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

Edsurge

Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

After hours of studying in the library, preparing and identifying patterns for the test, I was able to improve my score from 1760 to a perfect 2400. A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch.

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

techlearning

Our acceptance to STEMworks provides us the opportunity to introduce our award-winning, researched-based STEM programs to child care centers, public and private schools, libraries and museums, and more.”

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.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

Edsurge

Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) Both my co-founder and I come from small towns, where we were surrounded by brilliant people who don’t have the opportunities that we enjoyed,” Austin Allred, the company’s co-founder and CEO, tells EdSurge.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches

NeverEndingSearch

In its Q&A on Ethics and Social Media, ALA shares: As an institution, a library possesses the same ethical obligation regarding patron education and social media as it does toward information presented in any format. As librarians, we need to be concerned about privacy.

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

In September Prezi meeting was launched which enables up to 10 people to edit or view a Prezi remotely. 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.

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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

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.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Success for Struggling Readers: New Strategies Using eBooks" with Ann Fondren + Sarah Downing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 This presentation highlights specific eBook tools, presents tactics to ensure educators are meeting CCSS and state standards, and presents examples of best practices in enhancing the reading experience for all readers, but specifically kids who struggle.

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5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading.

Learning Revolution Free PD - 100+ Library Sessions This Week - GlobalEdCon Deadline - Membership Milestones

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 7, 2014 A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. 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. Today kicks off Connected Librarian Day , our special Library 2.014 preconference event for K-12 teacher librarians (and their fans).

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. 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. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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Flexible, Collaborative Software Supports Engaging Curriculum and Student Success

techlearning

Tech&Learning's Content Director Kevin Hogan gets a close look at one of this year's Best of ISTE winner: Gale in Context for Educators.

Getting started: Your E-rate cheat sheet

eSchool News

The E-rate program helps schools and libraries access high-speed internet and telecommunications at prices that won’t break the bank. This generally means meeting the program’s definition of a school or library.

Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

As an edtech vendor, you know creating a strong working relationship between your company and any prospective client is key. You might think this is obvious—schools aren’t companies, after all. Be upfront about where you can and can’t meet a district’s needs.

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E-Rate Survival FAQs

eSchool News

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?

2015 Student Book Budgets Step Two: Goal Setting

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Finally, we all met in the library for an official meeting to look at the data on the survey. Will from Avid Bookshop will visit the students to book talk some books from Avid that match our goals and Jim Boon from Capstone will share his company’s offerings.

New Partnership Between EBSCO Information Services and Intellus Learning Announced

techlearning

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Intellus Learning , an educational platform as a service company, have partnered to provide academic libraries with a content curation, assignment, recommendation and analytics tool.

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K-12 Leaders Unite for ‘Check the Privacy,’ a One-Stop Shop for Safe Classroom Tech

Edsurge

Check the Privacy contains a searchable library of more than 7,000 edtech products, with information about their privacy protections, compliance with major student data privacy legislation and endorsements by major organizations and privacy projects.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

The lack of technology use in my classrooms is a shame considering I am in Oakland, one of the most innovative cities with an influx of tech companies. Another huge setback for students without access to devices is the requirement to check out textbooks from the school library.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

Yet because they often work multiple jobs, struggling in their busy lives to make ends meet for their families, most cannot attend classes to build literacy and other needed job skills.

Mentor Collective Raises $3 Million to Connect College Students and Advisers

Edsurge

This brings the company’s total funding to date to $4.73 The company focuses on serving three audiences: adult and online learners, first-year students and those seeking career development. The pair meet through video, phone or in person. “A

Kahoot Launches First-Ever Premium Version for Schools.

Edsurge

Nothing about that will change or go away, Asmund Furuseth, the company’s CEO, emphasized in an interview. Annually, Kahoot Pro costs $12 per teacher for K-12, the company’s primary market in education, and $60 per instructor for higher education. “It’s Premium users will also have access to a library of millions of images, which are displayed on the quizzes, and performance reports that track student progress. The play could be about more than just meeting a user demand.

Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

We focus on reaching community members and meeting them where they’re at through free Intro to Coding Workshops as well as partnering with organizations across the state through our Facebook partnership.

FCC announces regulatory relief for school districts affected by recent hurricanes

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® The Federal Communications Commission announced that the Universal Service Administrative Company will allow local educational agencies and libraries damaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma extra time to meet E-rate deadlines.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

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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The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

For companies, the tight labor market has made hiring for in-demand skills a big challenge, so quantifying and closing skills gaps is a growing priority for most L&D leaders and the data proves that out. We also recently acquired a company called Glint , a leader in employee engagement.

How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

Edsurge

The announced merger this week between two of the world’s largest textbook publishers—McGraw-Hill and Cengage—could mean more students end up buying subscriptions to digital courseware libraries each semester, rather than making a trip to a bookstore.

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Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) To expand their knowledge, they had to assemble a library and know how to find books in it. Josh Stumpenhorst has students flying drones in his library.