How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley gives us ideas for improving meetings. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org.

Public Libraries Can Improve Remote Learning. Here’s How.

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With that being said, it is also worth noting that there is still one more amazing resource that families should tap to make the most of any online learning experience—the local public library. I’ll lean heavily on the public library to do so. and I’ll meet you (online) at the library.

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Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

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The annual event attracts over 16,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019. Be a bold educator at ISTE 2019 and meet NEO in the expo hall at Booth 900 ! The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

K-12 Library & Media Technology Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Library & Media Technology Guide. Leveraging a Future Ready Library opportunity. Renovating libraries to meet students’ next-generation needs. • Everything You Need to Know. Everyone You Need to Reach. • Why school librarians are tech integration pioneers.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions. Each lesson includes independent practice with items that meet NGSS assessments, hands-on activities, experiments, and investigations.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

Neo LMS

The annual event attracts over 18,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers. We’re looking forward to meeting you at ISTE 2018! The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

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LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to Lynda.com, a popular education-video library the company bought in 2015 for $1.5 billion, after libraries around the country raised privacy concerns. That turned out to cause particular challenges for public libraries, since it meant forcing library users to give personal information to LinkedIn to access the videos, a practice that violates long-standing privacy policies and norms. Education Technology Libraries

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

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Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. In a crowd-pleasing aside, Jones mentioned that he decided to house the innovation-and-design college within Boise State’s library, and suggested that libraries often function as safe neutral spaces in which to experiment.

The New Librarian: Implementing a district-wide Library Learning Commons initiative

eSchool News

A few years ago, while working as a teacher librarian at Templeton Elementary School in Oregon, I had the opportunity to redesign the school’s library website to include digital resources for the students to use as part of a shift to 1:1 iPad learning.

How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

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! Learners love to meet learners in other classrooms, but how can you make it simple ? Now, if you just want to meet with other classes and aren’t doing a project, just use the classtimes calendar. Share it with other classrooms to easily pick a time to meet.

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. Libraries are all about inquiry,” says Valerie Jopeck, a former librarian and current education specialist for a large public school district in Virginia. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said. The libraries that form partnerships are doing the best work,” she 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. As a teacher librarian, what sparked your interest and willingness to bring making into your library? Someone who is going to open their classroom or library to making has to be willing to learn and take risks. Why the library?

What Can Schools Learn from the Successful Transformation of Public Libraries?

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In her 2018 bestseller “ The Library Book ,” author Susan Orlean uses the history of a fire that destroyed parts of the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986 to explore transformations that libraries and librarians have undergone over the last hundred years. Yet libraries seem to have undergone far more substantive improvement over the last century than public schools. Education Technology Libraries

One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library

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The largest library in the world contains more than 168 million items, with materials in some 470 languages, and is located in Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress, situated right behind the U.S. Then the library makes that source material available and easily accessible to all.

2019-20 Student Book Budget: Meeting with Capstone

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

A group of students met to examine the data and see what it was telling us about our library and our readers. We scheduled time to meet with him in person. About 39 of our book budget students signed up to meet with Jim.

OPINION: Months without play dates, hugs from grandma and trips to the library

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Many young children have been away from peers, caregivers, extended family members and other adults, as well as all manner of stimulating activities outside the home, from playgrounds to grocery stores to story time at the library, for nearly half a year now.

Student Book Budget: Meeting with Vendors

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year, we meet with several vendors to look at book samples, catalogs, and websites. Instead, they capture every book that looks interesting to our readers and meets our purchasing goals. Every year, we meet with our Capstone sales rep, Jim Boon. Before we left, Kate gave each student an ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of a book to keep and consider for our library.

Meet the Webinators

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At the ISTE 2017 conference this year, edWeb held a poster session to “Meet the Webinars” where three of our “star” Webinators – Michelle Luhtala, Shannon Holden, and Rachel Langenhorst – met with some of their edWeb fans and continued to spread the word about the free world of edWeb PD ! This month, August 2017, Michelle will present her 80th edWebinar as part of the Emerging Technology for School Libraries community on edWeb.

Barrow Night at the Athens Clarke Public Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

September is National Library Card Signup Month. I’ve always dreamed that every student in our school would have a library card, but each year it seems to slip off my plate. This year, I brought the idea up at our monthly media specialist meeting and we started brainstorming ideas with Evan Bush, the children’s librarian at the main branch of the Athens Clarke County Library. We had 43 students visit the library and multiple family members came along too.

Flickr Meets Library of Congress!

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The Library of Congress is a dynamic institution! archive Flickr Library of Congress photos primary sources My Friend Flickr -- a Match Made in Photo Heaven! (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented. No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. The landscape of a K–12 library is changing with the times, and librarians oversee an important space for today’s modern learner. Student Feedback Can Be Helpful for Library Design.

