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

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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.”

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

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In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. All sessions are recorded so you can access later. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

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Apps bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program.

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. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers.

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. In Library 2.0

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. 32% of Americans have used a cell phone or Smartphone to access the internet this year (source: Pew, April 2009). Mobile Libraries!

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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Get out your color pencils, crayons, markers: #colorourcollections comes back.

NeverEndingSearch

Organized by the New York Academy of Medicine Library, #ColorOurCollections returns next week. While all of this is great fun for participants, consider the engagement a social media campaign like this inspires.

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. The awesome part is these tools are free and offer access to awesome fonts, stock photos, frames, templates, and icons.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

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The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. She is a Google Certified Trainer and has presented at several conferences on the power of connections through social media.

AP: Libraries launch apps to sync with iPod generation

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our library is a warm and fuzzy place in an idyllic setting. This news story tells is like it is -- libraries are keeping up with the times, and should always be part of the mix. Access to information for all. who also serves as an American Library Association fellow.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

The Online Summit was only $40 and included a 1 year membership to the CUE organization, and gave attendees access to more than 40 keynotes and presentations, both live and recorded. And in most cases, I can access the content on my own time after the online conference is said and done.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution.

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12 Incredible Ideas for Using Technology to Teach English Language Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve seen how technology motivates learners of all ages to find their voice, connect with language learners around the world, and have access to knowledge and resources in multiple languages. They are my posts from ESL Library and Sprout English where I blog regularly.

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]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

Neo LMS

Some teachers might opt for using social media, posting frequent updates on Twitter, or uploading student reviews of books on Youtube. It just shows that reading is as accessible an option as playing games or watching videos on your phone.

Get Social with Digital Reading

edWeb.net

The first step to effectively using digital reading is for teachers to embrace social reading. Social media interactions: Many authors regularly hold Q&As and talk to their readers through Twitter and Facebook. Follow Michelle on Twitter @mluhtala.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before.

On INFOhio’s light

NeverEndingSearch

I was sincerely inspired by their presentation, their energy and their efforts to ensure all Ohio learners have access to the resources to which they are entitled. The MakerSpace movement is steadily growing within Ohio’s school libraries. Leveraging social media and spreading the word.

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The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Educators now have access anytime from anywhere to people, ideas, resources, strategies, and feedback. This led me to pose a question on Twitter, asking educators to share their particular challenges.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast.

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Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

“a person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment… includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. Social media.

How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Social media: platforms like Twitter help teachers build their personal learning network and share teaching tips and tricks. It’s also easier to organize the project by having a shared resources library and the integration of multimedia tools for presentations.

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Can a Foodini 3D Printer Go to Space?: Empowering Student Voice in the Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

A small group of students came to me in the library. ” I pulled out my phone, opened twitter, and composed a tweet to Natural Machines (@NaturalMachines). Kelly’s Kindergarten class is continuing to explore how humans might one day travel to Mars and live.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

So, when I heard that they were teaming up with the awesome Common Sense Media people, to put out a music video about Digital Citizenship, - I was SO excited! This video is good to use with both students and teachers about making good choices across all social media outets.

Level-Up Summer Learning for Students and Teachers with Hands-On STEM Activities and Professional Development Resources from Siemens STEM Day

Discovery Education

An Extensive Library of Standards-Aligned Activities. The database is organized by category, career path and grade level, providing easy access for teachers, summer camp leaders, parents and even students to find fun grab-and-go activities.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. This free, online event is sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.

Getting the Digital Generation to Read Over the Summer

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In “ Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; and Jane Lofton, Teacher Librarian, presented creative ideas to get students excited about summer reading. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program

EdTech Magazine

But there’s so much to sift through across social media, online searches and hallway ­conversations. EdTech Insiders gain access to personalized content recommendations and our most in-depth, premium articles, videos and more. Twitter.

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7 Ways to Use ThingLink UnPlugged

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

These images demonstrate ways to connect with life's everyday learning opportunities by capturing moments through text, images and rich media. Ways to Use ThingLink UnPlugged This interactive image poster was created for quick access to the 7 UnPlugged interactive image featured here.

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