September 19, 2014

Tablets in Schools—What’s Ahead in 2014

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“Twenty thirteen was the ‘year of the tablet’ and good riddance,” says Christopher Harris. Time to focus on the real reason to invest in any tool for learning: content and pedagogy.

Virtual Spots Still Available for FlipCon13

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FlipCon13 is a national flipped learning conference taking place from June 17-19 at Stillwater Area High School in Stillwater, MN. Though onsite slots have already been filled, virtual attendance options are still available. Hosted by the Flipped Learning Network, FlipCon13 will present seven featured speakers (including flipped learning pioneers Jonathan Bergmann, Aaron Sams, and Ramsey Musallam), 14 showcase sessions, and 42 concurrent sessions.

Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons

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Flipping the classroom or library encourages students to learn at home through teacher-made videos, and frees up valuable class time to devote to discussions and exploring topics more deeply.

SLJ’s Top 10 Tech: 2012

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From MOOCs to open educational resources, Joyce Valenza examines the top trends of the year in technology. There are unique opportunities for librarians here and Valenza outlines specific actionables in this online version of School Library Journal’s feature story.