Interesting, high-level article on how libraries are becoming places of collaborative learning and the use of technology in this type of learning. I think this is important for kids especially in light of the loss of numerous school librarians and to help schools prepare kids for a future in STEAM. Unfortunately, in many cases, school districts are forcing technology into classrooms more for the sake of having the technology rather than putting some thought into how this technology supports learning. Librarians need to develop programs that use tools that are appropriate to the learning objectives whether they are print or electronic.
3D printers, Legos, and flight simulators for PCs. A pretty amazing array of technology available for kids to play with. And what is amazing is that they play with these and don't even realize they are learning!
Like Supt. John Deasy and others in the Los Angeles Unified School District , I am concerned about the educational civil rights of the district's students. While the iPad -for-every-student controversy has gotten much media coverage lately, a long-term problem has gotten very little attention: the lack of equal access to a quality school library. A 19-month investigation by the U.S. Department of Education 's Office for Civil Rights concluded in 2011 that thousands of LAUSD students were be
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AThe 8th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) call for proposalsVWBPE 2015 Call for ProposalsFinal date for submissions is December 14, 2014.Journal of Virtual Studies will invite full papers for publication.All proposal submissions...
Interesting concept. Geared towards educators that want to create a virtual worlds experience quickly. The interface seems to be drag and drop. You need a Kitely account and they suggest the Singularity viewer.
They were talented, idealistic risk takers, on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.
Marie Vans's insight:
I know so many people in this position, it is very sad and will eventually lead to loss in Science leadership for the U.S. It is a problem for all branches of science in the US now. The cost and reputation of universities in the US means many students don't even consider going to university here.
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