One future for research libraries

Bryan Alexander

On May 12 the head of the National Science Library at the Chinese Academy of Sciences , Xiaolin Zhang, gave a major speech to the THETA conference in Australia. In this post I’ll begin by summarizing my notes of the talk, enhanced by Twitter discussions.

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. And they could be critical for baseline analysis of student skills and formative assessment. Homepage Analysis : Students identify advertisements on a news website.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. A book about bicycles might itemize itself as a matter of function, analysis, or consumerism. If A Library Were YouTube. Take a modern library, for example.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. A book about bicycles might itemize itself as a matter of function, analysis, or consumerism. If A Library Were YouTube. Take a modern library, for example.

If the Library of Congress pins.

NeverEndingSearch

If the largest library in the world, with millions of books, photographs, maps and manuscripts pins, it makes a pretty serious case for a new type of curation for libraries, learning, and learners. The Library of Congress is a pretty serious pinner.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

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Apps bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program.

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Image At the library by Susanne Nilsson licensed CC-BY 2.0.

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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The rural school district Obama fought to save

The Hechinger Report

But when the new building opened in 2015, the school district didn’t have enough money for her to order new library books. On Twitter: @educationalan. Analysis K-12 NewsNow shuttered, this portion of J.V.

New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets from LOC

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A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first six Student Discovery Sets published by the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets allow learners to get up close and personal with primary sources on their individual tablets.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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Michelle Luhtala , Department Chair of the New Canaan, CT, High School Library and a 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker , is a leader in helping teacher-librarians all around the country to become Future Ready. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Browse or search the Owl Eyes library to see if your upcoming book is included. Character Analysis in Macbeth / “Macbeth as a Dynamic Character (Act II, Scene i)”.

Thinking about connected learning

K12 Open Ed

In a chat on Twitter, this weekend, Kevin said that our little postcard project was one of the “most connected/enjoyable” CLMOOC activities. What about a make-a-postcard station at a f2f maker event or in a library?

Getting the Digital Generation to Read Over the Summer

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In “ Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; and Jane Lofton, Teacher Librarian, presented creative ideas to get students excited about summer reading. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

8 Websites that Explain Elections

Ask a Tech Teacher

Senate as well as other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided––all without editing, commentary, talking heads, ads, or analysis, and with a balanced presentation of viewpoints.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Mattson on episode 242 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE.

Real Fake News: Exploring Actual Examples of Newspaper Bias

Graphite Blog

It seems like any news report shared on Twitter or YouTube is inundated with "fake news" claims: comments calling out something for being "liberal propaganda" or "paid for by Russia." Examine primary documents and media from the Digital Public Library.

Helping Students Understand Media Literacy

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Michelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut and was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

StudyBlue Studyblue.com offers one of the biggest libraries of study materials online. Apart from the sypnosis and analysis of these works, you also get to access interesting articles, reports, essays and even videos that you can use when you are studying a particular literary work.

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John Green launches Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

NeverEndingSearch

On behalf of my library/educator colleagues, thank you, John Green. Twitter: [link]. Thank you, John, for offering us a new tool in introducing media literacy and credibility awareness with our learning communities. Thank you for lending your honest voice and passion to this mission.

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12 Websites that Explain Elections

Ask a Tech Teacher

Senate as well as other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided––all without editing, commentary, talking heads, ads, or analysis, and with a balanced presentation of viewpoints.

We Live in a Diverse World. The Books Kids Read Should Reflect That.

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In my role as collection developer for my elementary and preschool libraries, I often find myself wanting to add a rich diversity to the available stories—characters that don’t look like me, think like me or live like me. That’s where, for a while, I was stuck in a bit of analysis paralysis.

18 Resources to Engage Students in Current Events – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

At the beginning of the school year, I ask my students follow a series of news sources on the Social Media channels that they use (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc). Ask students to follow their Twitter and Facebook accounts to keep up with breaking news.

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

The research also included computational analysis of Twitter data associated with respondents, as well as a Twitter panel of 135,891 college-age people. For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. We will be discussing this topic in the Twitter chat (#plearnchat) on Monday, June 19 at 4 pm PT, 5 pm CT. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27.

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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In the final analysis, it is demotivating to “point-ify” everything students do.

Remixing with NYPL #nyplremix

NeverEndingSearch

This week, New York Public Library released more than of its 187,000 public domain images free to share, reuse and remix. Folks are already beginning to share their #nyplremix efforts on Twitter. You may also be interested in: Digital Public Library of America.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

When the AP United States history students at Aragon High School in San Mateo California, scanned the professionally designed pages of www.minimumwage.com , most concluded that it was a solid, unbiased source of facts and analysis. Northport, N.Y.,

#EdClusters16 Post-Convening Summary

Digital Promise

Edith Gummer from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation presented research by Dr. Karen Stephenson on trust-based social network analysis. Check out #swedupvd and @SWeduPVD on Twitter for highlights.). On September 21-23, 2016, Digital Promise and the U.S.

Weekend Reading: Bomb Cyclone Edition

ProfHacker

" " The College Kids Doing What Twitter Won’t ," by Lauren Smiley ( Wired ): "The duo launched a Google Chrome browser extension that inserts a button onto every Twitter profile and tweet that reads, snappily, ‘Botcheck.me.’

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

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When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. In school libraries, digital curation represents a workflow strategy for student inquiry. Leads Beyond the Library. ” School Library Monthly 29.1

StudySync Announces the 2018 MyStudySyncTV Contest Winners

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Yvette Schemenauer's eighth grade students won through their enthusiastic and thorough analysis of Bradbury’s science fiction short story and their professional-like quality video. “It’s The team was awarded for their enthusiastic and thorough analysis of Doerr’s novel.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter ( @mjgormans ). Puentedura, the teacher is just using the technology to replace a resource list that could be used in the library. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter ( @mjgormans ).

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Other than libraries and news outlets, students were dependent on the educator to provide them with information. Possible networks, many with corresponding apps, include: Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo, Instagram, Blogging sites, Youtube, and other social networks.