How to Hold Better Meetings

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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.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

Neo LMS

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. The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

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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. Hopefully, a revised user agreement for library patrons can maintain that option.”

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!

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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. Each morning on our broadcast announcements, I shared 1-2 things that a public library card can get you.

If the Library of Congress pins.

NeverEndingSearch

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.

Libraries Ready to Code!

NeverEndingSearch

The library is a great place to introduce the ready to code concept because we’re public, we’re free, we’re easily accessible. You will see a “Girls Just Want to Compute” class taught by HS girls at the Gaithersburg Public Library. Libraries are a natural fit for coding programs.

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? Logistic #6: How will students take ownership of the libraries?

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? Logistic #6: How will students take ownership of the 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. For many, the library sites have become refuges.

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. I love when students meet with vendors instead of me.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Library 2.0

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What does the future hold for our university libraries? The library has long been seen by many as a very traditional, conservative institution, and is often portrayed as a place where rows upon rows of antiquated book shelves slowly gather dust. 2009) Library 2.0:

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.

#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.

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

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

NeverEndingSearch

They workshopped their experiences in formal weekly meetings and as an online community, cheering and critiquing each other’s work. The Ready to Code Collection gathers research-grounded resources and strategies that are aligned with core library values.

Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time." This is a 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0

Rome in a Day: A Report from the Annual Meeting of the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries

ProfHacker

After lunch, we had AMICAL committee meetings. I am leading the Digital Pedagogy Committee meeting and most of the committee members were present except for one who joined virtually.

Libraries Are Often Missing From ‘Student Success’ Initiatives. Researchers Are Asking How to Change That.

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Libraries offer a refuge where students study, find books or take the occasional nap. A new report this week explores whether libraries can play a more proactive role in helping community college students succeed. But there has been less focus on the role a library can play in that.” With these issues in mind, the next phase of the project will focus on designing and testing ideas around how libraries can provide relevant supports.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

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Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

After hours of studying in the library, preparing and identifying patterns for the test, I was able to improve my score from 1760 to a perfect 2400. A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch.