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.

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.

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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 Berkeley case teaches us to be attentive to accessibility up front, not simply because of legal requirements but because digital resources designed to meet accessibility standards support increased access for all.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

In this collection, you'll find hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help you better understand and practice these important social and cultural literacies. At the top, there are featured resources as well as more comprehensive curricula. one of our favorite resources.

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.

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.

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.

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). Be a parent resource.

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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.

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


Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance. In a traditional lesson, time is a very limited resource, one teacher should be available to all students, so particular needs may not be properly addressed every time.

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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. Conduct due diligence on resources.

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.

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. Some makerspace activities may be focusing on how to use the resources available and may not be connecting the activities to the curriculum or around a real world problem.

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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). And with one click, teachers can also conveniently make those resources available to students.

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Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies


Connect children who have experienced trauma to resources like your school’s counseling center so they can find tools to cope with their past experiences. Virginia Libraries, 2018, 63(1). Bullying: Guidelines for Teachers.

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10 ways administrators should be collaborating with their librarians

eSchool News

Whether a principal, superintendent, head of technology, or head of curriculum, there is likely a gem of a resource among your staff who could push your Future Ready agenda forward. Use them to partner with teachers and curriculum staff to curate the right resources for your lessons.

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. Support students in assessing resources.

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

The Innovative Educator

Check out this #IamMe interview with Laura Henderson where I discuss topics such as: Why school is a waste of time for most students, how we can change that, and school resources and models that work. How I've received funding and volunteer support for libraries and labs.

A ‘Learning Ecosystem’ Approach to Ed-Tech Acquisition

Digital Promise

Susan Adelmann is vice president of strategic partnerships at Follett School & Library Group, a corporate supporter of Digital Promise. Devices were purchased without fully addressing how and what learning resources would be used.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Access to mobile devices that connect learners and educators to the vast resources of the Internet and facilitate communication and collaboration. Guidelines to safeguard students and ensure that the infrastructure is used to support learning.

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! Next, find educator resources. Guidelines for Writers | Guidelines for Educators.

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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Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grade-levels below are guidelines. Have each group pick one of the following resources, preview it, and be prepared to share their thoughts and take questions from classmates: basic Alice programming instructions . You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

EdTech Magazine

Department of Homeland Security, which — through the National Initiative For Cybersecurity Careers and Studies — hosts cybersecurity-related resources for K–8 students and teachers. Online Resources Offer Guidelines to Reach Younger Students.

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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. At CAST, making curriculum accessible to all takes many forms, including the production of resources and tools that break down barriers to learning. And they can access a library of more than 20,000 user-created books available free for anyone to use. UDL Guidelines. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.

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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Complaints and Lawsuits Public colleges and libraries are prohibited by law from discriminating against people with disabilities, as are private educational institutions that receive federal funds, including accepting students taking out federal loans.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple


As educators, we use a variety of resources in our classroom to enhance a lesson. There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. There are several resources out there to ensure learning and understanding without a worksheet. G-Suite tools like Drawing, Slides and Sites are great resources students can use to showcase their knowledge. Another good resource for Copyright ideas for the classroom is Media Education Lab.

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Lesson Ideas for #Chromebook Classrooms: Flipped Book Reviews

The Electric Educator

For this activity, students will develop a book report based on the guidelines provided by the teacher and use the free Chrome app Screencastify to record their voice and screen as they deliver their presentation. Note: this lesson idea is an excerpt from my book, The Chromebook Classroom.

Finding Supplementary Material for your Online Course


In this post we give you guidelines on sourcing and evaluating online content that may be useful as supplementary course material. You can decide how important this content is to your course and design your course around this material, or include it as optional resources for your learners.

Our first live #AASLstandards Twitter chat is coming!


Please help me spread the word and please save the date (actually the hour) for our first live Twitter chat in anticipation of the launch of our new National School Library Standards, prior to their official release at National Conference in Phoenix.

Amazon Inspire’s relaunch


Following a year of retooling, the Amazon Inspire digital library reopened in public Beta this week. Offering a familiar, filtered Amazon search/shopping interface, Inspire allows educators to discover, download, curate and share Open Educational Resources (OER).

3 Ways Blogging Has Helped Me Grow as a Learner

The Principal of Change

Building a Library of my Thinking. Because I have written consistently for such a long time, I have created a library of not only my thinking but the thinking and ideas of others.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

On the school side, the students need to become responsible stewards of the tech as well and should be involved in setting guidelines for responsible use. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.