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Lots of libraries are focusing on education but education is changing very fast. How is education changing-how are libraries reacting?
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ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Expert Jason Ohler offers his thoughts on major technological trends that impact teachers and students.
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What Pokémon Go Means for Education

What Pokémon Go Means for Education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Beyond being at the heart of Pokémon Go, augmented reality may emerge as a game changer in the field of education.

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Education Technology: How smartphones make learning easy

Education Technology: How smartphones make learning easy | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Technology integrations like video lectures, online problem-solving features, graphic representations—and all of these on a smartphone—have made online learning interesting, accessible and far more engaging

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Nowadays, Technology is an essential part in people life and for that plays an important role in her personal and professional growth. It is the reason for what teachers need to include the use of it in their class lessons and have to be update with the different plataforms, tools, sites ,etc that we can find in the web and likewise install in our technological devices in order to help students in their learning process and facilitate the teaching process.
 I agree with what this article says "educational technologies are touching new heights" since I cosider that every day there are more online spaces which learners can use to develop their skills in various fields and proffesors can use as a mean to do students learnning more effective.
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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

The calamity of the disappearing school libraries | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
From coast to coast, elementary and high school libraries are being neglected, defunded, repurposed, abandoned and closed.

The kindest thing that can be said about this is that it’s curious; the more accurate explanation is that it’s just wrong and very foolish.

A 2011 survey conducted with my graduate students of 25 separate statewide studies shows that students who attend schools with libraries that are staffed by certified librarians score better on reading and writing tests than students in schools without library services. And it is lower-income students who benefit the most.
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Niet juf, maar robot Robin leert Tilburgse peuters Engels

Niet juf, maar robot Robin leert Tilburgse peuters Engels | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
TILBURG - Een wel heel bijzondere gast nam afgelopen maand vijf peuterspeelzalen en kinderdagverblijven in Tilburg over: robot Robin. Hij nam zo’n 65 kinderen van 3 jaar oud ‘mee op reis’ en leerde ze onder meer in het Engels tellen.
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Future classroom will be online, virtual – and taught by robots | Jisc

Future classroom will be online, virtual – and taught by robots | Jisc | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Our new survey has revealed some surprising predictions for the classroom of the future for schools, universities and colleges alike.

The survey found that in five years’ time 20% of respondents believe that learning will be done through virtual reality, while a quarter think teaching will be delivered remotely by tutors who might be thousands of miles away.

Perhaps more surprisingly is the potential emergence of robots in the role of teacher or lecturer. When asked about whether they expect to see robots delivering lessons, 7% are confident that this will happen in the next five years, rising to 11% for ten years’ time. Almost a fifth (18%) think it will be reality in 20 years.

Other findings show the expectation of how tests will be delivered. 33% think that in five years, test will be taken in an app or virtual environment, with results immediately submitted, logged and ranked. 30% believe that technological advancements will mean that within five years new examination methods will be the norm, with students being allowed to take smart phones/devices into exams, to test their research skills.

With technology playing an increasing role in everyday lives, it follows that many respondents recognise the vital role of digital skills. 20% agree that knowing how to use technology will become just as important as traditional subjects like languages when it comes to getting a job in the next year. A further 34% believe this will happen within five years.

The survey canvassed the opinions of 1,000 people in the UK (aged 18 to over 65, and both in and out of education).

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Why is teaching kids to draw not a more important part of the curriculum?

Why is teaching kids to draw not a more important part of the curriculum? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Drawing plays a big role in our cognitive development. It can help us learn to write and think creatively, develop hand-eye co-ordination, hone analytic skills, and conceptualise ideas.
But drawing is rarely used as a tool for learning in schools. Generally, most high school teachers aren’t trained in visual education.

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A Good Infographic Featuring 30 Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Infographic Featuring 30 Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
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Addressing Digital Inequality in Education

Addressing Digital Inequality in Education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The thoughtful placement of technology in our education environments can greatly enhance the way students learn and educators teach. As we all know, it’s possible for students to partake in mobile and distance learning, to access a plethora of remote resources from anywhere on any device, and to extend learning beyond the classroom.

However, with any movement or shift towards digitization comes the creation of a digital divide. Not providing comparable access to all members of the community has severe consequences. Equitable access to resources, content, and experts is essential, especially when talking about the education of the future members of our society.
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How Kids Learn Resilience

How Kids Learn Resilience | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.
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3 Reasons Why You Need to Have Tools in a Makerspace

3 Reasons Why You Need to Have Tools in a Makerspace | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
In this post, I discuss the importance of tools and how they can create vital learning experiences for our students in our makerspaces.
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De toekomst van het onderwijs wordt gevormd door technologie - Richard van Hooijdonk

De toekomst van het onderwijs wordt gevormd door technologie - Richard van Hooijdonk | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Een dag uit het leven van de student van de toekomst
Van schoolbord naar multi-touch LCD-scherm
Augmented leren met augmented reality
De waardevolle feedback van biometrische eyetracking
Video games – van storende afleiding naar leuk, effectief leren
Een breder scala aan leerprocessen
 
Technologie brengt een grotere verandering tot stand in het onderwijs dan enige andere uitvinding ooit. Opkomende technologieën zoals augmented reality, cloud computing en 3D-printing maken de weg vrij voor de toekomst van het onderwijs. Leerkrachten zijn zich steeds meer bewust van de waarde van de nieuwste technologie en devices en de rol ervan in de efficiëntie van de leerkracht. Technologie kan helpen bij het plannen van lessen en het nakijken van toetsen en examens. Ook maakt het de communicatie met ouders, studenten en andere leerkrachten efficiënter. Steeds meer leerkrachten integreren nieuwe technologieën en apparaten dan ook in hun studiemateriaal en er vindt een duidelijke evolutie plaats waarin traditioneel leren plaatsmaakt voor online leren. Cursussen zijn steeds vaker voor iedereen gratis toegankelijk en kunnen overal ter wereld bijgewoond worden. In dit artikel nemen we een kijkje bij enkele manieren waarop technologie het onderwijs transformeert.

