Phonology can be fun and free

Nik Peachey

Flashcard Maker’ which helps you to make your own flashcards by either using images from an image library or sketching you own pictures on the program, and adding phonemic symbols to them. Phonetics Focus is a really wonderful new free resource produced by Cambridge English Online Ltd. Basically it is a collection of interactive multimedia Flash based games and resources that can be accessed through the CEO website at [link] What is it?

Library 2.016 Min-Conference June 15th: "Library as Classroom"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the second of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," June 15th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited).

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?


It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. But the promised library of everything hasn’t come into being. As part of the deal, Google’s partner libraries made sure they got to keep digital copies of their scanned works for research and preservation use.

At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions

Educator Innovator

Both teens followed their passions at the library, during Teen Tech Week 2014. This year, Teen Tech Week took on a DIY theme, and libraries across the country offered high- and low-tech avenues for teens to create their own projects. By Maureen Kelleher.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

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.

Students as citizen archivists and scientists: The new community service?


The Library of Congress, the National Archives and the Smithsonian offer parts of their collections to be organized and made accessible by employing the services citizen volunteers. The Library of Congress was an early adopter of archival crowdsourcing.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Beginning in 2007, the district’s financial situation and declining enrollment were impeding its ability to equitably serve the student population.

DPLA Primary Source Sets


Just in time for instructional planning, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) reminds us that their 100 Primary Source Sets were designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture.

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Summer Reading: Promoting Fun!

The Daring Librarian

Mirrored & adapted from my MHMS Daring School Library Blog Keep Reading: Summer Reading for Kids, Librarians, & GAMERS! I love loaning my adorable kids (my students) over to my local public library for the summer. from the London Public Library !

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How Lifelong Readers Are Helping Communities Thrive

Digital Promise

1-4, 25-26) While children who visit the library to immerse in their favorite books may not realize it at the time, they’re building the skill of thoughtful reading—the foundation of critical thinking, academic success, and, eventually, a happy and productive adult life. (1, Public libraries, school libraries and classrooms can tackle the problem head-on through thoughtful collection development. Atwell 2007. Atwell 2007.

On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

iterating toward openness

For the first decade of the modern open education movement (1998 – 2007), the distinguishing feature of our work – the thing we cared most about and talked most about – was the open licensing we applied to educational materials.

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Showing #OpenGratitude for: ISKME and OER Commons

iterating toward openness

In 2007, ISKME launched OER Commons, its digital public library and collaboration platform, informed by the organization’s pioneering efforts in knowledge management and educational innovation. Microsites are ISKME’s comprehensive solution for hosting and indexing a unique content library while facilitating collaboration for a specific targeted audience.

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Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

For instance, one barrier to access was library cards. The school streamlined the process and included library card registration with overall school registration. Michael Arensdorff has worked in Oak Park School District 97 in Illinois since 2007.

Physical Bookstores in The Digital Age

Ask a Tech Teacher

When Amazon released the Kindle in 2007 authors began to see the end of times. How do I create a classroom library checkout system? As a parent, I fondly remember browsing bookstores with my children.

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Remake Learning Days Celebrate Hands-On Learning Through Free Events


The original Remake Learning Days spanned nearly 300 events across the Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia region—from libraries and laboratories to schools and startups to radio stations and gardens.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Other than libraries and news outlets, students were dependent on the educator to provide them with information. Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0 2007).

Bureaucratic costs at some colleges are twice what’s spent on instruction

The Hechinger Report

A 2010 study by the conservative Goldwater Institute found that while instructional spending per student at 198 top public and private universities and colleges rose 39 percent between 1993 and 2007, administrative spending per student jumped by 61 percent.

Update: AASL’s Infographic on Standards and Guidelines Research


Our Standards for the 21st Century Learner debuted in 2007, followed in 2009 by Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, what Marcia calls a cornerstone of many school librarians’ practice.

"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added information on the accepted sessions for the second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in collaboration which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference Network.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Word Generation introduces new words by embedding them in brief texts about controversial issues of interest to many adolescents, such as steroid use among athletes, legalization of euthanasia, and censorship of libraries and popular music. 2007).

