This is how you build the library of the future

eSchool News

Media specialists operating within the demands of 21 st -century innovation find themselves tasked with the responsibility not only to be as tech-savvy as possible, but to tap into their creativity to create an inspiring library learning environment.

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.

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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.

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!

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. In Library 2.0

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.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Listen to the Audio. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Fascinating library project has students award peace prize

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This piece is the first in our new monthly series focusing on Innovative School Libraries and Librarians. Be sure to keep checking back during the month of August for new library-focused articles!].

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.

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.)

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. .

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Welcome to serious games. Therefore, we educators need to educate ourselves on game based learning.

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Literature teachers are sure to be excited! You can assign texts for students to read. Click to see Owl Eyes. Browse or search the Owl Eyes library to see if your upcoming book is included. How Do Annotations Work? How Do Teachers Assign In-Text Quizzes?

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.

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?

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.

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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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?

Media specialist: 3 ways to break down barriers between students and reading

eSchool News

Many people today would be surprised by how much librarians have shifted from the stereotype I just described. In order to keep students fully engaged and reading both in and out of the library, we use several digital literacy programs, including Epic!

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Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Standards: I’m using this project as a summary of all the graphic design lessons that I’ve taught my students, everything from color to fonts.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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 Make Short-Form Videos as Tutorials, and Why You Might Want To

ProfHacker

Craig has a splendid new essay up in In the Library with the Lead Pipe , called “Modular Short Form Video for Library Instruction” ; although it’s pitched at librarians, it’s useful for anyone interested in teaching multi-step processes.

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.”.

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

MindShift

In recent years, libraries have broadened their scope of offerings to the local community to involve more making activities like 3-D printing and sewing. Some libraries even have a facilitator for maker projects. Kids receive postcards to decorate, and mail out.

How to study smarter

The Hechinger Report

As I prepared to write this column, I relied on some pretty typical study techniques. Students everywhere embrace these techniques and yet, as it turns out, they are not particularly good ways to absorb new material. Researchers have devoted decades to studying how to study.

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.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. But the promised library of everything hasn’t come into being. The author, a programmer named James Somer, put it like this: “Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”

How To Share Content Between Google Classroom And CK-12

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

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 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.

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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