A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Learning Reviews Science – More than 500 free interactive science websites and apps. National Geographic For Kids – Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and this website.

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Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Desmos – Their mission is to help every student learn math and love learning math. These projects promote cooperative learning, problem-solving and the use of technology. NZ Math – These rich learning Math ideas come from New Zealand.

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On building learning playlists

NeverEndingSearch

Learning playlists are a thing, and that thing is emerging as a subgenre of digital curation in a variety of flavors. I create little magazines of continually updated outside reading beyond our texts for my grad students offering them opportunities to explore and contribute.

Today's Newsletter - Curriculum & IT: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

techlearning

The world of learning has evolved rapidly in the past decade. It’s about learning.” At Tech & Learning, our hope is that by sharing your stories through our conferences, magazine, and website, we can help your school’s marriage between curriculum and IT not just survive, but thrive.

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?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. In 2013, PC Magazine reported that people between the ages of 18 to 24 are 16 percent more likely than any other demographic to have a cracked screen. Most importantly, OER need to be compatible with both the campus LMS and as independent resources that can be shared through a mobile message.

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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.”

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

Proper infusion of the Arts will create a STEAM culture that engages and promotes intrinsic learning. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free.

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Proper infusion of the Arts will create a STEAM culture that engages and promotes intrinsic learning.

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We Are Rockstar Educators

Improving Education Environments

For those of us in the profession, we have understood this for generations as seen through learning theories like constructivism, constructionism, connectivism, activity theory, social learninglearning is about transformation and supplementation rather than recitation and standardization.

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Off to ALA and ISTE (and how to follow along when you’re #notat.)

NeverEndingSearch

Come and hear from the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee as they highlight and explore the newly named 2018 Best Websites. Right after that, I’ll be presenting with AASL’s Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee. ISTE Insights Flipboard magazine.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards?

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

Our mission is to transform teaching and learning. School librarians scout and evaluate emerging technologies and introduce them to the entire learning culture, often leading a school’s professional development efforts. School librarians build collections to support formal and informal learning across grade levels and disciplines, curating tools for information discovery, organization, synthesis and creative communication.

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Final Schedule + Speakers Posted - Join Us for "Library as Classroom" Mini Conference This Wednesday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The library as creative classroom means we approach the learning opportunities we create with thought, user-directed planning, and insights from research. The library as classroom also requires well-trained, user-focused staff who understand how people of all ages can learn socially.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job. Via The New York Times Magazine : “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.” ” “One Standardized Tests Provider Looks to Gaming and Personalized Learning to Innovate Exams” – Edsurge on ETS.

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Hack Education

” The Orlando Sentinel on what students are learning in some of Florida’s voucher schools : “Private schools’ curriculum downplays slavery, says humans and dinosaurs lived together.” Via Philadelphia Magazine : “This Quaker Sex Ed Teacher Says Your Kids Need to Be Porn-Literate.” “Some Thoughts on OER ” by Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein.

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Hack Education

” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via the New York Magazine : “The Death of Vine Makes the Internet a Worse Place.” Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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Hack Education

“Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. Via The New York Magazine : “The Class of 1946–2018 Twenty-seven school-shooting survivors bear their scars, and bear witness.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” Stop acting like “ self-directed learning ” is a new thing. IXL Learning has acquired ABCya.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” ” Elsewhere in proprietary OER , via Inside Higher Ed : “ Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.” ” Via The New York Times Magazine : “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety ?”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine. “In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.”

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Hack Education

Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). ” Via Cleveland.com : “National e-school figure to test new approach to online learning here in Ohio.” ” The New York Times Magazine has an incredible profile of Gwyneth Paltrow ’s “ Goop ” empire.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

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Hack Education

The New York Times Magazine interviews the new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. His rather disastrous business history in ed-tech includes SoftKey and The Learning Company. Via Udacity : “Introducing Siraj Raval’s Deep Learning Nanodegree Foundation Program !” Via eCampus News : “ Cengage launches MindTap ACE, an OER-based solution for higher ed.” Macmillan Learning has acquired Intellus Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. Speaking of Michigan State and Nassar, via The State News : “Original MSU alumni magazine leaked.” So a real special shout-out to everyone in this week’s news who is trying to convince y’all that social emotional learning and mindfulness are some sort of progressive path forward.).

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Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Meanwhile on Campus… Via NPR : “ Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, ‘A Sense Of Purpose’ ” He mentioned something in his commencement speech about “personalized learning,” which I think – if we’re talking about Facebook’s vision of such things – means profiling users, getting them to click on things, and selling advertising based on their data. The software: Nestor, creatored by LCA Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. ” PrecisionHawk is a drone surveillance company, which I’m sure has nothing in common with the learning management system. Adeptemy , an adaptive learning company, has raised $3.48