SLS Weekly Update
September 10, 2021
October 6 with Project Look Sharp all day- Council
October 14 3pm- Factcite for Grades 4-8
October 19, 3 pm- Marketplace training
November 4, 3 pm- Newsbank training
Dec 2, 3 pm- Sora Book Talk for Elementary
Dev 7, all day- Council with Project Look Sharp
Dec 16, 3 pm, Sora Book talk for Secondary
From Claire at SCRLC
As you may have seen on NYLINE from Ryan Perry, nyheritage.org got a face lift! New features include:
- Smoother navigation with faster page loads
- Browse collections by Topics and Type from the main page
- Organizations' landing pages now have location maps
- Collection landing pages have image captions and links to similar collections
- Backend improvements that make it easier to edit and maintain
But what I really hope you'll go check out is the new Immigration in New York State, 1650-1950 exhibit, found here: https://nyheritage.org/exhibits/immigration
We did our best to find images from around the entire state, and I want to highlight the SCRLC members whose materials could be included in this exhibit:
- Fenimore Art Museum, for Women pose in a hop field during harvesting and Malachi Kraham, Chief, Neptune Company #3, both of which came from their excellent Smith and Telfer Photographic Collection. We also relied on a 1799 issue of the Otsego Herald digitized by Fenimore for nyshistoricnewspapers.org to show that not everyone agreed with the Alien & Sedition laws.
- McGraw Historical Society for their poignant Empire Corset Co. Sewing Division, McGraw NY photo, which strikes me as being so emblematic of industrialization in this region.
- Chemung County Historical Society for Background documentation on Zeltins family to Gaither Warfield, part of the Overseas Relief Papers, which reflects the many WWII refugees welcomed and sponsored in the Twin Tiers region.
- The History Center in Tompkins County, whose Ithaca Political Study Club Scrapbook from 1917 included essays by Clara Lemlich, one of the immigrants we featured in the exhibit.
- Special thank you to The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University for sharing Fannia Cohn waves from an ILGWU Special Convention Train and Clara Lemlich in a Shirtwaist, circa 1910. Cohn and Lemlich, both Jewish immigrants from Russian Poland, are inspirational figures for their work for women's suffrage and labor rights in New York.
We found a lot of great gems and stories while putting this exhibit together, so please take a look.
If you'd like to put together an exhibit on NY Heritage to highlight your materials, let me know and we can make it happen. The platform is simple and available to all of our members.
Hurray for history!
DigCit Summit Call for Proposals
There is a state wide group of BOCES folks who are asking for proposals for the upcoming DigCit Summit taking place in October. The information below explains what the summit will look like, including the topics on which we are hoping to have people present a pre-recorded video. The videos do not need to be professionally created….they could be you or a panel or you and students presenting via zoom or a recording of you doing it. The videos should be 45-60 minutes in length. If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal for consideration, please submit it here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3h-fRe_wO_r67XX9gindSv1oDpXzYhsQhuARFnrldA3-TqA/viewform. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Digital Citizenship Month
The 3rd week of October has traditionally always been #DigCitWeek and we’ve been celebrating each year since the first Digital Citizenship Summit was hosted in 2015. Since the inaugural #DigCitSummit, we’ve hosted events in the UK, Twitter HQ, Spain, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and all around the United States. Last year, this group partnered with Belouga who hosted a 24 hour Summit where we modeled how to #UseTech4Good around the world. Sessions were presented in Arabic, English, Portuguese, and Spanish. We welcome sessions in any language.
Please Join Us This October
This year we are modeling our #DigCitSummit around the #SameHere Mental Health Awareness Month event that happened the entire month of May. In partnership with Belouga, we’ll host a session a day throughout the month of October and we’d love for you to choose a possible topic below and invite a diverse group of panelists to join you for a pre-recorded conversation that has an actionable item for participants to do each day during the month of October.
Digital Citizenship Topics:
· Digital Wellness, Balance & Mental Health
· Accessibility & Inclusion
· Media Literacy
· Digital Literacy
· Social-Emotional Learning
· Connected Learning
· The Global Goals & SDGs
· Student Agency & Student Voice
· Personalized Curriculum & Instruction
· Gaming & Gamification
· Emerging Technologies
· Project and Passion Based Learning (PBL)
· Social Media for Social Good