Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Learning Revolution Events - Future of Museums Events Are This Week - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschooling - Gaming in Ed

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

July 22nd, 2014


Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
- Jane Goodall

The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that as they increasingly overlap and integrate these conversations will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.

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One Week Calendar

All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email admin@web20labs.com.

  • Wednesday, July 23rd at 10am NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums, In this day-long event, curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators will explore four major themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces. Engage with the panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered!
  • Wednesday, July 23rd at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Thursday, July 24th at 9:30am Future of Museums Conference, Join a collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future. This event will be held from 9:30am - 5pm US-Eastern Time, and will feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by your peers. Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. Keynote Schedule: 10am ET Elizabeth Merrit on "Temporal Tourism: a brief visit to 3 museums of 2030," 11am ET Barry Joseph on "Murder at the Museum," 12pm ET Suse Cairns & Jeffrey Inscho on "Punk Rock Museum Work," 1pm ET Holly Witchey on "Intergenerosity/HELP them eat cake!," 2pm ET Lath Carlson on "Museums 3.0 - Museum as Resource," and 4pm ET Alex Freeman on "NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition."
  • Sunday, July 27th at 8:15pm Principalcast: Daisy Dyer Duerr on Summer Learning Opportunities, The Principalcast Podcast is weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational leadership. Each week we interview teachers, principals, superintendents, authors and presenters to learn about how to become more effective educators! We are dedicated to being the lead learners in all that we do.
  • Tuesday, July 29th at 4pm Appy Hour: Inspiring Students to Design Great Cities with SimCity, SimCity is an always-online, fast-paced, intuitive, and forgiving city simulator that lets kids build (and destroy) single-player cities in multiplayer regions. Students can learn about what makes a great city, city management by keeping a budget, running a surplus, or issue bonds to keep afloat. Kids can play together in the same region, or as a single player who manages all the cities in it. In this Appy Hour, videogame journalist, critic, and teacher David Thomas will present on how SimCity can be used by teachers.

For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Deadlines

  • Homeschool+ Conference, August 4th - 8th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The Call for Proposals for the 2014 Homeschool+ Conference is now open. Conference strands include Learning Theory, Homeschooling, Unschooling, Free Schools, Democratic Schools, Alternative and Non-Traditional Education, Student Presentation, Technology, Politics and Policy, and Faith-Specific Topics. Be sure to share this opportunity with your peers and colleagues - we'd love to see your proposal come in soon!
  • Gaming in Ed, September 15th - 19th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The Call for Proposals for the inaugural Gaming in Ed conference is now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until September 1st, and we will begin accepting proposals after July 1st. Conference strands include Game-Based Learning: How to Use Games in Educational Settings, Games & Assessment, Connecting Educators With Game Developers: Make Your Voices Heard, Students as Content Creators & Game Designers, Research on Game-Based Learning, and Professional Development. Share your experience with game-based learning with an audience of game developers and peer educators!
  • Library 2.014, October 8th + 9th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and October 1st for Library 2.014. This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter will steer the global conversation about the future of libraries. Please see the call for proposals and conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!
  • Global Education Conference, November 17th - 22nd, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 15, and we will begin accepting proposals June 1st. Please see the conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!

Highlighted Recordings

Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the Library 2.012 Conference - on "How to be a Catalyst for Change: Redefining the Library 2.0 Information Professional"

Hirsh
http://youtu.be/zb5FOKnpGZc

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee from the Global Education Conference - on "Global Oneness Project"

Vaughan-Lee
http://youtu.be/QYyyKm9EVYs

Jenifer Fox from the Future of Education Interview Series - on "Strengths-Based School"

Fox
http://youtu.be/QDDipEhy5Kg

NMC Navigator Top Ten

Top Learning Tech Stories of the Week from the NMC/Horizon Project Navigator.

