How to transform your media centers into makerspaces

eSchool News

Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces. Our “a-ha” moment about how to make this rebrand a reality came at a tech conference.

How to Find the Best Learning Resources on GoConqr

GoConqr

Many students and teachers join GoConqr so that they can start creating their own learning resources and use our online tools to bring the concept of active learning to life. But there’s so much more to do. Accessing GoConqr’s Learning Resources Library.

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How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries

Edudemic

In the age of information ubiquity and rapidly evolving media delivery formats, today’s librarians have learned how to evolve along with the technology. In addition, librarians actively seek out new means for creative expression and intellectual growth for student library users, and frequently volunteer as early adopters of these exciting resources. The post How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries appeared first on Edudemic.

How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to see students excited? Want to see them run to class? The fifth graders had an optional meeting at 7 am where they could come to school to meet the other kids half a world away. Kids came early to school so they could meet other kids!

How to Use Diigo’s New Outlining Tool: Social Bookmarking Made Easy

The CoolCatTeacher

But how? Before students write, have them turn in their outlines to you. I teach how to get a private link for the outline. If you still want it in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, I even show you how to export your outline! 3- How to Sign Up for Diigo [0:28].

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. I only want this to include high quality up-to-date information, so if you think anything needs to be added or changed, leave a comment. .

How to Train Your (New) Principal

The Daring Librarian

It was designed to! Before any admins out there start sharpening their pitchforks for me, I gotta say that I really don''t think teachers need to train new principals. Principals come to us already accomplished, trained, vetted, and hand-picked. How do you train a principal?

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. Whatever they create with digital tools should still represent what students were to learn. Instead, use the best tool to support learning (e.g., We don’t plan to use crayons, they are just an always available option.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Additionally, Chad talks about how he orients students to the maker space and the biggest problems he’s had with it (and how he’s solving them.)

Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

The CoolCatTeacher

In this article, you’ll learn how to use SMART lab to build fast games and lessons. We’ll also look at how using this tool changes the lesson planning workflow. Tutorial: How to Make a Fast Game Based Learning Lesson with SMART lab.

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said.

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School Library Club students as they worked to design solutions to problems they identified in their community. Why the library?

How to Teach With Videos

Ask a Tech Teacher

I reviewed mysimpleshow , a new tool that is getting a lot of buzz, and then asked them to share how their digital tool addresses this burgeoning interest in video. Including videos in your lesson plan is a great way to modernize traditional lectures or PowerPoint presentations.

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How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are benefits to adopting web-based alternatives to paper: it’s easy to collaborate when everything’s online. teachers can provide feedback on projects that students respond to and resubmit. student work is simple to copy, back up, and share as needed.

Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Ulla E ngeström, founder of ThingLink The founder of ThingLink, Ulla E ngeström, has a goal to build a free library of interactive resources for all teachers, students and parents. These books are very enjoyable to read and explore.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. the site also has exercises and games to make your studying more fun.

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Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

The fascination over the differences between extroverts and introverts, how they communicate, and what they need, is by far, one of the most compelling topics over the past decade. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems.

How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

MindShift

Over the years, the sixth grader from Washington, Michigan, has been on the receiving end of various incentives to gently nudge him into doing more reading: his elementary school used reading logs and rewards for time spent reading, and at home he is allowed to stay up 30 minutes past his bedtime if he reads an actual book. Schools have traditionally taught children how to read, and have always tried to encourage reading. Who loves to read most?

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

How to Run a Parent Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Parents often find technology a roadblock to helping their children with classwork. Like students, they don’t want to sound like Luddites, so they struggle for a while and ultimately give up. Both are dangerous to your teaching goals. Option #2: Intro to all things tech.

How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty

MindShift

But our collective understanding of any given subject is never complete, according to Jamie Holmes, who has just written a book on the hidden benefits of uncertainty. In “ Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing ,” Holmes explores how the discomforting notions of ambiguity and uncertainty affect the way we think and behave. Indeed, studies show that the typical response to uncertainty is a rush for resolution, often prematurely, and heightened emotions.

