Shakespeare Documented


One way to celebrate this significant commemoration is to explore Shakespeare Documented , the largest and most authoritative resource for learning about primary sources surrounding the life and career of William Shakespeare. primary sources Shakespeare technology Folger Library shakespeare

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


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.

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Open Library gets even more open


Created in 2006 by a team led by Aaron Swartz and Brewster Kahle, Open Library is an Internet Archive project developed to present one web page for every book ever published. And the search extends beyond books other types of documents–patents, yearbooks and open-access research papers.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South


In all the discussions about open access and copyright, I want to add my story as someone from the Global South who strongly advocates for open access. However, I know that most Egyptian academics have no such access. Public universities have very limited library resources.

Plain Language and Inclusive Document Design


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this month about making teaching documents of all kinds more accessible. Documentation does not need to be written in highly academic, obfuscatory language. Documentation needs to be written using words that are understood by your audience.

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Free Digital Library Provides Millions of Primary Sources for U.S. History


The layers of rich documents, images, and videos are carefully organized and curated, and can be accessed through topical browsing, searching and filtering, or in pre-made exhibition collections and primary source sets

Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart


It’s sometimes a struggle to get students to carefully read course documents. As I prepared to teach our Technical Writing and Communication course this fall, I decided I wanted to emphasize document design and economy of language, two areas in which I felt my previous classes could improve.

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OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

The Hechinger Report

Cal students in the Doe Library at UC Berkeley. The scrutiny, while challenging for these organizations, can yield improved accessibility of digital content over time if organizations heed the call. Accessibility is not optional.”. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

The AVer F17HD Document Camera – Versatile, Compact and Well-Built

Fractus Learning

Sitting very comfortably in the ‘Goldilocks zone’ of document cameras, the AVer F17HD ( Amazon ) finds the perfect balance between rich interactive features and excellent value for money. AVer F17HD Document Camera – In the box. Document camera.

Unpaywall: Free, legal access to scholarly articles! (and a couple of other strategies)


Greetings from Computers in Libraries 2017 from which I’ll be sharing a few discoveries. No need to go visit the site of the subscription journal to see if Green Open Access. Now more than ever, humanity needs to access our collective knowledge, not hoard it.

Copy Machines in Libraries Are ‘Going the Way of the Dodo’—Slowly


But another print-based technology—the copy machine—is disappearing from many academic libraries, as librarians swap the old dime-eating machines for multi-function devices that scan texts and send copies to students via email. Copiers seem to be going the way of the dodo, slowly,” says Stephanie Walker, dean of libraries and information resources at the University of North Dakota. That means the library’s student workers and staff don’t have to waste time collecting small change.

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, noted the importance of having safe WiFi access.

App of the Week: Education’s best digital library

eSchool News

CommonLit is a free digital library of leveled texts — news articles, poems, short stories, and historical documents. Bottom line : Access a hefty collection of reliable, ready-to-print, leveled passages that allow you to tailor lessons, assign online reading, and track progress.

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library


New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she learned, how her space changed and how it affected students along the way. Luhtala is blessed with a big library, but for most of her career it has been dominated by large bookshelves. Luhtala kept most of her fiction and donated a lot of the nonfiction, which kids are now mostly accessing digitally anyway.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources


While she learned to navigate and understand the value of her library’s network of databases, she knows that many kids don’t even know what a database is. She recognizes the library as a safe space for the individual and as an important space that creates community.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. The Barrow Spelling Bee is held in the library and broadcast to the school and families through Google Hangouts on Air.

Students as citizen archivists and scientists: The new community service?


The Library of Congress, the National Archives and the Smithsonian offer parts of their collections to be organized and made accessible by employing the services citizen volunteers. The Library of Congress was an early adopter of archival crowdsourcing.

If you’re coming to MidWinter, make your visit count! Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians


It is really unconscionable that now many students have graduated from Philadephia city schools without ever experiencing a visit to a school library or learned from a school librarian. PSLA’s message will be: Every student deserves a certified school librarian and a quality school library.

New from AASL: Defending Intellection Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries


We both believed the library could initiate that difference but we had to present the case with school administrators and search for and piece together the resources we needed. They also support the development of more inclusive libraries and learning cultures.

DBQuest and Case Maker: Two more critical thinking tools from LOC!


This past week the Library of Congress launched DBQuest and Case Maker , two new web and mobile apps that join a suite of digital resources introduced back in 2016. You may also be interested in: Library of Congress: Using Primary Sources. NARA’s Teaching with Documents.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Like much of rural America, Garfield County is on the wrong side of the “homework gap” — a stubborn disparity in at-home broadband that hinders millions of students’ access to the array of online learning, collaboration and research tools that are enjoyed by their better-connected peers.

LOC introduces its Story Maps


Around a month ago, the Library of Congress announced new curatorial strategies for interactive storytelling around its diverse collections with its Story Maps. A Treasure Trove of Trials , by Francisco Macias, Law Library of Congress.

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Angie Perez and some of her classmates are studying together in a covered plaza that connects a classroom building with the law library at St. Even with that, financial documents show, the company has yet to turn a profit , thanks to the high cost of recruiting new students. The St.

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Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

Jaelyn Deas and her four best friends shared everything, including late-night study sessions in the library at San Jose State University and a never-ending preoccupation with how they’d pay for their tuition there. Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of college

The Hechinger Report

A student walks past the Bender Library on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. And a committee of the principal national faculty union is at work on a position paper documenting problems with some dual-enrollment programs. “I

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Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Gaps also exist between high-performing and low-performing public schools based on differences in access to funding and resources, community engagement and commitment, and the ability and willingness of district and school leaders to embrace innovation and try new strategies. Accessibility.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.


A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile, millions of American students trek to public libraries and fast-food restaurants to get online after school, or they go without — a problem known as the “homework gap.”. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Losing access to social media might be all it takes for students to follow the rules. Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others. in the library as a research tool .

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Focus on Include: AASL’s new Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide


Designed to support school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities , the Guide offers reflection activities, scenarios, and resources based on the six Shared Foundations and the four Domains of our National School Library Standards.

Annotate PDFs with Kami

Catlin Tucker

I shared the PDF version because our library only had a few copies of the book. As soon as it’s opened using Kami, your students will have access to all of the features listed above and you will be able to see their annotations when you click into their assignments in Google Classroom!