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6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. As educators, I passionately believe we should use social media to push the positive, celebrate student successes, share resources with our colleagues, and connect with parents and the community. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education. They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. Let me be really clear, making is not simply 3D printing, Art Lino, Raspberry Pi, LEDs, robots, laser and vinyl cutters.

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Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. We have 12 Finch robots that we are using throughout the year for coding experiences for our students. Currently, a group of 2nd-5th graders are meeting every Friday for one hour to learn to code these robots and create projects with them. Donna created a Google doc of resources for the session and started advertising our session on social media.

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Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd.

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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). Libraries can and should be the epicenter of exploring, building and promoting these emerging techs, assuring the better futures and opportunities they offer are accessible to everyone. Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

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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. Learn what libraries are doing right now with these cutting-edge technologies, what they’re planning next and how you can implement these ideas in your own organization.

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Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

NeverEndingSearch

But, there is NOT just one right way to do library. But should a formal makerspace need to be a part of every school library? . Lately I hear from administrators who, after reading an article or post about makerspaces in libraries, believe their library must have or be a makerspace, without serious consideration of how that program might or might not address local needs. The space case: Library spaces ARE changing and we need to do some thinking.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

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. Library 2.014 - October 8th + 9th. We are gearing up for another amazing year of the Library 2.014 Conference. Library 2.014 , October 8th + 9th, 2014 Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and October 1st for Library 2.014.

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No. Your 3D Printer Does Not Make You Innovative.

Tom Murray

Scan social media on any given day and you’ll find end users pridefully holding the latest “cool” print in the palm of their hand, hashtagging some synonyms of “innovation.” ” Many times, the social sharer touts their own innovative ideas, how the tool is a “game changer,” or how their printer is “revolutionizing” learning.

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Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. One more stat — which may explain the whole social-media-as-news-trend — and then I’ll connect these dots: 60% of people don’t trust traditional news sources. That’s newspapers, evening news, and anything considered ‘mainstream media’ They prefer blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. Library Spot.

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365 Fun and Creative Writing Prompts For Kids – One For Each Day Of The Year

Fractus Learning

Kids should be able to use social media supervised or unsupervised. Write a story about spending a day with a robot, a dog, and a cow. Social media creates fake relationships and opinions. Social-Emotional Writing Prompts For Kids.

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Why Convenience Boosts Student Campus Life

Edsurge

Raised on quick responses from smartphones, social media, instant messaging and immediate-access entertainment sites, today’s students live in an on-demand world. With just one click, students can access the school's academic calendar, library or any one of dozens of other sites.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

Our own Kristina Holzweiss shared the Wakelet on Wakelet she co-presented, as well as her blog post on library uses of the platform. And there was Google Tools You Aren’t Using, But Should be in Your Library with librarian friends James Allen, Sherry Gick, Nancy Jo Lambert, Nikki Robertson, and Tiffany Whitehead. This year, I created an elective, Social Justice through Social Media. 10 reasons to use the library. ISTE both thrills and overwhelms me.

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What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

I want to provide my students with opportunities to learn how to code using the Evo robots , which use a color coding language. When my students have advanced past color programming, they can program the same robots using Blockly/Java script. Esra Murray, library media specialist, Cider Mill Elementary School, Connecticut. This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning.

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Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

EdTechTeam

As I met with my students, many who volunteered to come in at recess, we reworked our classroom library and opened up new areas for the students to work. Visited several local libraries and InfOhio : I tapped into these resources which gave me over 300 books, magazines, and articles at various reading and interest levels. While some studied robotics and social media, others dived into different learning disabilities and schools around the world.

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Student Leadership via EdTech Playgrounds

EdTechTeam

The resources that are featured in our EdTech Playgrounds come directly from our classrooms and libraries. The stations are setup in the library, and teachers rotate through the stations to learn from the Tech Squad students. The next step is to gather educational technology that is available in the campus classrooms or the campus libraries. What do you get when you recruit students who share a love for technology and you provide a space where individuals can play?

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Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

Test Adobe Spark, free for educators and a user-friendly tool for creating video, social media graphics and web pages. At Loess Hills Elementary in Iowa, students use robotic toys, digital apps and other tools to learn to code — part of an emphasis on computer science and infusing the curriculum with lessons on coding — that began a few years ago and is now seen as a model for the rest of the state. . Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School.

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How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

Edsurge

Instruction is modeled in PD sessions that are broadcast live, then archived into a library for future viewing. Access to technology like 3D printers, robotics kits or other digital tools can also be communicated, along with the PD resources needed to get educators up and running.

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Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school's hashtag on social media: #GWgreats. 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! The purpose of this post is to provide the information educators inquire about most often when visiting our school (in person or from afar).

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What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead

Bryan Alexander

Dealing with increasingly complex and intelligent software may demand new staff skills in information units, including IT and libraries. Missing from this report are many specific technologies: social media, 3d printing, practical robotics, etc. How will computing change over the next few years? Gartner Research dives into this tricky question with a new report. Their target: developments manifesting over 2018-2020. It’s an interesting and useful list.

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Visions of Education Futures Floating Around in My Head

User Generated Education

Why is there one person standing in front of the room doing all of the talking with students sitting passively at uncomfortable desks when we know that active, social, and experiential learning promotes interest, engagement, and deep learning? To achieve this, though, we’ll need to educate people very differently ( Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace ). We share our experiences, and create new (social) knowledge as a result.

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Buncee is headed to ISTE19!

