5 ways to support students’ access to diverse books

eSchool News

Access to diverse books positively impacts children as readers and as people. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center publishes research on books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds. percent of total books), Asian/Asian American (8.7

K-12 Students Access 100 Million+ Digital Books from their Schools with Sora Reading App

eSchool News

CLEVELAND – June 7, 2022 – Digital book access for reading and listening for K-12 students has reached a milestone. Students using the free Sora student reading app have now accessed more than 100 million books from their school’s digital collections since Sora launched in 2018.

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How to Find Free Books for Your School or Classroom Library

Waterford

Before you spend your own money on books, look into organizations that provide teachers with free classroom books. Many of these programs are open specifically to educators from schools with a demonstrated need to improve literacy access. First Book Book Bank.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Good intentions to give all students access to the world’s knowledge were derailed by the cost of the websites and webtools that made that happen. There is one bright spot in this story: Online books. Bookopolis is a large collection of fiction and nonfiction books for ages 7-12.

Renaissance and Hillsborough County Celebrate 10 Years of Equitable Access to Thousands of Books

eSchool News

Over the 10 years of the Read on myON collaboration, hundreds of thousands of children from birth through 8th grade have had free access to the myON platform. Newsline accessibility books Education education technology global initiative leader myon quality reading

12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Good intentions to give all students access to the world’s knowledge were derailed by the cost of the websites and webtools that made that happen. There is one bright spot in this story: Online books. Here are eight sites that offer free books for kids to adults: Bookopolis.

15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library

Waterford

It’s crucial to provide your students with books that explore a diverse breadth of identities and experience for two reasons, both of which tie into equity and access. We’ve separated each section by age to make sure you can find the perfect books for your school or classroom library.

Renaissance Offers Unlimited, Free Access to More Than 6,500 Digital Books and News Articles

eSchool News

To highlight the importance of daily reading during the COVID-19 pandemic, Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is offering unlimited free access to myON digital books and news articles from February 1–7, 2021.

Creating Digital Books: 15+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. Fortunately, several free web tools and apps help students quickly and easily create and publish digital books. Creating & Learning with Digital Books from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. More Book Ideas.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit that works to support families in obtaining access at home.

Access Tons of Kids' Books and Other Reading Materials

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are five web platforms where you can access a wide variety of books and other reading materials designed specifically for kids. Some of these platforms provide kids with personalized.read more

Adapting Books to Increase Accessibility: A Multisensory Approach

N2Y

When you remember a favorite book or story from childhood, chances are you remember it as a multisensory experience. Maybe a song or activity takes you right back to time spent with a parent, grandparent or teacher and a book or story you shared. What are adapted books?

Making Sure All Kids Can Access Books

MiddleWeb

Book Access for All Kids" is a must-read, writes principal, NBCT and veteran school librarian Rita Platt. Book Reviews Reading book access book overnership classroom libraries Colby Sharp Donalyn Miller independent reading Scholastic school librariesDonalyn Miller and Colby Sharp's "Game Changer! Its 10 short chapters are power-packed with research, stories and strategies for building a strong reading culture.

Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership

Ask a Tech Teacher

The result is this book with a simple rationale: Education leaders must position themselves as inquirers. The book is organized into three sections: Learning from and with Students, Collaborating with Teachers and the School Community , and Leading System-level Inquiry. But be forewarned: This book is not for the faint of heart. The introductory sections on Rationale, Inquiry as Stance, Genesis of the book , and Practitioner Inquiry are not a casual read.

Renaissance Offers Unlimited, Free Access to More Than 6,500 Digital Books and News Articles

eSchool News

To highlight the importance of daily reading during the COVID-19 pandemic, Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is offering unlimited free access to myON digital books and news articles from February 1–7, 2021. In fact, research shows that kids with access to at least 500 books at home are more likely to graduate high school, while kids with minimal access to books often don’t make it past grade 9.*.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Can the ‘Netflix For Textbooks’ Model Actually Improve Access?

Edsurge

per month for one access to one digital textbook or $14.99 per month to access all of the more than 1,500 titles on the company’s platform, with each plan requiring a four-month minimum. Users also get access to audiobook versions of their texts?available

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

Ditch That Textbook

Examples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching. Ed Tech Lesson planning Student engagement Teaching books for educators books for teachers education books teacher books teacher summer readingIn many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. It’s easier than ever for […].

How digital books connect vulnerable students with reading

eSchool News

So when it comes to reading, sometimes success can look like a student simply picking up a book. However, the increasing prevalence of 1:1 device programs over the last year sparked a significant improvement in their reading habits by providing more access to ebooks and audiobooks.

Scholastic Book Club Provides Great Children's Books for Each Grade

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scholastic Book Clubs is a platform where teachers get access to a wide variety of educational books that attend to the learning needs of young learners from various age groups and cultural.read more.

Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

eSchool News

Benchmark Education is are now offering free access to their extensive collection of eBooks to families and educators. 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.

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Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript

CUE

A while ago, I published an e-book, “An Educator’s Guide to Podcasting Beyond the Classroom”, and it’s been really successful–it’s been downloaded over 1,000 times already! ??However, The post Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript appeared first on CUE, Inc.

Delaware Ensures Every Student Has Digital Access to Curriculum and Choice Reading Titles

eSchool News

The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) announced an agreement with OverDrive Education to provide access to online books to every K-12 student in the state. Students use their school credentials to read required and recreational digital books in the Sora student reading app.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Providing access to technology is important but not a complete solution when it comes to getting rid of systemic disparities caused by issues like income inequality, geographic isolation, or discrimination.

??Librarians Fight Book Bans With Twitter Takeover

Edsurge

Texas has become a battleground over book banning. Now entering the fray is a cavalry of librarians, who are taking to social media in opposition of what they say is an attack on their professionalism—and on student access to diverse books.

Accessibility for Everyone - A Book to Help Educators Create Content

techlearning

If your school or district is interested in helping staff understand why this is important, then consider Accessibility for Everyone for your next great book study

Accessibility for Everyone - A Book to Help Educators Create Content

The Innovative Educator

All schools receiving public funding must make content accessible to everyone including those with disabilities. If your school or district is interested in helping staff understand why this is important, then consider Accessibility for Everyone for your next great book study.

Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning

EdTechTeacher

Book Creator’s multimodal tools and supports can be used for both teachers and students to create content, demonstrate understanding while building in student voice and choice. In this book, you will find examples and practical tips on how Book Creator can be used to differentiate lessons for students in your classroom. Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning.” Apple Books. Download link: Click here to read Rosey’s book!

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. Fortunately, several free web tools and apps help students quickly and easily create and publish digital books. More Book Ideas. Books to help local museums or charities.

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Game Changer! Assuring Book Access for All Kids

MiddleWeb

Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp make the case for dedicated independent reading time and choice in books for all students in all schools – and they push back hard against narrow reading spectrums and the misuse of book leveling, writes 6th grade teacher Kevin Hodgson. Book Reviews Reading book choice Colby Sharp Donalyn Miller independent reading Kevin Hodgson reading advocates Scholastic

Travel Series Travel and Physical Access

N2Y

Welcome to part three of our travel series, where we will cover a variety of topics on travel and access that will better prepare you for traveling with children with special needs. Travel and Medical Access. Travel and Communication Access.

Sora “Content Bundles” Feature Empowers Educators to Easily Reserve Digital Books for Specific Students

eSchool News

This new feature allows educators to reserve and bundle digital books from their school’s Sora collection, offering exclusive access for select students based on specific scenarios. For instance, educators can: Bundle curriculum titles for grade level-access.

Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One

edWeb.net

Instead, the goal is to make improvements for all students, as when her district improved access to algebra 1 classes, and participation by students of all ethnicities increased. The post Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One appeared first on edWeb.

Picture Books Set the Stage for MS Learning

MiddleWeb

In Part 2 of a series on using picture books in middle school, Jennifer Sniadecki and Jason DeHart focus on "the simple power" of stories with minimal text to set the stage for a lesson and make the learning more accessible.

15 Classroom Activities, Books, and Resources for Native American Heritage Month

Waterford

Plus, read on to the end for recommendations on the best books about Native American people and communities to read with elementary students. Read Books By and About Native American People. 10 Native American Children’s Books.

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. Fortunately, several free web tools and apps help students quickly and easily create and publish digital books. More Book Ideas. Books to help local museums or charities.

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2 books for 2 different needs

Dangerously Irrelevant

That’s particularly true when it’s something as big as a book (even a small book). I have had the wonderful opportunity over the past year and a half – thanks to series editor Bill Ferriter and the amazing folks at Solution Tree – to publish two very different books, both of which are intended to meet very specific needs of school leaders and classroom educators and both of which have been well-received. The book has gotten good reviews so far.

Free access to Mackin’s Distance learning solution

eSchool News

Macking one of the world’s largest providers of print books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video is offering access to its ebook library and distance learning content for free.

Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’

Edsurge

There are more than 711,000 books—and counting—in Bookshare , a digital reading platform for people with reading barriers including dyslexia, blindness or cerebral palsy. publishing industry put out 339,000 new books. That adds up to more than a million new books each year. “We We just can’t keep up with the number of books that are published,” says Turner. We have yet to see a book from a publisher that is perfect the first time.”

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Zaretta Hammond, author of the book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. Zaretta Hammond, the author of the book “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain,” describes a vicious cycle in which low-income students of color begin their education in under-resourced schools with less-experienced teachers, then fall behind academically so that even if they get opportunities to attend a high-performing school later, they arrive grade levels behind their more affluent peers.