Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A. TO REGISTER: Click HERE and then click on the "JOIN WEBINAR" button to the top right.

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have two new Library 2.0 First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. Registering for one of the Library 2.0

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

I think we ALL must have an ongoing conversation with our Admin & staff about how we can integrate ISTE NETS into our daily instruction. You know what would really help sell the NETS to admins? LOL) to be a keynote or feature speaker? I reserve the right to edit this later!

Library Orientation for Kindergarten through Second Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year I ponder what to do for the first of the year library orientation. Once again, it’s a time where you want to talk about procedures, expectations, etc, but I think more and more about what message I really want students to take away.

Library Orientation for Third through Fifth Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Just as I did for the early grades, I pondered what message I wanted our upper grades to take away from library orientation. I wanted them to know that if they had never found a book that they connected with that I wanted to help them find that book.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m beyond excited to finally announce that I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. This has been a very hard secret to keep for so long. I’m taking time to read each person’s profile and be inspired with each and every story.

West Georgia RESA Summer Camp for Library Media Specialists

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

While on paper it may seem that educators have two months off, most of us continue to develop our professional lives and dream and plan for the upcoming school year. sharing tools crowdsourced by us all and thinking about how to disrupt their uses. It’s summer.

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

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

Why teachers are historically overworked & undervalued (and how to disrupt the pattern)

The Cornerstone Blog

As educators, we talk a lot about how teachers are poorly paid and how unrealistic the demands are. But we don’t talk nearly as much about how things got to be this way. I follow her on Twitter as @JennBinis, and I love her ability to notice patterns and interrupt them.

Quick Win: Creating a Culture of Literacy

Reading By Example

Before the students arrived, our faculty learned how to best prepare a classroom (and school) for students. Specifically, we looked at our classroom and common areas to promote reading and writing. Students organizing classroom library books based on topics, genre, or author. .

Webinar Tomorrow + Additional Speakers - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Webinar in a special Library 2.0 You do not need to be available at the Webinar time in order to register, as a full recording will be made available for you to watch at your convenience. TO REGISTER: Click HERE. series with Dr. Steve Albrecht is tomorrow.

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.

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. I have a little mini-rant below about how, yet again -- I'm late to the Gabsee party, and it's OK!

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

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

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

eSchool News

With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms.

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

It’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In some areas, school districts recognize our value and are struggling to find the best qualified, well-prepared professionals to fill multiple positions. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. A couple of weeks back, I was asked to add my voice in support of a program under threat.

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AASL National Standards: A few essentials to get started!

NeverEndingSearch

As a member of the AASL National Standards Implementation Taskforce, I was honored to take part in the rollout in Phoenix. A downloadable list of six Common Beliefs central to professional practice expands with summary descriptions.

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]. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please ?join join the Library 2.0 Hope to "see you" online! so many ways to combine options and confuse researchers.

Events Newsletter - Library Negotiations (Today) - Reinventing Education - OZeLive - Open Licensing - Google in Ed - ISTEunplugged

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February 23rd - March 9th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Two Week Calendar Monday, February 23rd at 3pm Library 2.0 Details to join the webinar at [link].

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. A few months ago I was alerted to an opportunity by one of my favorite collaborative partners, Gretchen Thomas. The Georgia State Department of Education was inviting educators to apply to takeover their Instgram account for one week. This honor, of course, came with rules to follow.

ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

I’d venture to say that most of us could stand to learn a little more about ESSA and its potential for school libraries and the communities we serve. Deb’s presentation ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act: Implications for School Library Programs , shares critical background on the ESSA reauthorization and a plan for moving forward. Deb describes the victory, attributing it largely to grassroots networking. We have to organize locally.

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

One of the best ways to increase enthusiasm for reading and writing in your school is by bringing an author on-site. This is the most cost-effective way to bring an author into your school. Public libraries would be a logical connection. Invite an author to your school.

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

Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network. In 2014, we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of GlobalEdCon and we''re excited to share information about our future plans with you at this face-to-face event. Click here to register.

Happy World Read Aloud Day 2015: Connecting Through Stories Part 3

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We still have 2 days of connections, but it was fun to have a full day for the actual calendar date. We read Rosie Revere Engineer and then my students had a chance to share some of the inventions that they are creating. It was very special to get to share Beekle with one another.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. This is happening in schools where even the leaders are giving permission to teachers to explore their passions and to innovate in their instructional approaches.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. This is happening in schools where even the leaders are giving permission to teachers to explore their passions and to innovate in their instructional approaches.

Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

The Buncee Bus is on the way to the 39th Annual Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida. We’re psyched to be attending FETC, getting to see all our old friends and make new ones as well who all share the same passion for student success.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. Research from School Library Journal indicates that maker activities at elementary and middle schools increased by 4 percent from 2014 to 2017.

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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

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. students will work in teams of two to four to collect the Seesaw emojis posted around your classroom.

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. ” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens.

The Benefits of Reading to Children—More Than Just Quality Time Together

Fractus Learning

This is a great quote that I have used during presentations when talking about the number of benefits of reading to children. “The first 2,000 days of a child’s life are integral to reading literacy. it has become harder to get children to pick up a book.

Spanish-Speaking Parents Struggle to Learn How Well Schools Serve Their Children

Edsurge

Goya Diaz can’t pretend that school data is the first concern that comes to mind when she thinks about issues ailing her community in southwest Detroit. With high poverty rates, overcrowded classrooms and fears over Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, she says many parents are just trying to survive. After watching officials shut down low-performing schools in her neighborhood, she has mixed feelings about how data-driven accountability has affected community schools.

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

Edsurge

That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere. They can stay where they are, and continue to build their business. He added that he thinks it’s better for organizations to continue growing in the communities they’re already rooted in. Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Quartolio wants to go beyond an internet search.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

edWeb.net

Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? – What is the experience we’re trying to create? – What are we using for assessment right now, why are we using it, and how could it improve?

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

Edsurge

On the heels of news that the Education Department would consider if schools can use federal funds to arm teachers with guns, Congress is asking if the same block grant that could go toward firearms can also be used to purchase surveillance technologies such as security cameras and metal detectors. The block grant came under close examination in late August when a district in Texas asked if the funds could be used to buy firearms.

Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. This kind of connectivity is necessary, the authors note, to help connect students to high-quality digital learning opportunities.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

Of course, part of the reason most schools switch to 1:1 is because they want the classroom to reflect the real world—and anticipate what jobs could be when the kindergartners graduate. Allow appropriate time to create tech infrastructure. We also need to support our principals.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects. Go To Class | Next Session : 2nd Jan, 2015. . Go To Class | Next Session : 5th Jan, 2015. . Go To Class | Next Session : 5th Jan, 2015. . Introduction to Learning Technologies.

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Ideas for Student Civic Action in a Time of Social Uncertainty

Educator Innovator

I’m very pleased to share my New York Times Learning Network blog post with the Educator Innovator blog. If you want to do the full monte but with more explicit lessons, you can obtain a full Mikva Challenge project curriculum for a fee. One way to begin?