Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound


ALA is offering free school library advocacy packs.Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), the packs contain tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning. The BTSB-sponsored advocacy packs are available free of charge. (A

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


These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

Discovering Interests, Igniting Passions, and Amplifying Student Voice

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m not really sure how we decided it, but we decided to try magazines. I don’t really subscribe to magazines any more in the library, but we have all of the Ranger Rick, Zoobooks, Sports Illustrated, etc that we’ve subscribed to through the years.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax


And even more rarely does it get the title “Hoax” hung on it by a major magazine. And while he cites data that claims technology hurts scores, it’s not hard to find data that says technology helps scores and student learning. EDITORIAL.

Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

The underlying premise is to move learners from a state of engagement to empowerment so that they exert more ownership over their learning. Student agency is all about improving the learning experience for kids. There is no point in student advocacy if no action results.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise has created a great compilation of resources for how students can continue learning. There are a number of excellent online learning opportunities designed specifically for educators. Read a book, blog, or magazine.

A letter of support


Our mission is to transform teaching and learning. School librarians scout and evaluate emerging technologies and introduce them to the entire learning culture, often leading a school’s professional development efforts. School librarians build collections to support formal and informal learning across grade levels and disciplines, curating tools for information discovery, organization, synthesis and creative communication. advocacy school librarians school libraries

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?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017


The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare, added education to the list in 2013 and since then has grown from nearly 90 nominations in 2014 to more than 450 last year. BrainStation founder Jason Field (27) was given the honor for his blended-learning-based coding school, which reaches nearly 25,000 learners throughout the Americas. Alec Whitters (29), CEO of Higher Learning Technologies.

Impero Education Pro v6.3 wins Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show Award


28, 2018 – Impero Software’s flagship product , Impero Education Pro, has won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. will be featured in the March issue of Tech & Learning. Austin, TX, Feb.

'I Learn Things on Twitter That I Don’t Learn at Harvard': Clint Smith on Inequality and Technology


In my other life, I'm a poet, I'm a writer… I do freelance work, through different magazines, and had a poetry book come out less than a year ago. But I, for example, have followed and learned from a lot of black feminists on Twitter over the past several years, and it has pushed my thinking around issues of intersectionality, queerness, blackness, femininity and gender, and how we think about the relationship again between all these things.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

What does Virtual Reality have to offer to the learning process? If you want to learn more about Virtual Reality check out. And our teachers, in terms of being able to exercise that creative juice, that it lets them really explore learning in a way that gets at passions of teachers.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

But one of the things that I’ve really learned is that everybody has the potential to change something tomorrow. The next thing you know, you’ve actually shifted an entire culture around what learning really means.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Students can co-create curriculum and their classrooms with teachers for powerful learning experiences. Learn how students are teaching each other drone piloting and other examples from Albemarle County, Virginia with Superintendent Pam Moran. Learn more at

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

From Testing to Triumphant Learning with Pam Moran. You can change the dominant pedagogy from teaching at the teaching wall to more project based work or activity based and inquiry focused learning.

Drooling Over Google Draw


With the help of Google Draw students have been empowered to represent their learning in a variety of dynamic and creative ways. Learning has become so much more than paragraph writing, novel question sets, or worksheets.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School has built two dedicated spaces to bolster STEM education, and plans to build a two-floor, state-of-the-art learning space called the Center for Leadership Innovation by 2020. Thomas School Dedicates Space to Bolster STEM Learning. The center’s first floor will provide flexible learning spaces, including a Skype room for video conferencing with outside experts, a quiet zone for research and a talking zone with soft furniture for group work and discussions.

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


This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. Students need to have an option to reply where they can briefly indicate why they were absent and, if they are in crisis, be automatically redirected to on-campus (ex: counselling center) and neighborhood assistance (immigration advocacy).

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Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

Student outcomes and budget management: Basically, this means schools need to balance their learning goals and desired impact on the students and teachers with a realistic budget. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

More Students Are Becoming Activists. Teachers Can Help Strengthen Their Voice.


In our summer program, my colleague Aidan Smith adapted research from her book, “Gender, Heteronormativity, and the American Presidency,” into a workshop that prompted students to analyze family portraits of presidential candidates on People magazine covers from the 1950’s to today. This kind of media literacy is useful within and beyond the classroom, as students learn to contextualize the present-day causes they care about.

Looking Back on Build Your Business Radio

The Hechinger Report

Permit me to reminisce about some of the highlights, and then share with you what I’ve learned. Tim Sullivan , formerly with the SBA Office of Advocacy and the Bipartisan Policy Center, but more recently represented the U.S. Magazine’s column Street Smarts.

What We Know About Betsy DeVos, Trump's Pick for Education Secretary


She supports charter school expansion : DeVos and her husband established the Great Lakes Education Project , an advocacy group for school choice that was instrumental in getting Michigan to abandon plans to regulate charter schools earlier this year. She says technology has a role in the classroom : “I think digital learning is in its infancy relative to the influence that it can and will have,” she told Philanthropy Roundtable in 2013. “I President-elect Donald J.

Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

The Hechinger Report

The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine. He learns how to perform daily activities, like sharing meals and keeping tantrums in check.

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

eSchool News

The technology plan should guide district actions each year while remaining flexible and responsive to changes in learning needs and new technology innovations. One educator even contributed excerpts of his how-to article from the February 2016 issue of Tech & Learning magazine.”.

"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Homeschooling, or thinking about it?

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling. Farenga continues Holt’s work and published Growing Without Schooling magazine (GWS) from 1985 until it stopped in 2001.

Charter school leaders are complicit with segregation, and it’s hurting their movement

The Hechinger Report

said , “We must never adjust ourselves to racial segregation,” he wasn’t suggesting that black kids need white kids and teachers in the classroom with them to learn. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. A charter school in New Orleans. Photo: Cheryl Gerber.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling. GWS was the nation’s first periodical about learning without going to school, started by Holt in 1977.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

It is reprinted with permission from the Advocate, the magazine for the National Autism Society of America. . Consider a simple academic skill such as learning to name colors. In the end, the child will learn to name two colors, which is good, but it will not impact the life of the family very much. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of principles derived from the psychology of learning in order to teach skills and manage problem behavior.

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

The Hechinger Report

Children begin learning basic literacy skills, like which direction to turn the pages, around age 2. It’s not just that she’ll miss them—she worries her children aren’t learning anything and are already falling behind.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

See, what might be even more significant than how frequently (or infrequently) Americans learn about science news (or how well that science is explained) is how their personal beliefs influence whether or not they believe that science to be valid. But what are Americans learning online?

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

The Hechinger Report

It’s hard to find money to pay for teachers who specialize in helping kids who are learning English, known in academic circles as English Language Learners — ELLs for short. “We’re It’s situations like this that Crotwell feared when she learned that her class would have 13 Hispanic students.

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes though, you can't change a situation but you have to learn to graciously accept it - and then work around it cleverly. Consider, another word for branding is advocacy. The school’s reputation as a place of learning and your reputation as an educator.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via the New York Magazine : “The Death of Vine Makes the Internet a Worse Place.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. Via The New York Magazine : “The Class of 1946–2018 Twenty-seven school-shooting survivors bear their scars, and bear witness.” ” Social emotional learning ! IXL Learning has acquired ABCya.