April 20th - May 4th, 2015
- Monday, April 20th at 8pm TL News Night LIVE!, 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?
- Sunday, April 26th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: 10 Ways to be a Rock Star Teacher in your Classroom, Are you interested in creating dynamic hands on lesson plans that leave your students wanting to come back to class the next day? In todays show, we will share and demonstrate tips and tricks to creating the perfect project based, blended learning lessons for students of all ages and grade levels. More information here.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Library 2.015 Spring Summit
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 1stThanks 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.
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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- 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"
- Testing Chaos in Seattle - Diane Ravitch's blog
- My Objections to the Common Core State Standards (1.0) - Stager-to-Go
- LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress?
- New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids - The Washington Post
- The Art of Self-Directed Learning — John Holt GWS
- The ‘most powerful’ classroom innovation — by the $1 million teaching prize winner - The Washington Post
- Schooling an Industrial Proletariat : John Taylor Gatto
- Escaping the Education Caste System — John Holt GWS
- Proposed student data privacy bill does little to protect privacy (update) - The Washington Post
- Will college survive? For many, it never existed
- LAUSD Ditches Pearson and Apple - Diane Ravitch's blog
- Call for Proposals 2015 - K12 Online Conference
- California's multi-million dollar online education flop is another blow for MOOCs - The Hechinger Report
- Data and Diplomas: On LinkedIn's Acquisition of Lynda.com - Audrey Watters
- Illusion Motivates Education Reform - Tultican
- Education Caste System - Thomas Ultican
- Standards Based Education is Bad Education Theory
- Steve Hargadon's "We Have to Stop Pretending"
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