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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second conference under the Homeschool banner will be a broad learning event, inviting and including participation from the school, library, museum, and homeschool communities. Student Liberation Handbook: Volume I. The Student Liberation Handbook Volume I is almost here! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update January 28th It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein Welcome to the Learning Revolution.

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

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Coming Fast | Session Updates - Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World, October 17th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've got lots of updated details on our third Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library. Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Announcing Library 2.018: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World" - October 17

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity?

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

Librarians at Chicago Public Library (CPL) partnered with the nonprofit Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to make online education more accessible through this program. . Libraries are a perfect setting for Learning Circles for several reasons: they already serve the local community; they are equipped with meeting spaces; many have computer stations, and most importantly, librarians know how to help people find answers. .

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Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace

edWeb.net

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.

Microsoft Education Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Microsoft Education Resources Microsoft for Education Site "Empower students today to be the creators of tomorrow and to achieve more" Microsoft Education Transformation Framework Flexible platform for education transformation Microsoft K-12 Education Transformation Framework: Modern teaching and learning Course Microsoft Education Resource Center implement the Education Transformation Framework in your school or district.

To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

Layne and The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. Some hospitals will send The Read-Aloud Handbook home with new parents. Two words: Public library. Mineral Point has an excellent public library with helpful and knowledgeable staff. Library staff offers a storytime for little ones every Monday morning at 10 A.M. If transportation is an issue, consider utilizing Overdrive , a digital library of eBooks and audiobooks.

How to Use iBeacons in the Classroom – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Paul placed iBeacons in his school to notify students that they are in different “learning zones” in the library and the technology/coding area. When students walk into the school library, the screen of their iPad turns icy blue showing them that they are so far away from the iBeacon – that they are “cold”. His school integrated iBeacon tech with their Clevedon School Handbook App. Student created iBeacon notifications linked to the school handbook app.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018

techlearning

The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features. It also released an Online Safety Handbook in 2017 which provides resources and best practices for schools that are using Impero Education Pro.

EduTecher's Help Change the World, Free Rice, and Zombies!

The Daring Librarian

The EducTecher site isn''t commercial.its'' a FREE site that gives awesome tech tips and classroom & library resources. Thus I bring you the " Zombies in the Library ". "In and messy calendar is brought to you by the "South Australian Library & Information Network (SALIN) Committee. Gwyneth edutecher, freerice, zombies, SALIN, South Australian Library & Information Network. edutecher freerice SALIN South Australian Library and Information Network zombies

Repost: EPIC! Books free and very useful in context of telepractice

SpeechTechie

Books for Kids (FREE) , an eBook library of picture and chapter books that can be used to present language-enhancing books in interactions with your students. For tips on interactive reading aloud, see here or here , as well as Jim Trelease's Read Aloud Handbook and Jane Gebers' Books are for Talking, Too! This is a repost from 5 years ago (I will do this here and there to point out resources useful in telepractice).

Students CAN Lead: Implementing a Student Leadership Program in your School

EdTechTeam

Wrote out a draft of the Student Contract/Handbook and Interview Questions. Asked my Library Media Specialist to help “co-teach.” ( @debzemanLMS ) Thought of every question administrators might have, with an already thought out solution! When I set out to be an educator 20 years ago I never expected to be leading a student technology leadership class.

Are You Ready for Generation Z

The Game Agency

What about company information- organization charts, handbooks, compliance information, etc. It’s a Game Authoring Tool with a library of customizable training games that can be rapidly deployed with any content in minutes (no coding required). Generation Z refers to the group born between 1995 and 2010 and currently represents the largest population sector.

Fighting FAKE NEWS: Recommended Reading and Resources for Teachers

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

School Library Journal, Nov. School Library Journal, Nov. Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Fake News Edition. School Library Journal, Nov. I posted this news sources chart created by patent attorney Vanessa Otero in our library. FAKE NEWS! It's time for all of us to step up our efforts to fight fake news. Yes, all of us , not just social science teachers and librarians. I've created a reading and resource list to help battle fake news at our school.

What should you do when students have already read or heard the book?

Reading By Example

You can also connect with your school’s library media specialist (and what a crime if you do not have one). Your library media specialist may also suggest newer titles such as Flora and Ulysses and The Cheshire Cat: A Dickens of a Tale. If you do not have library media specialist (again, a crime), check out the E.B. You can also purchase a copy of The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.

What should you do when students have already read or heard the book?

Reading By Example

You can also connect with your school’s library media specialist (and what a crime if you do not have one). Your library media specialist may also suggest newer titles such as Flora and Ulysses and The Cheshire Cat: A Dickens of a Tale. If you do not have library media specialist (again, a crime), check out the E.B. You can also purchase a copy of The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.

Impero Education Pro v6.3 wins Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show Award

techlearning

Automatically updated keyword libraries, if desired, giving schools instant access to the latest versions. Impero’s keyword library now includes over 20,000 keywords, abbreviations, phrases and URLs, developed with organizations, such as the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), the Anti-Bullying Alliance, and SafeBAE and using the Internet Watch Foundation’s illegal content list. Austin, TX, Feb.

Virtual Tours: Around the World with a VR Headset

Veative

For libraries and museums , virtual tours can offer a richly experiential mode of learning opportunities for their visitors, and help them reach many more people around the world. International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments , edited by Joel Weiss, Jason Nolan, Jeremy Hunsinger, Peter Trifonas.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL Live Show Today - The Exploding Trend of "Pandemic Pods" and Micro-Schools #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mara Linaberger, EdD is Founder & COO, Microschool Builder, and the author of The Micro-School Builder’s Handbook. My Child Hates School and The Micro-School Builder’s Handbook.

