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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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If you're anything like me you get on Twitter, Facebook, or other social networking platforms and your education geek friends start listing books that you need to read. It seems as though there are new education books that come out every day ... and that's probably due to the fact that new education books come out every day.

Besides writing this blog for Education Week and running presentations and giving keynotes, I do a lot of work behind the scenes in publishing. With Ariel Bartlett and Arnis Burvikovs, we created theConnected Educators Series for Corwin Press which turned out 21 short-form practical books for teachers and leaders, and we are working on a new leadership series now.

And, if I don't read enough through editing the books in the book series, I'm a reviewer of manuscripts for a couple of publishers. Over time what I have noticed is that the books with the big publishing machines get a lot of notice ... as most of them should, while other books that come from smaller publishers don't often as much publicity. So, I thought I would help out a bit by providing a list of some books, both big and small, that I think educators should know about.

What often happens with lists like this is that some books are forgotten, and commenters leave rather nasty comments about books that I should have listed but didn't. First and foremost I apologize if I left off your favorite education book, and please feel free to leave the title in the comment section. Just to be fair, I didn't put my own books in this list, so before you get angry at me for leaving off your favorite, please know I didn't even include mine! All of the books were published in 2015 or early 2016.

If you have the time in your busy days ahead in 2016, you should consider reading some of these books because they are worth the time it takes to read them. I promise that you will need to take notes on your laptop, in your notebook, or on the book itself, because these books will inspire you to think differently.

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Steven Pinker on What a Broad Education Should Entail

Steven Pinker on What a Broad Education Should Entail | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Steven Pinker discusses the elements of what an elite liberal education should entail including: the habits of rationality, prehistory of our species, ...
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School-based mindfulness training may reduce stress, trauma

School-based mindfulness training may reduce stress, trauma | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Middle-school students in urban areas may benefit from in-school mindfulness programs, a new study suggests.
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STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination

STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Recognizing the ways scientists use visuals with text can help us better support students in every STEM classroom, writes author/consultant Roger Essley.


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 11, 2015 4:12 PM

As I read this article I started thinking about all the ways that art and science work well together but, of course, my librarian's heart also says that there's also a nice fit when research and resources are part of that happy marriage. Enjoy!

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20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 11, 2015 8:07 AM

You all KNOW I thought of how these tips for classroom teachers almost perfectly match the way 21st century librarians have been running their media centers for years, right? We have been modeling this behavior for quite some time so be sure to mention that when sharing this article with your teachers and administrators!

liz deskins's curator insight, December 15, 2015 3:34 PM

Excellent tips!!  Great life skills.

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Everything you want to know about MOOCs #NHE2015

 Everything you want to know about MOOCs Willem van Valkenburg & Tessa van Puijenbroek. Unless otherwise indicated, this presentation is licensed CC-BY 4.0. Please attribute TU Delft Extension School / Willem van Valkenburg.

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Teaching kids to code and create - YouthDigital shakes up tech education - diginomica

Teaching kids to code and create - YouthDigital shakes up tech education - diginomica | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
SUMMARY: YouthDigital is taking tech education one step further by teaching kids not just how to code – but how to create. Here’s CEO Justin Richards’ eight keys to better online teaching.

“How are we going to fix the educational system?” It’s a potent question that came up at tech shows I attended this year. Schooling is out of whack with the competencies adults need in the robotic gig economy.

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to presen...
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Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers - TeachThought

Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers - TeachThought | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Professional development can come from a variety of sources–conversation, books, blogs, social media, YouTube, and more–courses, for example. Nanocourses, more specifically.

What’s most appealing about these courses is the low time-investment necessary, combined with the visual elements–examples, models, and other explanations to support what’s being explained. All but two of the following courses for teachers are 5 hours or less in length, and can supplement your reading and school-based PD usefully.

Also note, though we have gone in and hand-picked these courses for relevance and even instructors (Monica Burns, who has published on both TeachThought and edutopia, is among the instructors), these are also affiliate links, which means we get a small percentage of any purchase you might make. To keep this from happening, you can simply go directly to udemy.com and search for the specific course.

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Many Schools Teach Engineering in Early Grades - NYTimes.com

Many Schools Teach Engineering in Early Grades - NYTimes.com | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

"GLEN ROCK, N.J. — In a class full of aspiring engineers, the big bad wolf had to do more than just huff and puff to blow down the three little pigs’ house.

First graders at Coleman Elementary School in Glen Rock, N.J. The district teaches 10 to 15 hours a year of engineering from kindergarten through fifth grade.


To start, he needed to get past a voice-activated security gate, find a hidden door and negotiate a few other traps in a house that a pair of kindergartners here imagined for the pigs — and then pieced together from index cards, paper cups, wood sticks and pipe cleaners.

“Excellent engineering,” their teacher, Mary Morrow, told them one day early this month."


