How to transform your media centers into makerspaces
JUNE 9, 2016
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
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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 Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
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 Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries
APRIL 16, 2015
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.
Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
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.
Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
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.
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
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. .
What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
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.)
Libraries without walls
Learning with 'e's
MARCH 31, 2012
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
JUNE 1, 2014
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?
Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
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 to Teach With Videos
Ask a Tech Teacher
DECEMBER 14, 2016
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.
How to go Paperless in Your Classroom
Ask a Tech Teacher
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
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.
How To Design A 21st Century Assessment
TeachThought - Learn better.
OCTOBER 27, 2015
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.
20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 12, 2015
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.
How to Run a Parent Class
Ask a Tech Teacher
MARCH 6, 2017
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.
Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources
Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners
MAY 2, 2015
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.
The 4 most common mistakes districts make in professional development
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
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.
How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?
JULY 1, 2016
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 choose the best collaboration tools for students
APRIL 27, 2016
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?
Good Tools for Teaching Students How to Evaluate Web Content Credibility
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
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?
JANUARY 26, 2016
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.
5 steps for creating a custom makerspace
APRIL 13, 2015
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 Help Students Develop a Love of Reading
OCTOBER 31, 2016
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 to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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.
Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]
OCTOBER 12, 2016
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.
First-ever online library of edtech pricing data launches for school districts
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
The Technology for Education Consortium (TEC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 edtech procurement, today at FETC 2017 launched the TEC Data Platform. Currently, the platform’s library provides a sample report on iPads and Chromebooks.
Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing
APRIL 16, 2015
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.
How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe
APRIL 11, 2016
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.
How to Create a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Sure, you might have a larger student population, and you could be separated by hundreds, if not thousands, of miles, but you both are looking for new ways to create digital learning environments that facilitate critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.
Nashville Library Gives Incarcerated Teens the Freedom to Create
JANUARY 5, 2017
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.
A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school
JUNE 22, 2016
With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms.
How to Make Augmented Reality a Reality in Your Classroom
MARCH 11, 2017
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.
How to deal with a principal who just doesn’t “get it”
The Cornerstone Blog
AUGUST 28, 2016
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.
Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library
JULY 31, 2016
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.”.
Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference
The Learning Revolution Has Begun
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
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
How To Share Content Between Google Classroom And CK-12
TeachThought - Learn better.
AUGUST 12, 2015
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.