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Free Resources: A State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Webinar–What’s New And Noteworthy

News/Free Resources - Posted 05 Feb 2016

Follett Partners with Cengage Learning to Sell Career and Technical Education Solutions

News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2016

Promethean Introduces Next Generation of its ActivWall System

News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Feb 2016

Follett, EBSCO Announce eBook Partnership

News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Feb 2016

Circumventure Learning Launches SkyMath App to Boost Confidence, Skills in Elementary Kids

News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2016

HP Inc. Unveils New Chromebook Designed for Education

News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jan 2016

Gale Brings Interactive Science Products to Libraries

News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2016

Odysseyware Adds 'Principles of Coding' to Its Curriculum

News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2015

Achieve3000 Releases Leadership Edition Digital Dashboard

News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Dec 2015

PBS LearningMedia Announces Call for Entries for 4th Annual Digital Innovators Program

News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2015

Free Resources: The Exploratorium's Bite-Sized 'Science Snacks'

News/Free Resources - Posted 08 Dec 2015

Discovery Education Adds Multiple New Resources to Digital Services

News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Dec 2015
 

Features

  

Meet Your Learners Where They Are: Virtualizing the School Library

As author Brenda Boyer notes, the proliferation of BYOD, 1:1 device programs, and blended and online learning opportunities for students makes it critical for school libraries to meet the challenge of providing services, resources, and instruction in virtual environments. To that end, Boyer lays out a comprehensive road map to building and maintaining that virtual environment.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Jan 2016
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Next-Generation Learning Management–Improved Systems for an Improved Educational Experience

LMSs have come a long way. As author Victor notes, today's systems are more accommodating to social learning and collaboration and to mobile learning, allowing for course content delivery, student registration, curriculum management, assessment, reporting, and more.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Nov 2015
- Nov/Dec 2015 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Global Outreach 2015: Tools for Tapping Into the Worldwide Classroom

Victor takes the tack that "We are not alone," given recent projections about the number of Earth-like planets out there in solar systems in our galaxy ... and other galaxies. And so, he posits, we'd better get our own house in order before making contact! To that end, he offers an updated list of internet-based tools and resources your students can tap to learn about us and our world.
Editorial/Features
Posted 14 Sep 2015
- Sep/Oct 2015 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Tools and Tactics to Measure Students’ Mastery of the Common Core Standards

Like them or not, after years of development and adoption, 2014-15 marks implementation year for CCSS. In the assessment realm, there are innovative solution providers out there, many with die-hard educators among their ranks, that have toiled tirelessly toward authentically improving learning and assessment for students and teachers. Victor walks us through a range of them.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 May 2015
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Columns

  

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Resources for the New Media Specialist--DPLA’s Primary Source Sets and Ben’s Guide, Refreshed!

The recently released Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the updated Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government are new examples of valuable resources that make access and teaching much easier. Mary Alice digs into them here.
Column/The New Media Center
Posted 01 Jan 2016
- Jan/Feb 2016 Issue By

BELLTONES: Back on My Bandbox--Internet Filtering and Diversity

Due to the current atmosphere in our country, with so many people afraid and angry about racial and religious differences and people's lifestyles, Mary Ann recently began to wonder how American schools are handling filtering with regard to diversity, especially relating to race, religion, and GLBT issues. Time for another survey? Yes!
Column/Belltones
Posted 01 Jan 2016
- Jan/Feb 2016 Issue By

IDEA WATCH: Far Beyond Makerspaces—Reinventing Libraries for the Future

This issue, Carolyn has her eye on trends in the evolution of libraries as institutions and how librarians can provide the leadership to take their libraries, students, and schools toward that future.
Column/Idea Watch
Posted 01 Nov 2015
- Nov/Dec 2015 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: Strategies Make a Difference

Strategy, writes Stephen, is about goals and change—what we do to make the future different and better than today. But strategizing and implementing aren't easy. To smooth the way, this month Stephen provides tactics and ideas to help you develop and reach your strategic goals.
Column/The Pipeline
Posted 01 Nov 2015
- Nov/Dec 2015 Issue By

EDITOR'S NOTES: Managing it all

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Nov 2015
- Nov/Dec 2015 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Media Center Design Principles Worth Fighting For

Mary Alice has been involved in many media center designs over her long career. This month, she discusses design ideas that enable school libraries to function well upon being redesigned   and  to continue to function well as needs change!
Column/The New Media Center
Posted 01 Sep 2015
- Sep/Oct 2015 Issue By
 

CyberBee’s Web Pick
For February 1, 2016: BBC Education has assembled a wide array of lessons for primary and secondary education at its Bitesize website-"The home of revision and learning resources."
 

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POPULAR ARTICLES

Meet Your Learners Where They Are: Virtualizing the School Library

As author Brenda Boyer notes, the proliferation of BYOD, 1:1 device programs, and blended and online learning opportunities for students makes it critical for school libraries to meet the challenge of providing services, resources, and instruction in virtual environments. To that end, Boyer lays out a comprehensive road map to building and maintaining that virtual environment.
Posted 01 Jan 2016

Odysseyware Adds 'Principles of Coding' to Its Curriculum

"Principles of Coding" is designed to introduce middle school students to the basics of coding and to help them delve into the thought processes behind designing technology by creating games, simulations, and even a mobile application.
Posted 16 Dec 2015

Twenty Kids Videos About Sustainability

For January 1, 2016: From the Sustainability Hub, here are 20 motivational videos for students that help them understand the importance of energy conservation.
Posted 01 Jan 2016

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Resources for the New Media Specialist--DPLA’s Primary Source Sets and Ben’s Guide, Refreshed!

The recently released Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the updated Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government are new examples of valuable resources that make access and teaching much easier. Mary Alice digs into them here.
Posted 01 Jan 2016

BELLTONES: Back on My Bandbox--Internet Filtering and Diversity

Due to the current atmosphere in our country, with so many people afraid and angry about racial and religious differences and people's lifestyles, Mary Ann recently began to wonder how American schools are handling filtering with regard to diversity, especially relating to race, religion, and GLBT issues. Time for another survey? Yes!
Posted 01 Jan 2016
 
 
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