 and 2012 for 448 small private colleges, it found that higher tuition discounts did not correlate with increased low-income or minority student enrollment.

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Personal Stories: How Teens Connect with StoryCorps and Podcasts


— invite them to reflect on what they want from life, and provide them tools to navigate what’s ahead. Isay began StoryCorps in 2003 after years of producing radio documentaries that relied on dialogues for content. New Jersey State Library).

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. tools. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 27, 65-67.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003), preferring to view social applications as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. One of the most popular and easy to use tools in the wiki – a shared website which anyone can edit. 2003).

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Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

What are the tools people are using now, what will they be using next year? I hope that this will give the reader some insight into the plethora of tools available and which particular tools are used most by the “ wise crowd ” that DBR represents.

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Prerna Girls School began providing a low-cost option that has served over 5,000 girls from impoverished families. Students study for classes at a government school on the edge of the Thar Desert. Photo: Kim Palmer for The Hechinger Report.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world


6) (Note: Most of these tasks could authentically be taught in our libraries during the natural course of any inquiry project.). Think outside the reliability box : The old checklist-type tools we used to evaluate websites do not necessarily work.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


We also use a lot of maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. He shares some of his favorite foreign films: “ Aftershock ” (2010, Chinese, directed by Xiaogang Feng)—An absolutely awesome teaching tool for many different aspects of Chinese culture. Good Bye Lenin! ” (2003, Germany, directed by Wolfgang Becker)—Black comedy with a semi-romantic storyline that is easily the best teaching device for explaining the Cold War in Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

CyArk: digitally preserving and sharing our vulnerable heritage


And so the CyArk founding director waged another type of war, leveraging emerging digital tools and an expanding global network to preserve what might otherwise be lost. Founded in 2003, CyArk (for cyber archive), is an international nonprofit dedicated to enhancing accessibility to and digitally preserving heritage sites for future generations. We’re losing the sites and the stories faster than we can physically preserve them. Ben Kacyra.

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years


release, it found a place on the list of most challenged books compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. The series had a steady presence on this list and even topped it at times, through 2003. ” Magic as a tool to bridge the gap.


Refugees can choose a separate high school in this Kentucky town

The Hechinger Report

The Internationals’ approach is multipronged: The schools teach English at the same time as teaching subjects like math and history, and make the lessons project-based so that new arrivals can use multiple tools to build their vocabulary and creative thinking.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Researchers say removal of an IRS tool for financial aid applicants may have slowed FAFSA submissions, while college aid groups warn that affected students could already be losing out on aid,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Desmos : “The Desmos Geometry Tool.” ” The story praises the work of Tristan Denley and his course recommendation tool Degree Compass. Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Cambridge Analytica, a company on whose board Trump’s campaign manager and now chief strategist Steve Bannon sits, used Facebook “as a tool to build psychological profiles that represent some 230 million adult Americans.” E-Rate has been, since the origin of the fund in 1996, the main way in which schools and libraries were supposedly guaranteed “reasonable rates” on telecommunications services.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01