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

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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

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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.

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.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m beyond excited to finally announce that I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. This has been a very hard secret to keep for so long. I’m taking time to read each person’s profile and be inspired with each and every story.

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


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"

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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


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

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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.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

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.

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.

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

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.

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.”.

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

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Today and tomorrow are the last two days of the "Summer Sale on Library 2.0 All Library 2.0 More information at 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.

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.

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.

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


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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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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?

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.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? – What is the experience we’re trying to create? – What are we using for assessment right now, why are we using it, and how could it improve?

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

Of course, part of the reason most schools switch to 1:1 is because they want the classroom to reflect the real world—and anticipate what jobs could be when the kindergartners graduate. Allow appropriate time to create tech infrastructure. Make equitable access a priority.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Achieve3000 will add 30 of iCivics’ best-in-class student readings to its platform. Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S.


techlearning ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. All audience members need to do is talk into the box.

Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Collections in Schools


School libraries are no longer simply quiet places for students to study or check out printed materials. Many have transformed themselves into vibrant hubs of school life, boasting makerspaces, computer access, collaborative work areas, quiet zones, and many more ways for students to access information. Students are now using a variety of devices to do schoolwork and access textbooks or other class materials.

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How (and Why) to Generate a Static Website Using Jekyll, Part 1


In this tutorial I will be assuming a Mac machine, but I’m confident that Linux users will find it easy to extrapolate. Before you get started though, you should be aware that the workflow for working with Jekyll may be strange to you—not necessarily hard, just strange.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

But from time to time I still step back and worry about field-level issues. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. My end goal isn’t to increase OER adoption. But there’s a very, very long path from here to pervasive adoption.

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Stick Around: The Spectrum of Repurposing


Using creativity, clinicians can reach beyond an app''s intended target audience and purpose and adapt it to support interventions.” Start with deciding the image you would like to use as a puzzle (the app also has templates such as Venn Diagrams and sequencing frames).



Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. to streamline workflows for assessment and data analysis.

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Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

The Hechinger Report

billion federal program meant to fix the nation’s lowest performing schools — which focused disproportionately on high schools — did little to improve student achievement. Related: The high school grads least likely in America to go to college?

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

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To see the schedule in your own time zone, with the full session descriptions and a link to enter each session, go to [link]. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Our free conference runs all week and is open to anyone to attend--spread the word with Twitter hashtag # globaled13. Special Notes: Thanks to our GREAT volunteer group!

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Picademy USA Part 3 - Day 2

Learning With Lucie

You can also check out Part 1 and Part 2 #Picademy USA Day 2 Several us managed to get a drive by glimpse of GooglePlex before we started Day 2 of #Picademy USA. Her face to face and virtual approach to teach coding to children in India won my heart.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Week looks at the campaign donations Betsy DeVos has made toto Senators who will oversee her confirmation.” million to Ohio.” ” The money owed is by All Children Matter Inc stemming from fines to the Ohio Elections Commission for violating campaign finance law. ” asks The Hechinger Report , with the hellish-scenario game we get to play for the next four years. I’m happy to diminish its role.’”

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It was a nod, in part, to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking , a book that I’ve found useful in understanding how grief clouds our thinking, how grief makes use want to believe the unbelievable, how it “ruptures the rational,” as I wrote then.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that as they increasingly overlap and integrate these conversations will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place. We can''t wait to see you there.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference ( , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas!


Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“And how did she get to be head of our schools.” DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” The restrictions, known as heightened cash monitoring, mean that for five years higher ed institutions in the state must disburse aid to students first and then ask the feds for reimbursement.”


2015 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

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We've had two great days of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Lots of good topics It's free, online, and you don't need to travel to attend. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. We do still need more volunteers to help moderate sessions!

The 2015 Global Education Conference Starts Today - All Online - Full Session Listing - Join Us!

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We invite all to attend! You're going to be blown away. If you haven't joined us before, this is an amazing, engaging, collaborative, worldwide event that you will want to be a part of. And there's still time to join this illustrious group and help support our event!