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The plan for American Education

Peter Greene actually is a plan to reconfigure American education. This is not humor or parody. The is not fake news. It is real. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-hard-rights-planning-document-for.html?m=1 The religious right has waited a long time to put one of their own in charge of the Department of Education. Now they have succeeded. Now the plan begins.

via Peter Greene: The Hard Right Plan for American Education — Diane Ravitch’s blog

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Reading Strategically

We own too many books. I’ve confessed this before, and it surprises no one. Don and I spend too much time sorting, culling, dusting, moving, and shelving books. Without constant maintenance, our book collection would take over our lives and home. We have tried to control our book hoarding tendencies, but it’s a losing battle. […]

via So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller — Nerdy Book Club

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Public School Advocacy

Bob Braun was a star investigative reporter in New Jersey. Now he is retire and blogs about the misdeeds and antics and corruption in his state. He is deeply knowledgeable about education. In this post, he wonders whether the allies of public education have the guts and the will to save their public schools from […]

via Bob Braun: Do Public School Advocates Have the Will to Save Their Schools? — Diane Ravitch’s blog

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Disruptive technology: A look at virtual reality — International Librarians Network

Will virtual reality technology change the world? Maybe, according to this Time article from 2015. A lot of VR technology has been focused on the games sector, but there are lots of applications for libraries and other community organisations according to one article on Public Libraries Online: Many patrons already check out books virtually and don’t…

via Disruptive technology: A look at virtual reality — International Librarians Network

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Disruptive technologies: Mobile library apps — International Librarians Network

Mobile computing and communication services are spreading rapidly. Statistics show that there are nearly 461 billion mobile users globally. Information and communication technologies play a key role in enabling citizens to participate in the life of their community to improve conditions for others, thereby shaping their community’s future (Cegarra-Navarro et al., 2014; Linders, 2012). Libraries…

via Disruptive technologies: Mobile library apps — International Librarians Network

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Disruptive Technologies: Digital collections and the library space — International Librarians Network

As we move towards digital content, the traditional design of the physical library space needs rethinking. The 2005 Council on Library and Information Resources report on ‘Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space’ concludes that, “while the information critical to scholarship and the public good is becoming more accessible than ever in the twenty-first century,…

via Disruptive Technologies: Digital collections and the library space — International Librarians Network