April 9th - April 20th, 2015
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- Saturday, April 11th at 12pm CR20 LIVE: Discovery Education Network Virtual Field Trips and Free Resources with Kyle Schutt, 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.
- Monday, April 13th at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe - #TLChat LIVE!, Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.
- Tuesday, April 14th at 11am 2015 NMC Summer Conference Preview, Join the NMC and our panel of 2015 NMC Summer Conference presenters on Tuesday, April 14th at 8am PT / 10am CT / 11am ET (check for local time). For the 2015 NMC Summer Conference Preview of the NMC On the Horizon series on April 14th, we're highlighting the 2015 NMC Summer Conference with a range of keynote, featured session, Idea Lab, and preconference workshop panelists. The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. NMC Summer Conference presenters are thought leaders within the education industry at colleges and universities, schools, museums, libraries, organizations, and companies. They are the people pushing the envelope to infuse innovation and creativity into learning experiences worldwide. This one-hour session will be held in the Business Hangouts On Air platform and broadcasted live on YouTube. Participation is free for all attendees.
- Saturday, April 18th at 12pm CR20 LIVE: Susan Oxnevad on ThingLink, 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, April 19th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: YouTube Creative Studio, Learn how to harness the power of the FREE YouTube creative studio. In todays episode, we will walk you through the process of uploading a video and turning it into a dynamic lesson plan using the YouTube Creative Suite of Tools found FREE on your Google Powered Device. More information here.
- 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?
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Library 2.015 Spring Summit
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.
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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Partner Announcement: The 12th Annual Games for Change Festival
The Games for Change Festival (April 21-23 & 25) is the largest gaming event in New York City and the leading international event uniting game creators with others who believe in the positive impact of games. Learning games are always a cornerstone of the Festival, and this year, we’re proud to present related programming and talks from leaders in the sector, such Angry Birds maker Rovio, PBS, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and top-notch educational game developers. The full schedule is online, with great talks, innovative games, and countless networking opportunities, including one-on-one consultations with experts, speed networking, and more. Register now with the code 10lrev and save 10% on passes. Regular registration ends on 4/10, after which ticket prices go up!: http://2015gamesforchangefestival.eventbrite.com/.
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- National Review - The Modern University Is Failing Students in Every Respect
- As testing begins, parental opposition to Common Core ramps up - The Hechinger Report
- 5 Signs You Should Drop Out Of College - UnCollege
- Katy, Texas, School Board Votes to Eliminate High-Stakes Tests - Diane Ravitch's blog
- Why the conventional wisdom on schooling is all wrong
- 9-year-old destroys Florida’s new standardized test in front of school board - Answer Sheet
- Getting the Bus on the Road (to Guatemala) - The Wonderment
- Answer Sheet ‘Opting Haven out of the state-mandated tests is our family’s act of civil disobedience’
- Study on MOOCs provides new insights on an evolving space
- The Self-Directed Learning Award - Pat Farenga's Blog - John Holt GWS
- Hack Education Weekly News - Hack Education
- Buckminster Fuller and Education's Automation - Audrey Watters
- Drones + Learners: Moving Beyond #HigherEd as Content Delivery - Bernard Bull
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models. More information at http://www.inacol.org/.
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