See on Scoop.it – School Info Lit Champions “I've been looking at information literacy resources over the last few weeks, and have emailed a number of stakeholders drawn from my research and identified nominations and ...
"The first rule of Web 3.0 is to stop calling it that. At least, that's Tim O'Reilly's preference... Although O'Reilly takes issue with the nomenclature, he does acknowledge — along with others who care deeply about the intersection of technology, teaching and learning — that the web is in the midst of an evolutionary cycle that's likely to spark profound changes in education. There are common threads in their predictions: widely available videos as educational tools, the blending of the physical and digital worlds, and a web that's capable of applying context to its processes. Many of these advancements aren't new, but they're becoming increasingly ubiquitous and far-reaching, transforming existing processes and offering new insights into everything from health to marketing to learning."
Net’s software is called ‘Spin‘ which essentially turns passive video watching into interactive group learning. It’s like project-based learning but with the entire planet instead of just your classroom.
Right now, Spin lets you remix and interact with content from Harvard, Stanford, TED, and the National Geographic Channel.
“Teachers felt web-based learning wasn’t giving them the full experience,” Tara Lemmey, Net Power & Light’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said in an interview. “Education shouldn’t live by itself. It’s a world of together.”
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in conjunction with its second annual Banned Websites Awareness Day, has released a white paper covering the appropriate use of educational technology in schools. The paper covers the topics of filtering practices, acceptable use policies (AUPs), apps, social media, bring your own device (BYOD) and other related subjects.
The paper states that when used appropriately, educational technology is a tool to assist with implementation of the Common Core State Standards, help raise graduation rates and prepare students for life beyond K-12 education. It further clarifies that technology employed in isolation, without direct instruction, or highly qualified guidance, fails to address those concerns.
Principals value their librarians. They also want them to be more visible leaders.
Those are just two of the interesting findings from a recent survey of 102 media specialists and 67 principals. In fact, 90 percent of the administrators that we surveyed think we have a positive impact in schools—and a large number also feel that our jobs are important.
"Call it the year of the mega-class. Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOC’s—short for "massive open online courses." The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate."
"Simply put, technology exists in some form or another across education. With that technology comes a push for understanding. That understanding has taken the form of ‘big data‘ entering the classroom. By ‘big data’ I mean high-tech software and analyzation of all the data being created by technology in education."
A useful graphic that provides a flowchart for what might be the right choice for how you use some of the social media utilities. "Clever thoughts bubble up constantly, but what's the right venue for all of them? Now you can consult this handy graphic to help make those hard choices."
This project’s aim is to explore ways in which school librarians can use DL open content to expand and enrich the school library’s resource base and instructional support. This project uses the newest web-based technologies to help school librarians identify DL open content, integrate open content metadata into their OPACs, and help use open content for learning.
I have been doing a lot of reviewing of educational web tools over the last couple of years. It has been such a rewarding experience to be able to keep with this growing influx of web 2.0 tools. Every new day comes with its new batch of tools and I don't think the journey of discovery will ever stop.
The Foundation Trilogy is an epic science fiction series written over a span of forty-four years by Isaac Asimov. It consists of seven volumes that are closely linked to each other, although they can be read separately. The series is highly acclaimed, winning the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.
Along with the announcement of the new School Librarian Evaluation Rubric from New York state, news comes of another new standards piece for school librarians: North Carolina's School Library Media Coordinators ...
If you are an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. The talks are split into the following categories: * General - learn about making technology work in education and more. * Sharing education - exploring open, shared education. * Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit. *Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning? * Leadership -new leadership skills. *Educational technology - explore technology made for education. * Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work? * Technology education - what is the state of technology education? * Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods. * Institution - how does technology impact institutions.
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever.
"The University of Texas at Austin is considering getting into the MOOC — massive open online course — game. During a special presentation Wednesday to the University of Texas System Board of Regents on blended and online learning, Harrison Keller, the university's vice provost for higher education policy, said that UT is in negotiations with Coursera and edX, two of the most prominent companies engaged in the mass distribution of course content from elite universities for free online."