  1. Udacity’s Nanodegrees: Edtech’s Challenge To College Credentials?
  2. Creating a Community of Learners With Coding
  3. In Mississippi schools, access to technology lacking, uneven
  4. The Case for Social Innovation Micro-Credentials
  5. A tablet a day
  6. Hiring an electric 'smart' bike in Copenhagen
  7. Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful
  8. The Body Learns
  9. This practically ancient Internet technology supports speeds 1,000 times the national average
  10. The special educational needs reforms are a lost opportunity

Conversations

Classroom 2.0

  • Announcing the Trust Challenge, the Fifth HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition. Trust, privacy, and safety are critical to learning in an open online world. How can learners exercise control over who sees and uses their data? What tools do they need to navigate, collaborate, and learn online with confidence? What solutions will foster greater civility and respect in online learning environments? How can open technical standards create more opportunities to share and collaborate online in a spirit of trust? The fifth open, international HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition, the Trust Challenge, will award $1.2 million to institutions and organizations that tackle these questions in real-life learning contexts. The Trust Challenge will fund successful collaborations or “laboratories” that create scalable, innovative, and transformative exemplars of connected learning that bridge technological solutions with complex social considerations of trust. More information at dmlcompetition.net.
  • Get Organized for the New School Year. Karen Cameron shares 8 tips for repurposing old materials into great classroom organization solutions. From T-shirts to ladders, and book shelves to board games, these creative ideas are a great start to the new year. Share your own ideas here.

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  • Learning the Hard Way. A recent article by Marianne Stenger explores the research behind allowing learners to struggle with new material before providing explanations. Kapur explains that although it’s unlikely that students will be able to solve problems that require an understanding of concepts they haven’t learned yet, the process of generating sub-optimal or even incorrect solutions can be productive in preparing students to learn better from the teaching that follows. Grappling with new ideas in a peer group is a great way to encourage deeper level thinking among learners. Read more about Kapur's research here.
  • Gendered Perceptions of Subject Aptitude Don't Measure Up Against Science. Norma Fares shared this recent article by Tauriq Moosa of the Daily Beast - a critique (among many) of a controversial article written by Mary Kenny of The Telegraph, which many read as reinforcing gender difference and learning aptitude between boys and girls. Moosa interviews several women across the science and math fields to explore Kenny's gendered claims about learning. In Moosa's interview of Dr. Katherine Mack, she shares that, if you want to discuss inherent differences between men’s and women’s brains, first remove all stereotypes, discrimination (subtle or explicit), biased parental expectations, media messages, pressure from teachers, and long-standing gender-based cultural norms, and then tell me about whatever differences you can find, if any. Ironically, perhaps, the original article and it's subsequent criticism are published at the same time that we find reports that girls are performing better than boys across all of the disciplines. Referring back to Dr. Mack's quote, it would seem that gendered stereotypes about learning aptitude and the value of education are problematic on every level, and students across genders suffer the varying consequences. What do you think? Share your thoughts here.

See you online!

Steve
Steve Hargadon
www.stevehargadon.com

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Second Annual Homeschool+ Conference & Film Festival - Updates and Help Us Promote!



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Join the second annual Homeschool+ Conference, August 4th - 8th, 2014, three nights of evening keynote sessions and two full days of keynote plus crowd-sourced presentations. This online and free event provides an opportunity to share strategies, practices, and resources for those involved with homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative, independent, and non-traditional education. Keynote and distinguished speakers include Ocean Robbins, Oliver DeMille, Jerry Mintz, Carlo Ricci, Jamie McMillin, Matt Hern, Pat Farenga, Blake Boles, Leslie Barson, Monica Cochran, Paula Rothermel, Clark Aldrich, Elliot Washor, Yale Wishnick, Jackie Gerstein, Luba Vangelova, Bernard Bull, Scott Nine, Amos Blanton, and Brycen RR & Laurie A. Couture. More information below and at www.homeschoolconference.com.

To attend the conference, to be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, and/or to submit to present, please 
join the Homeschool+ Conference network. See how you can get involved with this event below. Recordings from last year’s conference are all available on the site for free as well.

