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. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

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”.

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

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. 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. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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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].

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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Tweeting response to the NEA Opportunity Dashboard

NeverEndingSearch

Greetings from Hershey and #PSLA15 where AASL President Terri Grief shared a plan for responding to the omission of school libraries from the NEA Opportunity Dashboard literature. Let’s get mobilized! She shares an assortment of possible tweets to help us get the word out: Multiple research studies show a clear link between school libraries & increased student achievement. aasl advocacy NEA Opportunity Dashboard

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

They can be located in an empty classroom, the library media center, or wherever creativity and innovation can be encouraged. We purchased an inclinable table, ergonomic chairs, and mobile desks. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.

AASL National Standards: A few essentials to get started!

NeverEndingSearch

Message Boxes will help you frame brief, core messages and supporting points to share your school library message with a variety of audiences. The National Standards Mobile App (AASLSTNDS), is available for $12.99 It allows you to search the Standards frameworks by Shared Foundation or keyword, compare Domains and Competencies across the three strands–learners, school librarians, and school libraries–and to take and share notes.

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. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.

#ISTE13 - San Antonio Highlights & FUN!

The Daring Librarian

Member Networking Fair, Tower View Lobby -- Visit All 25 SIGs, Affiliates, Advocacy/ETAN, Young Educator Network, and other member communities who will showcase their activities and recruit new members. 11:30 –1:30 Volunteer Leadership Box Lunch - Lonesome Dove Lounge, River Level 12:45 Your School Library: Mobile, Flipped, & Curated - a panel presentation featuring Dr. Joyce Valenza, Springfield Township, me!, Download the ISTE Mobile App !

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018

techlearning

The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features. Impero also offers Impero EdLink , a mobile device management tool to help schools manage one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

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. Mobile MegaShare- Showing What I Know.My Lead From the Library With Creative Branding and Marketing. With creative advocacy and branding, you can bring your library story to life, while leading within your school community and throughout the world like never before.

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.

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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Sign Up Now - Fascinating New Sessions at "Privacy in the Digital Age" Virtual Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're in the process of adding five fascinating new sessions to the Library 2.016 mini-conference: "Privacy in the Digital Age." Their topic will be "A Current Update on Library Records, Privacy, and National Security Letters." Kelly Cottler , from the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University , on "Protecting Our Principles and Patrons’ Privacy on Cocial Media: Libraries Sharing Without 'Oversharing.'" Please also join this Library 2.0

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools is currently ranked first in the nation by the National School Boards Association for its digital conversion that includes providing a mobile device for every student in K-12 as well as shifting most back-office storage functions to the cloud.

Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World

edWeb.net

His district also ensured that apartment complexes and mobile home parks could access WiFi with overnight placements of minibuses with hotspots. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

The good news is that there are two organizations already dedicated to that very task: The Coin Center , a non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin; and, The Chamber of Digital Commerce , the first Washington, DC-based trade association representing the digital asset industry. Student mobility within and across states is a big issue.

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What If Schools Viewed Outdoor Learning as ‘Plan A’?

Edsurge

Library of Congress ) The photos, shot in black and white, are from the early 20th century, and the disease in question was tuberculosis. In June, the group mobilized.

After-school programs have either been abandoned or overworked

The Hechinger Report

For low-income kids it’s really hard for programs to run in person,” said Jodi Grant, executive director of Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group. “It She had to provide laptops, tablets and even mobile hotspots to a number of her kids just so they could participate.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

Rather than using their school buses to bring students to schools, the district turned its buses into mobile service providers that could deliver meals and other types of support to students, while also serving as internet connection hotspots. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year

edWeb.net

There will also be an ongoing need for improved digital tools that provide privacy and safety online and further development of an online infrastructure that includes increased support for the use of mobile devices. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

CODE.ORG ADVOCACY COALITION ( advocacy.code.org ) Since January 2018, 20 states have passed legislation and funded $49 million to expand access to and diversity in K-12 computer science, according to the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, a group of over 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education.

Where Did All These Teen Activists Come From?

MindShift

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: via Apple Podcasts | via Stitcher | via NPROne | via Spotify. Ana and her peers are increasingly using their tech savvy to mobilize protests and inspire older generations in ways that weren’t possible before social media — generations that include people like Ana’s mom, Alice Ostrovsky. ’ ” At the end of four years of advocacy work, Ana is getting used to cumbersome bureaucratic systems.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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. Do you know where your data is stored?

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” She guided both the educational technology and IT departments to support district and site personnel to plan and complete all iPad deployments and the Mobile Learning Initiative. Step 1: Make a plan.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools is currently ranked first in the nation by the National School Boards Association for its digital conversion that includes providing a mobile device for every student in K-12 as well as shifting most back-office storage functions to the cloud. 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.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

The NEO mobile app for Windows allows users to access the full feature set within the platform including creating and delivering online classes, assessing students, sharing resources, tracking student achievement, and collaborating on projects. who are interested in establishing a makerspace in their libraries. Students will be able to publish, share, and play games with friends on any platform from console to mobile, study games that have been runaway hits, and more.

Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of college

The Hechinger Report

A student walks past the Bender Library on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. The high school kids win and the colleges win and perhaps upward mobility wins as more kids in high school discover they could succeed in college.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

One recent spring afternoon, about a dozen Northern Cass students working on laptops made themselves comfortable in a large classroom with mobile furniture, beanbag pillows and a plush blue couch. “We’ve Jaguar Academy is often library-quiet. In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. HUNTER, N.D. —

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. The list of Tuesday''s sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Use of Mobile Devices For The Development of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) In The Dominican Republic (Case Study) - English Version - Alfonso Sintjago, IT Fellow, PhD Student 12:00am (Thursday) Teaching global challenges with Solution Focus to increase engagement and inspire action - Kristina Stoney, Director Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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Consumers get more information about a purchase they once made on trust: college

The Hechinger Report

Cal students in the Doe Library at UC Berkeley. Has a mobile app that spotlights careers that may be a good match for students in particular majors at particular colleges and universities, and where alumni of specific universities and colleges are working, based on LinkedIn member data. Tom Allison, deputy policy and research director at the millennial advocacy group Young Invincibles, is skeptical of this argument. “I Photo: Alison Yin/Hechinger Report. Pssst!