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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. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

I got this compelling email from good friend and LJ/SLJ/The Horn Book publisher Ian Singer who forwarded a passionate plea to several of us to mobilize, sign the petition to Ensure all school libraries are properly staffed, open, and available for children every day and to get out the word via Twitter. I’m writing on behalf of a single voice, who has reached out to School Library Journal looking for “help and hope”. Our efforts can’t focus solely on the school library channel.

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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. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. Social media accounts have a lot of power. The Barrow Spelling Bee is held in the library and broadcast to the school and families through Google Hangouts on Air.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. I’ve gained so much from reading the tweets, pictures, and blog posts of fellow educators around the world. Finally, I share my work because it defines for the world what is happening in a public school library. BetsyDeVos here are a few highlights from the day in our public school library. Created by Kristina Holzweiss.

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

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. appeared first on CUE Blog.

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)

NeverEndingSearch

It’s just the beginning of School Library Month. AASL has been doing some seriously creative thinking about how we might use the month of April to celebrate the 2016 theme: the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. You may want to prepare by learning a little about the history of School Library Month. Central TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio. for social media and websites and the graphic packs.

Let’s All Connect for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day 2016

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Your contact info such as social media, Skype, and/or email. We have many ideas from previous years on our blogs. You can read more about World Read Aloud Day 2015 on Expect the Miraculous and The Library Voice. Ideas to spread the word on social media. It’s time for us all to start making plans and building excitement for Litworld ‘s World Read Aloud Day 2016.

Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

Digital Promise

Events are hosted by a variety of organizations, such as schools, museums, libraries, community centers, and more. Inspire advocacy for more experiential learning in schools. Follow and promote the action on social media using the hashtags #RemakeLearningDays and #RemakeDays. Blog Developers Education Innovation Clusters Educators Entrepreneurs Researchers Students

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star - Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers and Librarians are rock stars or has an inner rock star waiting to come out. I curate, I share, I write a little, blog, Tweet, chat, plan, dream, and strategize. I curate, I share, I write a little, blog, Tweet, chat, plan, dream, and strategize. Consider, another word for branding is advocacy.

It’s Time to Plan World Read Aloud Week 2018

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Your contact info such as social media, Skype, and/or email. We have many ideas from previous years on our blogs. You can read more about previous World Read Aloud Day connections on Expect the Miraculous and The Library Voice. Ideas to spread the word on social media. Search for an author to connect with on Kate Messner’s blog. It’s time for us all to start making plans and building excitement for World Read Aloud Day 2018 with Litworld.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

The local public library was also on hand, encouraging everyone to sign up for their summer reading challenge. That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. Having a presence as a classroom and school on social media is an acceptable risk.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

The local public library was also on hand, encouraging everyone to sign up for their summer reading challenge. That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. Having a presence as a classroom and school on social media is an acceptable risk.

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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Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

And while a breach may not always steal something as valuable as a social security number, even getting students’ names, addresses, and dates of birth can give a criminal enough information to steal an identity. edWeb Blog Cyber Security cybersecurity district leadership school security

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What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship

Edsurge

In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. Policing Policies in Headlines Most of the event focused on the positives of social media’s role in students’ lives. The event comes during a time of continued debate over how much responsibility social media networks ought to bear over what people say or share on their platforms.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

” The event had a strong financial services theme, although I met audience members engaged in a wider array of fields (including healthcare and social media). So, while we can imagine ways to disrupt and disintermediate schools via blockchain (each with various non-trivial policy/regulatory and social challenges to overcome), the most likely scenarios to take root (in my opinion) will be those that allow schools to be more efficient and responsive.

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Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance. The discussions shouldn’t focus on denying technology, though, said Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist, White Oak ISD, TX in the edWebinar “ Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World.”

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

Providing families with used school-issued Chromebooks, adding access points outside the school buildings, and collaborating with community partners on projects such as youth centers and public libraries are providing students and the entire community with access to technology. Through a school library’s checkout program, these low-cost mobile devices provide students and households in need with secure, reliable, and safe access to the internet. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

Normally, many rural districts work with local libraries and businesses to provide students with WiFi hotspots. The nature of the quarantine means many kids will have skills gaps, as well as social emotional issues, to address in the coming school year and beyond. Dr. Marczak leads trainings across Tennessee in district and principal professional development, SMART goal implementation, professional learning communities, and the impact of social media on the superintendency.

Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

She will be sharing how Buncee fits into the different wedges and literacy within the FRL framework and stories of using Buncee in her library along the way. Jennifer Hencken-Make Your Social Media Sparkle-2PM. Boost your social media posts. Lead From the Library With Creative Branding and Marketing. You will have a chance to work on your brand and advocacy efforts too! Giving Students a Voice Through Social Media, Technology, and Opportunities!

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling. The lesson plan template makes use of drop-down menus for the AASL National School Library Standards.

Why a Maryland CIO Created a Forum to Connect K-12 Students

Education Superhighway

In addition to celebrating school districts nationwide, this year our blog will feature a new Broadband Leaders series. This was a collaborative effort between Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll Community College, Carroll County Public Library, and Carroll County Government to build a county-wide 10GB backbone fiber-optic network , linked to the state NetworkMaryland network.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She did it with My eCoach as early as 1999 — way before there were blogs, wikis, Twitter or Facebook. Barbara writes a regular column on professional development for OnCUE (Computer Using Educators) as well as regularly posts helpful materials and resources on her blog. Now with multiple opportunities to network using social media and join various online communities, teachers and learners are confused. Shannon also serves on the School Library Month advisory board.

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Newsletter: Used PCs to Chromebooks (Today), New "Privacy Con" Speakers, More GlobalEd.TV, Quotes + News

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Of particular note are the special "turn your old pcs into Chromebooks" event today, the pretty amazing new speakers we have for "Privacy Con" (the Library 2.106 event next week), and new library events in June and October ("Library as Classroom" and "Libraries of the Future"). In the digital age, inquiry and problem-solving can span across a range of media and tools. Julie Oborny, Web Librarian at the San José Public Library , on their "Virtual Privacy Lab."

Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The current schedule is in a blog post from me. Patrick Farenga is a leading and unique authority on homeschooling, bringing more than 30 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways. In the digital age, inquiry and problem-solving can span across a range of media and tools. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 27th - May 11th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Wednesday, April 29th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass , Join Common Sense Education for a webinar to celebrate the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. Library 2.015 Spring Summit: This Week!

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. To do so, we need to build a set of social and cultural literacies via multicultural education, social justice education, and culturally responsive pedagogy that help us navigate difficult conversations, acknowledge and challenge bias and prejudice, create inclusive classroom spaces, and fight for social justice. Jump down to a section Social and Cultural Literacy Curricula.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Again and again, the media told stories — wildly popular stories , apparently — about how technology industry executives refuse to allow their own children to use the very products they were selling to the rest of us. Siegler: “ The End of the Library.”

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us. ” Eschewing “traditional” media advertising buys, the Trump campaign invested in Facebook ads and raised money through the site as well.