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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.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. I couldn''t believe the amazing company I was with. The three of us quickly discovered how much we all enjoyed the same type of literature (these crazy coincidences kept happening throughout the night - it was destiny for us to meet!).

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends.

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. These three-hour workshops are meant for anyone who is curious about coding.

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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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

It was critical that school districts “get a handle on” digital tools and subscriptions in an attempt to streamline and create efficiencies in their districts that can lead to measurable improvements and learning outcomes while balancing student privacy and meeting annual budget.

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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. Training and Workshops. This includes videos, free live online training, customized webinars, and onsite workshops. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs.

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Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million

Edsurge

These meetings, she says, inform how they interact with entrepreneurs. Investing is humbling because we inevitably miss out on or pass on companies that go on to achieve great success in realizing their mission. It brought over the companies from the Seed Fund into its portfolio as well, and re-invested in 14 of them.) For Reach, they include Sesame Workshop and TAL Education, a Chinese education company. “We million in 7 companies from this second fund.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. Hands-on workshops: These free educator-led seminars provide teachers with innovative ways to integrate probeware into their curricula.

Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?

Edsurge

Founded in 2015, Quottly currently lists 3 million courses in its database and students can register for courses directly through the company’s platform. And companies sponsoring employees’ education feel the stress too, causing many to cut back on efforts to pay students through a traditional masters program. The university and aerospace company recently partnered to create an MIT certificate program for Boeing employees that lasts 17 weeks. Are Libraries Ready to Code?

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences. Your own little nook at a local library.

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What’s New

techlearning

a new version of the market-leading solution featuring significant enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Analytics. Teachers and administrators are empowered with tools that meet the needs of everyone for any sized school.

How Hip-Hop Can Bring Shakespeare to Life

MindShift

Artistic director Michael Kelly had been bringing Shakespeare to schools in the greater Toronto area since 1987 with his company Shakespeare in Action , creating presentations and workshops for ages kindergarten through high school.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

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. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

My business after two years

Bryan Alexander

Two years ago this week I announced the launch of my consulting company. In any given month I travel to campuses, libraries, or convention centers one to five times. I’ve written reports, done analyses, led workshops on spec. Meeting facilitation is increasingly in demand.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

We live in a world where our library begins with G,” Wineburg said, for Google, and the Common Core’s push for evidence-based reasoning falls flat if students trust everything that pops up in their Google search results. Northport, N.Y.,

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

Leiserowitz — whose research has focused on how culture, politics and psychology impact public perception of the environment — said fossil-fuel companies have a stake in perpetuating a message of oil dependency. Oil and gas companies are among NEED’s most prominent backers.

Get Motivated to Do Project based Learning the Right Way #pbl

The CoolCatTeacher

As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version – go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. You’re meeting them where they are.

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What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

Jaguar Academy is often library-quiet. Competency-based schools still need structures — they just need new structures,” said Sydney Schaef, a mastery learning designer for reDesign, a Boston company that guides school overhauls. “We

Events + News - New Curated "Revolution" Blog - NMC Preview - Games for Change - The Modern University is Failing.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. NMC Summer Conference presenters are thought leaders within the education industry at colleges and universities, schools, museums, libraries, organizations, and companies.

Invite Student Curiosity with Inspiring Spaces

EdTechTeam

Learning spaces in the upper grades are just as creative and flexible, meeting the needs of students as they work, learn, and play together. They should be comfortable, beautiful, and flexible enough to meet the needs of your learners while inspiring them to explore their passions and use their curiosity, wonder, and physical energy. Rebecca Hare, a teacher, design consultant, and coauthor of The Space , asks this question every time she does a workshop for teachers.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” The Australian company provides courses for schools that decide to outsource their educational services. From tech companies, I guess?

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Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: Step 1: Join us at the online meeting room on Zoom ([link] Step 2: We are going to play a Kahoot game to learn some things about Amazon. The moderators of this session represent communities that have been meeting and collaborating online for well over a decade now.

Events + News - #TLChat LIVE! - NMC Preview - Students in Charge - iSchool Initiative

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For the 2015 NMC Summer Conference Preview of the NMC On the Horizon series on April 14th, we''re highlighting the 2015 NMC Summer Conference with a range of keynote, featured session, Idea Lab, and preconference workshop panelists.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” Via The New York Times : “ Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students.” ” Oculus Rift boasts that it’s opening an education pilot program in 90 California libraries. That’s despite privacy concerns about the company. Via Techcrunch : “ Sesame Workshop and IBM team up to test a new A.I.-powered

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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

MindShift

Learning is hard and change is even harder, so once teachers have found a tool that meets their learning goals, they are unlikely to shift without a good reason. “It’s Luhtala has used augmented reality to attach student-created video book reviews to titles in the library.

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

where teachers in my workshop posted their thoughts after watching and listening to a variety of podcasts. Andrea O and Ari F: "How often do students go to the library? Companies may be sold, close down, or change business models.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - ISTE Unplugged - Homework - Emperor's New Clothes

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. Over the last two months we worked with an email list company in an attempt to avoid this duplication, but unfortunately, we were reported as a spammer (ugh!) This workshop will show you how. How does your library manage digital collections?

OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

The Christensen Institute

As one example, consider the popularity of Khan Academy , whose library of practice activities and videos are accessed each month by over 10 million users around the world and in many schools across the United States.

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