Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

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One I discovered this summer is Wonder Workshop’s collection of three robots — Cue, Dash, and Dot. Before I dig into Dash, let me tell you about his creator, Wonder Workshop. What is Wonder Workshop? According to Wonder Workshop, Dash is. Wonder Workshop PD.

Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

User Generated Education

This month I started a maker-enhanced writing workshop with a group of gifted 3rd through 6th grade students. The YWP also helps K–12 educators facilitate NaNoWriMo in schools, libraries, and community centers around the world.

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Reader's Workshop for K-2

Kleinspiration

Websites to Wow your Workshop I''m out of the classroom today at a conference for reader''s workshop, and it''s simply amazing! Chartchums: Anchor Chart Examples and Blog Chartchums is a wonderful website to see examples of actual anchor charts created by teachers for their workshops.

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. To prepare for this lesson, I spent a lot of time in our poetry section of the library looking for a variety of poetry.

The workshop model: Beyond the basics

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Jen Bengel explains the workshop model, how to create mini-lessons, and how to get students excited about books. So in this episode, we’re talking about the workshop model. Jen’s going to do a deep dive into an ELA or reading workshop model.

3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!

Kleinspiration

Classroom Library Tools If you are a Scholastic.com user, most likely you know about Book Wizard and what an amazing tool it is for finding and leveling books. This was one of those moments in my room that would change the way I managed my library.

3d printing and education: a workshop report

Bryan Alexander

Yesterday I and two others hosted a NERCOMP workshop on 3d printing for higher education. There were also some with library connections, several faculty, and at least one administrator.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

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

Announcing Our First Library 2.020 Mini-Conference: "Wholehearted Libraries"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.020 mini-conference: "Wholehearted Libraries," which will be held online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Standard Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said.

Hitting the Library Circuit With Mobile Making

Educator Innovator

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers everything you would expect at a library: books, computers, story time for the little ones. Mobile maker workshops are held at libraries throughout New Mexico. Other libraries have launched traveling maker initiatives too.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

NeverEndingSearch

They workshopped their experiences in formal weekly meetings and as an online community, cheering and critiquing each other’s work. The Ready to Code Collection gathers research-grounded resources and strategies that are aligned with core library values.

5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

Today, our library makerspace has developed into a 21st century learning laboratory, with funding from grants and through the generosity of individuals and organizations that support our DonorsChoose projects. You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace.

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Building Privacy Literacy at the Library

Educator Innovator

Libraries are uniquely positioned to teach young patrons about privacy. Under the USA Patriot Act, the FBI demanded that libraries turn over information on patrons’ use. The American Library Association has fought such requests, calling privacy a fundamental human right. “A A library is an unbiased source of information,” said Erin Berman of the San Jose Public Library. They hold workshops for patrons too. Top photo/ San Jose Public Library.

"Wholehearted Libraries" Mini-Conference - New Keynote Panelists Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added three new keynote panelists (see below) to our first Library 2.020 mini-conference: "Wholehearted Libraries," which will be held online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Standard Time (click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

Considering and teaching privacy with help from the Library Freedom Institute

NeverEndingSearch

At that session and on the exhibit floor, I learned about the Library Freedom Project and its free IMLS-funded Library Freedom Institute training program. Topics of privacy concern relate directly to library core values and principles–intellectual freedom and confidentiality.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

As Campuses Move to Embrace OER, College Libraries Become Key Players

Edsurge

Increasingly, the answer is the campus library. Reed says that she addresses such questions by running workshops for faculty members, and doing one-on-one consultations. Several college libraries have created positions like Reed’s in recent years, or assigned those duties as part of existing jobs. Another way college libraries are helping their campuses embrace open resources is by banding together to share information about OER.

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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

Copy Machines in Libraries Are ‘Going the Way of the Dodo’—Slowly

Edsurge

But another print-based technology—the copy machine—is disappearing from many academic libraries, as librarians swap the old dime-eating machines for multi-function devices that scan texts and send copies to students via email. Copiers seem to be going the way of the dodo, slowly,” says Stephanie Walker, dean of libraries and information resources at the University of North Dakota. That means the library’s student workers and staff don’t have to waste time collecting small change.

Dr. Steve Albrecht Library Webinar Recordings - Free to View Until April 30

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Until April 30th, Dr. Steve Albrecht has offered to make his paid webinar recordings available to view for free to all members of Library 2.0 To purchase an individual webinar for long-term access or group showing, please click on the links on the left side of the front page of Library 2.0

Final Schedule - "Wholehearted Libraries" Online Mini-Conference on Tuesday, March 10th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Library 2.020 mini-conference of the year is next week: "Wholehearted Libraries," online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th , from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

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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Ideas to Match Kids Up with Stories They’ll Love

MiddleWeb

Articles Reading book selection classroom library goal setting Jennifer Serravallo reading challenges reading strategies reading workshop social readingCould this be the year our students begin to discover their all-time favorite books? Jennifer Serravallo, literacy consultant and bestselling author of The Reading Strategies Book, shares 10 "back pocket" techniques that can help teachers match kids with great stories.

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.

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

Edsurge

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).

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce 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).

Library 2.0 Webinar - Stress Management for Library Staff: Real Tools for Work and Life Balance

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIBRARY STAFF: REAL TOOLS FOR WORK AND LIFE BALANCE" A 60-minute webinar recorded in a special Library 2.0 Audience : All library and school employees. You will first need to be a member of 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

Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

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

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

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NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – School Library Journal(SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.

At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions

Educator Innovator

Both teens followed their passions at the library, during Teen Tech Week 2014. This year, Teen Tech Week took on a DIY theme, and libraries across the country offered high- and low-tech avenues for teens to create their own projects. By Maureen Kelleher.