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Educational Blogging: the Current Picture

I’ve been reading Edublogger’s (www.theedublogger.com) report on educational blogging.

ISTE Board of Directors Selects New Leader for A New Era

The ISTE Board of Directors has named Richard Culatta, the former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the US Department of Education, who currently serves as chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island, as its new CEO.

Survey Ranks 10 Key Trends

The 2017 CoSN IT Leadership Survey reveals these top 10 findings.

CLASS TECH TIPS

Cultivating Communication in the Classroom Regardless of the devices they’ll be using in the future, students will still have to communicate—and this new book provides lots of actionable resources for teachers.

How to Guide Student's in Online Research

Many scholars of the past burrowed into library stacks, read the printed literature on a topic, consulted with a mentor, and emerged with their research.

Discovery Techbook

The Discovery Education (DE) Science Techbook is a comprehensive, multimedia digital textbook and learning platform that addresses the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

MEASURING STUDENT PROGRESS

If you Google “K12 assessment,” more than 11 million results pop up. Between state assessments, formative assessments, summative assessments, and student portfolios, that’s an awful lot of evaluation going on.

CALLING ALL CODERS

Why Programming Is Essential to All Curricula

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

Squirrels LLC released AirParrot 2 for Chrome OS to bring previously unavailable screen-mirroring capabilities to classroom Chromebooks.

Playing the Stereotype Game with Teachers

Another day, another story about how terrible it is that teachers get due process. Evidently two teachers are in jail and still drawing salary. How exactly that works I don't know. I'm pretty doubtful they let you leave the jail to go and teach. Show More Summary

Annotating a Will: A Digital Process

One of the projects that Ryan Smith chose as part of our Digital History course was the collaborative transcription and annotation of a historic Richmond will... describing it thusly1 in the syllabus. Collaborative annotation: To further...Show More Summary

The most important part of Facebook's disinformation strategy is what it leaves out

Topic: Internet But what we’re left with is the real prospect of foreign powers manipulating public discourse, and no clear way to fix it. As with false reporting, Facebook has laid out a plan for more aggressive action against fake accounts, but it’s running up against more serious limits. Show More Summary

UK Book sales hit a record as children's fiction gains in popularity

Topic: Books Children's fiction helped drive UK book sales to a record £3.5bn last year, the Publishers Association (PA) has said. The 6% rise came despite the waning popularity of ebooks, which saw sales fall by 3% to £538m last year. Sales...Show More Summary

New Round Of Layoffs May All But Decimate San Diego School Libraries

Topic: School Libraries The proposed cuts are on top of pink slips that went out in March to more than half of the aides who staff elementary school libraries. The remaining aides had their schedules reduced to as little as two hours...Show More Summary

That Wasn’t Mark Twain: How a Misquotation Is Born

Topic: Internet “When I started off, it was mysterious exactly where these misquotations were coming from, and it was interesting that sometimes you could find these clues that pointed to how they may have originated,” said Mr. O’Toole, an alias for Gregory F. Show More Summary

Origins of ‘Peace, Order and Good Government’ in the Canadian Constitution

The Library of Parliament blog HillNotes has published a post about The Origins of ‘Peace, Order and Good Government’, an expression from the Constitution Act, 1867 that should be well-known to Canadian law librarians. But where does...Show More Summary

The Lowdown on Gearing Up for Summer Camp

Working at play…what summer camp is all about! You know the importance of summer learning. If your summer plans are not already in place, it’s time to figure out how Continue Reading ?

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