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

Walters also has extensive experience in the non-profit sector including as chair of Book Aid International, a charity that equips libraries in sub-Saharan African countries with textbooks and readers. It also released an Online Safety Handbook in 2017 which provides resources and best practices for schools that are using Impero Education Pro.

EPIC! App offers free picture books to educators

SpeechTechie

Books for Kids (FREE) , an eBook library of picture and chapter books that can be used to present language-enhancing books in interactions with your students. For tips on interactive reading aloud, see here or here , as well as Jim Trelease''s Read Aloud Handbook and Jane Gebers'' Books are for Talking, Too!

Make Your Mark for Dot Day 2016…Let the Planning Begin

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

There is a wonderful educator’s handbook that you will receive as part of the registration. In our own library, we’ve enjoyed reading lots of stories related to dots and creativity as well as connecting Dot Day to core subject areas. One of our favorite times of the year is Dot Day and September 15 will be here before we know it! It’s a day to celebrate connecting, collaborating, and creating and seeing where our creativity takes us.

How Online Book Read-Alouds Can Help Students’ Literacy and Connection During Social Distancing 

MindShift

When her middle school opened for a few minutes the next day, the seventh grade English teacher and creator of the Global Read-Aloud grabbed all the books she could from her classroom library, before the school closed for the foreseeable future. . His popular book now in its seventh edition, The Read-Aloud Handbook , shares research and best practices for both parents and educators.

Impero Software Partners with Mental Health America to Help Identify Mental Health Concerns in Schools

techlearning

Through the partnership, MHA will help Impero build its new keyword library, which contains terms specific to mental health issues. MHA will also help Impero further develop its keyword libraries relating to suicide, self-harm and eating disorders. Impero works with partner organizations to develop the keyword libraries. It also released an Online Safety Handbook in 2017 which provides resources and best practices for schools that are using Impero Education Pro.

Sketchnoting 101, for Those with Little Artistic Talent — Featuring the Voice of Matt Miller

CUE

Mike wrote “The Sketchnote Handbook,” an excellent guide for getting started in sketching.). Build a library of icons for ideas. Sketchnotes can be simple or ornate, but they all do the same thing: collect ideas visually that are easier to remember. Sketch by Matt Miller). Sketchnoting — creating notes with visuals, sketches or doodles — can be powerful. It’s powerful for the sketcher — visual notes capture ideas in ways that are more likely to stick in the brain by nature.

Resource for 21st Century School Leaders Who Are Instructional Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

Author of the book The Principal as Instructional Leader: A Practical Handbook , Sally Zepeda points out that, “ Principals who are instructional leaders ‘link’ the work of leadership and learning to everyone in the school.” The Principal as Instructional Leader: A Practical Handbook is a definite reference book that every school leader, from teacher leader to district superintendent needs to have in their school administration library.

15 Non-librarian blog(ger)s too good to miss!

NeverEndingSearch

As often as not, those blogs live outside of the school library world. Since 2013, Jennifer Gonzales has been regularly blowing my mind with her thoughtful blend of effective classroom strategies and what’s new on the horizon that you can use in your classroom or library tomorrow. Check out Richard’s digital handbook for technology integration. It occurs to me that so many of my best ideas come from the blogs of others.

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Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

When I was a 5th and 6th grade teacher, one of my go-to resources was The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. Here is how it works: Select books from the school library and bring them into the classroom. All of the titles are from our school library. The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014).

Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

When I was a 5th and 6th grade teacher, one of my go-to resources was The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. Here is how it works: Select books from the school library and bring them into the classroom. All of the titles are from our school library. The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014).

Inspiring Digital Leaders During Personal Learning Device (PLD) Rollout

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I really wrestled with exactly what I wanted to do as students come to get their device from the library. Should I go over the list of rules from the student handbook? I want students to leave our library with their personal learning device feeling like they are digital leaders and changemakers. Students saw every place in the world where people were reading about the work going on in our library.

The Journey to Google Certification Level 1

EdTechTeam

After reading the book, The HyperDoc Handbook , I realized how powerful a tool shared folders could be. Review before you take the exam with the Ed Tech Team Bootcamp Signature Resource Library. After helping to facilitate the Visalia CUE Black Label training this last September, I thought going to a CVCUE Meet Up called #PitaCUE , would be a good way to start to connect with educators in my local area. Was I right!

It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools

NeverEndingSearch

The site offers a basic icon library as well as the ability to import your own icons. New York Public Library Map Warper. Create your own timeline or use the Explore tab to examine the HSTRY created library of CCSS-aligned timelines created by experts and educators or shared community timelines. The HSTRY Handbook for Teachers , a bundle of timelines, guides educators in getting started. Images may be grabbed from the library or uploaded.

Financial Literacy for All

Kathy Schrock

The interesting part is, as the student eliminates unnecessary expenses, there are pop-ups with unexpected expenses or income, like a library fine or income from babysitting. These include handbooks and m odule planning tools for the teacher and the ability to provide feedback to students via embedded assessment tools. April is Financial Literacy Month. Financial literacy is one of the literacies our students need to succeed.

QR Codes: The Desktop Version And A Follow-Up

The Web20Classroom

Kids can create podcasts of book reviews, video of trailers, etc and in different places in the library, stations could be set up so the kids can scan the code and get the information. Set up a desktop scanner at all the locations (library, office, guidance, gym, etc) and in the student handbook or just a handout have all the codes for those locations.