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Are you attending the 2018 ISTE conference in Chicago this month? Or wishing you were? Either way, we have three fun ways for you to participate--some in-person, or all online.


1. HACK (YOUR) EDUCATION, Saturday, June 23rd, all day at McCormick Place. Hack Education is the 12th annual all-day unconference held the Saturday before ISTE (not to be confused with upstart Microsoft's copycat event!). It's a great day for beginners and regular attendees alike--a community experience filled with interesting conversations in a highly social environment. To "hack" is to do something effective, even if it's not the standard or expected way. This year, for Hack Education, our loose theme is going to be how your hack your own education - thus, "Hack (Your) Education." Plus we'll have a special panel discussion on helping students hack their education. The physical event has been sold out (345) seats but we've just freed up five more spots, first-come, first-serve. After that, do get on the wait-list. ONLINE: participate online by joining the portal at http://www.Hackeducation.online (or here), where we have a great set of community discussion questions (see the "DISCUSS" tab) about how you and others "hack education." We'll also use the portal to give information, as we plan on streaming the panel on student learning.



2. GLOBAL EDUCATION DAY, Sunday, June 24th from 2-5 PM at McCormick Place. This is a special face-to-face meeting in which you can connect and collaborate with other globally-minded educators. More information here. The physical event is sold out (255), but you can get on the relatively short wait-list (22 right now) through the ISTE registration portal. ONLINE: participate online with the physical attendees and other global education by registering (free) at go.participate.com/global-ed-day-18. We will be streaming live on our Facebook page some of our activities for those who cannot attend in person: https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon/.


3. edtech.world, the worldwide conference on technology and learning, online and free, September 12 - 14, 2018. A joint project of LearningRevolution.com and GlobalEdEvents.org. 75 events over 13 years, and over 150,000 registered attendees - now our biggest and best event ever. Sign up now to be kept informed, to express interest in presenting, or to sponsor.



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Lucy Gray and I are pleased to announce the ultimate event for technology and education: the edtech.world conference, September 12 - 14, 2018, online and with free registration.

Lucy and I have together run over 75 events in the last 13 years, with over 150,000 registered attendees. This event will be our biggest ever.

We will be announcing our first stage keynotes and sponsors at the ISTE annual conference in Chicago at the end of this month. Until then, you can register to attend, indicate a desire to present, or inquire about sponsorship at www.edtech.world.
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Our second Library 2.018 mini-conference, "Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession," is next week! Join us online (and for free) on Thursday, June 7th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). We've also just posted the session schedule, which you'll find below.


This event is being organized in partnership with Drs. Sue Alman and Sandra Hirsh from the San Jose State University School of Information as part of their IMLS-funded investigation of the potential uses of blockchain technology for the information professions.

Speakers will include: Dan Blackaby, Todd A. Carpenter, Frank Cervone, Christina CornejoMichael Della Bitta, Miguel Figueroa, Patricia C. Franks, Toby Greenwalt, Jason Griffey, M Ryan Hess, Amy Jiang, Stacey Johnson, Bohyun Kim, Heather A. McMorrow, Eric Meyer, Robert Norton, Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca, Ravi Singh, and Link Swanson.


Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. The technology enables a broader impact within the community and around the globe. Some suggestions being explored for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced metadata center, protecting Digital First Sale rights, supporting community-based collections, and facilitating partnerships across organizations. This mini-conference will provide participants with an overview of blockchain technology and information about current applications within the information professions. Join the discussion on ways that blockchain technology can be used in libraries. https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains. See below for a list of the mini-conference topics, and full descriptions at http://www.library20.com/page/blockchain.

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

This is a free event, being held online.
REGISTER HERE
...to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards, and also to receive the "Library Blockchain Bonus Guide" with 95 special resource links! Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events

Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #libraryblockchain on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

SCHEDULE:
12:00 PM (US-PDT)

Opening Keynote: "Blockchain Explained"
Jason Griffey, Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

12:30 PM (US-PDT)

Blockchain Panel / Roundtable (1 Hour):
  • "Legal Concerns about Blockchain That May Not Have Occurred to You"
    Dan Blackaby, Head of Technologies Initiatives, Cornell University Law Library 
  • "What Might Standards for Library Blockchain Systems Look Like?"
    Todd A. Carpenter, Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO) 
  • "Using Blockchains to Authenticate and Preserve Public Discourse"
    Michael Della Bitta, Director of Technology, Digital Public Library of America 
  • "Security in Libraries: A Case for Blockchain Technology"
    Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca, Assistant Professor, School of Information at San Jose State University 
1:30 PM (US-PDT)

"From Healthcare to Information Organizations: Translating Blockchain Practice Across Disciplines"
Frank Cervone, Director of Information Technology, School of Public Health at University of Illinois at Chicago

"Applying Blockchain to the Information Professions"
Christina Cornejo, Graduate Student, San Jose State University
Stacey Johnson, Technical Services Librarian at Chino Valley Public Library and MLIS Student, San Jose State University iSchool

"Blockchain Technology for Recordkeeping"
Patricia C. Franks, PhD, CA, CRM, IGP, MARA Program Coordinator, Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University
"Setting up a Blockchain for the Public Library"
Ravi Singh, Executive Director, Demco Inc.

