May 5th - May 18th, 2015
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- 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.
- Saturday, May 16th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - How to Help Your Visual Students Learn Using Movie Magic with Sydney Sheren, 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 17th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Educational Pdocasting 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 yoru own podcast. More information here.
- Monday, May 18th 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? Join here.
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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 (which had over 2,000 registrants and the recordings for which are now available). 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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- 3-D Printing: Worth the Hype? | The Maker Issue - School Library Journal
- How can we fix U.S. high schools? Stop using ‘covered wagon’ model - The Hechinger Report
- Whipping people into line - Dangerously Irrelevant
- Let’s be honest about annual testing - Dangerously Irrelevant
- There’s no diagnostic value in locked-down summative assessments - Dangerously Irrelevant
- Newark: Students Stand Up Again - CURMUDGUCATION
- Are government officials trying to intimidate parents who resist testing? - Answer Sheet
- Choose Privacy Week 2015: CPW Activities Around the United States - Choose Privacy Week
- Will College Get in the Way of Your Kids’ Education?
- The backwards bicycle [VIDEO] - Dangerously Irrelevant
- A History Class Using Bring-Your-Own-Devices (BYOD) - Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
- Societies With Little Coercion Have Little Mental Illness - Mad In America
- 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
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.
Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit, non-denominational NGO devoted to closing the global education divide through teacher professional development and community education. Our organization focuses on the building of teacher leaders as the key to quality education for all. We facilitate the movement for educators and advocates for education to do our part in supporting our colleagues and their students in disadvantaged regions here at home and around the world. More information at http://www.educationbeyondborders.org/.
- "Not everything worthwhile can be measured, and not everything that can be measured is worthwhile."
- "The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think. To improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, rather than to load the memory with thoughts of other men." - Bill Beattie
- "One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child." - Carl Jung
- "Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this." - Eleanor Roosevelt
- "Nine tenths of education is encouragement." - Anatole France
- "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.
- "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
- "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Unknown
- "Almost all education has a political motive." - Bertrand Russell
- "I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas." - Agatha Christie
- "Human beings are curious by nature." - Aristotle
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