Albrecht Podcast on "Domestic Violence in the Library Workspace" + "Your Library and the Police" Webinar on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new 30-minute podcast episode " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0 : "Domestic Violence in the Library Workspace," Dr. Albrecht's fifth podcast episode. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

"Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship" - A Library 2.0 Webinar from Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Albrecht's newest Library 2.0 webinar is coming up on Friday, August 28th: " Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship." This 6 0-minute webinar with Q&A is part of a special Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0


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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. Library Freedom Institute, which seeks to teach librarians the skills necessary to thrive as privacy advocates; from installing privacy software to influencing public policy. 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. What good aggregators or curated resources for resources on scholarly communication do you rely on? Image At the library by Susanne Nilsson licensed CC-BY 2.0.

Level-Up Summer Learning for Students and Teachers with Hands-On STEM Activities and Professional Development Resources from Siemens STEM Day

Discovery Education

As summer approaches, many families are in search of supplemental virtual resources to support continued learning over the summer. An Extensive Library of Standards-Aligned Activities. Search results can also be sorted by difficulty, most downloaded and newest, as the library is updated on an ongoing basis. STEM Instructional Resources for All. For more information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource?center


Dr. Steve Albrecht--New Webinar ("Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship"), New Podcast, and New Article #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new podcast episode and a new blog post in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. The 30-minute podcast is on the topic of " Special Libraries. " Steve (the other Steve) Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

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! Resources: DawnNicole Designs FREE Printables & Buy her Coloring eBook ! coloring crayons designs guidelines Henna jung makerspace mandalas Mehndi minecraft relaxation rules star wars stress zenThere's a NEW!

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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. Under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disability Act ,public and private universities must ensure that any content made available is accessible, unless meeting accessibility guidelines would result in a fundamental alteration or undue administrative and financial burdens. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Success requires commitment from an organization’s leaders, as well as resources to support the work.

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. Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies , October 20th The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.

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. When Diana first started her position at Stewart Middle Magnet School, a public STEM magnet school, there was almost nothing in the library for hands-on STEM learning.

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


As countless educators around the world have scrambled to figure out how to deliver lessons remotely with whisker-thin budgets, many turned to open education resources (OER). Online classes for educators offered by CK-12 to explain how to use its resources grew over sixfold.

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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. When they are ready to write the review, provide a book review guideline that asks them to include book essentials (such as title, age group, author, and copyright ), a three-sentence summary, and a recommendation. Start by adding these reviews to your class library and then, with the evidence of their popularity, suggest them for the school 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. Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers.

5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

According to the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education Research Review and Resources , no matter income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school. demonstrate how to use the school online library/lunch order system (or similar). have an online resource center for parents. Be a parent resource.

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Carolina Biological Launches Remote Learning Add-Ons to Award Winning K-8 Science Curriculum Kits with Teacher Planning Features

eSchool News

Leading school science supplier Carolina Biological launched three new sets of K-8 digital resources for remote teaching this fall: Smithsonian Science for the Classroom @HOME, Smithsonian Science and Technology Concepts Middle School@HOME , and Building Blocks of Science 3D@HOME.

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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. As a former classroom teacher and current literacy specialist at the Muskingum County Library System in southeastern Ohio, I have had to step back and rethink how to ensure that children are not just achieving foundational literacy skills such as reading and writing, but also developing digital-literacy skills.

8 Goal-Setting Tips for Teachers to Prepare for an Uncertain School Year


Keep an eye on community guidelines. Restrictions vary depending on the school district and will likely change based on local health department guidelines. One useful and timely teacher goal can be to stay informed about community guidelines as the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop. Familiarize yourself with school resources available to you. Additionally, look into free learning resources offered during the pandemic that might be useful for your students.

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. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

Critical guidelines that can lead to successful and sustainable professional learning include specific content areas focus, opportunities for teachers to engage in hands-on learning, and professional learning experiences connected daily with classrooms. By Eileen Belastock.

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.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


In this article, we’ll go over what differentiated instruction is and how using this learning strategy can provide your students with the resources they need to succeed. Students can also select independent reading books from our online library.

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. With textbooks waning, districts across the country are exploring other options, including the curation of open educational resources and other content. Use them to partner with teachers and curriculum staff to curate the right resources for your lessons. Invest in the right digital resources.

My manifesto for the coming school year: flexible resilience & finding what’s best for teachers and kids

The Cornerstone for Teachers

You know how I feel about this if you’ve been listening to the podcast for awhile — I do not believe that teachers must do “whatever it takes” for kids when that “whatever” requires them to individually compensate for under-resourced and understaffed schools and inequitable systems. What we’re not going to do this year is add to that by making every individual teacher figure out their own logistics for the vague guidelines from politicians and other high-level “leaders.”.

On the importance of making a (reopening) plan


Kim shares that her own Plainfield Elementary School Library Reopening Plan and COVID Response was heavily inspired by the New York City Department of Education School Library System’s Translation of Practice for School Librarians as well as the recent Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Pre-K to 12 Schools. Pen Argyl school libraries are where you find the pulse of the schools.

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. With all the online resources available, immersing yourself in a language or a culture has never been easier. In an ever more globalized and interconnected world, language classes are a must in higher education.

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Can Streaming Video Be The Superhero Of The 2020-21 School Year?


They aren’t able to stand in front of the class and move around the room due to social distance guidelines. Students will need to have these resources available to them no matter where, when and how they learn. .

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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. If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM.

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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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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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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. In addition to the research and resources, I used the micro-credential rubric guides and reminders to make sure I wasn’t forgetting any important pieces while I implemented the reflection strategies.

Merge Releases Hand-Held Digital Teaching Aids

eSchool News

Merge’s innovative approach to learning resources is a significant leap forward in giving students the ability to hold and study objects in their hands without having to pass physical models and items to other students.

State Spotlight: Governor Ivey Supports Alabama’s Rural and Struggling Students Through CARES Act Funds


Improve Remote Learning Resources. In addition, Alabama is directing $10 million to equip all school buses with Wi-Fi capabilities to increase internet connectivity and $4 million to improve remote learning opportunities by providing digital textbook and library resources for all students. However, each state’s governor and education agency have the flexibility to direct funds to prioritized programs and needs, within federal guidelines.

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 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.

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. Like teaching SEL in class, providing these students with mental health resources can help them process their pain without lashing out at others. Virginia Libraries, 2018, 63(1). Bullying: Guidelines for Teachers.

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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. In other words, it’s an apt metaphor for the changing circumstances facing K-12 schools looking to acquire and adopt technology and digital learning resources. As an industry, we don’t know enough about how these tensions will play out to fully proscribe best practices for acquiring personalized learning technology and resources.