Good Tools for Teaching Students How to Evaluate Web Content Credibility

EmergingEdTech

Source: Butler University Library, adapted from Meriam Library at CSU, Chico What are Your Favorite Tools and Techniques for Helping Students Learn how to Assess Web Content? Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

Kleinspiration

This is not easy when you have a curriculum to follow and tons of material to teach. But that given we need to make time to work with kids in a different and more creative setting. How to Get Started with Genius Hour? Talk to your students.

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

MindShift

Excitement about school makerspaces has been in the air, but many educators eager to create hands-on learning spaces in their schools still aren’t sure how to get started or why it’s worth the effort. New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she learned, how her space changed and how it affected students along the way. I encourage you to be bold.”.

The 4 most common mistakes districts make in professional development

eSchool News

Across the globe, teachers are continually asked to integrate technology into their curriculums to keep up with future-ready skills and in turn they complain that they need more professional development.

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How to choose the best collaboration tools for students

Nureva

Students come together to express ideas, share perspectives and ultimately create something that’s greater than they could have achieved individually. But too often, collaborative learning activities fail to live up to expectations. How do you choose the right option?

How To Share Content Between Google Classroom And CK-12

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How To Share Content Between Google Classroom And CK-12. We’re proud to announce that we have integrated the Google Classroom share button within CK-12. All it takes is one click and you have assigned homework or made an announcement to your entire class. How It Works.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But these pioneers have to be prepared for both success and failure.

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5 steps for creating a custom makerspace

eSchool News

A couple of years ago, my son won an award in preschool for being “Eager to Learn.” I believe that every child has the right to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do. Featured on eSchool News How-to Innovation Corner STEM Top News makerspace

How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

They use the MakerSpace to solve real life problems with access to tools and materials. On March 18th and 19th, we celebrated New Jersey Makers Day, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of different Maker events in various communities.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. She holds firm to the belief that student access to technology is the great equalizer.

Nashville Library Gives Incarcerated Teens the Freedom to Create

Educator Innovator

How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local public library for help. Studio NPL has sites at seven library branches as well as mobile programs outside the system.

Moving Past Start-Up: Supporting Library Makerspaces Over Time

Educator Innovator

A group of YOUmedia makerspaces band together to innovate and support library makerspaces facing the opportunities and challenges distinctive to the middle, “post-emergent” years. Library makerspaces are no different. Libraries that launch a makerspace encounter a set of common start-up issues, from identifying appropriate staff to purchasing equipment. Luckily, they can turn to the rich network of YOUmedia Learning Labs for help.

How to deal with a principal who just doesn’t “get it”

The Cornerstone Blog

Some of these teachers feel like their principals place too much emphasis on testing and try to standardize teaching. There’s no freedom for the teachers to be creative or exercise their professional judgment, and there’s no freedom for kids to be kids. Here’s how to cope.

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

MindShift

And those who took the courses tended to be more educated already – 70 percent of survey respondents had bachelors degrees and 39 percent identified as teachers or former teachers. Learning Circles bring people together to work together and develop teamwork.”.

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How to Make Augmented Reality a Reality in Your Classroom

Edsurge

Take a look at the 12-year-olds around you, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one without a device in front of his or her face. Kids love these hit apps because they use augmented reality to add graphics and sounds to their real-life location, creating an immersive—and addictive—experience. Catching a pokémon that appears to be zipping past your bus stop is just more fun than thumbing through traditional trading cards.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0

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As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges

Edsurge

It has been just over two years since LinkedIn shocked the industry by buying Lynda.com, a library of video courses, for $1.5 The move made clear that the professional networking platform wanted to play a broader role in the future of employment (and it raised the eyebrows of some college officials who wonder how big that role might get). What is the philosophy behind joining a library of video courses with a professional-networking site?

BENCHMARK UNIVERSE PRO TIP: How to Get Started with Benchmark Universe Quickly & Easily

Benchmark Education

If you’re new to using BU, here are three essential features that are quick to master and easy to utilize in your daily lessons. On the right side of the BU Library interface, there is a blue box labeled “Add New Bookshelf.” Click here to find out more.

Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing

eSchool News

Back when I was in school, class projects were limited to written reports, dioramas, and posters—things we could create with pencils, paper, Popsicle sticks, and glue. To say our students today have many more options available to them would be the understatement of the 21st century.

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