How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, media specialist Amanda Johnson talks about the massive success of some new sections she added to the library last summer and how she’s going to improve her library even more this summer. Scroll down for some super cool pics of her library) SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging. Listen to Amanda Johnson talk about her library Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

OPINION: Months without play dates, hugs from grandma and trips to the library

The Hechinger Report

Many young children have been away from peers, caregivers, extended family members and other adults, as well as all manner of stimulating activities outside the home, from playgrounds to grocery stores to story time at the library, for nearly half a year now.

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools. A classroom or library can be transformed into its own makerspace, a space for powerful student learning by doing the following realistic and workable actions: Removal of Obsolete, Non-Flexible Classroom Desks (including the traditional teacher’s desk).

On the Relationship Between OER Adoption Initiatives and Libraries

Iterating Toward Openness

When we exercise that right and explain an idea in our own words (and perhaps other media), we then hold the copyright to our explanations of those ideas. Asking this question can lead directly to a fruitful collaboration with your campus library. The library may be able to purchase or license copies of these commercial materials and make them available to students for free. Why Use OER at All – Why Not Just Use Library Resources? The Object of Study.

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


Teaching digital citizenship, which is a focus of my role as a library media specialist, is very much like teaching citizenship, which was the focus of my previous role as a social studies teacher. You can even gamify your think tank with exercises like Fake or Real? Jacquelyn Whiting is a high school library media specialist and former high school social studies teacher. Article Digital Citizenship Digital Literacy Library Pedagogy Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

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To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Ancillary Newsline benefits CEO digital help learning library online Online Learning skills students teachers tools

Library 2.0 Webinar - Stress Management for Library Staff: Real Tools for Work and Life Balance

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIBRARY STAFF: REAL TOOLS FOR WORK AND LIFE BALANCE" A 60-minute webinar recorded in a special Library 2.0 The key to realistic stress management is your use of the BREADS model in your daily life: Breathing | Relaxation | Exercise | Attitude | Diet | Sleep. The last part of this program will include a quick and easy relaxation exercise led by Steve. Audience : All library and school employees.

Kinesthetic Lessons in Empathy and Digital Citizenship


For this exercise, let’s imagine that we are studying Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright. This exercise can be applied to a photo as well as a painting or other work of art. Article Digital Citizenship Library Social Studies

"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. I know, you're thinking: really ?

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Digital Content Libraries: A digital content library is a repository of study materials like instructional videos, audiobooks, reading materials, practice assignments etc. It is a virtual library consisting of interactive learning nuggets which keeps students engaged in the content. A digital content library can contain thousands of learning nuggets, offering a wide array of resources for students to enhance their knowledge.

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. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates "Participatory, Continuous, Connected" | Top Trends from the Library 2.014 Conference. unveils guided curriculum for math, reading

eSchool News

The new skills-focused curriculum combines 30,000 expert-created resources from the industry’s most comprehensive learning library with step-by-step guided lessons mapped to specific skills, to more easily and effectively strengthen the math, reading, and writing skills that are essential for school success. This organization also makes it very easy to target a specific skill or broader subject overall within’s massive learning library of resources.

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. The library includes crossword puzzles, quizzes, webquests, flashcards, active plots, and many more other widgets. That way, you immediately end up in the widget editor, where you can create a new widget or exercise.

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. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. Handing over an account to someone who is for the most part a complete stranger is a big exercise in trust. 2nd grade is collaborating in a Google Hangout facilitated from the library.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world. Karen Cameron shares this 8 step exercise to teach students (and teachers) how to actively listen to their peers.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

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This might become the core of an end-of-school (or back-to-school) Wish List for your class library. Physical activities during winter often become calisthenics or personal fitness, exercises that can be done indoors or in the gym.

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The Human Connection in the 21st Century Mathematics Classroom Part II: New Models of Instruction

Battelle for Kids

In a fast-approaching future in which online video libraries of dynamic, topic-specific lectures become the standard and computer-generated math exercises adapt instantaneously to efficiently maximize student progress, the goal of completely self-sufficient students apparently will have been achieved. April 14, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 5, Number 8. Driving Question: What Role Do Internet Learning Programs, Flipped Classrooms and PBI Play In The 21st Century Mathematics Classroom?

