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Blog Posts from March 2013

March 15, 2013 ET
By Julie Wilson Manager of Digital Learning and Outreach, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum For over a decade the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has used distance learning technology to allow students in grades K-12 to visit the museum without ever leaving their classroom. These...Read more
March 14, 2013 ET
This is an excerpt of a blog that was originally posted on the Hack Education . Visit the link for the full transcript of the talk. By Audrey Watters I gave the keynote today at WebWise 2013 , and I have to say, after a long week at SXSWedu , I was pretty happy to be able to be around a bunch of...Read more
March 14, 2013 ET
This post is a part of the AAHC Forum. In the coming months we will invite current and past grantees to contribute their project experiences via blog posts on our UpNext Blog and then ask you to respond through the AAHC Virtual Forum. We hope you will add your voice and share your needs and...Read more
March 13, 2013 ET
This blog was originally published on the REMAKE LEARNING blog. By Sarah Jackson This isn’t your mom’s high school library. At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling...Read more
March 13, 2013 ET
By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS After experiencing great success with Weight Watchers, Gladys Leeks tried to get a job working for the company but couldn’t because she couldn’t read. She found Project Second Chance at the Contra Costa County Library in Pleasant Hill, California. Through the help of...Read more
March 07, 2013 ET
By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS You'll see some unexpected things if you visit the Park View High School Library Media Center in the morning before school starts. Students play instruments in a multicultural jam session as others finish projects and print papers for their morning classes. In this...Read more
March 07, 2013 ET
This post is a part of the AAHC Forum. In the coming months we will invite current and past grantees to contribute their project experiences via blog posts on our UpNext Blog and then ask you to respond through the AAHC Virtual Forum. We hope you will add your voice and share your needs and...Read more
March 05, 2013 ET
This blog was originally published on the Afterschool Snack blog. By Jen Rinehart Afterschool Alliance In my 10 years with the Afterschool Alliance, there hadn't really been any conferences that dealt specifically with how libraries are providing expanded learning opportunities for kids after...Read more
March 04, 2013 ET
By Rod Cofield Acting Director, Historic London Town and Gardens On a late September morning in 2011 I learned that I would be in charge of a 3-year project consisting of 4 workshops per year for front-line museum volunteers and staff. This project, called Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum , was...Read more

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