e reign to do what they want, many unfortuante citizens are denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Insurance companies are allowed to choose their cutomers, and still when one gets sick they often try to avoid paying. This results in medical bankruptcy for tens of thousands each year and the deaths of many others denied potentially life saving treatment. A 2007 study by the American Journal of Medicine found that 46% of all bankruptcies (among the 5 states taking part in the study) were medical bankruptcies.
If something like this happened in other rich countries it would be seen as criminal, and yet it's a daily occurance in America.
was over 12 years ago and that was using lap tops and not desk tops which were accessible in the library.S. Africa is moving to smart phones. And countries such as Uruguay are adopting the OLPC model. Thus, it seems that the issue is not whether, but when and how.
As a consulting futurist and editor of On the Horizon, a journal with a particular focus on education futures (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/oth.htm it is clear that a portable "device" will become ubiquitous and should not be seen as a separate vehicle just for education. Education is not just within the confines of "school" whether in a space defined by bricks or clicks. Thus, considering "school" or a device within the dimensions of the "school" does not sufficiently describe where education is moving and the boundaries thereof.…
th and publish. But how?As difficult as it is for most to get published, how long was it before your dissertation article or book was published? If so, what was your experience? Where did you find help?You're welcome to check out the details of my pains (and finally the help) by checking out the link below from my recent Blog post!http://sheilaembry.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/publish-or-perish-how/- Dr. Sheila Embryhttp://twitter.com/DrSheilaEmbry…
ain the skills and knowledge to take meaningful action.
But wait... there’s more! This book includes reproducible extension activities and active links to free online resources such as: curriculum documents, videos, eBooks, as well as access to a community of student change agents. These resources enable teachers and parents to implement a comprehensive program that further explore taking action.
The A is for Action book www.HelpTakeAction.com website are a result of a teacher-initiated action research project published in the IB Journal of Teaching Practice.
Date: Thursday, June 18th, 2009
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tinyurl.com/futureofed.
Joyce Valenza leads a discussion on the future of librarians and their role in education with Buffy Hamilton, Cathy Nelson, and Carolyn Foote.
Joyce Valenza has been the librarian at Springfield Township High School (PA) since 1998. For ten years, she was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joyce is the author of Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged for ALA Editions. She currently blogs for School Library Journal. Her NeverendingSearch Blog (now on the SLJ website) won an Edublogs Award for 2005 and was nominated again in 2008. She won the AASL/Highsmith research grant in 2005. Joyce is a Milken Educator and an American Memory Fellow. Her video series, Internet Searching Skills was a YALSA Selected Video for Young Adults in 1999. The video series Library Skills for Children was released in 2003, and her six-volume video series Research Skills for Students was released in Fall 2004. Super Searchers Go to School, was published by Information Today in 2005. Her Virtual Library won the IASL School Library Web Page of the Year Award for 2001. Joyce is active in ALA, AASL, YALSA, and ISTE and contributes to Classroom Connect, VOYA, Learning and Leading with Technology, and School Library Journal. Joyce speaks nationally about issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of educational technology. Joyce earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in August, 2007.
Buffy Hamilton (http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com) is a school library media specialist at Creekview High School (The Unquiet Library) in Canton, Georgia. Hamilton, who earned her Ed.S. in Instructional Technology/School Library Media at the University of Georgia, is a seventeen year veteran. Her interests include social scholarship, participatory librarianship, connectivism, and personal learning networks for students and adults.
Cathy Nelson is a 22 year veteran educator. She is a teacher-librarian, aka school library media specialist from South Carolina. Cathy is transitioning from a middle school in the Myrtle Beach area to Dorman High School in the Spartanburg area of SC. Cathy is a member of ISTE, ALA, AASL, and the state and local affiliates of those organizations. She particpates in many online forums and nings as well, and strives to evangalize student engagement and making learning relevant through the tools students love. Being in the school media center is the perfect place to make a difference with students and teachers alike.
Carolyn Foote, a high school and district librarian at Westlake High School in Austin, TX, had a small feature in School Library Journal, October 2007, as well as an article on Skype in the January 2008 and was included in the article, “Mattering in the School Blogosphere” in American Libraries Magazine in May 2007. Having recently redesigned a library, she is fascinated by the future of physical libraries and their services. Her blog can be found at www.futura.edublogs.org.
The Elluminate room (http://tinyurl.com/futureofed) will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event.…