Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)


And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience. But, first, a little background: I’ve been playing around with building virtual school libraries for a very long time. I started playing around with the fairly easy and recently very popular strategy of building a library scene in Slides. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface. 2005/2006) “The Virtual Library.”

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

I got this compelling email from good friend and LJ/SLJ/The Horn Book publisher Ian Singer who forwarded a passionate plea to several of us to mobilize, sign the petition to Ensure all school libraries are properly staffed, open, and available for children every day and to get out the word via Twitter. I’m writing on behalf of a single voice, who has reached out to School Library Journal looking for “help and hope”. Our efforts can’t focus solely on the school library channel.


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Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books. Funding for school libraries and funding for other student literacy programs (like the National Writing Project) is being threatened both federally and in states across the country. In the 21st century information environment, our students deserve and need your help in keeping their library/information literacy programs strong. Yet library jobs are being cut - and, now, not included in this jobs bill.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] ADVOCACY IN YOUR LIBRARY PROGRAM ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 30 Aug 07:30PM New York / Tue 30 Aug 11:30PM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 09:30AM Sydney Lisa Perez. Attend this session to learn about advocacy tips for school librarians. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference - Call for Presentations

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is our official call for presentations for the Library 2.011 conference, November 2 - 3, 2011. The Library 2.011 conference will be a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. We actively encourage non-commercial organizations that are primarily or substantively focused on libraries, librarians, librarianship, or library programs to become conference partners at [link].

MSET Conference, Colbert, Crabs, & QR Codes

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Presentation Ninja, Transliteracy, Advocacy & the Remix MashUp Revolution , Easy Animation for Dynamite Disposition & Program Promotion , the ever popular and soon to be newly updated - Gadget-A-Go-Go , and of course QR Codes in the Classroom (& the Library!) I''m putting the finishing touches on my presos for the MSET Conference , in Baltimore next week! Of course one of them is QR Code focused!

Final Schedule - "Wholehearted Libraries" Online Mini-Conference on Tuesday, March 10th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Library 2.020 mini-conference of the year is next week: "Wholehearted Libraries," online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th , from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Not only do libraries need high tech, they also need staff who approach their work with a wholehearted attitude. Please also join the Library 2.0 We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

Gaddis explained how Wake County focused their professional learning by first identifying three groups: teachers, leadership, and school library media coordinators. By Eileen Belastock. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

Currently, Jon serves as the co-chair of the Education & Libraries Networks Coalition and the Homework Gap Big Tent Coalition, and as Executive Director of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

He has served as Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District in Ithaca, New York since January 2011. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. By Stacey Pusey.


What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship


But it was also on Facebook where in 2011 Jivani, then in ninth grade, posted a video of her removing the wig. Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. These current event headlines did not come up during the event, but Facebook safety policy manager Jennifer Hanley teased at changes coming to the company’s digital literacy library, a series of online modules available to educators and students to learn about responsible production and sharing of content online.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

in educational leadership in 2011 from Trevecca Nazarene University. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Budgets. Student outcomes. Constituent communications.


littleBits Teams Up with National PTA to Further Engage Parents and Kids in STEM


littleBits , the inventor of the electronic building block, today announced a partnership and new grant program with National PTA , the nation’s oldest and largest child advocacy association. Today, more than 20,000 schools, libraries, home schools, and makerspaces have incorporated littleBits’ education products. littleBits was founded in September 2011 by Ayah Bdeir, an engineer and interactive artist.

Stick Around: The Spectrum of Repurposing


I found great validation of my advocacy for "repurposing" in an article by Jessica Gosnell in the ASHA Leader in 2011, and consistently use this quote in sessions: “A search focused only on a specific profile of dedicated apps (speech production, targeted language goals, augmentative communication) could miss many well-designed apps that offer motivating and fun learning opportunities. Tap the + to add this from your Photo Library or other source.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Shannon is the author of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for ISTE''s Leading & Learning journal, various blogs, and in other forums. She has had the opportunity to speak in Iowa and around the country about advocacy, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others. She is a member of ISTE, SIGMS, ALA, AASL, and ILA (Iowa Library Association).

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Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

Then, in 2011, Mississippi became a “ model ” for other states when new social studies standards set an expectation that students learn civil rights in depth. The teachers learned about the Tougaloo Nine , a group of students from historically black Tougaloo College in Jackson, who staged read-ins at the white-only Jackson Municipal Library in 1961. Before 2011, Mississippi public school students weren’t required to learn about the Civil Rights Movement at all.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

in the Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts in 2011 and went on to become a behavior dean at North High School. For more information, visit the website at: Dr. Gaudino is a member of the international advisor panel for the Global Education Conference since 2011. The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday!

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

— Inside a high-ceilinged library at Northridge High School here, seniors are typing on 16-year-old laptops donated by a local Rotary Club. We’re doing everything we can,” says Mr. Norton, as the seniors in the library close their balky laptops and head to class. The district has already spent more than $3 million since 2011 on tablets, laptops, software programs, fiber optic wiring, and engineers to oversee all the instructional technology.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

As Kristina Rizga wrote in Mother Jones this year , In 2011, all federal funding for civics and social studies was eliminated. Facebook said it would work with the ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise to teach digital skills. This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million. And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. Siegler: “ The End of the Library.”