We are also excited to announce the first Alternative Education (Virtual) Film Festival (http://www.altedfilmfest.com), running online during the month of August. The Alt Ed Film Fest will showcase seven films, with live broadcast director interviews: La Educación Prohibida by director German Doin, The War on Kids by director Cevin Soling, Free to Learn by directors Bhawin Suchak and Jeff Root, Grown Without Schooling by director Peter Kowalke, Schooling the World by director Carol Black, Building the Machine by director Ian Reid, and The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto directed and produced by Tragedy and Hope Communications. Check out altedfilmfest.com for more information about the films, viewing options, and a schedule of live interviews with the directors.

Please help us promote these events. Sample tweets and blog posts are at the bottom of this email. Thank you in advance for your continued support--you help keep these types of events free! There are promotional materials and logos available at http://www.homeschoolconference.com/page/press-publicity.

We’d love for you to be a presenter. The Call for Proposals for the Homeschool+ Conference is still open! Presenters can submit proposals for general sessions focused on one of the conference strands. As a conference that is focused on being participatory, we encourage new presenters as well as more experienced ones to submit to present. Please click on the link to the Call for Proposals on http://www.homeschoolconference.com for instructions.

Seeking Sponsors and Partners. While the conference is a labor of love, we appreciate financial support and are glad to bring visibility to your organization at the conference and in the recordings. There’s still time! Email steve@learningrevolution.com. Non-commercial or non-profit organizations can become conference partners. Once approved, these organizations are listed with a link, logo, and a short description, and provided with a "spotlight" speaker session in the conference. There are no financial obligations for being a partner organization--all we ask is that you actively promote the conference to your membership and network, and encourage participation as well as presentations and submissions. Email amy@learningrevolution.com for more details.

See you online!

Steve Hargadon
Founder and Co-Chair

Pat Farenga
Co-Chair

Help Us Promote!

HOMESCHOOL+ CONFERENCE   - August 4 - 8, 2014  
Hashtag #Homeschool14
Sample Tweets
  • Explore teaching & learning practices. Join free, online #homeschool14 Aug. 4-8 #homeschooling #unschool #educhat #hs http://ow.ly/yjnAp
  • Share your #homeschool story at the free, online #homeschool14 Aug. 4-8. #homeschooling #unschool #educhat #hs http://ow.ly/yjnFP
Sample Post
  • Join the second annual Homeschool+ Conference, August 4th - 8th, 2014, two days of crowdsourced presentations, plus three nights of preconference keynote sessions. This online and free event provides an opportunity to share strategies, practices, and resources for those involved with homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative, independent, and non-traditional education. While the Homeschool+ Conference is geared toward those participating in or wanting to learn more about homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative/non-traditional education, this conference will also be valuable for traditional educators looking to expand their scope and understanding of teaching and learning practices. Learn more at www.homeschoolconference.com.

ALT ED FILM FEST - August 2014
Hashtag #AltEdFilmFest
Sample Tweets
  • #AltEdFilmFest What's education's role in creating your life and the world? 7 #films + Director Intvws http://ow.ly/zlm72 #education
  • What did we really learn in school? Join the conversation at #AltEdFilmFest http://ow.ly/zsmXN #homeschool #hs #unschool #learning
  • What does the type of education we receive say about the world it prepares us to enter? Explore at #AltEdFilmFest http://ow.ly/zsndV
Sample Post
  • Many of us take our education for granted. But what did we really learn in school, and who decided what was important for us to know? Was there a gap between what we learned in the classroom from our teachers, from our peers, and what we needed to know throughout the rest of our lives? What does the type of education we receive say about the world it prepares us to enter? These and many other questions are addressed in the seven documentaries chosen for this year's Alternative Education Film Festival. From homeschooling to unschooling, from Buenos Aires the Himalayas, and from America's common core to the self-directed 'curricula' of many home learners, we hope these films stimulate and inspire you to think about education's role in creating your life and the world. In association with the 2014 Homeschool+ Conference, Alt Ed Film Fest will showcase seven films, with live broadcast director interviews. The film festival will feature La Educación Prohibida by director German Doin, The War on Kids by director Cevin Soling, Free to Learn by directors Bhawin Suchak and Jeff Root, Grown Without Schooling by director Peter Kowalke, Schooling the World by director Carol Black, Building the Machine by director Ian Reid, and The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto directed and produced by Tragedy and Hope Communications. Check out altedfilmfest.com for more information about the films, viewing options, and a schedule of live interviews with the directors.

