April 27th - May 11th, 2015
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- Monday, April 27th at 5pm edWeb Webinar: Getting Started with Game-Based Learning, Are you curious about game-based learning, but don’t know where to begin? This webinar will cover what to look for in a game, where to get good games for learning, and strategies to integrate games into the system of a classroom. Join this interactive session to learn how to get started with game-based learning with your own students. Register for free at http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED57D883844E.
- Monday, April 27th at 10pm WLMA: Google+ Hangout + #WLMAchat, Topics to be discussed include our recent WSSLIT school library impact report, legislative successes and advocacy, the teaming up of Washington state's school and public library associations, school and public library collaborations and other topics of interest to the K12 teacher-librarians. Join live at https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cqmq3c9utg219ik1epto9lchj2k and participate on Twitter using #wlmachat.
- Wednesday, April 29th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass, Join Common Sense Education for a webinar to celebrate the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. Based on the concept of “choose your own adventure” books, Digital Compass guides students in grades 6-9 to learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, interactive experiences in which students choose several different paths for each character. Students explore digital dilemmas, making good (and not-so-good) decisions, and trying out possible solutions through stories and mini-games – all without risking their real-world reputations. Register for free at http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED57D784824F.
- Thursday, April 30th at 3pm Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register for free today at http://library2015spring.eventbrite.com/?aff=newsletter.
- Thursday, April 30th at 7pm Host Your Own Webinar: Connecting Classrooms through Global Projects with Kim Caise, Many educators know and are constantly challenged to introduce new and innovative ways to reach their students and foster enthusiasm for the learning process. As an alternative to the textbook and current events model, global projects provide a unique look at the educational process by introducing students to cultures and classrooms at a global scale. If you have been looking for a way to enrich your curriculum or increase the rigor and relevance of your learning activities, join me Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 7pm EST/6pm CST as we talk about what this strategy entails and easy ways to introduce participation in global projects to re-energize your teaching. Join the webinar at https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=HYOWPart106.
- Friday, May 1st at 3pm Starting to Homeschool: What Will We Do Now That We’re Learning at Home?, We will explore types of curricula, classroom options for nontraditional learners, learning by doing, and unschooling as ongoing teaching and learning activities. We will also discuss favorite online resources, books, and activities for learning, with a focus on materials that empower learners to work things out on their own. A strong push for unfettered play and free time for children will also be presented. Add yourself to our email list to get the Webinar URL!
- Saturday, May 2nd at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Featured Teacher: Lisa Parisi, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.
- Sunday, May 3rd at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Educational Podcasting Tips and Tricks, Are you interested in starting your own podcast? In this episode, we will discuss and show off our favorite tips, tricks, and equipment to help you start your own podcast.
- Saturday, May 9th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Chris Giles on Google Chrome Extensions, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.
- Sunday, May 10th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: EdTech for Your Mother, Trying to figure out what to get Mom this year? We will help you figure out exactly what she will love this year in the world of edtech. More information here.
- Monday, May 11th at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe - #TLChat LIVE!, Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.
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Library 2.015 Spring Summit: This Week!
The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register for free today at http://library2015spring.eventbrite.com/?aff=newsletter.
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2015 ISTE Unplugged Events, June 26th - July 1st
Thanks to our generous friends at ISTE.org, our NINTH annual set of extra-curricular events at the ISTE conference this year will launch on the Friday before ISTE (June 26th) with an all-day open Maker Day--expect lots of table, activities, and fun for all ages, geared toward education. Saturday's all-day unconference features special guest Audrey Watters again this year, and huge shout-out to this year's unconference and evening party sponsor, StudyBlue and Shutterfly. Sunday is our fourth annual Global Education Summit, a three-hour event + connecting party you don't want to miss. The Bloggers' Cafe will be open Friday - Wednesday, and we're really hoping to add an education slam poetry event still. Stay tuned for all events at http://www.ISTEunplugged.com, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.
The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. The conference will be held entirely online and is free to attend. Everyone is invited to participate in this open forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st, immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit. See this year's conference strands and plan to get your proposal in early. We are looking forward to the fifth year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!
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- Lessons Learned from a Chalkboard: Slow and Steady Technology Integration (Bradley Emerling) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
- Think your world view is fixed? Learn another language and you’ll think differently - Network Front | The Guardian
- Five studies find online courses are not working well at community colleges - The Hechinger Report
- Each senior at Camden charter school applied, on average, to more than 45 colleges - Answer Sheet
- Why Does the Néw York Times Ignore Parent-Led Mass Opt Out? - Diane Ravitch's blog
- How the legal system often ignores the constitutional rights of parents - The Washington Post
- MUST READ - 11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More”. | Filling My Map
- 5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media | Common Sense Media
- Why it’s so scary that test prep works - Answer Sheet
- Common Core Diminishes Teaching of Classic Literature - Heartland Newspapers - Education
- New Jersey Parents, Activists Raise Student Privacy Concerns
- Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching - MindShift
- Who's Reading the Reader? : Choose Privacy Week 2015
- ALA Says “NO!” to Section 215 Reauthorization Gambit
- Educator: A Clear Explanation of Why State Testing Hurts Public Education - Diane Ravitch's blog
- Is your child a good self-directed learner? Here's a litmus test. - Penelope Trunk Education
- Does This Impact Student Learning? - John Spencer's Blog
- Audrey Beardsley: The Silencing of the Educators, A Dangerous Trend - Diane Ravitch's blog
- Raising (and Educating) 'Free Range Kids' - Hack Education
- Student Debt Accounts For Nearly Half Of US Government "Assets"
Global Education Day at ISTE 2015, June 28th in Philadelphia, PA
Join Lucy Gray, Steve Hargadon, VIF International Education and many members of the Global Education Conference community on Sunday, June 28th from 2-5 PM at the Philadelphia Convention Center (Room 103BC) for a special face-to-face meeting. This meet up for educators will take place at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE). It is a free gathering for those interested in global collaboration who will be in the Philadelphia area at the end of June 2015. Please pass this information on to any potentially interested colleagues and register soon as spaces are limited!
This participatory event will feature:
- Inspirational ignite talks by noted educators and organizations working to connect classrooms
- Round-table discussions in which educators will showcase specific examples of global projects
- A global resource cool tools duel in which attendees will share the best resources and tools for creating global experiences for students.
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