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SMART Technologies Announces SMART Notebook 2015 Collaborative Learning Software

News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2015

WizIQ Introduces Mobile Learning Platform for Live Interactive Classes on Mobile Devices

News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jan 2015

PBS LearningMedia Digital Resource Offerings Surpass 100,000

News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jan 2015

Smithsonian Brings Historic Specimens to Life in Free “Skin and Bones” Mobile App

News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2015

PresenceLearning Launches 'Special Agents of Change' Webinar Series

News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jan 2015

MindLaunch Debuts "Intelligent Educator Match" to Custom-Match Students with Online Teachers

News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2015

New Mobile App from itslearning Keeps Students Updated on School Work and Teacher Feedback

News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jan 2015

National Geographic Learning Expands Adoptions of Reach for Reading Program

News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Dec 2014

ABC-CLIO Solutions Announces 2015 “Think Out Loud” Innovation Grant

News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2014

Follett Challenge Deadline Set for Jan. 9

News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Dec 2014

MindPlay Launches Online Professional Development Course for Teachers to Enhance K-12 Reading Instruction Strategies

News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2014

Follett Introduces Destiny Resource Manager

News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2014
 

Features

  

Grazing, Looping, and Skimming: Understanding Students’ Digital Habits

The digital and research habits that students learn online-in and out of school-influence their expectations for the resources they use in the course of their research. EBSCO user experience researcher Deirdre Costello and her team have delved into those habits and lay out their findings—and how they can help you as a librarian—here.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Jan 2015
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Search, Research, and Discovery, in Life and in Learning

For you, for your colleagues, for your students, or for your own pursuits—and in celebration of research—Victor provides a variety of useful tools for learning in the areas of search, research, and discovery for life and learning.
Editorial/Features
Posted 14 Nov 2014
- Nov/Dec 2014 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Mobile Learning has Gone App-Happy!: Trends and Tactics in Mobile Learning

As Victor Rivero reports, education apps account for 10.6 percent of available apps on Apple Store ... and that's 10.6 percent of a whole lot of apps! What's needed, then, is not another list of the 20 best, but a guide to the aggregators of education apps.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Sep 2014
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Learning by Design--Common Sense, Common Core, and Tools for a STEM to STEAM Approach

With increasingly widespread adoption and integration of Common Core's Next Generation Science Standards and Visual and Performing Art Standards, and with educators seeking solutions to combine the best features in a cross-discipline approach to science and the arts, the time for STEM to STEAM has come.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 May 2014
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Columns

  

IDEA WATCH: Ebooks–What Can We Learn From Students?

Ebook usage is taking off rather slowly in school libraries as compared to public libraries. With that in mind, Carolyn has dug into nationally gathered data on students and ebooks and is in the process of gathering and analyzing more locally. Learn how she's proceeding and what she's learning in this issue's Idea Watch.
Column/Idea Watch
Posted 01 Jan 2015
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THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Primary Sources--Enriching the Study of Historical Fiction

Primary sources such as "Migrant Mother," the iconic photo shown on the cover of Marisa Silver's novel Mary Coin, are perfect for enriching and extending students' understanding as they read historical fiction. Mary Alice offers up a bunch!
Column/The New Media Center
Posted 01 Nov 2014
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BELLTONES: Trumpeting About Internet Filtering

Mary Ann has been conducting surveys of school librarians on the issue of filtering for 6 years now, having completed her latest one this past summer. As she reports, there have definitely been improvements in a number of areas, but the problems persist.
Column/Belltones
Posted 01 Nov 2014
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EDITOR'S NOTES: Search, Research, and Digital Literacy–The Ed Beat Goes On

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Nov 2014
- Nov/Dec 2014 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: Influence--7 Rules (And You Can’t Just Do One!)

Invoking the ALA's Declaration of the Right for School Libraries, Stephen discusses what leaders in the field have tried in order to influence the success of libraries for learners, then offers seven rules he believes will help librarians succeed on an even bigger scale.
Column/The Pipeline
Posted 01 Sep 2014
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IDEA WATCH: The Twitter Edchat--A Global Tool, a Local Focus

Many techie educators rely on Twitter for their own professional development-culling helpful links or attending thematic edchats online that cross the boundaries of states and countries. But there is a growing movement to bring that Twitter PD opportunity home, within the boundaries of a district. Carolyn's got some ideas and example of what that looks like.
Column/Idea Watch
Posted 01 Sep 2014
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CyberBee’s Web Pick
For January 15, 2015: At the National Portrait Gallery's "A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington" website, learn about one of the few African American daguerreotypists whose work has been identified.
 

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Carnegie Learning Partners with Clever to Provide Secure, Seamless Data Integration for School Districts

The seamless integration of Clever's capabilities with a school's student information system (SIS) grants students and teachers instant access to Carnegie Learning's MATHia and Cognitive Tutor software with a single login.
Posted 01 Dec 2014

IDEA WATCH: Ebooks–What Can We Learn From Students?

Ebook usage is taking off rather slowly in school libraries as compared to public libraries. With that in mind, Carolyn has dug into nationally gathered data on students and ebooks and is in the process of gathering and analyzing more locally. Learn how she's proceeding and what she's learning in this issue's Idea Watch.
Posted 01 Jan 2015

Apple to Host Workshops for Hour of Code at Apple Retail Stores Around the World

The workshops will bring computer science to every student during Computer Science Education Week.
Posted 04 Dec 2014

PBS LearningMedia Digital Resource Offerings Surpass 100,000

New interactive content and lesson plans include the PBS Digital Studios series CRASH COURSE from Hank and John Green, KQED'S ART SCHOOL, and favorites from PBS and PBS KIDS series.
Posted 15 Jan 2015

MindPlay Launches Online Professional Development Course for Teachers to Enhance K-12 Reading Instruction Strategies

MindPlay's new course uses a combination of lectures, videos, written information, and activities, organized into eight modules to help teachers gain a more complete understanding of how the English language works and what every student needs to become a proficient reader. Teachers can earn up to eight hours of professional development credits for successfully completing the course.
Posted 10 Dec 2014
 
 
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