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

Digital Promise

You can reach him on Twitter at @marvelousreal. “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.

uHandy Mobile Microscope Duet review

Kathy Schrock

uHandy ask me to review their Mobile Microscope Duet and, after taking a look at it online, I readily agreed to test it out! And, when students move the High-Mag lens to the front camera, they can use the Circular Glass Slide and put liquid on the glass to view through the mobile device.

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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. 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?

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. 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?

Good Night Twitter

The Daring Librarian

Just like I really enjoy the dark or reverse version of the Kindle App - there's a Night mode version for Twitter! Both on the mobile version and the desktop. To turn on the mobile version, tap on the home button then tap on your Twitter profile icon.

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 ?

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. It’s perfect for parents who are looking for that engaging, educational, and fun app for their little one.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. From her slideshare: Why should we care about Mobile Devices? The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people by 2020.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

Libraries and Communities Exceed Winter Reading Goals, Win $35,000 from Mark Cuban

techlearning

Washington, DC — The inaugural Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge for libraries came to a successful close this month, as more than 100 libraries all over the country and South Korea far eclipsed an ambitious goal set by investor and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban.

There's an Echo in My Library!

The Daring Librarian

It took months of waiting but finally, just a few weeks ago it came and we now have a new information tool in the library! Will this tool (I am assiduously avoiding using the word toy) be an asset to our library or a distraction? Hello Alexa!

Teaching Language Learners with Twitter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter has various updates, which have made it a wonderful app and web tool for learning a language. Below, is an infographic of 5 ways Twitter is a great education tool. Challenge: Use one of the ideas to teach with Twitter. “There’s an entire universe in every single tweet.”-

HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library

The Daring Librarian

On the back of my Sephora catalog, windows of shops, and in my library! A Quick Response (QR) code is a two-dimensional or 2D bar code which can be interpreted by any mobile phone with camera capabilities. QR Codes in the Classroom - and the Library!

On immersive technologies and the library: a visit with author Jamie Donally

NeverEndingSearch

To make regular discoveries, use the #ARVRinEDU hashtag, which is also a weekly Twitter chat on Wednesdays at 9:00PM Eastern. It’s hard to imagine not fully realizing the potential for our mobile devices as learning tools. Imagine the possibilities.

Events Newsletter - Reinventing Education Speakers - New Library 2.0 Webinars - Starting to Homeschool Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Monday, February 23rd at 3pm Library 2.0

AP: Libraries launch apps to sync with iPod generation

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our library is a warm and fuzzy place in an idyllic setting. This news story tells is like it is -- libraries are keeping up with the times, and should always be part of the mix. who uses the Orange County Library System''s iPhone app to discover foreign films. Public Library. "It''s

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon News - Awaken Young Inventors - Library Horizon Report "Deep Dive"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries.

Events + News - Future Ready June 24 - Global Ed Day at ISTE - Library 2.015 Proposals - NMC This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

LILAC was held in the heart of Manchester University , in a well appointed conference centre, where almost 300 library and information professionals gathered for three days to discuss information literacy.

YOUmedia Spotlight: Kansas City Digital Media Lab

Educator Innovator

The Kansas City Digital Media Lab , part of the YOUmedia Learning Labs network , gives teens space, time, and support to “hang out, mess around, and geek out” (HOMAGO), in a newly remodeled public library branch. YOUmedia #connectedlearning HOMAGO library YOUMedia

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Since Snapchat is a newer social media platform, you may not be as familiar with it as Facebook and Twitter. Where do students spend their time outside of school?

SkoleTube Extends WeVideo Partnership by Five Years Thanks to Overwhelming Success in Danish Classrooms

techlearning

WeVideo worked closely with Skoletube to create a unique version of its video editing platform that tightly integrates with the SkoleTube platform on both mobile and desktop devices. Chromebook Mobile The Wire Video edtech App Google Apps k12 education Apple

LC launches Online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature & much more poetry goodness

NeverEndingSearch

As part of that celebration, the Library of Congress recently launched its Online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature , a collection of 123 audio-recorded readings of renowned poets and prose writers reading from their work. Don’t miss their new Mobile Apps.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. Now that we have screentime reported to us on many phones, track it and work to spend less time looking at your mobile device.

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Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out my post, Creating Digital Books as Gifts for Others , to discover lesson ideas, web tools, and mobile apps for making digital books. Buncee has a large library of stickers, backgrounds, audio, images, animation, and videos. Animoto (Web/Android/iOS)- Upload images, pick a template, and choose a holiday soundtrack from their library to make a 30-second video. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. Follow us on Twitter #liveclass20. Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

” –from the American Library Association. These will include tools like YouTube, podcasts, forums, discussion boards, Twitter and Google Hangouts (for those old enough), Google Slides and Google Draw, and a comic creator like Pixton.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out my post, Creating Digital Books as Gifts for Others , to discover lesson ideas, web tools, and mobile apps for making digital books. Buncee has a large library of stickers, backgrounds, audio, images, animation, and videos. Animoto (Web/Android/iOS)- Upload images, pick a template, and choose a holiday soundtrack from their library to make a 30-second video. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

#ISTE13 - San Antonio Highlights & FUN!

The Daring Librarian

Follow on Twitter #EpicYEN Check out the ISTE Iron Chef competition! 11:30 –1:30 Volunteer Leadership Box Lunch - Lonesome Dove Lounge, River Level 12:45 Your School Library: Mobile, Flipped, & Curated - a panel presentation featuring Dr. Joyce Valenza, Springfield Township, me!,

Schools Sketch Out Modern Classrooms and Then Make Them a Reality

EdTech Magazine

When Harbor Beach High School was built five decades ago, the library was a hub of student activity, but in recent years, it had become a veritable ghost town. I’ve got to use the library.’ Twitter. Schools Sketch Out Modern Classrooms and Then Make Them a Reality.

Powerful Language Learning in the 21st Century

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachelle Dene Poth talks language learning and STEAM on 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Try Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn with librarian Micki Uppena. Twitter handle: @rdene915.

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5 Ways to Get All Students Connected for Distance Learning

Graphite Blog

Most households have mobile devices, but it’s hard to get work done on a phone. Check your local library. Libraries across the nation are leaving their Wi-Fi open to the public for use from the library parking lots. With nearly all schools in the U.S.