How Public Libraries Can Support Students Amid Distance Learning

Kajeet

The recent, large-scale shift from in-class to distance learning models – and other transformations in the way schools operate and in how students access information – are providing new opportunities for libraries to help improve student learning outcomes.

5 digital tools for school libraries

eSchool News

School libraries have evolved from strict, quiet, hush-hush rooms to more interactive spaces with flexible seating, readily-available edtech tools, and educators on hand to help with research, critical resource evaluation, makerspaces.

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Edcamp Library Promise Goes Virtual

Digital Promise

The focus of Klein Independent School District’s Edcamp Library Promise is to invite educators interested in building strong school library programs to share ideas, lessons, tech tools, and best practices that promote vibrant school libraries for every learner.

The Making of the Modern Librarian: The Value of School Libraries

eSchool News

For a new generation of educators, these pursuits have something in common: They’re all appropriate learning exercises that can take place in the school library. The Evolution of the School Library. A virtual reality field trip. A lesson on how to create a podcast.

Could libraries become the newest healthcare hotspot?

The Christensen Institute

As is the case for many others, the library has played an instrumental role in my life. But libraries have grown into so much more. For instance, in recent years, libraries have become a source for internet access for people who would otherwise go without.

How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries

The CoolCatTeacher

Carolyn Foote on episode 578 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many schools are reimagining the learning spaces that some call libraries or media centers. Listen to Carolyn Foote talk about Redesigning Libraries Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Challenge Have conversations at your school about the learning space relating to your library or media center.

15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library

Waterford

We’ve separated each section by age to make sure you can find the perfect books for your school or classroom library. 5 Diverse Picture Books for Your Classroom Library. The post 15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library appeared first on Waterford.org.

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, media specialist Amanda Johnson talks about the massive success of some new sections she added to the library last summer and how she’s going to improve her library even more this summer. Scroll down for some super cool pics of her library) SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging. Listen to Amanda Johnson talk about her library Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries

Edsurge

There’s a ritual that kicks off every new quarter in Michelle Luhtala’s library at New Canaan High School, one where English teachers send a gaggle of students through her doors to pick a new batch of books. Diana Rendina’s library at Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla.,

Public Libraries Can Improve Remote Learning. Here’s How.

Edsurge

With that being said, it is also worth noting that there is still one more amazing resource that families should tap to make the most of any online learning experience—the local public library. I’ll lean heavily on the public library to do so. and I’ll meet you (online) at the library.

Free distance learning library

eSchool News

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Facing declines in reading proficiency, rural libraries step in

The Hechinger Report

Three years ago, Darlene Thomas-Burroughs, branch manager of the Hardeeville Library in the rural town of Hardeeville, South Carolina, heard about a new way that library employees could help kids boost their reading scores.

5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

The CoolCatTeacher

Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. The post 5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Colby Sharp on episode 565 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Colby Sharp author of Game Changer!

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience. But, first, a little background: I’ve been playing around with building virtual school libraries for a very long time. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface.

Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

eSchool News

The library includes books both in English and Spanish for grades K-6 and is accessible to users using nearly any device with internet access. This library is available through July 31, 2020.

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Another Great Digital Library to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scribd is a platform that offers you access to a huge digital library of reading materials. Digital librariesIf you like digital reading Scribd is defnitely a must try. It offers various collections of.read more.

YouTube Video Library for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post YouTube Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. YouTube Video Library for Teachers. The post YouTube Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. FREE Tech Tip videos for teachers!

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to Lynda.com, a popular education-video library the company bought in 2015 for $1.5 billion, after libraries around the country raised privacy concerns. Hopefully, a revised user agreement for library patrons can maintain that option.”

This is how you build the library of the future

eSchool News

Media specialists operating within the demands of 21 st -century innovation find themselves tasked with the responsibility not only to be as tech-savvy as possible, but to tap into their creativity to create an inspiring library learning environment. The 4 C’s (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity) will drive our pioneering approach to developing the libraries of the future. Next page: Real-world lessons in 3D; independent learning with digital libraries).

7 tips for future-proofing school libraries

eSchool News

Schools in urban districts like Denver Public Schools often struggle to fund library programs, which only exacerbates already existing equity gaps for students of color. Prioritizing equitable library access for students. All students deserve access to a school library.

Small Libraries with Big Ambitions

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How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. But what does it mean for librarians to serve patrons without a library ? And for a lot of libraries, that's not something you can do on a dime.

K-12 Library & Media Technology Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Library & Media Technology Guide. Leveraging a Future Ready Library opportunity. Renovating libraries to meet students’ next-generation needs. • Everything You Need to Know. Everyone You Need to Reach. • Why school librarians are tech integration pioneers.

“It Isn’t Enough to Not Be Racist.” ULC and Gale Call on Library Executives to Actively Embrace Anti-Racism’s Leadership Imperative

eSchool News

A New Urban Libraries Council Leadership Brief Highlights Action Strategies for Library Executives to Lead the Charge for Anti-Racism, Starting by Looking Inward. This new Leadership Brief builds on the insights and deliberations of library executives across North America.

