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Horizon Report. 2016 Horizon Report and Digital Toolkit In partnership with the New Media Consortium (NMC), CoSN produces the annual Horizon Report, which examines emerging technologies for their potential impacts on and uses in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within K-12 education.

Horizon Report

The NMC Horizon Report 2016 K-12 Edition analyzes both personal (teachers' roles) and universal (school organization) trends for their potential impacts on education within a five-year timeframe. The report is divided into sections analyzing key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology. Download the free report and toolkit for a full analysis. 2016 Report Video Summary If you are curious about the previous years' report, download the 2015 report or check out the video of the findings of the 2014 report.

Transforming Libraries. The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify trends relevant to libraries and librarianship.

Transforming Libraries

This collection is available to help libraries and librarians understand how trends are developing and why they matter. Each trend is updated as new reports and articles are made available. New trends will be added as they are developed. Trends will be organized into seven categories - Society, Technology, Education, the Environment, Politics (and Government), Economics, and Demographics (STEEPED). Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance. Brian Cox is Manager Quality and Marketing, and Margie Jantti is University Librarian at the University of Wollongong Library.

Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance

Key Takeaways Without a valid, reliable way to collect data from various library and enterprise systems, it's difficult to quantitatively assert how a library adds value. The University of Wollongong Library developed the Library Cube, a tailored database and reporting function that joins library usage data with student data, including demographic and academic performance information. Analysis of the resulting data reveals a strong correlation between students' grades and use of information resources the library provides. By providing access to information resources, academic libraries play a significant role in the student experience. Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up? PhpScheduleIt. Creating Google Calendar Appointments from Your Google Forms. I am always looking for ways to make my life easier.

Creating Google Calendar Appointments from Your Google Forms

When I got to Region One, they asked me to help with the iPad COWS (Cart on Wheels) for our department. I said sure. Initially, one would get on the ESC1 site, click on the form and emails would be sent to two different people. Annual Report. Your annual report to the Board of Trustees enables you to show evidence demonstrating the impact your library has had on student learning.

Annual Report

AUHSDteacherLibrarians - 100 Things. YourTeacherLibrarian - Are You Ready? Carl Harvey Document [pdf] 25 Best Websites for Teaching &

YourTeacherLibrarian - Are You Ready?

Teacher-Librarians. 100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) We love librarians. They’re the gatekeepers of knowledge and always looking to explore new ways to enhance the learning experience . I learned about the latest trends in libraries at this year’s CALICON in San Diego and love the move toward open source, cross-library sharing, and going digital. But what if you weren’t able to attend CALICON or simply want to get a regular update on all the fun stuff happening with libraries? Lucky for you, our friends at Online College shared the following post with us. Readability Test. Contents Readability Tests Gunning Fog, Flesch Reading Ease, and Flesch-Kincaid are reading level algorithms that can be helpful in determining how readable your content is.

Readability Test

Reading level algorithms only provide a rough guide, as they tend to reward short sentences made up of short words. Whilst they're rough guides, they can give a useful indication as to whether you've pitched your content at the right level for your intended audience. Australian School Library Association.

Travis’s Excellent (Ereader) Adventure. Illustration by Travis Jonker; Photography by Craig van der Lende.

Travis’s Excellent (Ereader) Adventure

Last year, we rolled out an ereader lending program in my fifth and sixth grade school library, and I plan to share here the ups, downs, and what-to-look-out-fors we encountered along the way. We’ll talk planning and implementation of the program—but first, a bit of background. Let’s hop into the librarian time machine (fashioned from an old card catalog I found on Etsy) and go back to August 2011…. Background Each year, my school district offers an Innovation Grant to employees. It would allow all students access to this fast-growing form of technology, especially those who would not otherwise have access due to socioeconomic status.It would generate excitement for reading. We outlined these benefits in our program goals, put together a time line for reaching them, and sent the whole thing to the powers that be.

Planning. Cooperative Library Instruction Project. Bowker - ISBN. ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number.

Bowker - ISBN

The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally. Each number identifies a unique edition of a publication, from one specific publisher, allowing for more efficient marketing of products by booksellers, libraries, universities, wholesalers and distributors. ISBNs are assigned by ISBN group agencies in 166 countries, coordinated by the International ISBN Agency in London.

The Australian ISBN Agency assigns ISBNs in Australia exclusively. Thorpe-Bowker® acquired the Australian ISBN Agency in 1997, primarily to ensure the continuance of a resource of Australian books and publishers (Australian Books in Print) that would remain as comprehensive as possible. Schoollibraries2011 - checklist for parents.