Buncee

Dr. Roland Rios- Buncee Your Social Media @ 2PM. Everyone knows Buncee is a great presentation tool but did you know you can use a Buncee to spice up your social media presence? Buncee pairs perfectly with drones, robots, Global STEM Hubs, Buncee Buddies, math collaborations, Global Maker Day creations and more. Leading From the Library in the Digital Age @ 9AM.

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Can a Foodini 3D Printer Go to Space?: Empowering Student Voice in the Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Some have chosen topics like water, oxygen, food, shelter, robot exploration, and clothing. A small group of students came to me in the library. I can’t wait to see what this student comes up with in the end, and I look forward to connecting even more students with the resources they need through my access to social media. Kelly’s Kindergarten class is continuing to explore how humans might one day travel to Mars and live.

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Can a Foodini 3D Printer Go to Space?: Empowering Student Voice in the Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Some have chosen topics like water, oxygen, food, shelter, robot exploration, and clothing. A small group of students came to me in the library. I can’t wait to see what this student comes up with in the end, and I look forward to connecting even more students with the resources they need through my access to social media. Kelly’s Kindergarten class is continuing to explore how humans might one day travel to Mars and live.

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Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Through a new series of videos recently added to Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook and Streaming Plus services, students and teachers can delve into the lives of some of American history’s most prominent and influential Americans.

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Things To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving – Our 2021 Gratitude List

Fractus Learning

Libraries. Imagine the world without gears; how will an egg beater, clocks, helicopters, or robotics work. Social Media. Social Media. Thankful for having a social media platform to communicate.

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

BIRDBRAIN TECHNOLOGIES HUMMINGBIRD ROBOTICS KIT ( WWW.BIRDBRAINTECHNOLOGIES.COM ) The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is designed to grow with people who may start as absolute beginners, and to allow them to go deep in many different ways — whether by creating beautiful electronic art, intricate cardboard mechatronics, or cleverly programmed robotic behaviors. Its AI uses sentiment analysis to scan for self-harm and bullying messages across social media and web searches.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

But as successive refinements improve them to the point that they start to steal customers, they may end up reshaping entire industries: classified ads (Craigslist), long distance calls (Skype), record stores (iTunes), research libraries (Google), local stores (eBay), taxis (Uber) and newspapers (Twitter).” Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g., Robotics in the classroom.

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21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

techlearning

One of my Ed Techs ( Ashley Pampe ) actually created a “Social Media” team on her elementary campus. She vets and reviews all their images and blog entries before posting, but it’s an effective way for students to learn appropriate posting behaviors before they dive into the middle school world of social media. It can be something as simple as understanding the angle of a post based on its title to identifying real people versus robots on twitter.

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Generation next

Learning with 'e's

Photo from LSE Library on Flickr Most of the students starting university at the end of summer 2017 were born around the turn of the century. As global management consultants McKinsey and Company rightly identify, jobs in the near future will increasingly come under threat from artificial intelligence and robotics. They are self-aware and conscious of their image, due to a lifetime of public exposure on social media.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.). Our social media section also went over to FERPA, with some audience members arguing for the LMS as superior to the social web for privacy reasons, plus some discussion of personal versus professional social media use.

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Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

In Los Angeles , that might mean kids joining at libraries and the Getty Center to hone their art and computer coding skills. In Pittsburgh, kids might join the growing Maker Movement or pick up some engineering skills while making robots. On July 7th join KQED to learn how to use Twitter and other media-sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students. We know. You want to relax this summer.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” ” “ No, YouTube is not a library – and why it matters” by Sarah T. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : “This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad.” ” “ Robot abuse ”?!

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Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). The federal program, signed into law in 1996, helps fund internet access in schools and libraries.

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Stop Thinking and Start Doing -- A Makerspace Is Within Your Reach!

Graphite Blog

I weeded my library like crazy and made mock-ups using Google Drawings to help them envision the new space. I assumed they'd be thrilled about a $200 Dash and Dot robot set. If students aren't sure what they're interested in learning about, have them explore sites such as Instructables, Make it @ Your Library, Tinkerlab, Makezine, or Pinterest. This is a great way to integrate some of your social media tools.

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Learning Revolution Events - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschool+ - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Open Letter from a Highly Creative Child

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. Just like our library, museum, and traditional education events, the Homeschool+ Conference is all about learning, so do consider joining us even if it''s a new conversation for you. It is designed to socially and intellectually prepare students for high school and college.

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What do classroom conversations about race, identity and history really look like? 

The Hechinger Report

Their voices often echoed across social media and fueled viral news segments. Vega Zaman walked into a middle school robotics class last year to find a fellow student playing with a Lego truck. “It’s

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total.

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Stop Thinking and Start Doing -- A Makerspace Is Within Your Reach!

Graphite Blog

I weeded my library like crazy and made mock-ups using Google Drawings to help them envision the new space. I assumed they'd be thrilled about a $200 Dash and Dot robot set. If students aren't sure what they're interested in learning about, have them explore sites such as Instructables, Make it @ Your Library, Tinkerlab, Makezine, or Pinterest. This is a great way to integrate some of your social media tools.

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Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

As HR Tech buyers the future, we are told, will be full of AI and robots doing our jobs for us, freeing us up to do other things. The “other” section here was two free tools that their users had migrated to a paid version of Hiretual and Mahiba , a StepStone product for enriching social profiles. Opening up an entire new world of possible social faux pas and productivity drain, what communications tools do our teams use? We’ve come a long way.

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