Internet Archive announces the Emergency Digital Library

NeverEndingSearch

million books in its lending library. The newly created National Emergency Library will serve readers around the country, who cannot physically access their local libraries, through the end of the academic year or until the end of the emergency. You’ll want to continue to use library services Libby, Sora and Hoopla for popular, recent titles. The National Emergency Library addresses a different need. Archive.org/NEL.

How Libraries Help Save the Day with Ed Tech

Kajeet

If you’re sitting in a public or school library 20 years ago, what would you see? Digital Learning Ed Tech Inspiration Digital Divide

Gale and New Mexico State Library Launch Free Program to Provide Adult Residents Accredited High School Diplomas

eSchool News

New Mexicans can obtain their high school diploma through their local public library. New Mexico State Library now offers Career Online High School (COHS) from Gale , a Cengage company, making it the first program in the state that gives qualified residents the chance to earn an accredited high school diploma through their public library. There is no cost to students for the program, but enrollment is limited and requires a library card.

How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Library closures hit patrons hard—especially those who relied on them as their main internet source and used them to access online educational resources. adults lost their main source of internet access as libraries started to shut down in March 2020.

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

Edsurge

The Association of College & Research Libraries maintains in its “access entitlement principle,” which functions as a sort of library bill of rights, that all students of an institution of higher education “are entitled to the library services and resources of that institution,” including access to a librarian, regardless of location. Libraries are really, really good at collaborating,” says Karen Munro, president of the Association of College & Research Libraries. “I

A Tale of Two Libraries

A Principal's Reflections

When the position of library media specialist became available she was the only person that I wanted for the position. Below is what the library looked like prior to her arrival. The learning atmosphere in the library is nothing less than amazing. The learning space that was once in the traditional library has now been taken over by the students.

The Day We Checked Out the Library

Reading By Example

Not far from my seat in the school library, a 1st grader was upset that there were no more Dogman copies left. ” I asked the library assistant. Appreciation school libraryThe 2nd grader only liked chapter books. “What type of chapter books?

Students Learn with Fewer Interruptions Thanks to New Library Check-Out Charging Solutions

eSchool News

May 25th, 2021—JAR Systems has launched a new Library Check-Out Charging Solution , enabling students to check out power banks from central areas for portable charging at their desks or anywhere on campus. Newsline chromebooks day device IT learning library schools solutions student students

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

edWeb.net

With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, with guest Jackie Whiting, Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, presented in the webinar, “ Personalizing Instruction Through the Library ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

Distance Learning Packages for Schools, Academic Institutions, and Libraries

eSchool News

Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today announced that it has created a variety of distance learning packages to help schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Technology Trends Reshape Today’s Libraries

EdTech Magazine

By Wendy McMahon Modernizing learning in the 21st-century school can start in the library. 3D printing Classroom Collaboration Hardware

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Have you seen “What Works” for your schools? Amplify success with a video library of teaching

Edthena

New toolsets from Edthena allow any district to curate a video library of searchable lesson segments, tagged to teaching standards, and shared securely to all staff members within the district. We’ve made each organization’s library searchable by grade, subject, and tags.

Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. A shy, 50-something native to Chicago, she is somewhat new to taking classes at the library, and yet she is proof that CPL’s approach to adult education — using technology as a gateway to academic skills — can be successful with under-skilled adults.

NASA IMAGE AND VIDEO LIBRARY

techlearning

NASA has a huge image, video and audio file library that you can do public search, download or embed the out-of-this-world files. Photo Video TL Advisor Blog Digital LibraryWe can do the search using keywords across more than 60 collections with a treasure trove of more than 140,000 files. We can also embed the content to your blog, lms or website. It is a living website, where new and archival images, video and audio files continually are being added.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

Opening School Libraries Slows the Summer Slide

MiddleWeb

Public libraries are great but many kids can't get to them. Valentina Gonzalez describes the challenges facing ELLs and other kids and suggests ways to make school libraries available over the break. Summer Slide The Unstoppable ELL Teacher access ELLs families poor students public libraries school libraries summer slide Unstoppable ELL Teacher Valentina Gonzalez volunteersOne way to counter summer slide is to provide easily accessible books.

Super Duper Digital Library is selected as a Winner by Two Prestigious Family Awards Programs

eSchool News

The Super Duper Digital Library , a collection of hundreds of online cards, games, and worksheets to support reading and literacy skills for children in Pre-K – Grade 5, recently won two prestigious awards programs – the Family Choice Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards.

Transforming your library into a makerspace

eSchool News

Through a five-year radical book-weeding process from 2011- 2016, the NCHS library had eliminated all of the library’s free-standing bookshelves.

Refresh Class Libraries with Appealing Nonfiction

MiddleWeb

Students getting a bit bored with your classroom library? Nonfiction Texts Wide Open Learning class libraries classroom library Megan Kelly Nonfiction texts ReadingThe return from winter break is a perfect time for a "refresh," says teacher Megan Kelly. She stretches her dollars by purchasing nonfiction books with broad appeal. Here are a few of her cross-content favorites.