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?”

Mentoring Minds Launches Mobile App to Support Instruction and Student Success

eSchool News

Mentoring Minds , a leading provider of K-12 instructional and critical thinking materials, announces the availability of the Mentoring Minds Resource Library, a mobile app comprised of resources to support instruction and promote student success.

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

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. The website wants to look at research and research output beyond the essay, looking to “liberate toll access or otherwise difficult to access research in all forms–articles, books, code, data sets, presentations, white papers, and more–with all the tools at our disposal.”

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 LibraryWhile multi-user MIMO and other enhancements in the standard promise significant performance improvements, there are some important considerations to be made when upgrading to ensure you realize its benefits.

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 SystemsSchools can experience substantial learning disruption when unforeseen events keep students and staff from reaching campus. With innovative IT solutions, schools can provide remote data and app access and BYOD functionality to keep students connected from anywhere.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Discussed at last year’s CLASS (Causality: School Libraries and Student Success) Summit, the project is realized and described as one of three goals in the CLASS White Paper : Goal 3: To outline mechanisms by which a community of scholars can be cultivated and nurtured toward furthering the research agenda and its activities. Please help us as we begin to build a community to connect all those working on school library research across organizations and backgrounds.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we'll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future. and at the Library 2.0

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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. Kelly’s class used a Capstone Library book called Winter: Signs of the Season Around North America. Once the song is written, we will record in the library as well as perform at a school assembly.

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. While classroom furniture may seem like a decidedly low-tech solution, it can be a high-impact tool that literally puts students in the right learning posture,” the CDW white paper notes. “In How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom.

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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. When content catches your eye but you don’t have time to read, tap or click a flag found on every article and video to save it in your library and quickly access it later. Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:52.

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. One is book libraries on demand, sometimes enveloped in pre-testing for reading level and a lot of analytics about reading rate and more like Overdrive and Vitalsource. 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. Mitigating the use of paper has long been a goal for schools. Every year, a prodigious number of lesson plans center around dwindling rainforests, the shrinking world forests, and the ever-growing waste associated with paper.

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

techlearning

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. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

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. Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before.

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.

What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like

Edsurge

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.

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

techlearning

Automatically updated keyword libraries, if desired, giving schools instant access to the latest versions. Impero’s keyword library now includes over 20,000 keywords, abbreviations, phrases and URLs, developed with organizations, such as the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), the Anti-Bullying Alliance, and SafeBAE and using the Internet Watch Foundation’s illegal content list. Austin, TX, Feb.

21 End of Year Bulletin Board Ideas

Fractus Learning

Make the tree with blue, red, brown-colored bulletin board paper and the little worm and smaller pieces from construction paper. Use two of each and stuff with recycled paper or cotton for a 3D effect. Made from paper plates, these frogs are so adorable.

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

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. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

Our ProWritingAid Review – Is It the Perfect Grammar Checker For You in 2021

Fractus Learning

Depending on the writing style, you may require strict grammar rule adherence for academic research papers, or you may enjoy using clichés with informal documents. A copywriter who writes content for websites, social media, white papers, case studies, and sales material for businesses.

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.

Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?

Edsurge

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.

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. Impero works with partner organizations to develop the keyword libraries. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

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. When students without friends in class or time to get to the library try to get by without using textbooks at all, they’re receiving no dose whatsoever.

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! When a board game is presented as a math game, I am always eager to try it out! Unfortunately, in many cases I find the math in these games are too straightforward with cards of math problems for players to solve, or numbered spaces to count.

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).”

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

Edsurge

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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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. Paved pathways weave between flowers and grassy areas to connect the six different cottages that house the school’s early childhood through middle school classrooms, library, and administrative offices. Students will not find a laptop or tablet program here; the school has three computers available in the library for older students.

Bonus Package for the Emergency Home Learning Summit - Secret Videos, Gift Pass, MP3s, and PDFs #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

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And tomorrow is the last day to purchase the all-access Summit "library" pass at $99, allowing you to be able to watch any of the 300 talks and interviews on your own time and forever. Purchase the all-access pass and you can give one copy of the all-access Summit library pass to someone else as a gift. I'm hoping you're going to find the purchase of the all-access Summit library pass irresistible ! Buy the Summit all-access library pass HERE.

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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. 100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Games are fun. We can use them to teach. It isn’t that hard. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. It can ignite your classroom too.

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. I designed and currently teach a course called Search and the Information Landscape.

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. They are making hundreds of titles available digitally to libraries and schools for the first time, with more planned for 2018. The PowerLite 700U features 4,000 lumens of white brightness and 4,000 lumens of color brightness.

?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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