2:00 PM (US-PDT)

"Community-based Collections - Extending the Library through Blockchain"
M Ryan Hess, Library Services Manager - Digital Initiatives, Palo Alto City Library

"Credentialing using Blockchain for Globally Mobile and Disaster Affected Populations"
Amy Jiang, Library Technology Coordinator
Heather A. McMorrow, Instructional Designer & Program Manager

"Blockchain and a Fair Art Market"
Eric Meyer, Professor of Social Informatics, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Robert Norton, CEO and co-founder of Verisart

"Strategies for Libraries to Provide Blockchain Education, Tools, and Training"
Link Swanson, Systems Engineer, Minitex, PhD Candidate Cognitive Science, University of Minnesota

2:30 PM (US-PDT)

Closing Keynote - Pros + Concerns
  • Miguel Figueroa, Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association 
  • Toby Greenwalt, ‎Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Implementation - ‎Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Bohyun Kim, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island Libraries

MORE INFORMATION:

The full mini-conference information page is at http://www.library20.com/page/blockchainThe School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Funding for this project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services – LG-98-17-0209-17. The views, presentations, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website or in the conference do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.




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Our second Library 2.018 mini-conference, "Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession,"  will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 7th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).


This event is being organized in partnership with Drs. Sue Alman and Sandra Hirsh from the San Jose State University School of Information as part of their IMLS-funded investigation of the potential uses of blockchain technology for the information professions.

Speakers will include: Dan Blackaby, Todd A. Carpenter, Frank Cervone, Christina CornejoMichael Della Bitta, Miguel Figueroa, Patricia C. Franks, Toby Greenwalt, Jason Griffey, M Ryan Hess, Amy Jiang, Stacey Johnson, Bohyun Kim, Heather A. McMorrow, Eric Meyer, Robert Norton, Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca, Ravi Singh, and Link Swanson.


Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. The technology enables a broader impact within the community and around the globe. Some suggestions being explored for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced metadata center, protecting Digital First Sale rights, supporting community-based collections, and facilitating partnerships across organizations. This mini-conference will provide participants with an overview of blockchain technology and information about current applications within the information professions. Join the discussion on ways that blockchain technology can be used in libraries. https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains. See below for a list of the mini-conference topics, and full descriptions at http://www.library20.com/page/blockchain.

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

This is a free event, being held online.
REGISTER HERE
...to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards, and also to receive the "Library Blockchain Bonus Guide" with 95 special resource links! Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events

Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #libraryblockchain on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

CURRENT SESSION TOPICS:
  • Opening Keynote – Blockchain Explained
  • Applying Blockchain to the Information Professions 
  • Blockchain and a Fair Art Market
  • Community-based Collections - Extending the Library through Blockchain
  • Credentialing using Blockchain for Globally Mobile and Disaster Affected Populations
  • From Healthcare to Information Organizations: Translating Blockchain Practice Across Disciplines
  • Legal Concerns about Blockchain That May Not Have Occurred to You
  • Security in Libraries: A Case for Blockchain Technology
  • Strategies for Libraries to Provide Blockchain Education, Tools, and Training
  • Using Blockchains to Authenticate and Preserve Public Discourse
  • What Might Standards for Library Blockchain Systems Look Like?
  • Closing Keynote - Blockchain Pros / Cons / Concerns
MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Funding for this project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services – LG-98-17-0209-17. The views, presentations, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website or in the conference do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.




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Do you think that school is a game?

That is, do you think that students "succeed" (graduate, navigate college admissions well, or leave school psychologically healthy) more from learning how to play the game than from actually learning academic subjects well?

What percentage of students in your school (or in general) do you believe leave school confident, competent, and in control of their lives and their learning?

Do you personally know any students who have left school feeling that they are not good learners, that they are "not one of the smart ones," or even that they are "defective" or "broken?"

Do you have specific strategies that you use or teach to help students navigate and succeed at the game aspect of schooling? What are they?

My survey asks these questions and a few more about the frustrations, fears, anger, hopes and dreams, opportunities, and strengths of students, teachers, parents, and others. It's being sent to my email list of 150,000+. I'll share the results on my blog.


