AASL Social Media Superstars

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Social media has connected me with so many amazing educators since I started using it many years ago. Today, I can’t imagine what it would be like to not share on social media. Showing our work on social media allows us to define for the world what happens in school libraries. Through social media we inspire one another, push one another’s thinking, and connect the voices of our students.

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience. But, first, a little background: I’ve been playing around with building virtual school libraries for a very long time. I started playing around with the fairly easy and recently very popular strategy of building a library scene in Slides. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface. 2005/2006) “The Virtual Library.”

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Pam Moran on transformed school libraries

NeverEndingSearch

Once I believed that libraries were places where people went for books and reference materials. Now I believe that libraries are learning opportunities that promote pathways for people to “search, connect, communicate and make.”. Please do not miss superintendent Pam Moran’s post today about the possibilities of 21st c school libraries. She follows our social media conversations. advocacy school librarians school libraries technology Pam Moran

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 OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm. Promoting the library can be a fun and productive task for all employees and library users IF time is spent on developing a communication plan and providing content for print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth interactions. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

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 ? Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information.

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. Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. Registering for one of the Library 2.0 A 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0

West Georgia RESA Summer Camp for Library Media Specialists

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m excited to join media specialists from around Georgia and neighboring states at West Georgia RESA on June 20 from 8:30-3:30 for a summer camp for media specialists. 11:00-11:30 Harness social media and develop your own PLN. We’ll answer any questions about social media and look at how social media allows us to show our work, connect to opportunities, and empower all the voices in our library community.

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”. Our efforts can’t focus solely on the school library channel.

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. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. Social media accounts have a lot of power. The Barrow Spelling Bee is held in the library and broadcast to the school and families through Google Hangouts on Air.

"Wholehearted Libraries" Mini-Conference - New Keynote Panelists Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added three new keynote panelists (see below) to our first Library 2.020 mini-conference: "Wholehearted Libraries," which will be held online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Standard Time (click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries--as well as the many unique challenges that they face. Please also join this Library 2.0

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. Finally, I share my work because it defines for the world what is happening in a public school library. You can look through my blog posts , Instagram picture s, and Tweets and see that our library and school are filled with miraculous things. BetsyDeVos here are a few highlights from the day in our public school library.

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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries--as well as the many unique challenges that they face. Please also join the Library 2.0 Steve Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

Final Schedule - "Wholehearted Libraries" Online Mini-Conference on Tuesday, March 10th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Library 2.020 mini-conference of the year is next week: "Wholehearted Libraries," online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th , from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Not only do libraries need high tech, they also need staff who approach their work with a wholehearted attitude. Please also join the Library 2.0 We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)

NeverEndingSearch

It’s just the beginning of School Library Month. AASL has been doing some seriously creative thinking about how we might use the month of April to celebrate the 2016 theme: the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. You may want to prepare by learning a little about the history of School Library Month. Central TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio. for social media and websites and the graphic packs.

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow is our second Library 2.020 mini-conference! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries--as well as the many unique challenges that they face. Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

NeverEndingSearch

We need to tell legislators how important school libraries and librarians are to our students and we need your voice to take up the rallying cry. Here’s how you can help: On Thursday, April 9, 2015, between 7-8pm , post one or all of the tweets below, or create your own: School libraries receive over 1.3 getESEAright – include funding for school libraries with the SKILLS Act. Strong school libraries drive student achievement! activism advocacy twitter

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference is just one week away! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries--as well as the many unique challenges that they face. 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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Let’s All Connect for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day 2016

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Your contact info such as social media, Skype, and/or email. You can read more about World Read Aloud Day 2015 on Expect the Miraculous and The Library Voice. Ideas to spread the word on social media. Advocacy Connected Learning event belonging community confidence connected learning connected libraries courage flipgrid global global collaboration google docs hope kindness litworld read aloud reading strengths World Read Aloud Day wrad16

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

I regularly share free web tools, resources, and tips on ESL Library to help teachers find great resources to use with their learners. 9 Advocacy Groups & Events Enhancing ELT. Sign up for my In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses , Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

Micro-credential COVID-19 Library. To help educators continue their professional learning during this time of social distancing, we have curated a library of micro-credentials which can be earned outside of the classroom and without students.

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). You’ll learn about tools you can implement in your own library and hear stories from libraries that have partnered with their local and state governments. Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

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 did this just on my laptop using a photo from my school library media center A post shared by Gwyneth Jones (@thedaringlibrarian) on Aug 1, 2017 at 11:55am PDT This is not really a video! Social Studies Photo Scavenger Hunt or Mystery Skype with Gabsee! (WARNING - Lots of embedded videos - page may load slowly) Got the Gabsee App?

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. Consider, another word for branding is advocacy. Teaching Good - Branding Evil Creating the Daring Librarian Brand Rock Star Advocacy: Proving Your Worth In Tough Times By Jennifer La Garde Get Social.

Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Host your own picture book smackdown in your classroom, library, or district. Share your favorite picture books on social media using the hashtags #pbsmkdwn and #picturebookmonth. Advocacy authors event Events Lesson book talk collaboration connected learning Dianne de Las Casas global collaboration google hangout picture book month picture books readers advisory smore youtube liveWe are nearing the end of November, which means the close of Picture Book Month.

It’s Time to Plan World Read Aloud Week 2018

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Your contact info such as social media, Skype, and/or email. You can read more about previous World Read Aloud Day connections on Expect the Miraculous and The Library Voice. Ideas to spread the word on social media. Advocacy authors event collaboration connected learning connecting global audience global collaboration google hangout illustrators read aloud skype World Read Aloud Day

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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Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

Digital Promise

Events are hosted by a variety of organizations, such as schools, museums, libraries, community centers, and more. Inspire advocacy for more experiential learning in schools. Follow and promote the action on social media using the hashtags #RemakeLearningDays and #RemakeDays. Educators, businesses, and researchers agree: today’s students require a new set of skills to thrive as productive citizens.

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship

Edsurge

In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. Policing Policies in Headlines Most of the event focused on the positives of social media’s role in students’ lives.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

The local public library was also on hand, encouraging everyone to sign up for their summer reading challenge. That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. Having a presence as a classroom and school on social media is an acceptable risk.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

The local public library was also on hand, encouraging everyone to sign up for their summer reading challenge. That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. Having a presence as a classroom and school on social media is an acceptable risk.

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. Jennifer Hencken-Make Your Social Media Sparkle-2PM. Boost your social media posts. Lead From the Library With Creative Branding and Marketing. You will have a chance to work on your brand and advocacy efforts too! Giving Students a Voice Through Social Media, Technology, and Opportunities!

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Discovery Education

Siemens STEM Day offers an extensive library of easy-to-use resources for students in all grades , as well as career profiles and five-minute refreshers to help educators explore best practices for implementation of the activities. . S how students that human rights advocacy is a frame-of-mind by introducing them t o courageous activists from around the world and learn how to initiate the conversations that bring about real change.