How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, media specialist Amanda Johnson talks about the massive success of some new sections she added to the library last summer and how she’s going to improve her library even more this summer.

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

Voted #1 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor by employees’ choice in 2019, and Best CEO in 2018, this education company comes well recommended. Sometimes, you can even pitch an idea for a class at a school, library, or community center, and get paid for your expertise one class at a time.

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.

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.

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?

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

Edsurge

For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. Most of the people affected were part of the company’s professional development team, which worked with educators to implement its supplemental curriculum offerings.

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.

Sleep Pod Companies Want to Disrupt Naps on Campus

Edsurge

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.

As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges

Edsurge

It has been just over two years since LinkedIn shocked the industry by buying Lynda.com, a library of video courses, for $1.5 What is the philosophy behind joining a library of video courses with a professional-networking site? People don’t realize today that about 15 percent of our content in our [Lynda] library is third-party content. You taught courses at Lynda.com before LinkedIn bought the company. And companies cannot afford to do that.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Kleinspiration

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.

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. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

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. He ran Kaplan as its CEO from 1994 to 2008, during which he oversaw 67 acquisitions and more than doubled the company’s revenue—to nearly $2 billion —by the time he left.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

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. NASHVILLE, TENN.

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.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

Edsurge

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. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. This is not just a call for open textbooks, but for awareness of all library resources, and reimagining the role that the library will play in the 21st century university.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

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.

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

Edsurge

A lot of the academic readings in her economics classes are from sources like JSTOR, a digitized library of scholarly journals, and for some of her politics classes, most of the readings are academic works of other professors, research on the subject and books. 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.

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

Edsurge

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). Udacity’s co-founder, Sebastian Thrun, famously announced a “pivot” away from MOOCs back in 2013, and since then the company has focused its energies on paid sequences of courses called “nanodegrees” that it produces in cooperation with large tech employers.

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

The Innovative Educator

How companies can partner with schools to develop relationships that grow educator expertise and support student learning. Why I believe we should allow food and drink in the library and lab and empower students and staff to be responsible citizens who can clean up after themselves.

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

techlearning

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.

How Technology Is Creating the Library of Tomorrow

eSchool News

One university has redefined what a research library of tomorrow is by incorporating collaboration research tools for solving problems in today’s tech-driven society. Library to serve companies and academia as a first-class research facility. Whitepaper Library AVI - SPL

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

Edsurge

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.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

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

Edsurge

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.

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

techlearning

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.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 20, 2018 — College and high school students can now explore real-life chemistry concepts and vary parameters using Pivot Interactives’ new chemistry library.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High

Edsurge

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. The Premium edition includes standards-aligned lessons that teachers can use to create custom online assignments from the library of podcasts.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 public libraries.

5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

After interviewing many prospective companies I became frustrated with the lack of innovation and impressiveness of their products. Built upon an exhaustive open API library , BrainHoney is posed to integrate just about anything you could wish. Learn Boost is a startup company that has developed a gradebook program that has great potential. While I think the product needs a little bit of time to mature, I would certainly keep my eye on this company!

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

Edsurge

A guiding principle behind the company’s approach to data is “prose, not graphs.” SAVE THE LIBRARY? WHAT ABOUT THE LIBRARY SAVING CAMPUS: On Monday the Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled a preliminary report on “The Future of Libraries.”Chris Chris Bourg, the institute’s Director of Libraries, assured a session here that reports of the death of libraries are greatly exaggerated. In fact, she argues, “we may need libraries to save us.”

Our Lego Wall: A New Way to Interact in the Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year we add a little something new in our library. I’ve watched several libraries add a Lego wall to their libraries and wanted to do it for a long time. Then, I saw a post from Shannon Miller about a company called Brik.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

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

Edsurge

One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re In a crowd-pleasing aside, Jones mentioned that he decided to house the innovation-and-design college within Boise State’s library, and suggested that libraries often function as safe neutral spaces in which to experiment. With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Sylvia also headed product development for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies. 10-minute Teacher Show Libraries News & Trends STEM Teaching

Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom

Wired Campus

Very few students rely on the library for such materials, with only 32 percent of respondents saying they had searched for videos on their library’s website. Company Watch Libraries

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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.