After you fill out this survey for yourself (you'll get a copy of all your answers at the end so you can keep them), some of you might find value in organizing a way to ask these questions of students, parents, and teachers in a physical meeting--and then having a very real discussion about their answers and the thinking behind those answers.

If you do this, please email me about the experience.

With sincere thanks,
Steve Hargadon
SteveHargadon.com
steve@learningrevolution.com
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Our 2018 Global Education Fair is now open and runs all this week, April 30 - May 4!

Looking to take your school global? Working on a classroom global-connection project? Come learn about and connection with global organizations and projects in our free, virtual, online exhibit hall for teachers and school districts. Registration (free) is required.

The Global Education Fair (GlobalEdFair.org) is modeled after traditional vendor or college fairs, but takes place entirely online, allowing participants from all corners of the world to access information about the best global education resources and programs.

The "exhibit hall" will be open for viewing the whole week starting today, Monday, April 30th, to learn about the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations from their description and video previews. Live chat will then be available this Friday from 2:00 - 5:00 pm US Eastern Daylight Time (click for your own time zone)--you can click into live virtual session rooms to talk or ask questions of organization representatives to find out about their tools, services, projects, and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning.



Current Exhibitors:
  • ASCD
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • California Global Education Project
  • CATO Middle College High School / Harvesting Humanity
  • Digital Promise Global - MY World 360º
  • EMPATICO
  • Flat Connections
  • Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs
  • Global Citizens @ Work
  • Global Ed Events
  • Global Education Alaska
  • Global Oneness Project
  • iEARN-USA
  • IESTP SIMON BOLIVAR
  • Know My World
  • Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia: New York Institute of Technology
  • One Globe Kids
  • Peace Corps: World Wise Schools
  • Primary Source: Educating Global Citizens
  • SIMA Classroom
  • Technology For A Cause - Enhancing  Skills Empowering Kids
  • The Choices Program, Brown University
  • The MY HERO Project
  • The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship
  • The Well-Being Wheel as a Tool for Reimagining School
  • US History in a Global Context
  • Virtual Exchange Programs at IREX
  • WAC-DC
  • World MOON Project
  • World Savvy
  • World View, UNC-CH
See you online!
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Our 2018 Global Education Fair is next week, April 30 - May 4! 

Looking to take your school global? Working on a classroom global-connection project? Come learn about and connection with global organizations and projects in our free, virtual, online exhibit hall for teachers and school districts. Registration (free) is required.

The Global Education Fair (GlobalEdFair.org) is modeled after traditional vendor or college fairs, but takes place entirely online, allowing participants from all corners of the world to access information about the best global education resources and programs. We have over 45 organizations, groups, and projects signed up to exhibit!

The "exhibit hall" will be open for viewing the whole week starting Monday, April 30th, to learn about the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations from their description and video previews. Live chat will then be available on Friday from 2:00 - 5:00 pm US Eastern Daylight Time (click for your own time zone)--you can click into live virtual session rooms to talk or ask questions of organization representatives to find out about their tools, services, projects, and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning.


See you online!
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We're excited to announce our second Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 7th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This is a free event, being held online.
REGISTER HERE

This event is being organized in partnership with Drs. Sue Alman and Sandra Hirsh from the San Jose State University School of Information as part of their IMLS-funded investigation of the potential uses of blockchain technology for the information professions.

Speakers will include: Dan Blackaby, Todd A. Carpenter, Frank Cervone, Christina Cornejo, Miguel Figueroa, Patricia C. Franks, PhD, CA, CRM, IGP, Toby Greenwalt, Jason Griffey, M Ryan Hess, Amy Jiang, Stacey Johnson, Bohyun Kim, Heather A. McMorrow, Eric Meyer, Robert Norton, Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca, Ravi Singh, and Link Swanson.


Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. The technology enables a broader impact within the community and around the globe. Some suggestions being explored for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced metadata center, protecting Digital First Sale rights, supporting community-based collections, and facilitating partnerships across organizations. This mini-conference will provide participants with an overview of blockchain technology and information about current applications within the information professions. Join the discussion on ways that blockchain technology can be used in libraries. https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains. See below for a list of the mini-conference topics, and full descriptions at http://www.library20.com/page/blockchain.

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

This is a free event, being held online.
REGISTER HERE
...to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards. Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events

Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #libraryblockchain on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

CURRENT SESSION TOPICS:
  • Applying Blockchain to the Information Professions
  • Blockchain and a Fair Art Market
  • Blockchain Issues (Keynote)
  • Credentialing using Blockchain for Globally Mobile and Disaster Affected Populations
  • From Healthcare to Information Organizations: Translating Blockchain Practice Across Disciplines
  • Legal Concerns about Blockchain That May Not Have Occurred to You
  • Security in Libraries: A Case for Blockchain Technology
  • Strategies for Libraries to Provide Blockchain Education, Tools, and Training
  • What Might Standards for Library Blockchain Systems Look Like?
MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Funding for this project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services – LG-98-17-0209-17. The views, presentations, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website or in the conference do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Global Education Day, our annual meet-up for global educators, takes place at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) on Sunday, June 24th, from 2 - 5pm at the convention center. This is a free and participatory event, featuring inspirational ignite talks by noted educators and organizations working to connect classrooms, as well as round-table discussions in which educators showcase specific examples of global projects and initiatives.