Building Home Libraries: A Community Collaboration

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

During the school year, our library is a huge source of reading, but I often wonder what I can do to continue to support reading during the summer months when students are at home. What do their home libraries look like? What can we do as a school to support the idea of building a home library? This year, I am working with our community, writing grants, and raising funds to support families in building home libraries in their communities.

Building Home Libraries: A Community Collaboration

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

During the school year, our library is a huge source of reading, but I often wonder what I can do to continue to support reading during the summer months when students are at home. What do their home libraries look like? What can we do as a school to support the idea of building a home library? This year, I am working with our community, writing grants, and raising funds to support families in building home libraries in their communities.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. In our interactive session for “ Makerspace in the Library: What it means for your Classroom ,” we really let our participants drive the learning. Zach Duensing, Nashville Public Library. Valerie Jopeck , Elementary Library Education Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA.

#CelebrateWithDE – National School Librarian Day & National Library Month

Discovery Education

As Hermione does in the Harry Potter series, “When in doubt, go to the library.” Libraries are rich with treasures: books, people, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, meeting rooms, study carrels, notices, used books. School and communities can be strengthened by great libraries and librarians are wonderful guides to a world of possibilities. LEARN: Libraries of All Kinds. Library of Congress. Free Library. Libraries in the Internet Age.

How Libraries Stretch Their Capabilities to Serve Kids During a Pandemic

MindShift

Hunter and her colleague Rachel Krumenacker at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had filmed the DIY craft on a Zoom call from their respective living rooms. They posted it to the library’s YouTube channel as part of their new summer programming, the majority of which is taking place online due to COVID-19. . The craft videos are part of the Chattanooga Public Libraries’ summer program for kids, called Make.

Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education: What We Learned

Educator Innovator

It’s been a year since YALSA and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) started work on the Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education (CE) Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) project. YALSA library out-of-school

If the Library of Congress pins.

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If the largest library in the world, with millions of books, photographs, maps and manuscripts pins, it makes a pretty serious case for a new type of curation for libraries, learning, and learners. The Library of Congress is a pretty serious pinner. It’s an example of how social media can open collections to new audiences, how sharing makes a difference, and of how libraries and museums now meet audiences where they live and play.

Introducing the Teen Hangout at the Loveland Public Library

Educator Innovator

In the fall of 2018, the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network expanded to include the Teen Hangout youth program at the Loveland Public Library in Loveland Colorado. MacArthur Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Loveland Public Library is the third institution to join the network under its new affiliate program. The Teen Hangout at the Loveland Public Library has been operating since February 2012. YOUmedia #connectedlearning afterschool libraries

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

At the Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, toddlers and kids gather weekly to work on creative projects. On those days the library morphs into a “makerspace,” overflowing with sewing supplies, circuitry, yarn, and electronics. The Millvale site is part of a growing group of libraries that have opened up space, permanently or occasionally, for maker projects. For several years YOUmedia has operated “learning labs” in libraries across the country.

Libraries Ready to Code!

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The library is a great place to introduce the ready to code concept because we’re public, we’re free, we’re easily accessible. If you needed a little inspiration or a little push into coding activities, or if you need to justify your time and efforts in coding with administrators and faculty, the new video, Libraries Ready to Code, will both light the spark and make the case! You will see a “Girls Just Want to Compute” class taught by HS girls at the Gaithersburg Public Library.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m beyond excited to finally announce that I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. I’m extremely honored to represent the power of libraries in our world along with the many other talented individuals on this year’s list. Also included is Sue Kowalski, who empowers her students to take charge in the library and is always thinking about how to grow the library program in the community. The library has never been just mine.

Meeting the uncommon core of our work using social media in the library

The Innovative Educator

How does social media help us meet the common core standards? I had the opportunity to speak with a few hundred librarians today to discuss how we can get to the uncommon core of our work using social media. You can see the presentation below and visit it at this link. It is made available for others to view and copy if there is something you want to share with others. Highlights include: What is social media (from a dog's point of view)?

Students Meeting with Vendors: Book Talking with Avid Bookshop

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

One of my favorite steps in the student book budget process is when the students get to meet real vendors and talk with them. This year at the School Library Leadership Summit someone asked me if I ever used an independent bookshop as one of my vendors for student book budgets. Will pulled several books from the shop and brought them to our book budget meeting.

Students and Vendors: Meeting with Gumdrop Books

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Students already met with Jim Boon from Capstone Press , and they will meet with Will Walton from Avid Bookshop later this week. Our book budget students are meeting with Gumdrop books today to continue making consideration lists. Every 30 minutes a new group of students came to meet with Gret. We even had a few random students who dropped by the library to check out books who offered their own feedback. I love when students meet with vendors instead of me.