How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Scroll down for some super cool pics of her library) SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging.

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. These are great for educational institutions and learners that can afford them.

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On the Relationship Between OER Adoption Initiatives and Libraries

Iterating Toward Openness

As we work to move entire degree programs from commercial textbooks to open educational resources, we must answer this critical question – can all commercial materials be replaced with open educational resources? Why Use OER at All – Why Not Just Use Library Resources?

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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. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy


Rather than setting aside time for disconnected or stand-alone lessons, classroom experiences can be infused with media content in ways that help us, the educators, achieve our curricular and learning goals. An educator with a global PLN has the resources to connect students with adults and other students around the world for a sharing of culture and points-of-view. We were studying the cold war and I happened to have a Tweep, Ines, who is an educator living in eastern Germany.

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities.

Stress, The Silent Killer In Education

EdNews Daily

We start by appreciating how stress is a cause, a result or both for the most insidious problems in education including: Obesity. Our action gives us temporary relief but sustains the problem long-term. i.e. I feel lonely so do some exercise.

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

The current public education system has stagnated. Are sequential and upon completion provide a complete set of knowledge applicable to a career or higher education study pathway. Health and human function, including diet and exercise knowledge. By Matt Ridenour.

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Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench


Yet in the education industry, these deals have been few and far in between, especially as many of these companies have opted to build their own edtech tools. But this week, Google acquired Workbench , a Baltimore-based company that provides an online library of lessons and projects, organized by subject and grade level, that educators can use in their classrooms. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary


Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library. The Brooklyn-based company best known for fusing hip hop with educational content in music videos and instructional activities, has been acquired by Nearpod , which helps educators beam digital content to students’ devices.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

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. NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries.

"Libraries were full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." - Sarah J. Maas

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I worry about libraries. There's a movement to take library spaces and turn them into proactive, creation-facilitating, "maker spaces." But I worry about our inability to articulate the value of libraries and librarians as sacred protectors of thinking, and in particular, of independent thinking. The library as thinker-space has been a great protector of ideas, and of the ability to form ideas inside of sacred intellectual privacy. Education Quotes

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

Iterating Toward Openness

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education. New York, NY: Pearson Education. Education is sharing. Education is Sharing. Truly, education is sharing.

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Are eTextbooks The Next Big Thing in K-12 Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Slowly but surely, they have realized that smartphones and tablets can also be utilized for educational purposes, and that’s how etextbooks became mainstream. Today there are many educational institutes that have incorporated etextbooks as part of their curriculum.

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Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. A photo posted by GA Department of Education (@georgiadeptofed) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:39am PST. The Georgia State Department of Education was inviting educators to apply to takeover their Instgram account for one week. I would like to thank the Georgia State Department of Education for this opportunity.

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets


It allows you to make announcements, add lesson materials, assign tests and exercises for your students. Choose from a library with more than 40 exercise templates you can adjust on your own. Students make the exercise then send their work back to you.

The Changing Market Conditions of Continuing Education in Traditional Higher Education

Originally written in 2015 Continuing education (CE) units in colleges and universities have historically been given little attention, and often little respect. But few departments have played as important a role in stimulating change within higher education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” Trump has threatened to close the Department of Education. “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. Education Politics. Presidential Politics.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class


Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. Here’s what they’re working on: Lambda School The San Francisco-based startup combines some of the hottest trends in the edtech industry: computer science education, small classes, and income-share agreements. Today Py’s content library covers more than 22 courses for skills like Swift and data science. unveils guided curriculum for math, reading

eSchool News , an online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their kids succeed in school, announced a new guided curriculum that changes the way they help their preschool and elementary children develop essential skills. At the heart of education, children need to develop foundational math and reading skills to succeed in school. Industry’s Most Comprehensive Learning Library: Now with Digital Learning Exercises.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Secretary of Education Betsy "DeVos says Trump education budget ‘places power in the hands of parents and families’," Michigan Live reports. DeVos’s statement from the Department of Education Press Office. billion cut from the Department of Education ’s budget. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Trump Seeks Deep Cuts in Education and Science.” Elsewhere in Education Politics. ” An Education Dept.


‘Prohibition Will Get You Nowhere’: Writer and Activist Cory Doctorow’s Message to Schools and Educators


It’s one reason why writer and activist Cory Doctorow thinks schools and educators should rethink their approach to surveillance and censorship. at Worldcon, a science fiction convention, to get his take on everything from surveillance in K-12 schools to open access publishing in higher education. Doctorow: The promise of technology is its ability to provide individualized interactions for the people who use it, and education is clearly not a one-size-fits-all activity.

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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Depending on how much you plan ahead, you can prepare questions about each snap for students to answer aloud or jot down quickly as an engagement exercise. Use kid-friendly Twitter feeds like those by NASA, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, and Library of Congress.

10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home


Most educators know that supporting students’ social and emotional wellness is critical to their overall success. The same ways we exercise our bodies or practice dribbling a ball, we have to practice identifying, expressing and managing our emotions.

Tailor-ED Raises $1.6 Million to Bring Differentiated OER to More Students


Not everything she found was useful or reliable, as is the case for most web searches, so she took time to vet each exercise. Now, Rouse no longer needs to search for exercises outside of work. “It Educators can pay $9 a month for unlimited student grouping and unlimited lessons.

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Part 3: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

They include ones that I feel educators might want to be a little more aware of. Part 3: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit ( ). PRO Plan (Educ. education. Welcome to the third post in this series.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 9, Institutional Envy

Bryan Alexander

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ): this week we’re discussing chapter 9, “Institutional Envy.”

Creating Resilient Communities in the Learning Studio

Digital Promise

To reach a deeper understanding of the problem, students completed the Problem Tree exercise to deconstruct what they sensed as a decline in the mental health of students at their school. Blog Educators Global Maker Learning

Could Minecraft disrupt traditional instruction?

The Christensen Institute

As with many trends that become massively popular among kids, K–12 educators can’t help but take notice of the game. The answer hinges not only on the game itself, but on how and why educators leverage it to shift instruction. Education Blog

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4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. It’s only free if you have a G Suite for Education account. Designed by Freepik.

Teaching and reading literature in the digital age


In an age of digital formats, quick texts (and the associated degradation of spelling and grammar), online content, blogs and posts, many in the education, publishing and library sectors — as well as broader cultural institutions — are wondering and worrying about the future of literature.

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Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.


When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. The future of education is increased inter-connectivity. Open Ended Education.

What Students Want Colleges to Know About COVID-19 Shutdowns


Most of our coverage of the COVID-19 emergency has focused on talking to educators and administrators about how they’re responding and adjusting to life under school and college shutdowns. Then on Wednesday,] I was in the library at 5:15 p.m.

Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

Hack Education

This is part two of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” I confess: most of my social media networks are focused on education. I’m friends with educators. I follow educators and education journalists. I pay incredibly close attention to education news, and as such I expect my news feed to be full of education stories. We have Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to thank for that.

UPDATE - Special Pandemic Mini-Conference on March 26th: "Serving the Needs of Communities in Crisis"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are expanding our planned Library 2.0 DATE & TIMES: Thursday, March 26th, 2020 | 1:00 - 6:30 pm US-Eastern Time (4 one-hour sessions with 1/2-hour breaks) COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join Library 2.0. Those who are already members of Library 2.0