Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

We have so many great opportunities in our area, including Exxon Mobil, Lamar University, and Lamar Institute of Technology right in our own backyard. Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Data-Driven Instruction.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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 ?

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How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

Edsurge

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)

NeverEndingSearch

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

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

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

ProfHacker

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.

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age (March 16th, Online)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University are excited to announce the first of three Library 2.016 mini-conferences: "Privacy in the Digital Age," March 16th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone).

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!

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

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

Cybersecurity Begins With Strong Device Management

Edsurge

Preventing Security Threats Against the backdrop of new security and data privacy laws in the United States and Europe, preventing incidents related to cybersecurity and data privacy is becoming the top priority for technology leaders in school districts.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

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.”-

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

At Verizon Innovative Learning Schools , every student receives a device with a data plan to support learning in and out of the classroom. Help students and families find wifi to conserve LTE data and support other devices. Remind staff about student data privacy and security.

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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.

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Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Do you know where your data is stored? With the increased emphasis on student data privacy, many school leaders might think they have a handle on cyber security. Know the life of your data. Schools should also classify data (e.g., How do the vendors treat your data?

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.

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.”-

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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Critical Thinking Means Finding Nuggets of Truth in Mountains of Misinformation

Edsurge

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

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

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

The free resources from Vernier include the following: Experiment and Sample Data Library: Teachers can access more than 250 free experiments covering many subjects to distribute to students at home.

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.

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.

Part 3: Connectivity Resources to Address the Homework Gap

Education Superhighway

You can find Part 1 (Home Internet Offers) here and Part 2 (Mobile Internet Offers) here. Mobile Beacon. Mobile Beacon is dedicated to providing affordable, mobile, high-speed internet access to schools, libraries, and nonprofits. Mobile Citizen.

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.”.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students do need to set up their mobile device to run the app. Here’s a quick video tutorial on the basic app, Talk To Me : Code HS: Mobile Apps. Code HS: Mobile Apps is an online curriculum for teaching app building in High School.