Future of Museums Virtual Conference Thursday - Instructions and Final Notes


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Our Future of Museums Conference is this Thursday, July 24th! Our free, collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future will be held from 9:30am - 5pm US-Eastern Time. The conference will feature the keynote speakers and crowdsourced sessions, which are listed in the current conference schedule below. We hope you will join us for some or all of the day’s sessions. Go to http://www.futureofmuseums.com for the hour-by-hour schedule in your own time zone and links to attend each session.

We’ve made a sign you can put on your office door / your cubicle / your desk! It tells people that while you might look like you are sitting there, you’re actually far away attending the event virtually and they should pretend you’re not there and can’t be interrupted. :)

Please help us promote this event. Sample tweets and blog posts are at the bottom of this email. Thank you in advance for your continued support--you help keep these types of events free! Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. Conference strands are focused on four main themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition by New Media Consortium: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces. Curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators are encouraged to present. We are looking forward to this fun event, and to your participation.

Seeking Volunteers and Sponsors. We could use some additional moderator-trained volunteers at 11am, 12pm, 2pm US Eastern Daylight Time. If you are available to help, email Amy Brinkley at amy@learningrevolution.com. And our conference doesn’t have any sponsors yet--not uncommon for one of our first-time events, but we’d love some financial support and to give someone some visibility at the conference and in the recordings. There’s still time!

Please also consider attending our future of museums “twin” event on Wednesday, July 23rd. The NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums is an exclusive symposium for curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators. While our event is free and open to the public this limited-space and fee-based event, engage with panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! More information at go.nmc.org/future-museums.

See you online!

Steve

Steve Hargadon
Founder and Co-Chair
http://www.learningrevolution.com

SCHEDULE (US-Eastern Daylight Time Version)

9:30am  
  • Conference Welcome
10:00am
  • OPENING KEYNOTE: Elizabeth Merritt
11:00am
  • KEYNOTE: Barry Joseph on "Murder at the Museum"
  • Museums Without Walls: Delivering Virtual Museum Talks as an Outreach Program - Raymond Pun, Reference and Research Services Librarian
  • The Witte Museum's H-E-B Body Adventure: Transforming health through full-body experience via technology & civic engagement with metric outcomes - Bryan Bayles, PhD, MPH Curator of Anthropology & Health
12:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Suse Cairns & Jeffrey Inscho
  • iBeacons: Creating Rich, Location-Aware Technologies to Enhance Museum Experiences - Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education
  • Infinite Art - Denise Jones, Director of Enterprise User Relations
1:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Holly Witchey on "Intergenerosity/HELP them eat cake!"
2:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Lath Carlson on "Museums 3.0 - Museum as Resource"
  • Creating an Historic Site for Southern Cotton Pickers - C.Sade Turnipseed
3:00pm
  • Virtual Museums in a Multi-Participant Online Platform - Joe Rigby
  • Museum Open House: Museums Collaborating with Community Access Cable Television - Jay Sugarman
4:00pm
  • CLOSING KEYNOTE: Alex Freeman

HELP US PROMOTE!

FUTURE OF MUSEUMS - July 24, 2014
www.futureofmuseums.com
Logo http://futureofmuseums.com/page/promotion
Flyer https://www.smore.com/93sp1
Hashtag #Museums14

Sample Tweets
  • Join the free, online #museums14: technology, museums, and the future - July 24 #musetech #museumed #mpossible http://ow.ly/yjmUp
  • Twin #musetech events: July 23 w/@NMCorg http://ow.ly/yjpFa & July 24 w/@learnrevproject http://ow.ly/yjpGi #museums14 #museumed

Sample Post
  • The New Media Consortium and LearningRevolution.com announce twin events about the future of museums on July 23rd & 24th. Both events are focused on four main themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces. July 23rd - The NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums is an exclusive symposium for you, the curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators. In this limited-space event, engage with panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! July 24th - LearningRevolution.com is hosting the free, online Future of Museums Conference, a collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future. This event will be held from 9:30am - 5pm US-Eastern Time, and will feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by your peers. Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. Curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators are encouraged to present. We are looking forward to these fun events, and to your participation. More information at go.nmc.org/future-museums and www.futureofmuseums.com.

