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. Although we have a library services department, we receive very little support from them in making libraries real libraries.”. “We The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010.

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Rural School Districts

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These rural districts face the four significant challenges: broadband access, funding, people, and understanding the “why.” Broadband access has become more critical in the last year and a half than ever before.

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Flipping the higher ed new normal: from synchronous to asynchronous education

Bryan Alexander

Screenshots of students and faculty in their Hollywood Square boxes are the emerging icons of the new post-secondary order. Those that do might struggle with limitations of data caps or competing with folks thrust together in a lockdown and each hungry for broadband.

Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, more commonly known as E-rate, is a federal program through which schools and libraries can apply for funds to purchase hardware, internet access, and telecommunications to connect their students to learning opportunities.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

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Our higher education system formed around libraries. Our primary and secondary education systems formed around teachers imparting knowledge. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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ESSA learning more, doing more

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I’d venture to say that most of us could stand to learn a little more about ESSA and its potential for school libraries and the communities we serve. Deb’s presentation ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act: Implications for School Library Programs , shares critical background on the ESSA reauthorization and a plan for moving forward.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

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The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Flipping the higher ed new normal: from synchronous to asynchronous education

Bryan Alexander

Screenshots of students and faculty in their Hollywood Square boxes are the emerging icons of the new post-secondary order. Those that do might struggle with limitations of data caps or competing with folks thrust together in a lockdown and each hungry for broadband.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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In a 2018 survey of college students, the trade publication Library Journal found that 75 percent say that reading print books is easier than e-books. higher education courseware business despite gains in digital—all because of secondary textbook market’s impact. For some students who lack access to broadband and digital devices, and for some schools that can’t handle the logistics of a device for every student, print remains the most accessible way to learn.

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How to raise rural enrollment in higher education? Go local

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Texas got rootEd’s attention, she said, because a new education finance law , HB3, includes funding to encourage post-secondary enrollment that could help support their efforts there. percent of residents have broadband).

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The Emergency Home Learning Summit : Amazing Series + Final Early-Bird Pricing #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You will want access to this library long-term, I promise! Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Tomorrow, Thursday, October 15th, is the final day for "early-bird" pricing to purchase the Summit library.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Libraries and Librarians ? Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.

Hack Education Weekly News

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The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.” ” The Scholarly Kitchen weighs in on layoffs at DPLA , the Digital Public Library of America. ” Edsurge reprints a letter students at the Secondary School of Journalism sent to Mark Zuckerberg : “‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief.”

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Curating the Best Content for Learning , Spending on education technology is now in the tens of billions dollars as schools push for broadband, computer labs, and 1-to-1 tablets. Secondary teachers and YA librarians: this is a great opportunity for special programming.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference is almost here! Huge thanks to the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science , the founding sponsor of the conference. The recordings of recent FutureofEducation.com shows are posted: David Loertscher on Library 2.0 , Gina Bianchini on Mightybell , Tim Wilson on Redirect , Peter Cookson on a Children''s Education Bill of Rights , and an iPads in the Classroom report.

The History of the Future of E-rate

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E-rate is the name commonly used to describe the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The legislation also ordered telecom companies to provide their services to all public schools and libraries at discounted rates – from 20% to 90% off depending on the services provided and number of students receiving free and reduced school lunches.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” The University of Wisconsin at Madison plans to close 22 libraries and create six “hubs” in their stead, says The Wisconsin State Journal. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” For what it’s worth, according to the latest data from the NCES , the number of post-secondary institutions in the US has increased since 2011. The NMC Horizon Report 2017 – the Library Edition. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.”