I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media

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I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work. Advertisement for Family Reading Night at the school library media center. . My favorite way to use social media is to celebrate! The jury is in.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

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edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

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7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. As the title suggests, it focuses on providing school leaders with the "know-how" of using social media as a communications tool.

A Shockingly Private Blog Post About Social Media

The Daring Librarian

Is it shocking that I would use such an obvious click-bait blog post title? But this post is all about the difference between sharing what is personal versus private on social media. Why do people TMI share on Social Media?

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

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Libraries are really, really good at collaborating,” says Karen Munro, president of the Association of College & Research Libraries. “I I support using a library service, but it has to be integrated well into the curriculum,” she says. “If

My Year in Social Media and What My Omnibox Autofill Says About Me (What about you?)

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Jennifer Magiera always has something interesting in her Teaching Like It''s 2999 blog! Her article Reflecting on 2013 Through Social Media inspired me to reflect too. Google social media

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

For the administrator who would like a general, not-too-technical overview of digital technology and social media, the book What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media , edited by Scott McLeod and Chris Lehmann is the answer.

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In just one year of having a digital collection, checkouts from the district’s digital library increased by 184 percent.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

Social Media Revolution for School Librarians: Keynote Resources for CASL

The Daring Librarian

Dont Hate the Hashtag: a Social Media Revolution for Librarians View more presentations from gwyneth jones. Check out the Sqworl group : thoughtful ideas, brilliant blogs, and musings for change agents (and my MASL & CASL keynote) cause I''m too lazy to take notes!

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. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

edWeb.net

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.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Blog: [link].

Still Think Social Media is a FAD?

The Daring Librarian

In 2007 I blogged on my MHMS Media blog about the amazing video "Did You Know" by Karl Fisch and Scott Mc Leod -- then last year ''09 I posted the updated version to my community. And as we watch the phenom of Social Media and the newly coined Socialnomics the video above.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

(and prevent problems online) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school.

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15 Non-librarian blog(ger)s too good to miss!

NeverEndingSearch

It occurs to me that so many of my best ideas come from the blogs of others. As often as not, those blogs live outside of the school library world. In no particular order, here’s a very personal selection of blogs/bloggers I couldn’t live without.

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5 Top Resource Blog Posts of My 2013-14 School Year -- YouTube Safety, Libraries as Maker Spaces, Plussers that Pin, Sharing Passwords, & Olympics Resources

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I''m reposting my top resource blog posts of the past school year, for summer learners who might have missed them the first time around. School Libraries as Maker Spaces -- A Few Resources to ? blogging Edtech Tips Libraries and Librarians professional development social media Summer''s here! 3 Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Accidentally Bringing Up Explicit YouTube Content In Your Classroom 2. out 3.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Collect these into a digital library that kids can access online, see what friends are reading over the summer, and find books that appeal to them. Economics Games/Simulations History Math Problem solving Science Social media Websites lists play summer

5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

Today, our library makerspace has developed into a 21st century learning laboratory, with funding from grants and through the generosity of individuals and organizations that support our DonorsChoose projects. You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace.

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Building Privacy Literacy at the Library

Educator Innovator

In the era of social media, complicated privacy policies, and shared devices, self-protection is far from innate. Libraries are uniquely positioned to teach young patrons about privacy. Under the USA Patriot Act, the FBI demanded that libraries turn over information on patrons’ use. The American Library Association has fought such requests, calling privacy a fundamental human right. “A Stay off social media and put cell phones in black bags.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. As with any publication, blogs and websites are only as thoughtful as their design. This is part of the limitation of a blog, and the allure of social media sites like facebook and pinterest.

Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement

eSchool News

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In just one year of having a digital collection, checkouts from the district’s digital library increased by 184 percent.

Why I'm Not Leaving Facebook & You Shouldn't Either

techlearning

There was usually just one person like me (tech teacher, library media specialist, tech coach) in each school. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator , Ms. Facebook Social Media TL Advisor Blog

Engage Students with Authentic Learning at Home

Digital Promise

Rahman explained, “The students brought up social media as the platform. When schools closed, Rahman’s students continued designing and sharing their social media campaigns. Identify technologies to support powerful learning at home in our Online Learning Resource library.

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Library 2.016 Min-Conference June 15th: "Library as Classroom"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the second of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," June 15th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited).

Class Tech Tips: How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom

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Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story ] Skype with an Expert In my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom , I talk about the power of virtual reality to spark questions.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. Mobile Libraries! she also talks about library promotion using Foursquare and mobile marketing with Twitter.

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

With most schools, restaurants, coffee shops, and public libraries closed, students have lost much of their access to public wifi. Work with local businesses and partners to create wifi hotspots where students can safely access wifi while maintaining social distancing protocols.

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March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We

12 Insta Easy Instagram Library & Literacy Promotion Ideas

The Daring Librarian

This is a mirror to a guest blog post on the YALSA blog ! But to be truly effective with those connections using social media, your graphics, caption copy-writing, conversation, and photography skills should strive to be, positive, professional, and on point.

2015 World Read Aloud Day Blogging Challenge Week 3

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It’s time once again for the World Read Aloud Day blogging challenge as we count down the days to this special week-long event of sharing stories with one another across the miles. My friend and super librarian, Matthew Winner, has outlined the challenge on his blog.

#LearningIs symbolic

Learning with 'e's

Many keep libraries of books, journals and other media on their shelves, used for reference to remind them of theories, principles or methods they wish to recall. blimage blog conversation education learning libraries social media symbolic