Alex Freeman
Conference Co-Chair
New Media Consortium
Elizabeth Merritt
Conference Co-Chair
Center for the Future of Museums
American Alliance of Museums
Steve Hargadon
Founder and Co-Chair

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Learning Revolution Events - Twin Events on the Future of Museums - AltEdFilmFest - Maker Parties

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

July 15th, 2014


A museum is a place where one should lose one's head.
- Renzo Piano

The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that as they increasingly overlap and integrate these conversations will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.

To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Please share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues!

Updates

  • Next Week: Twin Events on the Future of Museums. The New Media Consortium and LearningRevolution.com are gearing up for twin events about the "future of museums" on July 23rd & 24th. Both events are focused on four main themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces. ON JULY 23RD the NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums is an exclusive symposium for you, the curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators. In this limited-space event, engage with panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! More information at go.nmc.org/future-museums. ON JULY 24TH LearningRevolution.com is hosting the free, online Future of Museums Conference, a collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future. This event will be held from 10am - 5pm US-Eastern Time, and will feature keynote speakers Suse Cairns, Lath Carlson, Alex Freeman, Jeffrey Inscho, Barry Joseph, Elizabeth Merritt, and Holly Witchey, and crowdsourced presentations by your peers. Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. Curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators are encouraged to present. The Call for Proposals will be open for one more week, so please encourage your peers in the field to submit soon! We are looking forward to these fun events, and to your participation. More information at www.futureofmuseums.com.
  • August 2014: Alternative (Non-traditional) Education Film Festival. In association with the 2014 Homeschool+ Conference, AltEdFilmFest will showcase seven films, with live broadcast director interviews. The film festival will feature La Educación Prohibida by director German Doin, The War on Kids by director Cevin Soling, Free to Learn by directors Bhawin Suchak and Jeff Root, Grown Without Schooling by director Peter Kowalke, Schooling the World by director Carol Black, Building the Machine by director Ian Reid, and The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto directed and produced by Tragedy and Hope Communications. Check out altedfilmfest.com for more information about the films, viewing options, and a schedule of live interviews with the directors.
  • Maker Party Starts Today!. We're excited to be announcing a great (and fun!) opportunity from Mozilla to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Maker Party. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites educators, organizations and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. LearningRevolution.com shares Mozilla's belief that the web is a global public resource that’s integral to modern life: it shapes how we learn, how we connect and how we communicate. But many of us don't understand its basic mechanics or what it means to be a citizen of the web. That’s why we’re excited about this global effort to teach web literacy through hands-on learning and making with Maker Party. We encourage you to attend a Maker Party event in your community. It's a great chance to improve your knowledge of how the web works, while getting your hands dirty and having a little fun. Better yet, why not gather a few friends and throw a small event of your own. Join us, and learn to move beyond simply consuming the web to understanding and creating it, so it remains open, accessible and ours.

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The Drexel University Museum Leadership Program is a new Master of Science program to train the leaders of the future. Our broad conception of the field includes science, history, and cultural museums; living collections such as zoos, arboreta, and aquariums; and historical houses and sites. The program combines exceptional resources including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, world-class local institutions, and an international network of forward-thinking museums and museum professionals, with Drexel’s strengths in applied education, arts administration, business, information science and online learning. More information at http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/graduate/MUSL/.

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One Week Calendar

All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email admin@web20labs.com.

