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February 11, 2016

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A next chapter: Editions at Play

In a world where smartphones are transforming into all-purpose devices, not surprisingly, an October 2015 Pew study found a sizable decline in e-book reader ownership. It’s possible that digital may not be the best container for all physical books. And it’s pretty clear that print and e-readers are not the perfect containers for emerging forms […]

Vernier to Host Free Workshops for Science and STEM Educators

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Learn how to use new hardware, software, and mobile technologies in physics, chemistry, biology, environmental, Earth science, and middle school science curriculums— for free!

LRNG Offers Summer Connected Learning Grants

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Here’s a chance to grab a grant to fund an innovative summer program related to connected learning. But you have to act fast: the deadline is February 19.

All About Instagram

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Detailed tips on engaging young users with the image-based social media tool, plus 20 Instagram accounts to follow.

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Microsoft Purchase of MinecraftEdu Leaves Educators Leery of Change

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With Microsoft’s acquisition of MinecraftEdu, the software giant released details about its own educational version: Minecraft Education Edition. And the questions started flying.

Many Low-Income Families “Under-Connected” to Internet, Survey Finds

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According to research out of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, a third of low-income families have only mobile Internet access. Of the rest, many have outdated home computers and slow, spotty connections.

Getting Schools Revved Up About Robotics

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Expert panelists from our recent webcast share advice on how—and why—to dive into robotics with your students.

Tiny Ozobot Gets Kids into Block-based Programming | Test Drive

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School Library Journal reviews Ozobot, the golf-ball size robot designed to draw kids into learning programming.

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Infographic: Librarians Embrace Tech Instruction

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Need help making the case for librarians as technology leaders? This handy infographic, based on School Library Journal’s recent technology survey, is free to download and share.

It’s #colorourcollections or #colourourcollections week!

Get out your crayons, your felt tip markers and your color pencils.  Join the fun. Today marks the beginning of #colorourcollections or #colourourcollections day. All over the world, libraries are sharing their pages and we can make them our colorful own.  Just follow this wonderful stream and access not only the black and white canvases, […]

Small Tech, Big Impact: Designing My Maker Space

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How one public librarian researched, budgeted, and created the best maker space for her customers over the course of six months.

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USC Shoah Foundation Announces 2016 IWitness Video Challenge

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The IWitness Video Challenge gives middle and high school students a chance to give back to their communities while honing their digital skills. Inaugurated in 2013 by Steven Spielberg, the competition was designed around the same premise as “Schindler’s List,” that one person can make a difference.

CDW-G Launches Collaboration Nation

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CDW-G’s second annual Collaboration Nation video contest kicks off February 1, offering cash and product prizes to K–12 schools.

Sprout Pro by HP Does Triple Duty in Classrooms

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New product offering from HP may have potential for streamlining tech education in schools.

Shakespeare Documented

This year marks the 400 anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. One way to celebrate this significant commemoration is to explore Shakespeare Documented, the largest and most authoritative resource for learning about primary sources surrounding the life and career of William Shakespeare.  A collaboration among more than 30 partners including the Bodleian Libraries at […]

Digital Visual Dictionary Bridges Language Gap for Refugees

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In Germany, a new tool is being used to ease the adjustment for the throngs of new immigrants coming from the Middle East, especially children.

“We Get Long Island School Librarians Hooked on Making!”

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This dynamic duo spearheaded a Day of Making, winning over local colleagues who were on the fence about trying to bring makerspaces to their schools.

Coloring Books Make the Leap to Digital | Touch and Go

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With the release of Millie Marotta’s Coloring Adventure,/em> for the iPad, it appears the coloring book trend has successfully made the leap to digital.

Booktalks and Book Reports in a Digital Age | Tech Tidbits

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Teacher librarian Phil Goerner explains how librarians can help students implement digital tools to create 21st-century booktalks and book reports.

BookWidgets

If you are in an iPad school, you’ll want to take a look at BookWidgets. BookWidgets is a super easy (no programming required) way to create interactive elements to share with learners on their iPads. A widget library presents more than thirty customizable options and a wizard talks the user through widget building.  Among the […]