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David Santibáñez Gómez's curator insight, November 30, 2015 9:17 AM

Mientras en Chile tratamos de resucitar la enseñanza de la tecnología...

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Emerging Technologies - from m- to seamless learning

Presentation at ED-Media 2015 conference, Montreal, Canada

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School libraries in Boulder County changing for 21st century

School libraries in Boulder County changing for 21st century | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Walking into the main library at Longmont's Trail Ridge Middle School, you won't see row after row of book stacks or hear exhortations to keep quiet.
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Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning

Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Modern classrooms are teeming with students of varying interests, backgrounds, abilities and learning needs. As educators, it’s important to understand the nuanced differences between the terms personalized, differentiated and individualized learning in order to best meet their needs.
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4 Future Trends You Are Bound to See in K-12 School Libraries

4 Future Trends You Are Bound to See in K-12 School Libraries | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Modern K-12 public libraries will offer intensely engaging learning environments to all students. How they will go about doing this is less certain, but the

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Een geanimeerde versie van het Growth-mindset-verhaal van Carol Dweck #onderwijs

Een geanimeerde versie van het Growth-mindset-verhaal van Carol Dweck #onderwijs | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Ken je nog die geanimeerde versie van het verhaal van Ken Robinson, dit is van de zelfde makers.
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Librarians Leading the Way | Hour of Code 2015 | School Library Journal

Librarians Leading the Way | Hour of Code 2015 | School Library Journal | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
First graders at Richmond (VT) Elementary School writing code with the Scratch Jr. app during Hour of Code on December 7, 2015.
School librarians around the country are helping their
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The Only Thing You Need To Be A 21st Century Teacher

The Only Thing You Need To Be A 21st Century Teacher | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The Only Thing You Need To Be A 21st Century Teacher by Terry Heick Contrary to what you’ve probably read, you don’t have to be engaging to be a great...
The post The Only Thing You Need To Be A 21st Century Teacher appeared first on TeachThought.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 9, 2015 8:13 AM

I love the premise of this article and the idea that more professional learning is available to today's teachers than ever before. I would only add that a key member of that professional learning network be the school library media specialist. If YOU as the teacher are not going to be super tech-savvy or up on the latest trends, the best thing you can do is connect with the LMS to partner with you. Share this with your teachers who may be feeling like they're not doing enough or can never reach the pinnacle of what they think good teaching is all about.

Petras Kiminius's curator insight, December 10, 2015 5:11 AM

Leadership is one of behaviours in great life :)

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What is an Open Educator? Contribute to the work of the Open Educators Factory project

What is an Open Educator? Contribute to the work of the Open Educators Factory project | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

This post introduces the Open Educators Factory (OEF) project, a research effort aiming to explore how to transform university teachers from “agents of resistance” into “agents of change” for openness in education. The project is funded by the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) and is part of the work of the TELSOCK Research Team within UNIR Research.

 

The starting point of the project is that true progress in terms of openness in higher education (as well as in other educational sectors) requires a major cultural change in the mindset of all stakeholders from public policy makers to institutional leaders, to teachers and researchers, to students and parents.


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2016 – the year of #MOOC hard questions

2016 – the year of #MOOC hard questions | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
We had 2012 as the year of the MOOC, 2014 was probably the year of the MOOC maturation, and I’m calling it for 2016, the year that university Vice Chancellors and Principals start looking and…

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Is your library going Future Ready too? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Is your library going Future Ready too? | eSchool News | eSchool News | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Modern librarians can take charge in making their schools Future Ready.

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Four Inventive Games That Show Us the Future of Learning

Four Inventive Games That Show Us the Future of Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Independent artists who design video games and apps are getting into the educational space and reimagining games that can help students learn.

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning - TeachThought

30 Universal Strategies For Learning - TeachThought | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
As teachers, we’re all trying to better understand how people learn–not now they’re taught in terms of teaching strategies, but more so learning strategies–only not really strategies. Learning actions, or cognitive actions. Strategies for learning.

Self-directed and social learning will undoubtedly be at the core of any sort of future learning–both near and far future. But to improve learning in both self-directed and teacher-centered learning environments, it can be illuminating to look past the activities, projects, and courses to try to see what sort of brain-level actions learners are performing. Like push-ups, wind sprints, and weight training are physical actions that help train an athlete’s body, what kind of cognitive actions train a learner’s mind?

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, November 25, 2015 3:25 AM

Tips on learning strategies.

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Understanding knowledge network, learning and connectivism ~ Stephen Downes

Understanding knowledge network, learning and connectivism ~ Stephen Downes | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Simple Responsive Template is a template for responsive web design. Mobile first, responsive grid layout, toggle menu, navigation bar with unlimited drop downs, responsive slideshow

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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom by Paul Moss To remedy the situation, and grow fruitful and happy students within the confines of the syllabus...
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The Importance of Hands-On Learning

The Importance of Hands-On Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Learn more about hands-on learning and how after school programs are working to improve your child's education.
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