  • Wednesday, July 16th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Sunday, July 20th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast, Technology. Education. Inspiration. Hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb, Christopher Nesi, and Wokka Patue. Live at http://www.teachercast.net/education/tclive/.
  • Sunday, July 20th at 8:15pm Kelly Tenkley: Want to Start Your Own School?, The Principalcast Podcast is weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational leadership. The concept was developed by Theresa Stager, who at the time, was a first year principal seeking ways to learn from others. Theresa reached out to Jessica Johnson, and they invited Spike to join. Principalcast began podcasting in September of 2013. Each week we interview teachers, principals, superintendents, authors and presenters to learn about how to become more effective educators! We are dedicated to being the lead learners in all that we do. During the first year we had 32 episodes that are available on YouTube, iTunes, and at Teachercast.
  • Monday, July 21st at 8pm TL News Night LIVE!, Going LIVE on the 3rd Monday of each Month! View here LIVE at 8pm EST. This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Deadlines

  • Future of Museums, July 24th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and July 21st for the Future of Museums conference. This free, online event will give those of you who work in the museum and archives fields an opportunity to share your passion for the future of museum services, spaces, and innovations. Conference strands include Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces. Please see the call for proposals and consider submitting your proposal soon!
  • Homeschool+ Conference, August 7th + 8th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The Call for Proposals for the 2014 Homeschool+ Conference is now open. Conference strands include Learning Theory, Homeschooling, Unschooling, Free Schools, Democratic Schools, Alternative and Non-Traditional Education, Student Presentation, Technology, Politics and Policy, and Faith-Specific Topics. Be sure to share this opportunity with your peers and colleagues - we'd love to see your proposal come in soon!
  • Gaming in Ed, September 15th - 19th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The Call for Proposals for the inaugural Gaming in Ed conference is now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until September 1st, and we will begin accepting proposals after July 1st. Conference strands include Game-Based Learning: How to Use Games in Educational Settings, Games & Assessment, Connecting Educators With Game Developers: Make Your Voices Heard, Students as Content Creators & Game Designers, Research on Game-Based Learning, and Professional Development. Share your experience with game-based learning with an audience of game developers and peer educators!
  • Library 2.014, October 8th + 9th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and October 1st for Library 2.014. This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter will steer the global conversation about the future of libraries. Please see the call for proposals and conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!
  • Global Education Conference, November 17th - 22nd, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 15, and we will begin accepting proposals June 1st. Please see the conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!

Highlighted Recordings

Jianzhong Wu from the Library 2.0 Conference - on "Library as a Source of Creativity: the Shanghai Experience"

Wu
http://youtu.be/VPpGyghlc7o

Lisa Nielsen & Nikhil Goyal from the Learning 2.0 Conference - on "Personalized Learning"

Goyal-Nielsen
http://youtu.be/XYDDQpntmbs

Henry J. Eyring from the Future of Education Interview Series - on "The Innovative University"

Eyring
http://youtu.be/a1ye6_6lPeY

Conversations

Classroom 2.0

  • Lighting a Spark for Young Readers. Karen Cameron shares 10 tips for reading specialists, family literacy program coordinators, and parents to spice up reading. You’ve only been reading for seven to twelve years—and most of what you’ve read has been assigned and tested. This is true for many new readers, and may be true for some readers you know. Check out Karen's post for ideas about introducing new dimensions of reading to learners.
  • Help Wanted: PD for CCSS Math Teachers. Jackie Brody is looking for good resources to help the math teachers in her school district develop skills for teaching students to think mathematically. Do you have lessons or tools that help you move students beyond test-prep and into mathematical thinking? Share them here.

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  • Take Note. Open Colleges shared this recent article by Sara Briggs, digging deeper into the science of note taking. In a sense, note-taking is one of the most influential parts of the learning process: because students take notes as they process new material, the way they record that material becomes the way they remember it come test time. Sara reviews the literature on the cognitive effects of note-taking and gives examples of how we might teach better note-taking to students who struggle with this skill. Read more here.
  • Survey: Emotions and Gaming. Christothea Herodotou asks for game-playing participants to complete this short survey for a better understanding of emotional motivations for and responses to gaming. What types of games do you prefer? How often do you play? Do you play games with virtual friends? Fill out the short survey here.
  • 5:7:5 - Haikus About Education. Education Week recently asked their readers to submit original haikus about education. The poems included the touching, the troubling, the light, and the dark. From school counseling to ed tech, the haikus express a depth and sensitivity that we often miss in news stories, Twitter feeds, and full inboxes. Take a moment to read some of these education haikus submitted by your peers.

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