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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

From Breadcrumbs to Breadboards: How to Spearhead Effective STEM/STEAM Initiatives

techlearning

Today’s forward-thinking educator is asking herself how to infuse coding, STEM, and STEAM into the classroom. How to spearhead effective STEM/STEAM initiatives was a hot topic during the Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Redwood City, California.

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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Science – STEM Resources.

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Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb in the last post. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas.

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Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.

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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum. is a high school library media center director in Aurora, Illinois.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. Follow the conference through Twitter using the hashtag #globaled14.

Venture into the Unknown A littleBit- A Finkel Fellowship Post

CUE

Surprisingly, I received notification that I was selected as a finalist to present at the CUE National Conference for the fellowship grant. The year’s list of many firsts grew: present at a conference, make a google slideshow, and later create a blog!

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. This free, online event is sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon Details! - What Is Success? - Library 2.014 Submission Deadline Approaches

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. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates Fifth Annual Global Education Conference - November 17th - 21st, 2014. How does your library manage digital collections?

Learning Revolution Free PD - It's All About the GEC (GlobalEdCon) - Amazing Keynotes - Announcing the Student Technology Conference

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. But you don''t have to, since the Global Education Conference is a virtual conference, so you can check out the full schedule in your own time zone, pick the sessions you want to attend, and come and join us as much as you can.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

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. The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year''s conference as a presenter. Global Education Conference Keynotes.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Elementary think alouds. At the elementary stage, these quotes represent talking points from our 4th and 5th graders. On the other had, a smaller number of elementary students see Wikipedia as a starting point to discover additional content.

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A New Model for Coding in Schools

Digital Promise

Students start with block-based code in early elementary, before transitioning to text-based code in middle school, where they can start to develop their own apps. Owens’ passion for computer science stems from her experience as a parent.

Hyundai Brings ST Math to 3,000 Montgomery Students

MIND Research Institute

This spring, Hyundai Motor America (HMA) announced a $250,000 donation to Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) for STEM education. Morris Elementary. The group then headed over to the Catoma Elementary school library for a press conference and check presentation.

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We Live in a Diverse World. The Books Kids Read Should Reflect That.

Edsurge

In my role as collection developer for my elementary and preschool libraries, I often find myself wanting to add a rich diversity to the available stories—characters that don’t look like me, think like me or live like me. I’m white. I’m middle class.

Part 5: Forty… Now Fifty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Library of Content (free and inexpensive). Resources: Projects, Lessons, Strategies, Library.

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10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? If you are attending, check out my STEM and Maker’s Session.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

It was my first time attending a TYHO Conference, and it did not disappoint! With ongoing projects such as Buncee Buddies , coupled with the amazing graphics and assets in their library , and the new Emojis that help to support social-emotional learning, Buncee is reaching all of our students.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, South Park Township, PA. She supervises the district’s instructional technology program, instructional and digital materials adoption and distribution process, library media, gifted and talented students, and the district’s global scholars program. While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy.

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. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/

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After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

The Hechinger Report

The ideas stemmed from the group’s twice-monthly meetings at the Patchogue library, where they talked about parenting, navigating their new American home, and the schools.

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years

MindShift

More than 1,000 educators, from elementary teachers to university professors, responded to NPR’s callout with stories about how they incorporate the Harry Potter series into their curriculum and classrooms.

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GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Our free conference runs all week and is open to anyone to attend--spread the word with Twitter hashtag # globaled13. General conference information is posted here. If you are looking to extend your conference experience, here are some ideas.

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The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference starts in just over a week! The conference schedule is now online, with all 160+ sessions, and an individual hour-by-hour schedule calendar for all 36 time zones. The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. The Senate Education Committee began work this week sifting through the 800-some-odd-page reauthorization for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” Via The New Republic : “Betsy DeVos is headlining Harvard’s Koch-backed conference on school choice – with no critics of school choice.” (National) Education Politics.

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! The conference schedule is now online, with all 160+ sessions, and an individual hour-by-hour schedule calendar for all 36 time zones. No matter where you are in the world you can see the schedule in your own time (OK, to say I''m a little proud of this achievement is something of an understatement, especially given the MANY daylight savings shifts between now and the conference!).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Louisville ’s head basketball coach has been suspended for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the season, a piece of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s punishment stemming from a prostitution scandal that has roiled the institution for two years.”