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

NeverEndingSearch

Whether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice. And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience. In fact, they were used even more heavily when we moved to a 1:1 climate.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. That’s really cool to know that you’re having a positive impact.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Library Orientation for Kindergarten through Second Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year I ponder what to do for the first of the year library orientation. Once again, it’s a time where you want to talk about procedures, expectations, etc, but I think more and more about what message I really want students to take away.

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have two new Library 2.0 First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. Registering for one of the Library 2.0

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A. TO REGISTER: Click HERE and then click on the "JOIN WEBINAR" button to the top right.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

On January 24th, at the beginning of ALA Midwinter, 150 people rallied to restore school librarians in Philadelphia. While she learned to navigate and understand the value of her library’s network of databases, she knows that many kids don’t even know what a database is.

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow is our second Library 2.020 mini-conference! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference is just one week away! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

Webinar Tomorrow + Additional Speakers - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Webinar in a special Library 2.0 You do not need to be available at the Webinar time in order to register, as a full recording will be made available for you to watch at your convenience. TO REGISTER: Click HERE. series with Dr. Steve Albrecht is tomorrow.

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

It’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In some areas, school districts recognize our value and are struggling to find the best qualified, well-prepared professionals to fill multiple positions. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. A couple of weeks back, I was asked to add my voice in support of a program under threat. We provide access.

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Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. A few months ago I was alerted to an opportunity by one of my favorite collaborative partners, Gretchen Thomas. The Georgia State Department of Education was inviting educators to apply to takeover their Instgram account for one week. This honor, of course, came with rules to follow.

Some colleges start to confront a surprising reason students fail: Too many choices

The Hechinger Report

Even after taking classes in the summers, he’ll need a semester longer to get a degree than he had planned. When I switched, I had a lot of requirements to fulfill. For generations of young people, going off to college was a step toward independence.

Guest Post: From Consumption to Creation: Future Ready Librarians Embrace Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a former librarian and district leader, I found that success was the best form of advocacy—when the great work of librarians is shared and documented, good things follow for students and library programs. Additionally, submissions are evaluated by practicing library leaders.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. based education advocacy group. “It

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

Schools are facing new challenges now that most learning involves the web—chiefly, the ability to do work at home or anywhere away from school grounds. While many are looking for ways to provide all students with a device, just having the device does not mean equitable learning.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

In others, schools use PBS’s “Nova” program to help teach science. Elsewhere, teachers hold daily virtual office hours to check on the academic and emotional well-being of students they can no longer meet face to face. It was about, ‘How will we do it?’ ”.

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

One of the best ways to increase enthusiasm for reading and writing in your school is by bringing an author on-site. This is the most cost-effective way to bring an author into your school. Public libraries would be a logical connection. Invite an author to your school.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

Everyone has been to school and has their own image of what a classroom should look like. First, of course, superintendents and school leaders need to be clear on the why. When everyone in the school and community can explain it, they are more likely to support it.

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Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please ?join join the Library 2.0 Hope to "see you" online! so many ways to combine options and confuse researchers.

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Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of college

The Hechinger Report

A student walks past the Bender Library on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. In Ohio, however, lawmakers were surprised to learn that high school kids were earning college credits, at taxpayer expense, by taking gym. But people have to actually learn things.”.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. This is happening in schools where even the leaders are giving permission to teachers to explore their passions and to innovate in their instructional approaches.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. This is happening in schools where even the leaders are giving permission to teachers to explore their passions and to innovate in their instructional approaches.

Last Two Days Summer Sale | Rural Librarian Security Webinar Next Week | Emerging Technology Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today and tomorrow are the last two days of the "Summer Sale on Library 2.0 All Library 2.0 More information at Library20.com or CLICK HERE TO ORDER. The Library 2.0 This 60-minute webinar, recorded in a special Library 2.0 You ask them to leave and they refuse.

Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

Juggling a major in international business and a minor in Japanese, Deas fell behind on her path to graduation until the university offered her a grant to help her make the final sprint. “It She considered quitting, or transferring to a community college.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

edWeb.net

Some are also becoming de facto internet service providers as they try to provide WiFi accessibility. With schools planning for potential shutdowns at later dates and with potential changes to learning overall, these costs must be considered immediately.

Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. This kind of connectivity is necessary, the authors note, to help connect students to high-quality digital learning opportunities.

Spanish-Speaking Parents Struggle to Learn How Well Schools Serve Their Children

Edsurge

Goya Diaz can’t pretend that school data is the first concern that comes to mind when she thinks about issues ailing her community in southwest Detroit. With high poverty rates, overcrowded classrooms and fears over Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, she says many parents are just trying to survive. After watching officials shut down low-performing schools in her neighborhood, she has mixed feelings about how data-driven accountability has affected community schools.

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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. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. They have to learn early.”. They also take field trips to area manufacturing firms.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Are they prepared to adapt to other systems?