Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Gabe is the Program Manager for the Adult Learning Initiative at Digital Promise. “Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles.

Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor. Protecting digital rights.

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Tenn. district partners with Discovery to transition to digital learning

eSchool News

Tennessee’s Wilson County Schools and Discovery Education announced a new six-year partnership supporting the creation of authentic digital learning environments in classrooms district-wide. Digital Learning and Tools News

Gale brings interactive science tools to libraries

eSchool News

New resources demonstrate libraries’ need for ed-tech partners. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. Digital Learning and Tools News School Libraries STEM Top News

Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. What are her expectations and those of her family for her learning?

Hitting the Library Circuit With Mobile Making

Educator Innovator

In an effort to reach more patrons and spread innovation, librarians are taking their digital learning and staff development programs on the road. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers everything you would expect at a library: books, computers, story time for the little ones.

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. Increasing access with a focus on learning. We are partnering with Digital Promise.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

10 TED-Ed videos your students can use today

eSchool News

More often than not, students pick up a mobile device or use a computer to access videos and digital media online. With a dearth of resources online, educators can find content that meets students where they’re comfortable learning, with interactive and engaging presentation.

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Gale expands historical digital newspaper offerings

eSchool News

New collections include historical archive of The Telegraph – one of the world’s best-known newspapers, a unique collection of Chinese periodicals, and British Library Newspapers.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

Dyslexia teachers using technology to help kids love reading

eSchool News

Using Bookshare , which, with 480,000 books is the world’s largest digital library, Patterson is helping her students access books they can read, using their eyes and ears, by listening to and seeing highlighted text. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News Special Education

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested. Encouraging a shift to digital textbooks? Offering online learning? In 2016, this includes a statewide strategy for technology in K-12 education.

Adult Learners Benefit When Educators and Developers Work Together

Digital Promise

When developers and adult learning program administrators partner to create ed-tech products, however, learners become the central focus. Adult Learning Developer Resources Educators Entrepreneurs

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

eSchool News

Department of Education, announced Future Ready Librarians , an expansion of the FRS initiative aimed at positioning librarians as leaders in the digital transformation of learning. New project highlights critical role school librarians play in supporting Future Ready goals.

Developers and Adult Ed Programs Collaborate to Make Apps for Low-Skilled Learners

Digital Promise

Yet there’s a bit of a dilemma when looking deeper into how adult education sites purchase digital learning tools. ” Hollier is currently leading a team on a re-design of Digital Learn, an app that teaches digital literacy, for the Chicago Public Library (CPL).

Shared Leadership Teams: The Power of Diverse Perspectives

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And a key learning from our using shared leadership teams? If many hands make light work, many minds make smart work.

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Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Success for Struggling Readers: New Strategies Using eBooks" with Ann Fondren + Sarah Downing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 In this session a middle school librarian and former division library coordinator will share strategies for implementing eBooks to assist struggling readers. She was named Rappahannock Regional School Library of the Year for 2016.

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This global classroom features Mystery Skype and collaboration projects

eSchool News

Classroom walls don’t exist to Toni Olivieri-Barton, a library technology educator at Fountain Valley School. “Students need to learn at a young level that they have similarities and differences” with students from Mexico, Ireland, Kazakhstan and other countries, she said.

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#8: 10 TED-Ed videos your students can use today

eSchool News

More often than not, students pick up a mobile device or use a computer to access videos and digital media online. With a wealth of resources online, educators can find content that meets students where they’re comfortable learning, with interactive and engaging presentation.

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7 digital resources for students learning English or any other language

eSchool News

In classrooms all across the country, old-fashioned textbooks and stodgy lesson plans are sucking the life out of language learning. Who said that language learning had to be so boring? One of the most popular computer based language learning programs is Rosetta Stone , founded in 1992.

Watch 14 thought leadership presentations from a recent ed-tech symposium

eSchool News

New library of thought leadership resources will support creation of dynamic digital learning environments. Now, Discovery Education and CUE are sharing with educators nationwide the library of presentations from this event.

Lifeliqe Creator empowers teachers to create, publish interactive 3D content at ISTE

eSchool News

Lifeliqe , a learning and productivity platform for interactive 3D, VR, and AR, launched Lifeliqe Creator, a feature giving educators the power to create and publish interactive presentations and ebooks that integrate 3D models instead of 2D images.

NGSS Explorer helps teachers with digital STEM resources

eSchool News

A new search tool aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aims to help educators identify digital STEM and STEAM resources to use in their science and math instruction. As educators, we encourage kids to match their technique to the discipline they’re learning.

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6 tools for real formative assessment

eSchool News

As education policy moves away from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind and toward new legislation focusing on learning outcomes, technology-enabled formative assessments are moving to the foreground as a way to gauge student learning in real time.

Survey: Teachers now use twice as much gaming and video in the classroom

eSchool News

Annual survey reveals digital resources such as game-based environments and online videos have experienced increased use in classrooms. The explosion in teacher interest and usage of videos and game-based learning could be a harbinger of a new awakening for digital learning.”.

A summer reading program for students who read differently

eSchool News

Students with learning disabilities face the greatest challenges in access to reading year-round; and because of their disability, they are often left out of traditional programs, which can damage self-esteem and cause them to fall behind in school.

Developers and Adult Ed Programs Collaborate to Make Apps for Low-Skilled Learners

Digital Promise

Yet there’s a bit of a dilemma when looking deeper into how adult education sites purchase digital learning tools. Hollier is currently leading a team on a re-design of Digital Learn, an app that teaches digital literacy, for the Chicago Public Library (CPL). After surveying the existing market for products that help under-skilled students gain basic digital literacy, CPL realized that Digital Learn was close, but not perfect.

Website, app uses avatars to engage students

eSchool News

Avatar-based learning in the classroom not only helps students become more engaged, but speaks to a larger shift in how students consume technology while learning. Voki also offers an ever growing library of Common Core-aligned lessons – reimagined as Voki presentations.

Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools

eSchool News

Amazon.com has won a $30 million contract to sell digital textbooks to New York City’s public schools over the next three years, in a deal that could extend an additional three years and be worth a total $65 million.

5 Easy Peasy Options for Tech Integration

Tech Helpful

There are some ways to integrate technology in your classroom that adds value to your learning environment and pretty much can be a go to no matter what the lesson plan. Using digital encyclopedias and search engines like [link] for younger students can help.

Study: Adaptive literacy program could reduce summer slide

eSchool News

According to an extensive meta-analysis of student reading data by socio-economic status (Cooper1996), students in low-income communities typically lose two to three months of learning during the summer, while their peers generally maintain literacy skills or grow during the same time period.

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Digital divide hits small towns hard

eSchool News

In New Mexico, educators and policymakers are working to close the digital opportunity gap. Unfortunately, the digital divide is a very real barrier to success in our community,” said Audra Bluehouse, an English teacher at Hatch Valley High. “We

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.