Blockchain in the Library? Researchers Explore Potential Applications

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Experts are speculating about its potential uses in business, law and education, and San José State University’s School of Information has received a $100,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to find out whether blockchain could be useful for libraries. “I I thought, wouldn’t it be great if a library or information center could use that and people could store their credentials there?”

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

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There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Image At the library by Susanne Nilsson licensed CC-BY 2.0.

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If you do school library research, please help us birth a community

NeverEndingSearch

Our charge is to: develop a proposal for a structure that will support the development of a community of scholars in the school library research field, or scholars ancillary connected to school library research. research scholarship school libraries #schoollibres

Wave 2 11ac: What You Should Know About the Newest Wi-Fi Standard

eSchool News

This Xirrus white paper provides an overview of the latest Wi-Fi technology – 802.11ac Wave 2 – and its potential impact on wireless networks. Whitepaper Library

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 public libraries.

Achieve learning continuity and keep students productive with remote access

eSchool News

Read this white paper for best practices and real-word example to maintain learning when students and faculty can’t get to the classroom to ensure that learning outcomes are met. Whitepaper Library Citrix Systems

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Beginning Our Winter Around the World Projects

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I spread out materials for them to use such as white paper, pencils, and crayons. 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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How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

A flexible classroom is a learning environment that utilizes an “agile physical setup that will accommodate both independent and group work,” according to a CDW white paper on constructing modern classrooms. How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom. juliet.vanwage….

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Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program

EdTech Magazine

Insiders can unlock access to white papers, view daily fast facts, save articles to read later and weigh in on trending topics through Insider polls. Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:52.

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Tech Solving the Intolerable Motionlessness of Reading

EdNews Daily

They lie on paper in black and white, unmoving. The motionlessness of written words shouldn’t be the first exposure schools give to reading because youth’s attention typically moves about and will rarely deflate to a full stop for flat words on paper. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of paper. Environmental Protection Agency , paper typically found in a school or office environments such as copier paper, computer printouts, and notepads, comprise the largest category. International Library.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

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The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features.

How a Partnership Over Annotation Software Fits Into Bigger Changes in Research Workflow

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Schonfeld, director of Ithaka S+R's Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, in a white paper published last month called Big Deal: Should Universities Outsource More Core Research Infrastructure? “If The technology could be used both in conversations among scholars about papers, or in the classroom by having students annotate articles, which could add more value to the Elsevier journals.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom Research and White Papers. Library Hi Tech News , 32 (9), 1-3. The easy tool educators are using every day From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like

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John Unsworth , dean of libraries and professor of English at the University of Virginia, who led the panel, put the total in perspective. She’s the editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly and a professor of the practice of English at Northeastern University, where she also leads the library’s Digital Scholarship Group. In the day’s keynote address, Kate Zwaard, Chief of National Digital Initiatives at the Library of Congress, talked about scale and wonder in the digital era.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Once they are felled, they are transported to a paper mill, there’s a wide array of processes including pulping, heating, drying and pressing, starching process, which makes printable paper. Industry experts indicate that while using the chemical pulping to produce 1 ton of printing paper approximately 24 trees are required. No paper, no printing. Download the white paper to learn more about how US higher education publishers can make use of a subscription model.

Impero Education Pro v6.3 wins Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show Award

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Automatically updated keyword libraries, if desired, giving schools instant access to the latest versions. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits. Austin, TX, Feb.

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

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Walters also has extensive experience in the non-profit sector including as chair of Book Aid International, a charity that equips libraries in sub-Saharan African countries with textbooks and readers.

Impero Software Partners with Mental Health America to Help Identify Mental Health Concerns in Schools

techlearning

Through the partnership, MHA will help Impero build its new keyword library, which contains terms specific to mental health issues. MHA will also help Impero further develop its keyword libraries relating to suicide, self-harm and eating disorders.

Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?

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Perlego gives users access to a library of content, including digital textbooks. There are publications like major reports, white papers and case studies too. During the second semester of his first year as an undergraduate, Olivier Mercier was looking for the cheapest way to get the textbooks he needed for his classes.

The Big List of Board Games that Inspire Mathematical Thinking

MIND Research Institute

Khet Tip: Use a piece of white paper to see where the laser goes when it doesn't hit a piece. I hope this list helps you get started building your own library of math board games and help faciliatate tons of interesting math discussions!

Pearson, Efficacy, Credibility, and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

Just-in: @Pearson has just pubd white paper on their #Revel platform, as CEO @johnfallon committed. When students who can’t afford their textbooks have to borrow them from friends or check them out from the library, they’re likely receiving an insufficient dose or duration of use.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Once they are felled, they are transported to a paper mill, there’s a wide array of processes including pulping, heating, drying and pressing, starching process, which makes printable paper. Industry experts indicate that while using the chemical pulping to produce 1 ton of printing paper approximately 24 trees are required. No paper, no printing. Download the white paper to learn more about how US higher education publishers can make use of a subscription model.

Southern New Hampshire University’s Paul LeBlanc Wants Higher Ed to Back Up Its Claims

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On a flight from Kuala Lumpur to New York in 2011 LeBlanc wrote “a little white paper” that set the stage for SNHU’s foray into direct-assessment programs. Competency-based learning has received widespread recognition as a way to better align higher education to careers. Rather than measuring “seat time” for traditional credit hours, colleges and universities are tracking student progress on demonstrated capabilities.

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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated the Wednesday of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD, pronounced bee-wad ). In a nutshell, CIPA requires that schools and libraries receiving E-Rate funding “block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).”

Will the real Montessori please stand up?

The Hechinger Report

There are specific procedures for everything: how to roll up your rug, how to pour liquid from one pitcher to another, how to draw lines on a paper. Students will not find a laptop or tablet program here; the school has three computers available in the library for older students.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

These books are listed in alphabetical order and are part of my personal library at home. Game Based Learning Research and White Papers.

Some secret strategies for serious searchers

NeverEndingSearch

Predicting the file type and knowing where to start : Is that dream document more likely to be a book, a PDF report or white-paper, a film, a popular journal, a blog, a website, etc.? You can also personalize Google Scholar to link to articles to which the library has access.

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

According to the company’s white paper , EDU tokens will initially cost about $1 USD per 12 EDU tokens.) Aparna Krishnan LiveEdu points to colleges, schools and libraries as some of its target participants. In 2014, Kings College in New York became the first university in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin for tuition payments, a move that seemed more of a PR stunt than the start of some new movement.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

who are interested in establishing a makerspace in their libraries. The company has partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits and provides online monitoring software to schools.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “White paper explores changing the accreditation system to encourage continuous improvement and open the door to ‘alternative’ education providers.” ” The white paper comes from Ithaka S+R. Education Politics.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

Publishers must incorporate content libraries from the international market to increase their digital subscriber list. A lot of companies offer content libraries with repositories of various subjects.

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How to Create a Digital Signature

The Daring Librarian

PDF into a.DOC and then did a little research and found a good resource with tips on How to Sign Documents Electronically I think the easiest way is sign your name with a black sharpie on white paper and take a celly pic of it, crop & convert to.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via PBS Newshour : “GOP reinstates usage of ‘ illegal alien ’ in Library of Congress ’ records.” “The UK government has published its 2016 HE White Paper, entitled Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice,” the Times Higher Education reports. For what it’s worth, Richard Hall’s response makes for better reading than the white paper itself.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A prolific writer and speaker, Tom is author of Getting Smart, Smart Cities That Work for Everyone, Smart Parents and Better Together and has published thousands of articles, co-authored more than 50 books and white papers.