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

ProfHacker

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.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

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

Edsurge

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.

Considering and teaching privacy with help from the Library Freedom Institute

NeverEndingSearch

At that session and on the exhibit floor, I learned about the Library Freedom Project and its free IMLS-funded Library Freedom Institute training program. Topics of privacy concern relate directly to library core values and principles–intellectual freedom and confidentiality.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

How Public Libraries Balance Thorny Issues Raised by 3D Printers

MindShift

At hundreds of libraries across the U.S., ” In some libraries, officials have begun to set restrictions on the 3-D printers amid concerns about how they’ll be used. At the University City Public Library in St. She says libraries large and small across the U.S.

A Politician Wants to Censor Books and Throw Librarians in Jail. It’s a Slippery Slope.

Edsurge

One of the most important lessons I teach kids as a school librarian is the idea of the “Rights and Responsibilities of a Reader,” a set of guidelines for readers of all ages that articulates key ideas about reader behavior. And, as if that’s not enough, libraries could lose their funding).

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

Edsurge

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 previous FCC action, internet-service providers (ISP) were prohibited from blocking, slowing-down or speeding-up access to web content and services. Under the new FCC guidelines, these historic protections will now be crippled.

James Patterson asks: What would your school library do with $1,000–$10,000?

NeverEndingSearch

James Patterson might just make your library a little better and your students a little happier this year. million to school libraries because he believes that: fewer children are growing up in a household full of books – and that the effects of this absence could have a profound impact on a child’s future, and on the future of our country. Every child in America should have access to books and a functioning school library.

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

edWeb.net

On the school side, the students need to become responsible stewards of the tech as well and should be involved in setting guidelines for responsible use. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

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After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

The Hechinger Report

We are expected to fail,” said Inoa, discussing widely held perceptions of poor black and Latino young men, while gesturing towards Dartmouth’s iconic symbols of privilege: white brick buildings with black shutters, sweeping lawns and well-stocked libraries. “We

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.”. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007.

Amazon Inspire’s relaunch

NeverEndingSearch

Following a year of retooling, the Amazon Inspire digital library reopened in public Beta this week. Amazon retreated into a private beta only available to those with a special access code. (I For more ways to access and use OER content, check out: Pearltrees on OER Portals.

Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

These educators demonstrate the Powerful Learning principles, which are a set of guidelines that support educators in designing learning experiences to engage the hearts and minds of learners. Personal and Accessible. Library Media Specialist, Suffield Middle School, Suffield, CT.

4 Reasons why an LMS is an excellent tool for your language classes

Neo LMS

Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance. An LMS puts all digital resources to good use, as teachers and students can create their libraries according to they own interests and share them with their peers in collaboration groups.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Cost and ease of access will only lead to more schools and districts going down this path. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

To continue encouraging teachers to find tools while still keeping tabs on what they’re using, Racine has asked them to turn to another destination: the Clever Library. Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). With the Clever Library, the company aims to give teachers more agency in finding and trying new products.

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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. If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM.

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More Relevant Books. More Engaged Reading.

EdNews Daily

To test this, we designed a writing contest: we crafted guidelines, built a simple book-creation tool, launched an awareness campaign, offered prizes, and called for submissions. Our current library includes 400 of the best stories, which have collectively been read over 200,000 times.

Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. At CAST, making curriculum accessible to all takes many forms, including the production of resources and tools that break down barriers to learning. And they can access a library of more than 20,000 user-created books available free for anyone to use. UDL Guidelines.

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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have students read digital books and write reviews that can be added to the school library website. Start by adding these reviews to your class library and then, with the evidence of their popularity, suggest them for the school library.

5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Provide guidelines so they don’t wonder why they’re there or get embarassed because they ‘did something wrong’ Invite parents to share their expertise. demonstrate how to use the school online library/lunch order system (or similar).

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The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. In its recent comments, the FCC noted “overwhelming record support” for the Category Two approach, which it says “provided broader, more equitable, and more predictable funding for schools and libraries than under the prior rules.”.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. In its recent comments, the FCC noted “overwhelming record support” for the Category Two approach, which it says “provided broader, more equitable, and more predictable funding for schools and libraries than under the prior rules.”.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. In its recent comments, the FCC noted “overwhelming record support” for the Category Two approach, which it says “provided broader, more equitable, and more predictable funding for schools and libraries than under the prior rules.”.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. In its recent comments, the FCC noted “overwhelming record support” for the Category Two approach, which it says “provided broader, more equitable, and more predictable funding for schools and libraries than under the prior rules.”.

Why A Makerspace Popped Up in a Museum

Educator Innovator

Over the past several years, libraries, museums and community centers around the country have opened “makerspaces” where young people can come and play with equipment they may not have at home — like 3D printers or circuitry boards.

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

Edsurge

When Schlenker felt she wasn’t getting timely access to course materials in a form she could use, she filed a discrimination complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights against Wichita State, with help from the National Federation for the Blind. As a result, Wichita State is making changes across campus to improve accessibility, including developing a plan to deliver accessible course materials to students who are blind at the same time as all students.

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What’s New

techlearning

The resources in the Professional Learning Center can be accessed at any time on any device and feature a mass-enrollment option for easy implementation for principals and teachers.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple

Edsurge

There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. In their Copyright section, you can gain access to visuals and lesson plans for secondary students. UMUC Library The University of Maryland, University College Library discusses copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons on the Get Help section of their website. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This PDF resource was created by Hall Davidson.

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Creating Curriculets with Students

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Initially, I thought setting up one account for all students to access would work, but the security features will not allow multiple, simultaneous logins on the same account. Why wouldn't I want to give my students access to my teacher account on Curriculet?

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Amazon’s Recent Account Closures Have Affected College Students Too

Edsurge

That posed a particular problem for her since she needed her account to access an audiobook for a history class. “I A Facebook group dedicated to the issue has more than 4,000 members, with many detailing their efforts contacting Amazon to resolve the issue—and voicing their frustrations with not having access to their accounts. Instead, she had to check out a physical copy of the book from a library a city over from where she lives. “It

How to apply learning principles in classrooms using Linways Academic Management System

Linways Technologies

Then while creating the question papers or evaluation guidelines, teachers only have to simply select the questions from the previously created question bank or template. Linways AMS offers course planner, digital library, and outcome based functions as we saw earlier to satisfy this phase.

Turnitin, Wikipedia team up on copyright

eSchool News

Over the years, wikipedians have created policies, guidelines and tools to ensure content on the encyclopedia meets high standards, including those on protecting copyrighted works. Turnitin now gives us access to a more sophisticated system for flagging potential copyright violations.”

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