Edublog 2011 Award Nominations

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Edublog 2011 Award Nominations The nominations are now open! Best librarian / library blog: Van Meter Library Voice - Shannon Miller Shannon Miller is a breath of fresh air - not only is her blog a stellar resource, she is continuously sharing great resources on Twitter, too. There are so many great individuals and groups to support. I''m always excited to see how many bloggers come together to support the writers they learn from and collaborate with throughout the year.

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My 2011 Edublog Award Nominations

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Best Librarian/Library Blog : The VanMeter Voice The space that Shannon has put together here should be the standard for library blogs anywhere. It''s that time of year again, when bloggers from around the globe submit the best of the best in the education world from the previous year for the Edublog Awards. This is always a tough spot for me. I think everyone is great at what they do.

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2011 Edublog Award Nominations

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After watching the Edublog Awards process for a few years, and even voting in the final round before, I''ve decided it''s time for me to get involved at the grass-roots level by making some of my own nominations in 2011! Here are my Edublog Awards nominations for 2011: Best Individual Blog: Cool Cat Teacher by Vicki Davis - Vicki has been nominated for best teacher blog in the past and won the award in 2008, and she deserves every nomination and win.

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Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard

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Lessons can also be enhanced by using the iPad features to add pictures from the iPad Photo Library or a Dropbox account, or by snapping photos with the iPad''s camera. Available for the first time ever today, the new iPad app from Educreations will transform teaching. Using this app will turn your iPad into an interactive whiteboard, and allow you to plan, create, and share lessons in far less time than before.

5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the first of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five people to follow in 2011 Five trends to watch in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 2011 The folks over at Prezi continue to make their presentation product more and more compelling. January of 2011 saw the launch of an iPad app on which to view presentations.

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Reader's Workshop for K-2

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Get ideas for setting up your classroom library, too! Beth Newingham''s Class Website click here for her classroom library photos and links and more! I can''t tell you how many classrooms I''ve seen, even across the country via blog photos, that have printed off her free genre posters, free class library book labels, or reader''s notebook lessons - all free and rich in sound pedagogy.

Announcing the 2011 Global Education Conference!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Because I was traveling, my co-chair for the 2011 Global Education Conference, Lucy Gray , took the lead on announcing our new conference website, dates, and call for proposal. This particular brainstorm came about as part of the Library 2.011 Conference I''m running out of the Library 2.0 The Call for Proposals for the 2011 event is now open at [link].

Transforming your library into a makerspace

eSchool News

Through a five-year radical book-weeding process from 2011- 2016, the NCHS library had eliminated all of the library’s free-standing bookshelves.

Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar

The Daring Librarian

International Library Hip Hop Superstar! That''s right, in Winston Salem where I was honored to be keynoting at the amazing North Carolina School Library Media (NCSLMA11) conference this past weekend I got to meet him! Sporting a blingtastic gold & diamond encrusted library card, glasses, magic hoodie, & a rhyming dictionary this self-proclaimed Story Yeller can write some mad library & literacy rhymes! advocates reading and introduces basic library skills.

Spicing Up Spanish

A Principal's Reflections

Choose a background from website library. This past week as I was collecting information for my monthly Principal''s Report I was happy to learn about how technology was being integrated into some Spanish classes. For example, students in Ms. Schwarz’s Spanish 1 class had to write a dialogue based on the following situation. This is your first day of school and you are introducing yourself to a bunch of classmates.

Find New Resources For Your Classroom With eduTecher

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There is a wonderful site (run by a very dear friend of mine, Adam, who was the 2011 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator , so you know this place has to be top notch.) Because there are mobile apps that provide you on-the-go access to the entire library of sites in the eduTecher database. I dunno about you but I spend a lot of time looking for instructional and technology resources for use in the classroom.

What's Wrong With Google Telling Me Everything?

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I imagine it involved a trip to my local library (which I still enjoy doing) and spending hours and hours of research to find the simplest of facts or answers. The topic of Critical Thinking and Google Searches seems to poke it''s head out via various discussions and conversations every now and then. Even on #edchat last night the topic centered around moving kids away from thinking Google has all the answers to thinking critically. First let me clarify.

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My Edublog Nomiations 2011

The Daring Librarian

Daring School Library Edublog ! She also is one of Cengage/Gale and SLJ''s 5 national new library leaders program and a Shorty award winner! Best twitter hashtag - #tlchat, This is the hashtag that I always check to keep a pulse on library trends and news. Best librarian / library blog - Adventures of Library Girl. To celebrate the #Eddies this year I thought I would do my nominating both on my professional blog and on our NEW!

QR Code Quest: a Library Scavenger Hunt

The Daring Librarian

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! ( UPDATE : This is the original post about this mobile media digital discovery lesson but I''ve also updated it recently in Part Deux ! check it out! :-) I remixed this awesome scavenger hunt originally created by Joyce Valenza and added a QR Code Twist!

2011 Edublog Awards - Nominations Due by Friday!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

community and free online course for "Best educational use of a social network" Library 2.0 I have the pleasure again this year of co-hosting the annual Edublog Awards, designed to promote the educational value of social media. I encourage you to consider nominating someone or a site for an award in one of the eighteen categories, and to do so this week! Here are the Web 2.0

Next Vista For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Its central project is a free, online library of teacher- and student-made short videos for learners everywhere. Last week I talked a little bit about Common Craft and the In Plain English video series. (If If you missed it, check it out here.) So it seems I am hung up on videos because I have another great site that has tons of great videos to help you learn new concepts, present information in ways that might not be quite conventional and some that are just plain awesome.

