How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

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Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Scroll down for some super cool pics of her library) SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging.

5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

The CoolCatTeacher

Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

As LinkedIn Learning Subsumes Lynda.com, Library Groups Raise Privacy Concerns

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Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, offering their patrons access to the once-upstart company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. Currently, to access Lynda.com in a library, a person logs in using their library card and a PIN.

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

One out of every eight students in the US uses IXL Learning software solutions at school, so it makes sense that they love bringing educators onto their teams! However, if you’re vigilant, sometimes you can catch an Education Consultant or Content Writing role.

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

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For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. This is the second round of layoffs for the company in as many years. LearnZillion amassed a library of lessons, videos and assignments.

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

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Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. So, if you have a student who needs responses on space, a space knowledge library is generated.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? While across the country, librarians are supporting those in need by promoting the great work and connectivity often available at local libraries. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students?

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

Kleinspiration

On a nearly annual basis, I find that one of the last things that I have left on my to-do list is maintaining my classroom library. This can be a frustrating task in a normal year, however it becomes a much more tedious process when faced with a number of common library challenges.

Sleep Pod Companies Want to Disrupt Naps on Campus

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Around this time of the school year, it’s not uncommon to see sleep-deprived students slumped over library desks studying late hours in preparation for final exams. The University of Miami, Wesleyan University, Stanford University, Washington State University and more have all debuted sleep pods in libraries, health centers and other spots on campus. And the company is set to deploy its first pod at the University of Arizona this December.

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. Exploratory, hands-on learning is also known as “maker education.”

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented. No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. The landscape of a K–12 library is changing with the times, and librarians oversee an important space for today’s modern learner. Student Feedback Can Be Helpful for Library Design.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

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Weld North Education is named after the Harvard dormitory where its founders first met in 1982. Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. Last week, the firm announced what will be its 14th deal: Glynlyon , a digital curriculum company based in Chandler, Ariz. But that figure would make Weld North Education one of the largest U.S.-based

Emma Boettcher Unseated a Jeopardy Mega-Champion. Here’s the Next-Generation Library System She’s Working On.

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Now it was time to get back to her day job, part of which involves helping build an open-source library services platform that manages physical and digital collections—which could help future researchers, whether they’re preparing for their own Jeopardy bid or more serious scholarship. FOLIO has been in the works since 2015, and it has been quietly growing with the help of at least a dozen college and university libraries. Education Technology Higher Education

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CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies.

Education Businesses, Associations Want School Library Funding Increased

Marketplace K-12

A coalition of more than 20 companies and organizations want the Senate to fold a bill about school libraries into the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] Backed by private equity firm ZMC, ENA provides connectivity, communication, cloud and security services to education institutions and libraries at more than 5,000 locations across the U.S.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

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It wasn’t until three semesters into my degree, after spending $1,000 dollars merely renting my textbooks that I discovered my University’s ebook library. After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. Perhaps awareness is a buzzword, what we really need to do is educate.

Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education

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In the K-12 education market, Nearpod boasts a far reach, claiming its tools are used by about 7 million students in 60 percent of U.S. based company is launching a new offering to grow its higher-ed footprint. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Startups

Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference

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Attendees from academic libraries and scholarly publishing explored how higher education will have to adapt to changing demographics, rising inequality and continuing tensions between big commercial companies and their academic customers. It’s organized by the nonprofit Ithaka , which delivers research and strategic advice to libraries, publishers and other members of the academic enterprise. In a panel on “How will the higher education market shake out?”

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

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One crucial part of the decision is out of the students’ hands, of course, since it is the professor who decides what textbook or material to assign—or whether to skip commercial textbooks altogether and assign a free or low-cost open educational resource, or OER. And students can also get their books and reading sources from the campus library, she says. Take Perlego , a UK-based company which gives users access to a library of content, including digital textbooks.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

@BiblioNasium: Where a School Library, a Home Library, and a Social Network Connect

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Last summer I was introduced to a company called BiblioNasium through my friends at CiteLighter. Many of these great ideas were highlighted in October at Van Meter Library Voice , which you can read here.

Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them)

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But this week a Udacity official called MOOCs “dead,” leading to questions about what that means for one of the company’s offerings (which still include free MOOCs). Our mission is to bring relevant education which advances people in careers and socio-economic activities, and MOOCs aren't the way.” Focus on Projects Shen stressed that the problem with the old MOOC model is a focus on video libraries for teaching. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

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NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – School Library Journal(SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.

?Kahoot Pulls Back the Curtains for Studio, a Library of Ready-Made Learning Games

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So the company set out to make Kahoot Studio, a curated library of ready-to-play kahoot games for K-12 educators and their students. Housed in Kahoot’s free app and web-based platform, Studio launched today with kahoots (the company’s name for learning games and quizzes) aligned to Common Core standards for grades 5-12 in math subjects including Algebra, Geometry and fractions. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

Internet Archive Hopes to Help Libraries Make Available Books Once Thought Trapped By Copyright

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As libraries work to scan their collections, they tread carefully around books published after 1923 and likely to still be under copyright. That’s true for thousands of works like In Love With a T-Man , which happens to be available to buy on Amazon in a used hardcover edition but has been, until now, out of reach digitally for library patrons. “We According to Wolfe, libraries have already been taking advantage of 108(h) but in a limited way.

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High

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Nine edtech companies, nominated by the incubators that hatched them, will present to an audience of 25 education leaders. The Colorado-based company was formed in 2016 from the merger of two existing organizations: Digital Directions International (est. EdConnective : Video-based coaching system for teachers that connects educators to trained coaches with rubric-based evaluations. LessonCast triumphed in a recent educator "SharkTank" webinar, hosted by EdSurge.

Fixing School & The Role Companies Play - #IamME Podcast on @EpiphanyLearn

The Innovative Educator

My educational code: Do what is best for students. How companies can partner with schools to develop relationships that grow educator expertise and support student learning. Connect educators in online communities and face-to-face.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

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It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. But the promised library of everything hasn’t come into being. As part of the deal, Google’s partner libraries made sure they got to keep digital copies of their scanned works for research and preservation use.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

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Technology designed for educators is pushed “as if our ones and zeroes are special,” keynote speaker Clay Shirky told top librarians, publishers and administrators at the Ithaka Next Wave 2017 conference, held in New York City on Wednesday. This year’s theme was “Innovating and Adapting to Address Today's Higher Education Challenges,” and leaders from different walks of academic life took turns throughout the day addressing it, beginning with Shirky’s keynote.

Diversity, Cybersecurity and the Future of Libraries: Day 2 Recap From Educause

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At higher education’s biggest IT conference, Sugata Mitra described how small children can inspire the future of learning. Children, given access to the internet in groups, can learn anything by themselves,” said the the Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. A guiding principle behind the company’s approach to data is “prose, not graphs.” SAVE THE LIBRARY?

Libraries and Communities Exceed Winter Reading Goals, Win $35,000 from Mark Cuban

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Washington, DC — The inaugural Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge for libraries came to a successful close this month, as more than 100 libraries all over the country and South Korea far eclipsed an ambitious goal set by investor and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban.

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

There currently exists the conditions for a perfect storm for maker education due to: The Do It Yourself (DIY) Movement. Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. Educate to Innovate ). Information Abundance and Its Implications for Education ).