Mentoring Minds Launches Mobile App to Support Instruction and Student Success

eSchool News

Mentoring Minds , a leading provider of K-12 instructional and critical thinking materials, announces the availability of the Mentoring Minds Resource Library, a mobile app comprised of resources to support instruction and promote student success.

Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. A shy, 50-something native to Chicago, she is somewhat new to taking classes at the library, and yet she is proof that CPL’s approach to adult education — using technology as a gateway to academic skills — can be successful with under-skilled adults.

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Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. Accessing a cart is as easy as checking out a library book! Guiding Principles: Here are the things we’ve continued to think about since the inception of our Mobile MakerSpaces.

Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 3 – Google Drive) – SULS0105

Shake Up Learning

The post Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 3 – Google Drive) – SULS0105 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing the must-have Google Drive skills for teachers. Google Drive is much more than just cloud storage.

Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 1 – Chrome) – SULS0103

Shake Up Learning

The post Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 1 – Chrome) – SULS0103 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing the must-have Google skills for teachers who use the Google Chrome web browser or Chromebooks. Quick Tip Video Library.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. If A Library Were YouTube. So, if “books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context,” what does that mean in an increasingly mobile and digital world? Take a modern library, for example. Even if the newest libraries, books are arranged in terms of genre, often by author last name. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon?

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. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Classroom Organizer - free app to organize your classroom library and book room

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Organizer is a free web based and mobile app that allows you to organize and manage your classroom library and school book room. With the mobile app, available for Android and iOS, you can scan book title ISBNs into your library, view your library, and manage your book locations. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Age of Learning launches new mobile app for early learners

Educational Technology Guy

Age of Learning just launched their new mobile app, a comprehensive online learning app for children ages 2 through 6+. Subscriptions to the site are $7.99/ Per Month; however, they do provide ABCmouse free to Schools, Teachers, Libraries, and Foster Families across the US. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. It’s perfect for parents who are looking for that engaging, educational, and fun app for their little one.

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. In Library 2.0 I firstly wanted to find out what the contemporary library had to offer today's 'tech savvy students'.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. Google Classroom Resources. Tip: Many of the best conversations on this topic happen on Google Plus or Twitter with the #gafe hashtag.

Making the Most of Google Keep – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Google Keep is a program that allows users to quickly and easily create, access and organize information such as notes and lists. I was thrilled to discover the sharing capabilities in Google Keep. Sharing looks like any other Google sharing, and the person with whom you’ve shared your note gets an email alerting them to the shared note. There is an Android app for Google Keep. Google Keep can also be a tool to augment student organization and time-management skills.

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?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally markup, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. Below are examples from my students using the free Grackle Marks add-on for Google Docs and the paid pro version of Newsela. For more resources, check out my article, Critical Reading with Digital Devices , posted on ESL Library. Annotation Assignment with Grackle Marks Add-on and Google Docs.

Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom ? All-In-One or Mobile?

Veative

Most are now familiar with the Google Cardboard , and any viewer option is essentially a device worn on your head which contains two focal lenses, allowing each eye to focus on a separate screen. This simply is not the case, and if it were, as parents and teachers we know that those phones are undoubtedly filled with much more important things such as Instagram images and a music library which would be the envy of industry professionals, as recent as two decades ago.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library

The Daring Librarian

On the back of my Sephora catalog, windows of shops, and in my library! A Quick Response (QR) code is a two-dimensional or 2D bar code which can be interpreted by any mobile phone with camera capabilities. QR Codes in the Classroom - and the Library! QR codes can also be used to conduct a treasure hunt of information in the school library. In our hallway - promoting our Google Form Book Reviews ! QR Codes are popping up everywhere!

8 Awesome Reasons to Go Incognito in Google Chrome

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Awesome Reasons to Go Incognito in Google Chrome appeared first on Shake Up Learning. You Need to Go Incognito in Google Chrome! Here’s Why: Yep, I’m talking about Google Chrome again! One of my favorite little features in Google Chrome is called incognito mode. 8 Awesome Reasons to Go Incognito in Google Chrome Click To Tweet. By the way, incognito also works on mobile devices! Want more Google Chrome?

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.