10 #RemoteLearning Ideas.No #Edtech Required

The Web20Classroom

See if your kids school is letting you check any out or look up where a Little Free Library is closest to you. Exercise- Not only do we have to keep our mental health in check, our bodies need attention too. Remote Learning.

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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.

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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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. How might we contribute to the resilience of our local communities?

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 ATTENDING: The schedule with the live session links will be sent to all members of Library 2.0. He writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries Magazine.

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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Because of its multimedia approach and appealing blend of text, color, movement, sound, and images, it has fast become one of the most popular writing exercises in schools. As each character ‘talks’, it looks on the screen as though they are editing the story in Google Docs as part of a collaborative exercise. When done editing, students can add music from an included royalty-free library.

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Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench


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. It also offers a programming interface where students can do coding exercises and even control bluetooth-connected devices that are integrated with the platform.

15 hands-on investigations to teach students about various physiology concepts

eSchool News

The lab book, available in both printed and e-book formats, offers 15 investigations that utilize a variety of Vernier Go Direct ® sensors and cover circulatory and cardiac physiology, respiratory physiology, muscle physiology, complex reflexes, biofeedback, exercise physiology, and more. The lab book additionally contains a number of advanced experiments that are appropriate for college and pre-med students studying sports and exercise science.

15 Activities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources for Teaching Children with Autism


Try stretching or simple yoga exercises and focus on how your body feels. If your student with autism seems like they could use some time away from class, you could also ask them if they’d like to read or work on homework in the library for a while.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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International Children’s Digital Library. Books are made available from a variety of sources including the Library of Congress. Many ICDL books are classified as “activities” meaning they are perfect for digital story times, scavenger hunts, and creative writing exercises. Open Library. This includes not only public libraries but colleges and universities. Once you’ve located a resource, you check it out from that local library.

Underappreciated No More: A Free Edtech Platform Shines as Schools Go Remote


Over the past eight years, more than 137 million students and teachers around the world have used CK-12 resources including its digital books (called “Flexbooks”), adaptive practice exercises and science simulations.

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10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home


The same ways we exercise our bodies or practice dribbling a ball, we have to practice identifying, expressing and managing our emotions. We must build in time, even if only 10 minutes a day, for our own wellness practices—journaling, going for a walk, meditating, exercising, for example.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

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In fact, with Kiddom, you get everything you love about Google Classroom as well as the features only Kiddom brings to learning such as: the ability to plan, assess, and analyze via a free library of standards-aligned resources. workshop –provides templates for a variety of writing exercises such as newsletters, reports, and presentations. media library –collect and share media resources. You add exactly what you need via plugins you search for in an extensive library.

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Actually, the UNESCO Recommendation Makes Most OER Impossible

Iterating Toward Openness

If traditional copyright protection prohibited no-cost access, libraries could not exist. Only specially licensed materials could be made available in a library – materials with a copyright license that specifically permitted no-cost access. Without permission to make a copy, it is quite impossible to exercise the permissions to adapt, re-use, and redistribute.

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3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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Teachers upload (called “create” in Peergrade) an assignment to the Peergrade website and add a rubric (which can be adapted from Peergrade’s library or built by the teacher). The most popular games now involve critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making, with few rote exercises or drills. I subscribe to lots of technology-in-education forums (here’s a list of my trusted education advisors ) and attend as many webinars as I can.

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Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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Each module is comprised of short video tutorials, quizzes, example programs, programming exercises, challenge problems, unit tests, and end-of-unit projects. TinyTap is a tool for creating interactive games, apps, and books as well as selecting class games from the TinyTap website library.

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 In addition to its library of resources, Tailor-ED allows educators to group students by indicators including proficiency, confidence in the material and their motivation. Samantha Rouse had a routine. After she put her three sons to bed, the Kinston, N.C.,

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Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes

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Most don’t survive the first five minutes in front of my students but still I go through this preparatory exercise. I have shared before how much I like Kiddom’s free platform and its library of resources. The Content Library allows you to filter by subject, grade, and assignment types. As a teacher, I spend a lot of time preparing lesson plans.

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