Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

October 7, 2014

A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.
- Shelby Foote

The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. 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.

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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 amy@learningrevolution.com.

  • Tuesday, October 7th from 3:30pm - 10pm Connected Librarian Day, This year, as a Library 2.014 pre-conference event for K-12 and Teacher Librarians (and anyone else who wants to join!), we're holding Connected Librarian Day. This is an open, online, and free event sponsored by Follett and The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers. Read more about the 2014 Connected Librarian Day speakers here. Tweet about this event using #cld14. Direct your colleagues, friends, and favorite librarians to http://connectedlibrarians.com for more information.
  • Wednesday, October 8th + Thursday, October 9th Library 2.014 Conference, Everyone is invited to participate in this forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Please see the conference schedule to plan out your week of great conversations around the future of libraries!
  • Wednesday, October 8th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Common Sense Media, October 10th at 11am in Augusta, ME at ACTEM, "Digital Citizenship in an iPad Classroom," and at 12:10pm, "Discover and Use Great Ed Tech for Learning." More information here. October 10th at 10:45am PT in San Francisco, CA, "Project Zero: Helping Youth Navigate in the Digital Age: A Whole-Community Approach to Digital Citizenship." here. October 10th at NETA in Kearney, NE, at 2:20pm "Graphite Scavenger Hunt: Identifying the Learning Potential of Apps, Websites, and Games," and at 4:30pm, "SAMR Smackdown." More information here.
  • Saturday, October 11th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Open Mic Digital Storytelling, 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. Follow us on Twitter #liveclass20.
  • Monday, October 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.

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


  • Global Education Conference, November 17th - 21st, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 1st. We will continue to accept proposals through November 15th based on the number of sessions we still have available. Please see the conference strands and submit your proposal soon!

Highlighted Recordings

Peter Stidwill from the Gaming in Ed - on "The Secret Sauce: What Goes into a Good Learning Game?"


Steve Isaacs from the Gaming in Ed - on "GameMaker Studio: Why Kids Should Create Games!"


David Thomas from the Gaming in Ed - on "No Pain No Gain? Finding a place for fun in Learning"


NMC Navigator Top Ten

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

  1. Future Smartphones Won’t Need Cell Towers to Connect
  2. Voice Hackers Will Soon Be Talking Their Way Into Your Technology
  3. What’s A Learning Simulation?
  4. OPINION: Education Technology: Could it Be Different This Time?
  5. 18 Apps Every Creative And Artist Type Should Download Right Now
  6. Meet The Finalists Of Intel's Make It Wearable Challenge
  7. Creating Classrooms for Social Justice
  8. Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?
  9. A Solution To The Massively Disengaged Workforce [Slide Deck]
  10. How We Made the Show and Tell Circus App for Children with Autism


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  • Against College. Conversations around the real value of the college degree are becoming more critical, and the volume is becoming louder for those who are challenging the traditional model of higher education. This article looks at UnSchool San Francisco, where students focus on applied practice and experiences that translate into tangible employment qualifications. At UnCollege, students spend three months on "campus," a house in the Mission District of San Francisco, refining their interests and learning how to sell themselves. As part of the program, students also travel abroad, create a project to show potential employers and intern with a company related to their future careers. Maybe this isn't the model for every learner, but it provides a compelling and alternative narrative to the story that's been told for the last several decades.
  • Why You're An Expert (Or Not). This recent article by Sara Briggs of InformEd, explores the cognitive science behind exceptionally skilled learners and practioners of various fields. The article suggests that the difference between novices and experts in a wide variety of fields can be attributed to a single trait, the trait that prompts great writers to consider their readers: the ability to step outside of yourself. The article reviews a variety of subjects for expert versus novice cognitive patterns and learner attitudes. How can we train our brains to think differently about subjects that we struggle with? How can we help learners shift their thinking and take their learning to the expert level? Read more.
  • More About Google Apps For Education (GAFE). Classroom educator, Matt Miller, shares 10 ways to incorporate GAFE in your classroom. His suggestions are framed around teacher practices that introduce students to new skills, tools, and learning communities. What could you add to this list? Share your comments with Matt here.

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