30 Apps to Spread and Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find ideas for activities in my slide presentation, Mobile Holiday Apps for Spreading Cheer. Mobile Holiday Apps for Spreading Cheer from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Create a holiday photo video slideshows using Magisto (Android/iOS), iMovie, Flipagram (Android/iOS) or Google Photos (Web/Android/iOS). . Choose from their library of holiday stickers, backgrounds, templates and images.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

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. Library 2.014 - October 8th + 9th. We are gearing up for another amazing year of the Library 2.014 Conference. Other educators must present with a member of one of the aforementioned Google affiliated groups. How does your library manage digital collections?

How Much is Student Safety Worth?

Gaggle Speaks

Along with implementing new technology come new concerns about student safety, so when sixth graders at Warsaw Community Schools received Google accounts as part of a 1:1 iPad initiative, district officials knew they needed to do more. Gaggle Safety Management for Google Apps was exactly what the district needed to promote safe learning anytime and anywhere. Is Your School Using Google Apps for Education?

On immersive technologies and the library: a visit with author Jamie Donally

NeverEndingSearch

It’s hard to imagine not fully realizing the potential for our mobile devices as learning tools. Google Street View : Create your own 360 images. Imagine the possibilities. of immersive virtual field trips–a walk through the solar system, the experience of a tornado, a tour around a refugee camp. of a science lab with the opportunity to fully explore, rotate and dissect a 3D model of the human body.

20+ Incredible Digital Research Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Technology is enabling our need to be mobile. 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. The Kentucky Virtual Library has an interactive infographic that illustrates the digital research process. Find more Google resources here !

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.

New Products from Google and their Implication for Educators

The Electric Educator

Google's much anticipated October 4 product launch matched many leaks and rumors leading up to the event and features 4 new products, 1 product refresh, and several new connections points between new and existing hardware. Google CEO Sundar Pachia kicked off the event by saying Google anticipates the next big advancement in technology will be in the area of Artificial Intelligence. Helps with search accuracy in Google Photos. google

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon News - Awaken Young Inventors - Library Horizon Report "Deep Dive"

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. Mark your calendar for November 12 to join the NMC and the Learning Revolution for the "NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries."

How One of the Most Recognized School Districts in the Country Keeps its Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

” Read the entire case study, “Keeping Every Student Safe, Every Day,” and learn more about how Gaggle helps students stay safe when using Google Apps for Education, by visiting the case study section of the Gaggle Content Library. Google Apps for Education Mobile Learning Success Stories

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon Details! - What Is Success? - Library 2.014 Submission Deadline Approaches

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. We''re having a great response to our call for volunteers for the Library 2.014 Conference , but there''s still plenty of time for you to get involved with this exciting event! They also use wikis or google docs to collect information that will help their learning.

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Playware Studios

Google recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform. With beloved titles such as Street Fighter IV, Back to the Future and Toy Story 3 in the launch library. At this point you may ask; “What makes Google’s announcement so special?” For beginners, Google service launches with over 10 Tflops of graphics performance. The service is hosted on Google’s high bandwidth, low latency global network.

Google+ Hangout with QR Codes!

The Daring Librarian

We had an exciting day a few Friday''s ago when we used Google+ to hang out with the 2nd grade gifted inclusion kids at Ms. I taught a brief lesson on QR Codes in the Classroom (and Library!) all about where QR Codes came from, how they are different than regular bar codes, and how they are being used all over the world to transmit information like Text Messages, Video, and URL Web links via Mobile Media!

Events + News - Future Ready June 24 - Global Ed Day at ISTE - Library 2.015 Proposals - NMC This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, June 14th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Google Maps with Josh and Friends , Bring the power of custom maps to your students using Google MyMaps. This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air.

SkoleTube Extends WeVideo Partnership by Five Years Thanks to Overwhelming Success in Danish Classrooms

techlearning

WeVideo worked closely with Skoletube to create a unique version of its video editing platform that tightly integrates with the SkoleTube platform on both mobile and desktop devices. WeVideo is entirely cloud-based, supports all current Microsoft, Apple, and Google operating systems, and is always up-to-date and readily accessible from any mobile device, laptop, desktop, tablet, and increasingly popular Chromebooks.

Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom

MSEDTechie

Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive , Google Hangouts , Google Earth and Blogger , we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom?

20+ Incredible Digital Research Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Technology is enabling our need to be mobile. 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. The Kentucky Virtual Library has an interactive infographic that illustrates the digital research process. Find more Google resources here !