Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books. Funding for school libraries and funding for other student literacy programs (like the National Writing Project) is being threatened both federally and in states across the country.

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. Department of Education and the Library of Congress also received the CUE delegation for meetings that took place in advance of the Summit.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, 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

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. Department of Education and the Library of Congress also received the CUE delegation for meetings that took place in advance of the Summit.

Sharing Books Through Google Slides, Shelf Talkers, and Book Talks

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It was created by a group of 3rd graders and is just outside the library. To get ready, we looked at some mentor examples. We took a look at his video clip and a few examples from the shop. I’ve been working with Ms.

Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference - Call for Presentations

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is our official call for presentations for the Library 2.011 conference, November 2 - 3, 2011. The Library 2.011 conference will be a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. We actively encourage non-commercial organizations that are primarily or substantively focused on libraries, librarians, librarianship, or library programs to become conference partners at [link].

Social Studies & Citizen Voice: Students Raising Their Voice on What Matters

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Olin scheduled all 4 of her social studies classes to visit the library to kickoff this idea before they dive into US history. I left them with one last example of youth leadership in the United States. Two years ago, Ms.

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Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

Public libraries would be a logical connection. At my last school, we partnered with our local library in bringing Michael Perry to our building. Michael Perry speaking at our public library.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world. See examples of how Shannon and I are doing it (poetry summit, virtual debate, author visits, class vista etc).

On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

iterating toward openness

They were relatively easy to tell apart from one another and advocacy was rather straight forward. As people advocate for one priority over the other, this advocacy often ends up becoming formalized in policies and programs.

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Boys Will Be Boys

Reading By Example

He and another boy were playing tag in the library. For example, how are digital tools being leveraged for this kind of work? Advocacy Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reading Reflection Technology Writing behaviors boys engagement literacy

Beliefs and Values

Reading By Example

For example, schools post their mission and vision in the hallway about offering the best education for all students. Classroom libraries and school librarians are viewed as ancillary instead of the essential resources that they are.

Got Gabsee? 3D Augmented Reality Avatar

The Daring Librarian

The Verge I say that it's a whole lot of fun, and I can see using it for program advocacy, as well as book and library promotion. Which is what I did in the examples below. (WARNING - Lots of embedded videos - page may load slowly) Got the Gabsee App?

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. You will see examples of Newsletters, reminders, and green screen backgrounds used in Andy's Class.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

In her district, for example, they have four goals related to providing students the equal opportunity to learn. For instance, one barrier to access was library cards. The school streamlined the process and included library card registration with overall school registration.

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

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.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

For example, a friend states, “My child is quiet, and doesn’t like to socialize often. They may also enjoy quiet trips to a museum, visiting the local library, taking music lessons, painting, and quiet reading spaces. Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school.

"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added information on the accepted sessions for the second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0

Orientation Inspiration 2017

NeverEndingSearch

And there seem to be a few go-to digital tools to support engagement, discovery and setting a fun and participatory tone for what library (and the librarian) looks like. For her DIY approach, We use videos, QR codes, a Google Form and Flubaroo to introduce freshmen to our high school library.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

For example, while Linson’s district avoided grants for most of their initiative, they knew that many teachers would need assistance using the new digital tools. For example, his district decided to stop hosting the tech applications on site and moved them to the cloud.

The New Design for School Networks

edWeb.net

For example, in many schools, the bulk of users sign off at 3 p.m., ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives.

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Can Federal ‘School Safety’ Funds Be Used for Surveillance Tech? Congress Is Looking Into It.

Edsurge

Language from a Congressional Research Service (CRS) memo obtained by EdSurge shows that the Library of Congress is conducting research for Congress on whether local education agencies can use Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) funds “to purchase items related to school safety, such as metal detectors and security cameras.” When SSAE was created, Congress laid out examples of what the funds could be used for.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

However, Bitcoin is not synonymous with blockchain, nor is it even necessarily the best example or tool for every blockchain application. Management and tracking of school assets (like property, buses, furniture, textbooks, library books/journals, and technology).

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AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

It’s a cloud based platform that uses library science and AI so researchers can “discover, manage and curate research” in a single location. For example, a folio on Cushing Syndrome would gather information such as medical trials and patents on the hormonal disorder. However, it hopes to build an online content library of trainings for employers. It wants to create a movement of “equity designers” through youth programs, leadership development and educational advocacy tools.

YOUmedia Alumni Give Back to Program with Spirited Summer Festival

Educator Innovator

The latter is a digital space for teens at the Harold Washington Library Center where they can drop in to experiment with digital tools, making, and creative collaboration. In 2015 alone, Chicago’s 12 YOUmedia library locations have received over 24,000 visits.

Ideas for Student Civic Action in a Time of Social Uncertainty

Educator Innovator

For example, as I described in my book, one group of students at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest, Ill., While many of the examples are about giving time or money, any of them can be expanded into larger efforts for substantive change.

A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

eSchool News

A technology committee should include the IT director or members of the IT department, teachers who actively use technology, the library media specialist, an instructional technology specialist, an administrator or superintendent, board of education members, parents, and students.

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

iterating toward openness

For example, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the future of learning materials writ large. To try to answer this question, I did a quick count of the titles listed in the Open Textbook Library , which is the biggest referatory of “whole course OER” that I’m aware of. Other books in the library appear to be great supplements, but not large enough in scope to substitute for all of the traditionally copyrighted materials (TCM) normally used in a course.

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

Remind is a good example of this because professors can easily and privately share with a whole class, or groups within a class, relevant course materials. For example, I could send a message through Remind to my students who missed class linking to the appropriate pages in an interactive course reader, alongside a link to the phone number for the tutoring center.

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Stick Around: The Spectrum of Repurposing

SpeechTechie

Tap the + to add this from your Photo Library or other source. As a great example of continuous improvement in apps, Stick Around recently added the faces indicating correct or incorrect answers when you tap "Check."

Silicon Valley aims its tech at helping low-income kids get beyond high school

The Hechinger Report

“Last year I thought about it a lot because as a junior you start to realize how fast things are going,” she said in the library, otherwise empty but for students playing cards.

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.

Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Collections in Schools

MindShift

School libraries are no longer simply quiet places for students to study or check out printed materials. And school librarians aren’t just stocking library catalogues, they’re also ordering books for courses and supporting teachers with resources. They worked with publishers to offer an ebook sale, for example. But Luhtala doesn’t think it’s fair to give students only one way into the library’s collection.

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