Category Archives for : TYSL

The Year-Round School

The Year-Round School

Tim Stahmer at Assorted Stuff has a dead-on post, It’s Closing Time, about stopping and starting “school” every summer. He.

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Empathy: Empowering students, changing the world!

Empathy: Empowering students, changing the world!

Education literature and blogs agree that teaching empathy in the classroom is difficult. “Empathy refers to various ways of being.

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Our Skype With A Teen Author

Our Skype With A Teen Author

Over the past few years, some of the most exciting activities we have held in the library have been Skype.

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Don’t Let Makerspaces Be A Passing Trend

Don’t Let Makerspaces Be A Passing Trend

In 21 years in education, I have seen many trends come and go. I am on a mission to keep.

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5 Ways to Support a Culture of Learning

5 Ways to Support a Culture of Learning

Last weekend at the Long Island Connected Educator’s Summit, Tony Sinanis and I facilitated a session, 5 Ways to Support.

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Meaningful 3D Printing: The Chess Project

Meaningful 3D Printing: The Chess Project

Integrating 3D printing in a meaningful way has been a challenge for me. Elementary-age students struggle with the disconnect between.

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6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

One of the goals of my newest book, The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces, was to highlight best practices.

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How to Build a Drone Cage for Your Makerspace!

How to Build a Drone Cage for Your Makerspace!

When I first tell people that I teach programming and allow my elementary students to pilot drones in our library,.

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English Language Learners (ELL) and School Libraries

English Language Learners (ELL) and School Libraries

This past week I had the pleasure of presenting to the New Jersey English Language Learners Advisory Committee on behalf.

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Creating Digital Badges With Google Drawings

Creating Digital Badges With Google Drawings

I have been exploring the world of digital badges for quite some time now. It’s a great way to give.

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Singing in the Stacks: A Makerspace with STYLE

Singing in the Stacks: A Makerspace with STYLE

Today kicked off our week long STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literacy Education residency-in-the-library by Nate Bogopolsky and Tiffany Wilson. Nate.

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Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2017!

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2017!

This year’s New Media Consortium/COSN’s 2017 K-12 Horizon Report deemed makerspaces the future of edtech and predicted full adoption in.

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