ISKME In the News

U.S. Department of Education Recognizes 14 States and 40 Districts Committing to #GoOpen with Educational Resources
U.S. Department of Education,   February 26, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the launch of 13 statewide #GoOpen initiatives committed to supporting school districts and educators as they transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources in their schools. This inaugural cohort of #GoOpen states joins leaders from an expanding number of #GoOpen...
Empowering School Librarians By Understanding Open Ed Resources
Blog Talk Radio,   February 24, 2016

Amee Godwin talks about Granite State's online school of education's new course for school librarian and administrative leadership. Listen here.  
My First Big Ideas Fest
Teacher Bites,   February 21, 2016

I reflect how the Big Ideas Fest was an amazing experience for me. In fact, it has rejuvenated my commitment in education. 
OER Commons - A Good Place for Common Core Aligned Resources
Greenhaus Education,   February 18, 2016

There are a lot of Open Educational Resources out there, which is exciting if you are a teacher, as you can find myriad of lessons and ideas.  The big issue with OER is of course the quality of what you find, does it really align to your instructional goals, and naturally, do you have the time to search through possibly hundreds of resources...
Schools Maximize Free Content
District Administration,   February 01, 2016

When Tullahoma City Schools administrators started shopping for new social studies textbooks in 2013, they were disappointed to find only a few options aligned to the new Tennessee state standards. Rather than wait for newer textbooks to be released, the district embarked on the ambitious project of creating its own.
What's After Next?
Advancing Philanthropy,   January 15, 2016

Being innovative is the must-have quality of any successful leader in the competitive for-profit sector, but that attribute is generally not mentioned as often with regard to those who lead nonprofit organizations. Maybe that is beginning to change. 
A NOTE FROM EDUCATION REIMAGINED: Refections from the Big Ideas Fest
Educaton Reimagined,   December 18, 2015

Dear Pioneers,  Last week, I had the opportunity to be in attendance at the Big Ideas Fest (BIF) in San Jose, California. This gathering, now in its 7th year, brought together 175 curious practitioners and innovators in the field of education for an immersive design-thinking professional learning experience.   What struck me most about...
Big ideas Fest é inspiração do começo ao fim
Instituto Educadigital,   December 14, 2015

Evento anual de Design Thinking na educação realizado na Califórnia, fala de disrupção no conteúdo e na organização e evidencia o desgaste dos formatos tradicionais Por Priscila Gonsales Imagine reunir mais de uma centena e meia de educadores em um único evento cujo tema é “desenhando o futuro da educação” de forma que todos...
Big Ideas Fest 2015 + #dtk12chat = my brain exploding
New Teaching New Learning,   December 03, 2015

I am exhausted beyond belief and completely out of my gourd psyched to be attending my second ISKME Big Ideas Fest (#bif2015) this week in sunny, if not exactly warm, San Jose, CA. We're only about four hours into the event and already my poor, travel-weary brain is exploding with thoughts, ideas, and schemes. I've met...
School Librarians Team Up With Teachers to Create Freely Available STEM Lessons
Education Week,   September 04, 2015

School librarians and STEM teachers in seven New Hampshire school districts are working together to co-plan and share lessons as part of a program aimed at bridging the gap between librarians—and the resources they have access to—and STEM teachers, who are increasingly tasked with focusing on literacy in their classrooms. Read More.
The University of Nairobi enhances education for all with Open Educational Resources
UNESCO,   March 11, 2015

UNESCO supported the University of Nairobi, Kenya, to transform four courses from static text into dynamic online learning materials and released with an open license that allows users to freely and legally access, use, and adapt the materials. The courses are hosted on [ISKME's] OER Commons Platform.
Big Ideas Fest 2014 — Innovating around education
Not So Distant Future,   February 16, 2015

Technolibrarian Carolyn Foote shares her experience and her takeaways from ISKME's Big Ideas Fest.   Big Ideas Fest is a unique conference.   When I first saw tweets about it, even the name intrigued me.   Who wouldn’t want to talk about the big ideas? More workshop than conference, actually, it allows attendees...