A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection


CHICAGO—Big Data will save you. Another exhibit promised “no more silos” in the data that colleges routinely collect in digital form. Southern Mississippi’s efforts are a good example of the reality on many campuses starting to get into Big Data.

Library of Congress introduces three new apps (and a reminder of some older goodies)


Just a couple of weeks ago, the Library of Congress announced the launch of three new apps for Web and mobile, developed by educational organizations that were supported by an LOC grant for app development. Links to Library of Congress primary source analysis guides.

How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores


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.” Genrefied shelves in the library at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt, California.

The Nimble Tents Toolkit: Mobilizing Quickly for Disaster Relief & Other Causes


I’m delighted today to be able to co-announce the launch of the Nimble Tents Toolkit , a set of templates and guides for helping universities, libraries, and digital scholarship labs mobilize quickly around specific causes. In 1 week, 3 other libraries and labs joined the effort.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. To data about students’ sexual identity?

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QR Code Quest: a Library Scavenger Hunt

The Daring Librarian

( UPDATE : This is the original post about this mobile media digital discovery lesson but I''ve also updated it recently in Part Deux ! The more data you have in your code the more complex the 2D barcode. QR Codes in the Classroom & the Library, too!

20+ Incredible Digital Research Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Technology is enabling our need to be mobile. Unfortunately, much of the news, data, and resources our students consume online is flawed or biased. Tons of free mobile apps engage our students in the research process, which includes planning, searching for information, note-taking, evaluating information, and disseminating their research. Mobile Research: 20+ Mobile Apps from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. We want to ensure that learning matches our lifestyle.”-

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? ködése/ The Operation of the Service System of Library tendings - Ms.

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). Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

When learners create their own infographics they are telling a story of what their data, information, research and facts mean. They are creating a meaningful connection with the data, which is a powerful way to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.


Students as citizen archivists and scientists: The new community service?


The Library of Congress, the National Archives and the Smithsonian offer parts of their collections to be organized and made accessible by employing the services citizen volunteers. The Library of Congress was an early adopter of archival crowdsourcing.

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 In this session a middle school librarian and former division library coordinator will share strategies for implementing eBooks to assist struggling readers. She was named Rappahannock Regional School Library of the Year for 2016.

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AP: Libraries launch apps to sync with iPod generation

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our library is a warm and fuzzy place in an idyllic setting. This news story tells is like it is -- libraries are keeping up with the times, and should always be part of the mix. who uses the Orange County Library System''s iPhone app to discover foreign films. Public Library. "It''s

20+ Incredible Digital Research Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Technology is enabling our need to be mobile. Unfortunately, much of the news, data, and resources our students consume online is flawed or biased. Tons of free mobile apps engage our students in the research process, which includes planning, searching for information, note-taking, evaluating information, and disseminating their research. Mobile Research: 20+ Mobile Apps from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. We want to ensure that learning matches our lifestyle.”-

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Learner access to computers at home is limited, while access to mobile phones is high. Because of this, access to and use of online learning software—particularly those that are not mobile-optimal—tends to be limited to time spent within the learning facility.

The route school buses can take toward racial equity

The Hechinger Report

We limit students’ educations when we curb their access to museums, libraries, community events and other places where learning happens. Census data from the American Community Survey. Andre Perry Columnists K-12 Opinion Charters Data and research poverty Race

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Critical Thinking Means Finding Nuggets of Truth in Mountains of Misinformation


Here’s what Ryan Hunt, cofounder of Canada’s first mobile makerspace—the MakerBus—had to say. "Oh, quintillion bytes of data (that’s 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) being created each day, it is more difficult for a mind-maker-upper to make up his or her mind than ever before. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School Child Safe Internet Data and Research Teacher Attitudes Toward Tech STEM Education

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

Mountains of data indicate that summer learning should be an entitlement, not an accident of birth, yet we continue to ignore this need and thereby resign ourselves to continuing failure in education,” Reville and Weiss write.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Technology, and especially the internet and mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, has become ubiquitous in our daily lives and affordable even to our public schools. school and library to the internet. Most Americans agree that education is a national priority.

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

With that in mind, we invite you to help us tell our stories at SXSW EDU 2019 to spread the word on topics like learner variability, educator micro-credentials, immersive storytelling with 360° technology, maker learning, edtech pilots, data interoperability, and more.

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Digital Games in the Classroom

Educator Innovator

So what can librarians and educator innovators take away from this data? Those teens were using computers, but nearly half were also using a mobile device. As schools relax restrictions on mobile devices in classrooms and laptops and tablets become as common as calculators and pencils, how can librarians support the gaming needs of teachers and students? In the public library ‘the best’ is the game that engages the player’s interest and makes them think.”.

What You Need to Know About E-rate

Digital Promise

” This rarely noticed charge helps fund a variety of programs that enable families, libraries, and schools to stay connected. One of those programs is the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries, better known as E-rate. E-rate helps schools and libraries get affordable Internet access by discounting the cost of service based on the school’s location – urban or rural – and the percentage of low-income students served.

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14 Quick ways to tech-up your classroom


This is a free desktop and mobile app that boasts a broad range of educational games. A free-to-try web-based infographic maker that makes visualizing data for students in middle and high school a dynamic and interactive experience.

Digital Assistants in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Where a couple of years ago, it was the cool new kid in school, now there are enough horror stories about it collecting data and recording conversations even when not enacted — and sharing that without permission — that many stakeholders may be worried.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Across the country, librarians are supporting those in need by promoting the great work and connectivity often available at local libraries. Collaborate and Promote Your Local Library! Partner with Companies Such as Kajeet for Mobile Broadband.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. If students bring their own devices to class, schools can’t possibly hold control over things like data security, software licences, malware and viruses, and safe browsing.

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

The Christensen Institute

We leverage data from nearly 600M member profiles and billions of interactions to automatically deliver personalized course recommendations that quickly connect learners to the most relevant, applicable learning.

How Learning And Teaching Will Change In The Digital Age

EdNews Daily

I could also easily argue it’s because privatizing education and giving learning data to closed corporations are the biggest mistakes we’ll ever make. The first is that machine learning algorithms can only be as good as the data that are used to train them. Op-ed.

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Wikipedia + the Internet Archive offer a new reason to include Wikipedia in student research


The term CDL was coined by IA’s Open Library.) The CDL model was the theme of discussion at the recent Library Leaders Forum at San Francisco Public Library. In the case of WorldCat, of course, I could easily click on the Find in a copy in the library link for local holdings.

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Valver and his colleagues planned to roll out their technology PD curriculum over the summer and realized teachers would need tools that were device-agnostic, flexible and mobile friendly. “We ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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Microsoft Education Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Microsoft 365 - A complete, intelligent solution; including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Ali can also perform complex highly manual data processing like data integration/fusion, but at computer speeds and capacities.”. So, if you have a student who needs responses on space, a space knowledge library is generated. By Charles Sosnik.

Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha


Basically, these invisible airwaves transmit bits of data—maybe a little like how Mike Teavee was zapped into pieces and transported from one place to another in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” radio, TV, mobile data, broadband.