Exploring Poetry: A Writer’s Workshop Support

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our 4th grade is currently reading poetry in their reading block and writing poetry during writer’s workshop. I love working on poetry with students and many times this doesn’t happen until April, so I was so glad to see poetry being studied earlier in the year too.

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


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.

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools.

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences. Formal study. Going back to study while teaching can not only be fulfilling, but add sought-after skills and qualifications to your CV. Create a quiet study space. Studying online.

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Contest asks libraries to share “My Library Pic”

eSchool News

Gale’s photo contest highlights the role of local libraries in leveraging technology. Libraries are often the go-to technology centers in local communities and on campuses. Education Grants - Deadline News School Libraries

Ten Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I took some time to look over my past posts and decided I needed to provide Social Studies Teachers with some great resources for their classroom. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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STUDENT VOICE: How a public library saved me from the depressing isolation of cyber school

The Hechinger Report

Nsai Temko pictured in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. He told me about an awesome teen space at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section. Using the transportation funds from my sister, I convinced my mother to allow me to go to the library. “If

Teaching Parents and Students the Secrets of High School Success - Workshops

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In my workshops , I show parents and students how to succeed in school, based on advice that hundreds of teachers have contributed to help create this material. By the end of a "Game of School" workshop, parents and students will.

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?An Augmented Reality Library Comes to Life for Aspiring Teachers at UT San Antonio


The University of Texas at San Antonio has more than 2 million titles in its library system, and lately it’s been building a collection that most students—and future teachers—might not even know exists yet. A small but growing library of augmented reality books, consisting of 25 children’s titles, is part of a research partnership between UTSA Libraries and the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD).

In practice: School’s redesigned library of the future leads to deeper learning

eSchool News

They are all terms I’ve heard used to describe the atmosphere and activities in our recently revamped Library Learning Commons. New Picturesque Library Layout Paves the Way for Dynamic Patron Usage. The students like the new layout because it doesn’t look like a typical library anymore.


The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Nashville Library Gives Incarcerated Teens the Freedom to Create

Educator Innovator

How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local public library for help. The Nashville Public Library (NPL) got the teens at Woodland Hills set up with library cards, which they use often.

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We

Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)


In going through my grad students’ final workshop presentations this semester, I found one just too useful not to share. Jennifer Bigioni is now the School Library Media Specialist at Princeton (NJ) High School. I am usually pretty darn proud of my MLIS students’ work.

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library


New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she learned, how her space changed and how it affected students along the way. Luhtala is blessed with a big library, but for most of her career it has been dominated by large bookshelves. The New Canaan Library tries to create different spaces throughout the library where students can work quietly, in collaboration, or on innovative projects.

Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age (March 16th, Online)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University are excited to announce the first of three Library 2.016 mini-conferences: "Privacy in the Digital Age," March 16th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone).

Register Now for the Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're getting close to our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Final Schedule - Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29th, is our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. She also focuses on building a classroom library of high-interest books, and above all on modeling appropriate and authentic reading behaviors.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction


As an elective class, I had my middle school students study the parallels of Wuthering Heights and Twilight. Yet, I don''t recall a class library or being taken to the school''s library (only in elementary). Does your classroom library include chocolate?

Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace


In a recent edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, both from New Canaan High School in Connecticut, showcased the transformation of the NCHS library from a collection of used reference and biography books into a living, breathing makerspace.

First Grade Wizard of Oz Meteorologists

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Students came to the library and we looked at a few videos of meteorologists reporting on severe weather. In the library, we also spent some time beginning the writing process of creating a weather report. Students continued working on this in class during writer’s workshop.

Reimagining the author visit: a statewide approach


This happened when a team of librarians and educators in New Jersey discovered that Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature , was visiting our state for two events. Every once in a while you discover a confluence of opportunity.

Events Newsletter - Library Negotiations (Today) - Reinventing Education - OZeLive - Open Licensing - Google in Ed - ISTEunplugged

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Monday, February 23rd at 3pm Library 2.0 Saturday, February 28th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Student Study Tools with Tammy Moore , Classroom 2.0 Are you at a museum or do you have a gallery, library, archive, or museum on your campus? Library 2.0

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

When I speak at conferences or lead workshops, one of the ideas that I try to stress to educators is the importance of showing our work. I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library.

Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy

Educator Innovator

For decades, visitors to a library were confined to a static collection of information. Remake Learning covered the recent Stanford University study that confirmed many educators’ fears: middle and high school students are likely to take false information they encounter online as fact. More than 80 percent of middle school students studied were unable to distinguish between credible online news and sponsored content.

Let’s Talk Writing Process with Cassie & Kate Beasley

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our fourth grade is immersed in the writing process using Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop. They are studying author’s craft and developing their own style of taking a story from an idea to a published piece of writing.

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon Details! - What Is Success? - Library 2.014 Submission Deadline Approaches

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. We''re having a great response to our call for volunteers for the Library 2.014 Conference , but there''s still plenty of time for you to get involved with this exciting event! How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly?

Beginning Our Winter Around the World Projects

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Ramseyer’s 2nd grade class, we focused on winter in Athens, GA using notes from her husband Craig, who is studying to be a meteorologist. In the library, we also explored the book Hip Hop Speaks to Children collected by Nikki Giovanni. After the library visit, Ms.

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12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching


Take it easy and slow, and focus on the enthusiasts among the staff complement, and work from there — perhaps by presenting your successes at staff meetings and other workshops to entice further interest. Lesson Study: Improving Teaching Does Improve Teachers : Evidence from Lesson Study.

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


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. audio Library of Congress literature poetry

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Computer Science for High School –free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers. GetEpic –Digital library for kid’s books. Study Ladder- -lots of online resources for kids. Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging.

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

The Learning Policy institute examined rigorous studies that have demonstrated a positive link between teacher professional development, teaching practices, and student outcomes. Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education.

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Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

In their new book, Broader, Bolder, Better , Paul Reville and Elaine Weiss draw on nine years of research and case studies from 12 diverse communities to advocate for more and larger-scale partnerships between communities and schools.

Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

I loved my colleagues on my social studies team; we shared resources and supported each other. I would attend a workshop or read an article on a new teaching technique, and I’d be excited about new ideas, but then struggle to find opportunities and resources to implement them.