What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. See Todd’s show for guidelines. The library is popular again! How a maker space changes learning in the school library.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. The UDL Guidelines provide a deep dive into each of the principles to checkpoints that provide resources, examples, and research. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research


There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. ” You can consult their collaboratively written Editorial Guidelines and submit your work (or work that you know of) to the website.

Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace


In “ Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace ,” Diana Rendina, Media Specialist and Writer, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL, presented tips for design challenges and shared experiences from working in the makerspace during her time at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile, millions of American students trek to public libraries and fast-food restaurants to get online after school, or they go without — a problem known as the “homework gap.”.

OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

The Hechinger Report

Cal students in the Doe Library at UC Berkeley. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Photo: Alison Yin/Hechinger Report. When a leading research university announces the removal of more than 20,000 course videos and podcasts from the public, in response to a U.S.

Our first live #AASLstandards Twitter chat is coming!


Please help me spread the word and please save the date (actually the hour) for our first live Twitter chat in anticipation of the launch of our new National School Library Standards, prior to their official release at National Conference in Phoenix.

How to Use Real World Problems to Teach Design Thinking, 3D Printing and Collaboration


The plastic brackets that currently hold our library shelves tend to break easily when supporting large heavy books. He even created guidelines for educators wanting to set up problem banks at their own schools. For his efforts, Lehrer won a 2017 Infy Maker Award , was recently name a PBS Digital Innovator. Rich Lehrer knew that 3D printers could do more than spit out keychains and Yoda heads.

How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University


Tyler Reed, a spokesman for McGraw-Hill, which makes ALEKS, says the company is committed to improving accessibility, and that all of its new content follows the latest accessibility guidelines (known as WCAG 2.0 ALEKS, for example, offers a number of screen reader-compatible higher ed math courses with a continually growing library of topics.” Students who are blind rarely major in math or science, and Emily Schlenker understands why, from personal experience.

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Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

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.

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Finding Supplementary Material for your Online Course


In this post we give you guidelines on sourcing and evaluating online content that may be useful as supplementary course material. New York Public Library The NYPL has a large image collection and you can easily check a box to limit your search to public domain.

From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education


The college library, catalog, financial aid, admissions, registration, and of course, the school’s website, all have important digital services and are all easily accessible on the net. Under the new FCC guidelines, these historic protections will now be crippled.

How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’


Here are a few guidelines I’ve come up with. Teachers have let us know that this strategy is working, with students heading to the library to search for the books they started reading on the site. When I think about education technology, images of engaged students in front of computers and tablets come to mind. I imagine wide-eyed kids with big smiles, just like the ones I see on edtech product pages. But at the moment, there’s reason to question these expectations—and expect more.

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?Major Textbook Publishers Sue Follett Over Counterfeit Sales


and Ingram Book Group, have both complied with the publishers’ guidelines, which require the distributors to thoroughly verify who they purchase from and more closely scan for counterfeit textbooks. Ray Griffin, CEO of Follet, says his company has been working to find and remove counterfeit materials from its library.

Fixing School & The Role Companies Play - #IamME Podcast on @EpiphanyLearn

The Innovative Educator

How I've made an impact in areas in the nation's largest school district: Include educator, students, and parent voice in the decisions, guidelines, and policies that affect them. How I've received funding and volunteer support for libraries and labs.

The Nimble Tents Toolkit: Mobilizing Quickly for Disaster Relief & Other Causes


I’m delighted today to be able to co-announce the launch of the Nimble Tents Toolkit , a set of templates and guides for helping universities, libraries, and digital scholarship labs mobilize quickly around specific causes. In 1 week, 3 other libraries and labs joined the effort.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

We started by developing guidelines "with" students and staff and offered related learning opportunities throughout the year. When I started my career back in the 90s as a library and tech teacher at the New York City Department of education, I felt completely alone.