More information on Global Education Day can be found at https://www.globaledmeetup.com. This event is very popular and always has a wait-list. ISTE has asked us to change our registration procedures this year because of security and badging concerns, so please note the following:

  • Global Education Day will remain a FREE event. However, you will need to pay for the ISTE conference in order to attend Global Education Day.  You will need to add "Global Education Day" to your ISTE registration at https://conference.iste.org/2018.
  • Right now, there are about 175 people already registered with ISTE to attend Global Education Day at ISTE. We have about 75 spots remaining, so it is essential that you register as soon as possible if you want to attend Global Education Day. 
  • There will be a waiting list put into place once ISTE has about 250 registrants for Global Education Day through their system.
  • If you register through ISTE for Global Education Day and cannot attend for any reason, make sure to remove Global Education Day from your registration through ISTE.
  • Information about signing up to facilitate roundtables, lead ignite talks and participate in the global resources smackdown will be sent to those who register with ISTE around May 1, 2018. 
We will be streaming this event via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon and will be making resources gathered from Global Education Day available publicly on the day of the event. “Like” our page on Facebook for updates and join our community at http://globaleducationconference.org. You can also find us on Twitter at @GlobalEdCon and follow all the action through the hashtag #globaled18.

Global Education Day 2017 in San Antonio
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We're pleased to (finally!) announce the 2018 Hack Education unconference day, Saturday, June 23rd, at ISTE in Chicago. Sorry for the delay--there have been some changes on the ISTE side around security and badging, and we were finalizing arrangements with Participate (our exclusive sponsor again this year--wahoo!).

So, here's the deal. Hack Education is still a great event for beginners and regular attenders alike. It's still an amazing community experience filled with interesting conversations in a highly social environment. It's still free (well, sort of, see below)--thanks to the amazing generosity of ISTE and Participate. It is still the event to attend at ISTE because of all the connecting and sharing. It's still an "unconference," and is still organized by the participants in real time on-site. There are still no formal presentations, just "conversations" that you or others facilitate. And it's still a blast.

BUT... because ISTE has had to increase their security around entering the convention center, everyone attending will need to have an official ISTE2018 badge. There is no additional cost to attend Hack Education, but the badge requirement means that you will actually have to be registered for ISTE (which, of course, is not free). In the past it has always been fun to be able to open the doors of Hack Education even to those who might not be able to afford to go to the actual ISTE conference, but we understand this requirement and appreciate that ISTE is still allowing us to hold our event as "non-premium" so that there is no extra charge to be there.

So, to sign up for Hack Education, you need to do so as part of the main ISTE registration, and you'll get a ticket for the event on your badge, which you'll have to present at the door. This actually went live on the ISTE registration site before we were able to map out all the details, and as of last week there were already 173 people signed up (we can take 350 before we have to go to a wait-list). So don't delay?

The first ever Hack Education unconference (called EduBloggerCon) at ISTE (then NECC), in 2007 in Atlanta. Who do you recognize?

One bit of fun this year is that we are going to play with the "Hack Education" name. You can see in the above logo that we've nicknamed this year's event "Hack (Your) Education," with an emphasis on the creative ways that you (as teachers and administrators and students) create your own learning solutions. I'm looking forward to what I know will be some great conversation sessions on this idea, and Participate is excited to explore as well how they can support you in hacking your education (and may even be bringing some cool swag for attendees...)!

Our Saturday night after-party will be part of a bigger Participate social event, so stay tuned for more information on that. Coordinating and information emails will go out in the coming weeks through the ISTE system to those who are signed up for Hack Education. We'll also post updates on ISTEunplugged.com. For those who are tracking the sister-event Lucy Gray and I hold on Sunday afternoon, Global Education Day, its registration is being managed in the same way as part of the general ISTE registration process (it's just as full and only has 250 spots, so jump on that quickly, too!).

One final word... There's a new, upstart, scooter man in ISTE-town. I hope he doesn't think that by using one of those fancy, electric, no-effort, silicon-valley-friendly scooters he's somehow going to avoid the annual scooter showdown. With Peggy George no longer able to travel to ISTE, she'll have to call the race remotely. Richard, check with Kecia so you know the competitive level to prepare for, then name the time and place...


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