Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Quick news on Library 2.013 , our third annual worldwide, online, and free conference on libraries, librarians, and librarianship: the formal deadline for session proposals is end of day Monday, September 30th. During its inaugural year last year, more than170 education organizations, companies, and communities came together, offering 450+ events and activities.

E-Rate Survival FAQs

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E-rate is a US Federal Program for funding telecom and technology in K-12 schools and Libraries. The program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under direction by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Key components of the program include: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Schools and Libraries Division (SLD). What (and who) is E-rate?

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Given that many children were acquiring iPads for personal use, some schools adopted a Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) Policy. As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Over the years we have seen more embracement of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 device rollouts. This strategy seems like a no-brainer when schools are looking to refurbish libraries and comfortable furniture for common areas. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed. We have seen disruptive innovation across so many different sectors of society.

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

Building on the success of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and with the addition of a new, innovative staff member two noteworthy advancements have been made since September 2013. LED stools at the Little Bits bar One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library.

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

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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. The company will showcase the new features of its award-winning product this week at ISTE 2018 in booth #630. “We Impero also offers Impero EdLink , a mobile device management tool to help schools manage one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

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As I met with my students, many who volunteered to come in at recess, we reworked our classroom library and opened up new areas for the students to work. Visited several local libraries and InfOhio : I tapped into these resources which gave me over 300 books, magazines, and articles at various reading and interest levels. Some students wrote a grant to a local company for flexible seating while others wrote for a classroom grant funded by a PTA gift.

4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

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Do you remember your high school library? The libraries I see today couldn’t be more different – full of spaces for students to communicate, solve problems – perhaps even create in a makerspace or compose a song. In the wake of 1:1 computing and BYOD initiatives, many traditional computer labs are now obsolete. Are you interested in transforming your library, computer lab or other outdated area of your school into a collaborative learning space? Library.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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Manheim Central School District (PA) Superintendent Dr. Peter Aiken said they partnered with a company to educate their staff about email threats. The company periodically sends phishing tests to staff; those that get caught clicking on the emails are given remedial lessons.

4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

Nureva

Do you remember your high school library? The libraries I see today couldn’t be more different – full of spaces for students to communicate, solve problems – perhaps even create in a makerspace or compose a song. In the wake of 1:1 computing and BYOD initiatives, many traditional computer labs are now obsolete. Are you interested in transforming your library, computer lab or other outdated area of your school into a collaborative learning space? Library.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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How strong is the company’s K-12 track record? How big is their library of single sign-on applications? Jan Mills, VP of Sales for ClassLink, spent 17 years with the Irving ISD as an educator and instructional technology director before leaving to work with various education technology companies. 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.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. 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. Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software.

New and Enhanced Education Data Products From MDR Provide Organizations With More Ways to Successfully Connect With Schools

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These new data attributes include Student Information Systems (SIS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) in use, as well as data identifying districts that have implemented BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology), and 1:1 computing programs at the building and district level. “At MDR clients around the country rely on the company’s robust data offerings to achieve their goals. SHELTON, Conn.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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In addition, ABC Mouse has shared releases and updates for ABCmouse Mastering Math, Digital Library Experience, Standards-Aligned Collections, A New Teacher Experience, and the ABCmouse Ambassador Program. ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement.

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20 + Things you can do with QR codes in your school

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Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is that many people see them as a form of barcode and wrongly believe that they can only be produced by companies, but the reality is anyone can produce a QR code within seconds. Make digital books and magazines in the library available to students through QR codes. Reduced costs of storage and shelf space in library or self access centre. QR codes are possibly one of the most underused useful features of new technology.

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively. 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. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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This leads to the “innovator’s dilemma,” described recently in The Economist as “the difficult choice an established company faces when it has to choose between holding onto an existing market by doing the same thing a bit better, or capturing new markets by embracing new technologies and adopting new business models.” District-level BYOD programs. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

CK12 Flexbooks - FREE Customizable Digital Textbooks

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Also partnering with for profit companies for sustainability. Example: A company that makes iOS apps uses CK12 content, and CK12 gets a small fee for each App sold. To distribute a CK12 book, click Print from your CK12 library. White Oak ISD will leverage the books because they have BYOD.

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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.