A Common Sense Approach to Watching How Gender Stereotypes Impact Student Development

The Innovative Educator

Gender Equity Guidelines from Common Sense These criteria provide a powerful lens through which to speak with children about what they are viewing. 2015) ; Wade, Wilksch, Paxton, Byrne, & Austin, 2017 ). Are these guidelines useful?

Amazon Inspire’s relaunch


Following a year of retooling, the Amazon Inspire digital library reopened in public Beta this week. The FAQs page explains site policies, including content and copyright guidelines and notes: We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

These spaces can be as simple as a section of a classroom or library containing a cobbled-together array of maker tools and supplies, or as complex as a full lab set-up with computers, 3-D printers, laser cutters and other digital and hand tools for the construction of sophisticated projects.

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

Develop Guidelines. District administrators can help with intervention by creating clear guidelines on testing within their districts, rather than waiting for their state to act on legislation. Principals should ensure these guidelines are executed within their schools.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School


District administrators can help with intervention by creating clear guidelines on testing within their districts, rather than waiting for their state to act on legislation. Principals should ensure these guidelines are executed within their schools.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

The lying did not start on Inauguration Day – 20 January 2017. How on earth is @BreitbartNews getting the #1 slot in Google results when it comes to Science/Nature News pic.twitter.com/AIpMYrJ38b — codyb (@CodyBrown) March 22, 2017.

How a Sword and Sorcery Camp Uses Immersive Role Play to Teach STEAM


Within minutes of discovering the source he was out the door and on his way to check out a copy of the novel from the local library. Schools and libraries become resources to help students make sense of an unfolding narrative, solve problems and take action inside the game.


5 tips for better makerspaces

eSchool News

When Rendina first started her position at Stewart Middle Magnet School, a public STEM magnet school, there was almost nothing in the library for hands-on STEM learning.

An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA


These systems involve four primary indicators: proficiency on state tests; English language proficiency; another academic factor that can be broken out by subgroup; and a “wild card” item that each state can choose within certain guidelines.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” (Did you know he recorded his first mixtape at the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia studio ?). Via Campus Technology : “ Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending to Double in 2017.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” It’s 2017, and Wired still promotes a narrative that “ hackers ” are all young men. Inside Higher Ed reports that “ Fannie Mae , the largest backer of mortgage credit in the country, has issued new guidelines allowing home owners to refinance their mortgage s to pay off their student loan debt. percent from 2017 to 2021.”

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I recently talked to my supervisor, Julie Alonso-Hughes, district coordinator of instructional technology and library media, about additional social media guidelines.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

pic.twitter.com/gOvmSOjcSf — Shelly (@ShellySometimes) February 14, 2017. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students.” Here’s a trend to watch in 2017 : companies and organizations who “help” schools buy ed-tech : The Hechinger Report looks at a couple of these , LEAP Innovations and LearnLaunch. Via Inside Higher Ed : “2017 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers.”

New York City Schools Reduce The Filter Divide

The Innovative Educator

The American Library Association Agrees The American Library Association supports the move to rethink filtering. They do not reflect library selection criteria, nor do they block the images cited by CIPA as obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors.

Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies


Pediatrics, November 2017, 140(2), pp. Virginia Libraries, 2018, 63(1). Bullying: Guidelines for Teachers. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded by PACER to eradicate bullying across the country.

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Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’


Working with more than 850 publishers across the world, the library adds as many as 100,000 titles every year, according to Brad Turner, vice president and general manager of global education and literacy at Benetech , the nonprofit that runs Bookshare. Department of Education in 2017.

The 5-Second Rule And Other Myths: How to Protect Kids’ Health At School

EdNews Daily

Like the flu and MRSA, complications related to foodborne illness are on the upswing, almost doubling in frequency from 2014 to 2017. Learn the government’s food safety practices and guidelines, and share them with everyone who needs to know, including volunteer parents and community members.

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3 Ways Blogging Has Helped Me Grow as a Learner

The Principal of Change

Building a Library of my Thinking. Because I have written consistently for such a long time, I have created a library of not only my thinking but the thinking and ideas of others.