Tuesday, July 5th - Live with Sandy Hirsh on the Future of Libraries and Librarians

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, July 5th, for a live and interactive Future of Education interview with Sandy Hirsh, the director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University. We''ll be talking all about the current and future state of libraries and librarians, and will also discuss our recently announced Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, for which she is the conference co-chair.

The Today Show's Top Tech Gifts for Women

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With a built-in camera, and a library of 100+ cartridge games and activities*, the durable LeapPad features innovative apps that inspire creativity and turn reading into fun and games. I''m loving Thanksgiving break! It''s so nice to be at home with the kids and not have to be anywhere at any specific time - whoo hoo!

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Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] THE KNOWLEDGE SHARING PLACE (The Knowledge Sharing Place) Thu 25 Aug 07:00PM New York / Thu 25 Aug 11:00PM GMT / Fri 26 Aug 09:00AM Sydney Dean Mantz. In addition, I will do a demo on how to "cite while you write", and "manage library/references".

Save the Dates - Announcing the Worldwide Library 2.011 Virtual (and Free) Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are pleased to announce the Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, November 2 - 3, 2011. To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please join the Library 2.0 The Library 2.011 conference will be a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University ( [link] ) is the founding conference sponsor.

New Posted Resources 05/17/2011

The Web20Classroom

tags: PD Leadership favorite professionaldevelopment The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com tags: technology education edtech favorite ROE Library - Citing Sources tags: copyright reference favorite The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook tags: facebook privacy favorite 5 Free Online Encyclopedias Suitable For Kids tags: encyclopedia favorite Posted from Diigo.

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Olinda Dirt Wreaks Havoc on this Library PC

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computers edtech library pcs Toda says this is the dirtiest he''s ever seen a computer. "It''s It''s a record." Mr. Toda announced. Click on photo twice to get an extreme closeup :/. Mr. Toda cleaned it up, added more memory, and it''s good to go. Thanks, Mr. Toda! (??? ? ) @castlelibrary This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda.

Learning Should Be Messy.Right?

The Web20Classroom

Traditionally, libraries and Media Centers were quiet places. I was at a school recently. (I I won''t say where to protect the innocent. Well they aren''t so innocent, but nonetheless.) And I saw this: I think it was the sad faces on it that really got to me. So what do you think was the first thing I did when I took said picture? Yep, posted it to Twitter. Just to share. And the reactions I got were pretty much universal.

Week of July 25, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] CARIBBEAN ONLINE EDUCATORS CONFERENCE 2011 ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Mon 8 Aug 07:00PM New York / Mon 8 Aug 11:00PM GMT / Tue 9 Aug 09:00AM Sydney LeRoy Hill. link] "MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION AUGUST, 2011 ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Mon 8 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 9 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 9 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Peggy George.

2011 Study Tour for School Librarians Working in Schools with German Language Programs

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This was sent to me from Miss Dearden, one of our history teachers: Study Tour for School Librarians 2011 The Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Centre) in North America is now accepting applications from school librarians working in schools with a strong focus on German language programs and German-related topics, for a study tour of German libraries, schools and historical points of interest. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2011.

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. link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Wed 31 Aug 06:00AM New York / Wed 31 Aug 10:00AM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 08:00PM Sydney Coach Carole.

Week of September 5, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Cuarta sesión del curso abierto ArTIC ([link] [link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] CSOV STUDENT NEWS ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Fri 9 Sep 08:00AM New York / Fri 9 Sep 12:00PM GMT / Fri 9 Sep 10:00PM Sydney Molly Williams.

Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] SERVICE-LEARNING ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Wed 17 Aug 05:00AM New York / Wed 17 Aug 09:00AM GMT / Wed 17 Aug 07:00PM Sydney Keith Wilson.

Week of September 12, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] "MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION SEPTEMBER, 2011 (AzTEA 2.0 This event is hosted by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA). Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

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With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, with guest Jackie Whiting, Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, presented in the webinar, “ Personalizing Instruction Through the Library ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

Library 2.011 Worldwide Conference November 2-4

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We’re counting down the days until the inaugural (and free) Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference begins on Wednesday, November 2nd. More than 4,000 information professionals from 149 countries have signed up to join the global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Presentations will cover a variety of pertinent subject strands that affect the LIS industry and the changing roles of libraries and librarians in our digital world.

Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] ET@LKING: LEARNING @ YOUR LIBRARY ( Australia Series ) Wed 3 Aug 06:00AM New York / Wed 3 Aug 10:00AM GMT / Wed 3 Aug 08:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. What can your library do to enhance teaching and learning?

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].

Week of July 4, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

SANDY HIRSH ON LIBRARIES AND DIGITAL LITERACY ( Future of Education Series ) Tue 5 Jul 08:00PM New York / Wed 6 Jul 12:00AM GMT / Wed 6 Jul 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon. Join Steve Hargadon for a live and interactive Future of Education interview with Sandy Hirsh, the director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University.

Week of January 3, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Brenda Anderson will discuss how Montgomery County Public Schools, MD empowered the library media specialists to build personal learning networks with technology to explore the new Maryland school library media standards. Shelee King George will present peer coaching as a way to make library media specialists change agents in their schools.