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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
In order to help learners make the most of MOOCs, librarians at Chicago Public Library partnered with Peer 2 Peer University to make online learning social in
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What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.
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What Schools Are Learning From the Rapid Rise and Fall of Pokémon Go

What Schools Are Learning From the Rapid Rise and Fall of Pokémon Go | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
At the start of every school year, Diane Levin, an education professor at Boston’s Wheelock College who teaches a course called “Meaning and Development of Play,” has her students interview people of different ages about how they used to play when they were children. The results are not surprising: Every year, her students report that interview subjects over age 50 played outside all day in big groups of their peers, with a few toys (“maybe a ball”) and no adult supervision. People between the ages of 20 and 40, who grew up in the 1980s, ‘90s, and early 2000s, watched a lot of television but still played outside, often make-believe games inspired by TV shows and movies.

For young people today, however, it’s a different story. “They hardly play. If they do play it’s some TV script. Very prescribed,” Levin said. “Even if they have friends over, it’s often playing video games.”
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. mistakes:

1) Focusing on content apps

2) Lack of Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management of iPads

3) Treating the iPad as a computer and expecting it to serve as a laptop.

4) Treating iPads like multi-user devices

5) Failure to communicate a compelling answer to “Why iPads?”

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Is Your School Helping or Hurting Your Child’s Literacy?

Is Your School Helping or Hurting Your Child’s Literacy? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Reading is key to success. Five common teaching practices that don't work; and six ways to support kids in acquiring a love of reading that encourages learning across the lifespan.
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Embracing Nonlinear Learning in a Flipped Classroom Setting — Emerging Education Technologies

Embracing Nonlinear Learning in a Flipped Classroom Setting — Emerging Education Technologies | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Cast Aside That Stepwise Progression and Open Students’ Minds to the Freedom to Learn in Their own Way David Walsh is presenting at FlipCon16 in Allen, Texas this July. The conference is the 19th – 21st (pre-conference workshops on the 19th,
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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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Connectivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology

Connectivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
At its core, George Siemens’ theory of connectivism is the combined effect of three different components: chaos theory, importance of networks, and the interplay of complexity and self-organization.

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An Open Letter to School Boards Everywhere

An Open Letter to School Boards Everywhere | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
But with that said, there is one decision you should never consider making, and that is to get rid of your school librarian or library. School libraries and the certified school librarians who run them are essential,  never a luxury. They are vital parts of the school community and, with little fanfare, actively support that community’s growth. The presence of computers and maker spaces can not replace a certified school librarian installed in a library filled with books. Don’t be fooled by the latest edujargon or by some article that you read.
Don’t get me wrong. Maker spaces are amazing. They foster creativity, expression, exploration, design thinking, and so much more. The library is the perfect place for one. As Diana Rendina stated in her article “Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries,” “While it might vary from one person to the next, most would agree that one of the main missions of the library has always been to make resources and materials accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status, intelligence, status (gifted, special education), gender, etc.
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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Educational technology has its pluses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
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What's Next for Maker Education (EdSurge Guides)

What's Next for Maker Education (EdSurge Guides) | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Confession. We at EdSurge are a bit in love with what may be America’s favorite new pastime: making. Indeed, it’s been a busy two years since we published our first guide on making, during which makerspaces have spread into classrooms and curriculum far and wide. But for many, issues of budget and b

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Technically a Librarian: Make Writing

Technically a Librarian: Make Writing | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
I know I'm a little biased, but I think we have a pretty amazing makerspace. It's getting bigger - and messier - every day and the kids are creating some incredible stuff. Until recently, the makerspace was pretty contained to the library. This certainly wasn't to exclude maker activities from occurring elsewhere - it just happened. 

While at one of our ELA planning meetings, we were discussing the lack of enthusiasm kids have for writer's workshop. What was once a time for kids to express themselves creatively, was now a time that kids dreaded. How sad? I loved Writer's Workshop as a kid. We had to fix this. They had tried creative prompts, incorporating movies and music, but they were still "bleh".

As we were brainstorming, an 8th grade English teacher brought up the book "Make Writing" by Angela Stockman. Oddly enough, I had just finished reading my advanced readers copy since I'm a member of the Hack Learning VIP program. All of a sudden we both were sitting at the edge of our seats ready to do it!
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Freedom to Read: Saving School Libraries--A Presentation at the Network for Public Education Conference | Knowledge Quest

Freedom to Read: Saving School Libraries--A Presentation at the Network for Public Education Conference | Knowledge Quest | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
By Susan Polos, School Librarian, Mt. Kisco Elementary School, Mt. Kisco, NY; Sara Sayigh, School Librarian, DuSable Campus, Chicago, IL; and Sara Stevenson, School Librarian, O. Henry Middle School, Austin, TX “It’s an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in... Read More ›
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