Considering and teaching privacy with help from the Library Freedom Institute


At that session and on the exhibit floor, I learned about the Library Freedom Project and its free IMLS-funded Library Freedom Institute training program. Topics of privacy concern relate directly to library core values and principles–intellectual freedom and confidentiality.

Library Journal Names 2018 Class of Movers & Shakers


NEW YORK, NY – March 16, 2018 – This week Library Journal announced the 2018 Movers & Shakers, celebrating 50 people who are transforming what libraries deliver to their communities in the United States and beyond. For award guidelines, visit [link].

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How Public Libraries Balance Thorny Issues Raised by 3D Printers


At hundreds of libraries across the U.S., ” In some libraries, officials have begun to set restrictions on the 3-D printers amid concerns about how they’ll be used. At the University City Public Library in St. She says libraries large and small across the U.S.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. See Todd’s show for guidelines. The library is popular again! How a maker space changes learning in the school library.

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Orquidea Olvera Named Library Journal’s 2018 Paralibrarian of the Year


NEW YORK, NY – March 6, 2018 – Monterey County Free Libraries’ (MCFL) Orquidea Olvera has been named LJ’s 2018 Paralibrarian of the Year. of Madison, Wisconsin, recognizes the essential role of paralibrarians in providing excellent library service. For award guidelines, visit [link].

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research


There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. ” You can consult their collaboratively written Editorial Guidelines and submit your work (or work that you know of) to the website.

Update: AASL’s Infographic on Standards and Guidelines Research


Earlier this week, Marcia Mardis, Chair of AASL’s Standards & Guidelines Editorial Board shared an update on their work on our Standards project.

A Politician Wants to Censor Books and Throw Librarians in Jail. It’s a Slippery Slope.


One of the most important lessons I teach kids as a school librarian is the idea of the “Rights and Responsibilities of a Reader,” a set of guidelines for readers of all ages that articulates key ideas about reader behavior. And, as if that’s not enough, libraries could lose their funding).

James Patterson asks: What would your school library do with $1,000–$10,000?


James Patterson might just make your library a little better and your students a little happier this year. million to school libraries because he believes that: fewer children are growing up in a household full of books – and that the effects of this absence could have a profound impact on a child’s future, and on the future of our country. Every child in America should have access to books and a functioning school library.

The Zen of Coloring

The Daring Librarian

feature in our Library Media Center Makerspace area! Guidelines NOT Rules Ok, sorta like rules. After a few weeks, I did find that we had to have some guidelines for the coloring corner -but I don't like to call them rules! There's a NEW!

Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace

In “ Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace ,” Diana Rendina, Media Specialist and Writer, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL, presented tips for design challenges and shared experiences from working in the makerspace during her time at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.

The Ups and Downs of a Reading Life

Reading By Example

Using this information, come up with an agreed-upon guideline for daily reading , for example, “Read around 25 minutes a day” Offer a variety of authentic ways for students to respond to their reading. Give students more say in what books are selected for the classroom library.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today. 5- Create a Library of Maker Materials Make it easy to tinker and invent with a rich library of resources and materials.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

You can find more detailed information and guidelines on the Adult Literacy XPrize Communities Competition website. How many times have we seen communities come together to care for their own, to rebuild after natural disasters, to provide simple acts of kindness to those in need?

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teach students the correct way to keyboard (posture, habits, hand position–that sort; there are general guidelines in the inset and detailed information in this keyboarding curriculum ). Share this with other grade-level teachers, parents, even the library media specialist.

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. shares the guidelines, rules, and reflective activities associated with this exercise.

4 Reasons why an LMS is an excellent tool for your language classes


Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance. An LMS puts all digital resources to good use, as teachers and students can create their libraries according to they own interests and share them with their peers in collaboration groups.

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Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

These educators demonstrate the Powerful Learning principles, which are a set of guidelines that support educators in designing learning experiences to engage the hearts and minds of learners. Library Media Specialist, Suffield Middle School, Suffield, CT.

The New Librarian: Building confidence through coding

eSchool News

When reading became more digital with the introduction of tablets and e-readers, libraries became pressured to innovate and remain relevant. The original purpose of the public library was to be a repository of knowledge and experience.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. The UDL Guidelines provide a deep dive into each of the principles to checkpoints that provide resources, examples, and research. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech


To continue encouraging teachers to find tools while still keeping tabs on what they’re using, Racine has asked them to turn to another destination: the Clever Library. Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). With the Clever Library, the company aims to give teachers more agency in finding and trying new products.

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Community Conversations: Using Google Forms, Docs & Wikis to Connect Outside Your School

The Daring Librarian

Click on that banner and you can add any books, authors, or subjects of books that you would like to see purchased for our school library collection. Clicking on this banner will take you to a form where you can suggest songs with our MHTV guidelines.

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Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies


Virginia Libraries, 2018, 63(1). Bullying: Guidelines for Teachers. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded by PACER to eradicate bullying across the country.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Guidelines to safeguard students and ensure that the infrastructure is used to support learning. This strategy seems like a no-brainer when schools are looking to refurbish libraries and comfortable furniture for common areas. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed.

Back to School with American Creed

Educator Innovator

Whether you teach in a school, a library, or a community center, we welcome the young learners/writers you work with to join the conversation! Guidelines for Writers | Guidelines for Educators.

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


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.

How Inquiry-Based Teaching Improves Student Research Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 1)


How can we go from IB guidelines to every-day practices? Adopting this approach, we accept that the students mentally build a library of content in a personalized manner, not that the content itself should be personalized.

Fixing School & The Role Companies Play - #IamME Podcast on @EpiphanyLearn

The Innovative Educator

How I've made an impact in areas in the nation's largest school district: Include educator, students, and parent voice in the decisions, guidelines, and policies that affect them. How I've received funding and volunteer support for libraries and labs.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

What’s more, they have curated the best lessons into a comprehensive library of lessons that are free for teachers to use as well! What’s more, they have a fantastic library of lessons created by teachers who use Nearpod in their own classrooms.

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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have students read digital books and write reviews that can be added to the school library website. Start by adding these reviews to your class library and then, with the evidence of their popularity, suggest them for the school library.

More Relevant Books. More Engaged Reading.

EdNews Daily

To test this, we designed a writing contest: we crafted guidelines, built a simple book-creation tool, launched an awareness campaign, offered prizes, and called for submissions. Our current library includes 400 of the best stories, which have collectively been read over 200,000 times.

10 ways administrators should be collaborating with their librarians

eSchool News

Through training, librarians can help students, teachers, and all your other staff become better digital citizens, potentially authoring guidelines, offering classes, and professional development.

5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Provide guidelines so they don’t wonder why they’re there or get embarassed because they ‘did something wrong’ Invite parents to share their expertise. demonstrate how to use the school online library/lunch order system (or similar).

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OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

The Hechinger Report

Cal students in the Doe Library at UC Berkeley. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Photo: Alison Yin/Hechinger Report. When a leading research university announces the removal of more than 20,000 course videos and podcasts from the public, in response to a U.S.