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New Jersey Schools are officially leading the way nationally for Digital Learning Day Activities! Don’t forget to go to the sign and sign up with your activity for February 17th www.digitallearningday.org .

Fun Contest: On the road to #DLDay 2016, share your #digitallearning best practices for a chance to win an Apple Watch: bit.ly/DLD2016contest. @setda

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Power Searching With Google is a MOOC that Google initially offered nearly four years ago. The course is facilitated by Dr. Daniel Russell whose work I've featured many times over the years. The latest version of Power Searching With Google opens today and runs for two weeks (started 2.8.16).  The class will run from Monday, February 8th through Sunday, February 21st, 2016 and we'll be running this class continuously every two weeks for the rest of the school year. Come join the class whenever it fits into your schedule.   And if you can't make it for this next class, don't worry--we'll be re-offering it again in mid-October as well. Come back and join the class then.     

Daniel Russell, Senior Research Scientist

ALSO online is a self-paced course:  Advanced Power Searching With Google is a self-paced course that takes you beyond what is offered in Power Searching With Google.


The four pillars of the Asia Society’s global competence framework call for students to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas and take action. http://asiasociety.org/files/book-globalcompetence.pdf


 FREE webinar:

7 Ways You Can Be a Digital Citizenship Leader Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time Presented by Susan Bearden, Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

A special Digital Learning Day webinar!

How can you be a digital citizenship leader? How can you set expectations in your school community around thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly in our digital world? From starting the conversation, to role modeling, to supporting authentic learning experiences around digital citizenship, you'll learn seven essential ways you can build a positive culture around media and technology in your school or district Register: http://home.edweb.net/webinar/7-ways-you-can-be-a-digital-citizenship-leader/


Ten Google Doc hacks that every teacher should know http://dailygenius.com/10-google-docs-hacks-every-teacher-should-know/


Ed Tech Cheat Sheet re tech terms https://edutech4teachers.edublogs.org/files/2016/02/edtech-cheatsheet-wi08xp.jpeg


The Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University are excited to announce the first of three Library 2.016 mini-conferences: "Privacy in the Digital Age," March 16th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone).
In this focused conversation, we will address the roles and responsibilities of libraries regarding the protections of intellectual freedom, privacy, free speech, information access, and freedom of the press. Are these still core values of the library profession, and if so, how are libraries and librarians responding to the increasing complexities of data tracking and desires for data-informed services and marketing?
We'll hear from a variety of library professionals as well as keynote Speakers: Lee Rainie; Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research; Pew Research Center; Jamie Larue, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; Jonathan Hernández, Associate Researcher, Library and Information Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; and Alison Macrina, Director, Library Freedom Project.

This is a free event. Please register to attend HERE. Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2016 and #privacy on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.