Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Although they would eventually change their model to focus on traditionally copyrighted textbooks, FWK’s over 100 openly licensed textbooks can still be found archived around the web in places like the Open Textbook Library and the Saylor Foundation’s website. Effective Advocacy.

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.

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Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

While she learned to navigate and understand the value of her library’s network of databases, she knows that many kids don’t even know what a database is. She recognizes the library as a safe space for the individual and as an important space that creates community.

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.

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

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.

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.

Every Person Counts: How the 2020 U.S. Census Could Impact Adult Education

Digital Promise

Critical programs and services that adult education communities rely on, such as libraries and nonprofit organizations, could be impacted. The National Literacy Council’s website also has an extensive list of helpful resources for teaching and learning, programs, and advocacy.

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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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

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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.

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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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?

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).

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.

Letters for Justice: Empowering Young Voices on Topics that Matter

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

In the library, we focused on the importance of raising our voices when we have concerns. As students looked at example opinions and continued to gather facts, they started filling out organizers to get their own thoughts together.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. At Maury County Public Schools (TN), for example, families can check out WiFi-enabled devices for two weeks at a time. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

This disparity in home computer and internet access, dubbed the “homework gap,” was a slow-burning problem for most districts in the days when schools were in session and students could get online at libraries, after-school programs, coffee shops and other community gathering spots.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

A 40+ year veteran educator, Sheryl has served as a school principal, K-5 teacher, library/media specialist, classroom teacher, university professor and is an ISTE Certified Educator and Ed Tech specialist and consultant.

"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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

For example, CoSN counts phishing (sending fraudulent emails from seemingly credible accounts) as a top security threat to schools. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

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.

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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