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October 23, 2014

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Summer School for Educators; PEN Awards Shortlist; Follett’s 4,500 New EBooks | News Bites

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SLJ brings you a round up of industry news, including free events, tech upgrades, grants, competitions, and prizes.

The First Lady and Discovery Education Collaborate on Virtual Field Trip During Visit to China

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits China, hoping to soothe U.S. China relations, and keeping in the mind efforts to enhance the role of the digital classroom experience between nations.

Discovery Education Summit: We Don’t Just Need Tablets, We Need A Digital Game Plan

Discovery Education Summit: We Don’t Just Needs Tablets, We Need A Digital Game Plan

Educators at Discovery Education’s learning summit last month in Maryland talk of how digitization requires strategy and training—not just putting a device into student’s hands.

Ezra Jack Keats Grants; Win a Wireless Lab; Celebrate Kindness | News Bites

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The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers minigrants. Kent State SLIS plans a course in Denmark. CDW-G, Discovery Education launch the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes. The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network celebrates No Name-Calling Week. Grants are available for Día programs with an African American focus.