How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

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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. Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. Second, the regular classroom teacher or librarian may be intimidated with these advanced tools and technologies. 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.

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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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Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments


BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 20, 2018 — College and high school students can now explore real-life chemistry concepts and vary parameters using Pivot Interactives’ new chemistry library. Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

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. They’ve aided the beginnings of ‘flipped’ classrooms – where students view video lectures or read background material at home and spend their class time being guided through exercises, projects, or discussions on the material.

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. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. Kindergarten technology use: Wet-Dry-Try iOS App- $4.99 [link] An app for teaching handwriting based on the popular Handwriting Without Tears® Slate Chalkboard activity.

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. Today Py’s content library covers more than 22 courses for skills like Swift and data science. Each course is made up of 70-odd short lessons and exercises. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. That is how technological innovations made their way into classrooms; to help students develop a deeper understanding of subjects and improve the learning experience. It is a virtual library consisting of interactive learning nuggets which keeps students engaged in the content.

Technology can support social-emotional learning

Kathy Schrock

One of the perks of being an instructor for the Wilkes University/ Discovery Master of Science degree in instructional media is access to the research databases at Wilkes’ Farley Library. There was a small research study from 2015 by Iaosanurak, Chanchalor and Murphy that piqued my interest entitled “ Social and emotional learning around technology in a cross-cultural, elementary classroom. ”

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

Let me make sure I’m clear here – I’m interested in the “push,” in the stories we tell about machines more so than the technology underpinning the machines themselves. They’re part of our cultural imaginary as much as they are about a technological reality that we face today. There are powerful narratives being told about the future that insist we are at a moment of extraordinary technological change. The creation of the library.)

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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.

Students share human-centered designs at Emoti-Con technology showcase

The Hechinger Report

Ideas — and beach balls — were flying as students at the New York Emoti-Con event kicked off the day with an exercise in low-tech problem solving: use beach balls, inner tubes and foam pool noodles to design a simple game. Now, he’s urging his peers to join him in using technology to generate solutions to problems in their communities. It exposes students to different applications of technology,” he said of the conference.

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. Ed Tech How To Learning Approaches ed tech education technology learning style learning tools teaching approach teaching styleWhere do students spend their time outside of school?

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. And the technology.

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Flipgrid: The Go-To Remote Learning Tool – SULS080

Shake Up Learning

exercise videos. Use the Flipgrid Discovery Library to find lesson ideas and inspiration from educators all over the world. The post Flipgrid: The Go-To Remote Learning Tool – SULS080 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Can Learning Science Help Teachers Design More Effective Civics Lessons?


Boiling Lesson Design Down to a Science Her small team of five isn’t trying to reinvent the library of civics content. Often these are assignments, exercises and drills that resemble what one may find in a textbook. Education Technology Arts and Humanities Education Research

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets


The reasons why teachers use technology in their classroom are simple. 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. Students make the exercise then send their work back to you.

Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

Learning technology teacher development blog. These include gapfil exercises, comprehension questions and vocabulary building tests. Quick Shout Technology News. Im a learning technology consultant, writer and teacher trainer. technology. (3). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tips, resources and teaching materials for EFL and ESL teachers. Tuesday, 16 December 2008. Online Video: For Language Development.

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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. Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd.

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

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology recently released Human Physiology Experiments: Volume 2 to engage high school and college-level students in hands-on data collection as they learn about key human physiology concepts. Hands-on learning is the best way for students to understand human physiology and how the body works,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Some libraries are putting these in a Learning Commons. (See Some students will choose hands on activities while others will embrace technology. And I was like, “Oh my gosh, this one exercise of adapting this not only met his need but it also had him work on his clarity of thought, his clear articulate speech. ” Perhaps looking into Micku Uppena’s library can help us understand. We have kids using technology but that really isn’t the focus.

To Engage Young Kids in Remote Learning, Start Simple


says some students don’t have robust access to technology, so not all of them are able to participate. To the extent that parents can do what they would in a ‘Mommy and Me’ [play group] class, or grandma taking the children to the library reading session, you absolutely could do that using technology,” says Evans Alvin. Education Technology Remote Instruction Early Learning

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The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. Sunday, March 2nd at 1pm CoSN - Wisconsin CTO Clinic , Join the Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders (WETL) and CoSN for their first Annual CTO Clinic!

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. At Move This World, we have opened up access to a library of free videos and activities to help you integrate this work into your home more easily.

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. Education Technology Financing Open Educational Resources (OER Samantha Rouse had a routine.

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Stress, The Silent Killer In Education

EdNews Daily

Addiction (including technology). Our action gives us temporary relief but sustains the problem long-term. i.e. I feel lonely so do some exercise. They go to TeacherCoach and start building their custom resource library. Based on the needs of the district, they can select from an existing library of around 200 engagements, which we bundle into sets. Education News Featured professional development Technology

Flipping the higher ed new normal: from synchronous to asynchronous education

Bryan Alexander

And – less widely discussed – there are decades of scholarship on how to teach with synchronous technologies. Heading out to an academic or public library is not an option, and the same goes for setting up shop at a Starbuck’s or McDonald’s. (I’m Fifth, as with any other technology, faculty and students have to learn how to use it competently. The pedagogical dimension – the whole point of the exercise!

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


Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library. Through this deal, Nearpod will add one of the more unique, coveted collections of online educational resources to its library. The company also offers reading exercises, quizzes, vocabulary games, and tools that let students write and animate their own videos. “We’re We’re taking the youth and media culture of Flocabulary, and pairing it with the device technology of Nearpod,” says Rappaport.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. Professional Information: I am the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education interview series, and founded and chair or co-chair of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the Global Education Conference and Library 2.0.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Have students do ten sets of ten different exercises (i.e., Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Before becoming a teacher, I didn’t understand why the 100th day of school was a big deal.

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10 #RemoteLearning Ideas.No #Edtech Required

The Web20Classroom

Here are 10 Remote Learning Ideas that require no technology. See if your kids school is letting you check any out or look up where a Little Free Library is closest to you. A great thing for kids to do that requires zero technology is to interview themselves and their family members in their home about what is happening. has an awesome collection of coding fundamentals that require no technology. (It None require any technology! Remote Learning.

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Instructure Co-Founder Goes After Digital Courseware With His Next Edtech Startup


For Devlin Daley’s next act, he’s employed a strategy that worked for his previous education business: visit college campuses to see what technologies made students’ and instructors’ lives harder. He says he learned that instructors found publishers’ tools outdated, using old technologies like Flash and with clunky interfaces. Among her wishes is that the company continues to grow its content library, and add a graphing feature to support more types of math exercises.

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

The information and technology explosion has exposed a behemoth that is not able to pivot and adapt. Health and human function, including diet and exercise knowledge. Part of completion would be student involvement in furthering the library of modules available for that stream of study. . Digital Learning Featured How Learning Works Technology education reform Matt Ridenour The Learning CounselBy Matt Ridenour. The current public education system has stagnated.

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