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

The State appropriations per full-time student have fallen from an inflation-adjusted $8,489 in 2007 to $7,642 in 2017. Provide Access to K-12 Libraries. Instead of buying ten different supplementary learning materials for different subjects, students can make use of K-12 libraries, where all learning resources are stored. K-12 content libraries usually contain thousands of learning resources like videos, short knowledge nuggets etc.

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Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Word Generation introduces new words by embedding them in brief texts about controversial issues of interest to many adolescents, such as steroid use among athletes, legalization of euthanasia, and censorship of libraries and popular music. 2007).

Mitch Resnick: The Next Generation of Scratch Teaches More Than Coding


Much has changed since we introduced the first generation of our Scratch programming language and online community, back in 2007. And the library of extensions with continue to grow over time. On January 2, our group at the MIT Media Lab introduced a new generation of Scratch , called Scratch 3.0.

Chrome Can: Creating eBooks with Chromebooks!

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

in September 2007. The free version allows you to have one library with 40 books. One of the things a good computer should be able to do is to enable students to create a variety of media. This media includes images, audio, video, blog posts, and eBooks.

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Did You Know 4.0 & Where Are We Going?

The Daring Librarian

In 2007 i blogged about the first Did You Know by Karl Fisch for my parents, teachers & community. savvy school librarians like Buffy Hamilton.her Unquiet Library blog & webpage epitomizes how we should use Social Networks FOR us! i''m SO excited to be meeting her next week and working with her on the AASL Library Tools Smackdown!).because digital footprint interent ethics skype twitter facebook unquiet librarian unquiet library

Dear ISTE (reprised)


The organization acknowledges the accelerated pace of change and is entering the process of seeing what works, what is still relevant, what is obsolete, what is still missing since the last refresh in 2007. The 2007 standards described a landscape in which we were using technology to learn.

Virtual Tours: Around the World with a VR Headset


For libraries and museums , virtual tours can offer a richly experiential mode of learning opportunities for their visitors, and help them reach many more people around the world. Springer, 2007. As illustrated by the intricate inlay and pietra dura work on the walls of the marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal is the ultimate expression of the elegance of Mughal architecture and craftsmanship.

‘We want a kid you don’t have any idea what to do with’

The Hechinger Report

At least once a week, the student and teacher meet to choose academic units from Edgenuity’s library — all the lessons are aligned to California state standards and are curated by the school — and to schedule times for the student to take Edgenuity’s unit exams on campus.

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ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High


2007), a research lab which builds virtual tutors for reading and science. The Premium edition includes standards-aligned lessons that teachers can use to create custom online assignments from the library of podcasts. Among the fun and games happening at ISTE in mile-high Denver this year is a pitch competition. Nine edtech companies, nominated by the incubators that hatched them, will present to an audience of 25 education leaders.

Some experts have a new idea to help students afford college: more federal loans

The Hechinger Report

The stretch of grass overlooking the amphitheater, Reflection Pond and the library “is pretty breathtaking,” she said. Between 2007 and 2016, the share of dependent students whose parents took out these loans increased from 9 percent to 12 percent at public universities.

OPINION: Five ways colleges can enroll more low-income students

The Hechinger Report

Great Hall, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. More than 80 leading colleges and universities are committed to a 2025 national goal of enrolling 50,000 more lower-income students in institutions with a 70 percent or higher graduation rate.

The rural school district Obama fought to save

The Hechinger Report

Martin Middle School in Dillon dates to 1896 and was still in use when then-Senator Barack Obama visited in 2007 during his presidential campaign. In 2007, when U.S. Then Senator Barack Obama, speaking on the campaign trail in 2007. Now shuttered, this portion of J.V.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort


It’s a cloud based platform that uses library science and AI so researchers can “discover, manage and curate research” in a single location. However, it hopes to build an online content library of trainings for employers. Raheem AI In 2007, Brandon Anderson lost his partner to police violence at a routine traffic stop. Aaron Walker, founder and CEO of an incubator based in New Orleans called Camelback Ventures, believes there’s talent everywhere.