Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ). Learner access to computers at home is limited, while access to mobile phones is high.

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Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. A shy, 50-something native to Chicago, she is somewhat new to taking classes at the library, and yet she is proof that CPL’s approach to adult education — using technology as a gateway to academic skills — can be successful with under-skilled adults.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. Accessing a cart is as easy as checking out a library book! Guiding Principles: Here are the things we’ve continued to think about since the inception of our Mobile MakerSpaces. This is not a technology initiative.)

Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.

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More than 70 efforts are underway around the world to use blockchain technology in education, and most set their sights on better connecting people with job opportunities, according to a new report published by the American Council on Education. the fact that not everyone can access digital technology. San Jose State Puts Blockchain on the Books How can libraries use ledgers? Education Technology Digital Credentials Higher Education Blockchain

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement

eSchool News

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, library media specialist and technology liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

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

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It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. 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. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things. Electricity as technology. The Advancements In Bicycle Technology. If A Library Were YouTube. So, if “books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context,” what does that mean in an increasingly mobile and digital world?

Free from ALA: Library Technology Reports & more!

NeverEndingSearch

As it migrates to a new platform, using the Open Journal Systems software, ALA Publishing is currently offering a generous deal on its archive of Library Technology Reports. While a staple subscription item in many academic libraries, the series is priced beyond the modest budgets of school and smaller public libraries. Jason Griffey’s 3-D Printers for Libraries. Amanda Goodman’s Digital Media Labs in Libraries.

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Please also join this Library 2.0 We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

Gale brings interactive science tools to libraries

eSchool News

New resources demonstrate libraries’ need for ed-tech partners. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. Our collaboration with Gale on these exciting new science products for academic and school libraries will allow students to learn science concepts online in an interactive environment supported by curriculum-based reference materials in the classroom, at home, and in the library.

How Education Technology Will Revolutionize Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

The advent of the internet and the popularization of digital devices brought a new context for teachers and school administrators, since students started to bring technology to the school routine. Some educators may think that the rise of technological tools is replacing professionals.

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Age of Learning launches new mobile app for early learners

Educational Technology Guy

Age of Learning just launched their new mobile app, a comprehensive online learning app for children ages 2 through 6+. Subscriptions to the site are $7.99/ Per Month; however, they do provide ABCmouse free to Schools, Teachers, Libraries, and Foster Families across the US. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. free technology It’s perfect for parents who are looking for that engaging, educational, and fun app for their little one.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. The free resources from Vernier include the following: Experiment and Sample Data Library: Teachers can access more than 250 free experiments covering many subjects to distribute to students at home. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Classroom Organizer - free app to organize your classroom library and book room

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Organizer is a free web based and mobile app that allows you to organize and manage your classroom library and school book room. With the mobile app, available for Android and iOS, you can scan book title ISBNs into your library, view your library, and manage your book locations. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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A Library In Every Pocket: Virtualizing Your Library for Mobile Learning

The Daring Librarian

Not if, but when your school turns to mobile learning, will your library be ready? Information technology presents librarians with an opportunity to facilitate the transition to mobile learning. Facilitators, which will include a student panel, in this hands-on, BYOT session will highlight strategies to virtualize library services for tiny screens. aasl13 digital hot pockets joyce valenza mini moo cards mobile mobile learning packing tips smackdown wiki

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

How Voice-Enabled Technology is Changing the Contours of Higher Education

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Marissa Mierow It’s no secret that voice-enabled technology is taking off in the domestic sphere, but how is this increasingly robust technology impacting education? How do you see voice-enabled technology changing the contours of education?

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. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. In Library 2.0 The answer was four-fold - libraries provide content, services, spaces and skills.

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Refugee Libraries Toolkit, 21Teach

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Refugee Libraries Toolkit Free! Refugee Libraries Toolkit : The Refugee Libraries website self-describes itself as “an attempt to reach across the library community to provide resources to better serve refugee populations.” 21Teach : 21Teach is a directory app of STEM Open Educational Resources —games, apps, videos, and ebooks—that align to the Common Core State Standards and run on mobile devices. Education Technology S'Cool Tools Technology in School

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. Self-directed learning, the Maker Movement, mobile learning, education technology integration and more are all relatively new, and have a variety of perspectives that can be taken in examining them and what they enable or change. To make them more accessible for you, we’ve decided to create libraries of content, starting with an early collection of the learning models and frameworks we’ve created.

5 Ways Teachers Can Stay on Top of Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology plays an important role in the classroom. Teachers can apply technology to help students learn through inter active games and simulations, or by taking advantage of educational resources online. Technology can facilitate communication and collaboration between students and between students and their teacher. But in order to help students make the most of technology, teachers need to stay on top of it themselves.

Library of Congress introduces three new apps (and a reminder of some older goodies)

NeverEndingSearch

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Library of Congress announced the launch of three new apps for Web and mobile, developed by educational organizations that were supported by an LOC grant for app development. Primary sources are uniquely powerful teaching tools, and the Library’s education staff learned a great deal by watching the selected organizations use historical artifacts to illuminate key aspects of national institutions and citizen engagement.

Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to register now to participate in this event. Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Please also join this Library 2.0

Register for the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - Plus, Some Accepted Sessions Are Online!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Please also join this Library 2.0

8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally markup, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. For more resources, check out my article, Critical Reading with Digital Devices , posted on ESL Library. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar annotate critical reading Digital Advent Calendar digital highlighter digital research highlight markup mobile research tech integration tech tips

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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December 17th – 5pm EST: From Library and Learning Space to Learning Commons

EdTechTeacher

In the mobile era, what is the role of physical libraries and learning spaces when every student potentially has a global, virtual library in their pocket? While the fact that students need these skills may not change, the associated tasks certainly evolve and transform when they have access to technology. In this talk, we will explore how libraries and learning spaces can transform from archives of information to places of knowledge co-construction.