How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley gives us ideas for improving meetings. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org. The post How to Hold Better Meetings appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

Neo LMS

For a few days at the end of this month Philadelphia will also be home to the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world: ISTE. The annual event attracts over 16,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019. Be a bold educator at ISTE 2019 and meet NEO in the expo hall at Booth 900 !

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! My dear friends Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon are leading this conference.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

Neo LMS

The ISTE Conference & Expo is recognized globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world. For more than three decades, educators and education leaders have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching. Judging by the last year’s edition, things look even more promising for the days to come: Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

I relish the opportunity for an in-person meeting or training to connect with colleagues and partners. Recently, I attended the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Portland, Oregon, hosted by NTEN , to catch up on the newest trends in educational technology (edtech) and learn about cutting-edge tools that may be integrated to boost adult learning and workforce development initiatives at Digital Promise.

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

Edsurge

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. 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.

Accepted Sessions and Presenters - "Civic Engagement in Action" Bilingual Conference by Library 2.0 | Seguimos Creando Enlaces #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're announcing today the accepted sessions and presenters for the first Library 2.021 | Seguimos Creando Enlaces conference, " Civic Engagement in Action " on March 25th and 26th. Check Out the Presentations and Speakers: [link] REGISTER TO ATTEND (free and online): English - [link] Español - [link] This is our first specifically-bilingual event, and we are proud to be a part of bringing the annual and previously in-person Seguimos Creando Enlaces conference online.

Call for Proposals Extended - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference: "Civic Engagement in Action" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The call for proposals has been extended until February 15th for our first Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Civic Engagement in Action." This is our first specifically-bilingual event, and we are proud to be a part of bringing the annual and previously in-person Seguimos Creando Enlaces conference online. The conference will be fully bilingual and presentations can be made both in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation services being provided.

Our First Library 2.0 Bilingual Mini-Conference: "Civic Engagement in Action" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 is proud to help bring this year's bilingual Seguimos Creando Enlaces conference online, incorporating it as the first Library 2.021 mini-conference, with the theme " Civic Engagement in Action." The conference will be held online in English and in Spanish on March 25th and 26th, 2021. The conference is fully bilingual and presentations are in both English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation services available. conference sponsor.

Call for Proposals Open - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference: "Civic Engagement in Action" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The call for proposals is open for our first Library 2.012 mini-conference, " Civic Engagement in Action." This is our first specifically-bilingual event, and we are proud to be a part of bringing the annual and previously in-person Seguimos Creando Enlaces conference online. The conference will be fully bilingual and presentations can be made both in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation services being provided. conference sponsor.

Announcing the First Library 2.021 Bilingual Mini-Conference: Seguimos Creando Enlaces - Civic Engagement in Action #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Seguimos Creando Enlaces , now entering its ninth year, is a free conference that brings together librarians from the US, Mexico, and across the world to further their professional knowledge and exchange ideas. Library 2.0 is proud to help bring this year's Seguimos Creando Enlaces online, incorporating the event as our first Library 2.021 mini-conference, with the theme " Civic Engagement in Action." The conference will be held online on March 25th and 26th, 2021.

Library 2.0 Webinar: "The Safe Library" + Blog Post: "Creating the Perfect Library Security Officer" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"The Safe Library: Lessons (I’ve Learned) in Keeping Staff and Patrons Better Protected" Part of a special Library 2.0 OVERVIEW : We invite you to join us for a 90-minute webinar presented by Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library

Edsurge

The largest library in the world contains more than 168 million items, with materials in some 470 languages, and is located in Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress, situated right behind the U.S. teacher to spend a year at the Library of Congress researching, writing and seeking out primary sources that K-12 teachers across the country could use in their classroom lessons. Then the library makes that source material available and easily accessible to all.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m beyond excited to finally announce that I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. I’m extremely honored to represent the power of libraries in our world along with the many other talented individuals on this year’s list. Also included is Sue Kowalski, who empowers her students to take charge in the library and is always thinking about how to grow the library program in the community. The library has never been just mine.

Meet the Webinators

edWeb.net

At the ISTE 2017 conference this year, edWeb held a poster session to “Meet the Webinars” where three of our “star” Webinators – Michelle Luhtala, Shannon Holden, and Rachel Langenhorst – met with some of their edWeb fans and continued to spread the word about the free world of edWeb PD ! This month, August 2017, Michelle will present her 80th edWebinar as part of the Emerging Technology for School Libraries community on edWeb.

Rome in a Day: A Report from the Annual Meeting of the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries

ProfHacker

As the mom of a young child, I’ve developed my own creative ways to attend conferences without leaving my child behind for long. Usually that means virtual participation, but it also sometimes means one-day minimalist conference participation. After lunch, we had AMICAL committee meetings. I am leading the Digital Pedagogy Committee meeting and most of the committee members were present except for one who joined virtually.

How Libraries Stretch Their Capabilities to Serve Kids During a Pandemic

MindShift

Hunter and her colleague Rachel Krumenacker at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had filmed the DIY craft on a Zoom call from their respective living rooms. The craft videos are part of the Chattanooga Public Libraries’ summer program for kids, called Make.

#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments. In 1986, approximately 30 educators came together to form Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) , as a statewide initiative to offer professional development opportunities for teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, administrators, higher education representatives, school support staff and other stakeholders in Illinois education. Library media and learning spaces.

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Library 2.0

Learning with 'e's

What does the future hold for our university libraries? The library has long been seen by many as a very traditional, conservative institution, and is often portrayed as a place where rows upon rows of antiquated book shelves slowly gather dust. Yet a visit to the university library today will reveal a substantial investment in technology to streamline research and provide users with a more seamless and rewarding experience. Publications such as Kelly et al's Library 2.0

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. PLUS we'll immediately send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 10 websites, 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

We’re about a third of the way into the school year and we know what that means: The dread of parent teacher conferences! But conferences would not make it on my Top Ten Reasons I Like to Teach list. the traditional parent teacher conference as it once was is both redundant and outdated. In other words, the traditional parent teacher conference as it once was is both redundant and outdated. Conferences are not for reporting test scores. Skype your conference.

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! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we'll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

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Moving Past Start-Up: Supporting Library Makerspaces Over Time

Educator Innovator

A group of YOUmedia makerspaces band together to innovate and support library makerspaces facing the opportunities and challenges distinctive to the middle, “post-emergent” years. Library makerspaces are no different. Libraries that launch a makerspace encounter a set of common start-up issues, from identifying appropriate staff to purchasing equipment. Over a series of weekly meetings, the staff returned to a set of key questions: What are the values driving the space?

Makerspaces Online Conference WEDNESDAY - Special Pre-Conference Webinar TUESDAY "STEAM and Making at the Fayetteville Free Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you will consider registering (free) for the third and final of our Library 2.017 mini-conferences this year. You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards. By registering, you'll also have live and/or recorded access to a special 90-minute pre-confernce Webinar hosted by the team from the Fayetteville Free Library: "STEAM and Making at the FFL" on Tuesday, October 10th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time.

Albrecht Blog: "Schedule Regular Library Inspection Days" + Friday Webinar: "Performance Evaluations" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new blog post from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Safety & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " Schedule Regular Inspection Days. Think of all the cool stuff in your library you could be looking at to make sure it's working properly.

Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. Offering further services and methods to meet patron needs. Please also join this Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – 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? Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. Teachers can start from scratch or build from anything in the FlexBooks library.

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How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores

MindShift

For 12 years Jennifer Taylor watched kids come into the library at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt, California and struggle: “We’d have rows and rows of books, and they don’t know what to pick.” When she had to box everything up for a remodel anyway, she searched Pinterest and discovered “genrefication,” a movement to organize schools’ libraries by type, like bookstores. Little did Taylor know, she’d stumbled upon a hotbed of controversy in the world of library science.

Safety Podcast: "Stop Apologizing for Library Security" + Friday Webinar: "Performance Evaluations" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new podcast from Dr. Albrecht: " Stop Apologizing for Library Security. This is part of the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. The language we use as library leaders matters.

Library 2.0 December Webinar - "Performance Evaluations" + Safety Blog: "Visitor Policy" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Performance Evaluations: A Skill-Building Refresher for Library Leaders" Part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : We invite you to join us for a 60-minute webinar presented by Library 2.0 The language we use as library leaders matters.

Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar

The Daring Librarian

International Library Hip Hop Superstar! That''s right, in Winston Salem where I was honored to be keynoting at the amazing North Carolina School Library Media (NCSLMA11) conference this past weekend I got to meet him! Sporting a blingtastic gold & diamond encrusted library card, glasses, magic hoodie, & a rhyming dictionary this self-proclaimed Story Yeller can write some mad library & literacy rhymes! Melvil Dewey! Kablam!

6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

Are you excited about the ISTE Conference? This year, I had the opportunity to work with so many great educational technology companies on the podcast and I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk the vendor floor and meet everyone to say THANK YOU for being a part of the TeacherCast podcasting family. Are you headed to the ISTE conference? I would love to meet you!

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0

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The Death and Life of a Scholarship Database

Edsurge

Students hungry for higher education even when few colleges cared much about them—they could go to a library, use Schlachter’s books and find money to fund their academic ambitions. She was the first person to earn a doctorate in library science from the University of Minnesota.