OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline. OverDrive, an eBook and audiobook platform for schools, wants all kids to become great readers. eBooks and eReaders News

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Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

” ESH: Before your upgrade, how did the level of Internet access impact teaching and learning? Veronica: One thing I’ve noticed is that attendance-wise, kids are able to keep up and access whatever is going on in class even when they have to miss school.

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? In any event, apps need access to the Photos app to insert or “pull” Camera Roll content. The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. You will immediately see that our teachers have access to iPads and many of their choices are iOS apps but often there are web versions and android apps for these as well.

Science Education Leaders Smithsonian and Carolina Biological Launch New Engineering Program for Elementary

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Each module of the program includes a Teacher Guide with step-by-step teacher instructions, hands-on lab materials, literacy and student activity guides, assessment, and digital eBook versions of the Teacher Guide and student books all in one package.

North Carolina School District Expands Access to Books with Online Literacy Platform from Fuel Education

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Herndon, Virginia, April 23, 2018 — Although every elementary school has different student needs its teachers must support, each needs an extensive library of books for its students. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in Cary, NC, the 15 largest school district in the United States, has 114 elementary schools. With Big Universe, WCPSS is leveraging eBooks in several different ways across the district.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

But I’m talking about the research tool for Google Books that gives you access to millions of titles that are in the public domain. Now there’s an eBook option.

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5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

The author of Make Writing , Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers. Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks — the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work.

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

I have information for you on our website, and I have an eBook for your listeners as well that they can access at our website, [link]. Suzanne Creswell on episode 244 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools

eSchool News

A division designed for elementary schools, called K-5 QuickStart, is giving schools unlimited access to about 200 titles for $500 per month. A big move into education, Amazon edges out OverDrive to capture NYC e-book contract.

Barrow Night at the Athens Clarke Public Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

At the same time, Deirdre Sugiuchi, librarian at Oglethorpe Elementary, shared how she invited students to meet her one night at the library to sign up for library cards. This evolved into all of the 14 elementary schools signing up for a night to encourage families to visit the library.

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

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is an ebook app specifically designed for kids aged 12 and under. you have unlimited access to more than 25,000 quality books at a fixed monthly subscription rate. stands out from similar apps with its multi-platform accessibility. While eBooks are the main content on Epic!

WriteWell for Google Docs: Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions for Research, Writing, and Feedback (Part 1)

EdTechTeacher

WriteWell for Google Docs is a Google Docs Add-on that includes a series of templates for elementary school, middle school, and high school classrooms. Once you’ve located WriteWell for Google Docs, click the “+ Free” icon and allow the app access to your Google account. ebook.

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Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out these Educreation monster drawings by elementary students. Have students use apps like Puppet Pals , Toontastic , Sock Puppets , Buddy Poke Pro (iOS/Android), Voxer (iOS/Android), or Piiig Walkie Talkie (for elementary) to practice role plays. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Click to access that resource!

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. Once you find a book, you access a scanned version (if available, say from Project Gutenberg) or purchase it at a linked bookstore. .

4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books

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Just like reading an interactive ebook is more engaging than reading a print textbook, creating a digital book is a lot more fun than writing a typical report or essay. But more important than making learning fun, creating an interactive ebook gives students who struggle with writing a better tool for sharing their ideas and demonstrating knowledge. Though most ebook-creation platforms focus on narrative writing, most of my digital book projects are nonfiction texts.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. Additional Resources referenced from Jackie’s blog: Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners.

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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

When the year is up, they will never be charged again and will have continued access to the Facebook group and all club materials. There is a group for elementary (K-5) and one for secondary.

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4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books

Graphite Blog

Just like reading an interactive ebook is more engaging than reading a print textbook, creating a digital book is a lot more fun than writing a typical report or essay. Though most ebook-creation platforms focus on narrative writing, most of my digital book projects are nonfiction texts.

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On search agility: There’s more than one place to start

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I plan to share options for elementary, portals and curation searching in upcoming posts.). Give it a try for making sense of the data sets kids need to access to create meaningful infographics. I don’t think I know anyone who isn’t in a search rut.

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Little Authors-Book Creator in the Kindergarten Classroom

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Book Creator, by definition is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. With over 25 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more.

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To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

It was a book I relied on when I taught elementary school. Educators feel the same way when we discover a new strategy or method and then think about all of the students we had in the past who did not have access to this better practice. MY STUDENTS ARE NOT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. If transportation is an issue, consider utilizing Overdrive , a digital library of eBooks and audiobooks. (I wrote this post last week for our families on my school blog.).

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers and students can access CSO to utilize digital resources and teaching tools designed to supplement Carolina’s curriculum products such as Building Blocks of Science 3D K-5 science curriculum.

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Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace

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The irony was not lost on Luhtala and Burns when they rescued much-needed shelving from the elementary school. Clamping the refurbished shelves together, they created an 80-bin storage system that provided teachers and students easy access to the makerspace materials.

StoryBots launches interactive resources for teachers

eSchool News

Teachers can gain free access to the platform by applying for the StoryBots Educator Network at www.StoryBots.com/educate. Since its founding, StoryBots videos have amassed more than 300 million views online, while its eBooks have been read more than 8 million times.

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

users moved from just accessing information and content to being able to directly interact with the content through commenting, remixing, and sharing it via social networks.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Empowered Readers: Technology That Can Re-Inspire Students’ Love of Reading

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Casey's Four Top eBook Platforms for English Language Learners. Finding Free eBook Platforms for My English Language Learners When surveyed, teachers report that their top three considerations for choosing tools are 1) price, 2) whether the tool was time-saving and simple to integrate into instruction, and 3) whether the tool tailored student tasks and instructions based on individual students’ needs.*.

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iPad Essentials: What can iBooks do for you?

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iBooks can be used to access ePub books, the format of most downloadable books, which are themselves interactive in navigation via the use of tappable tables of contents. ScienceWerkz publishes fun, magazine-style eBooks with interactive features and video.

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On INFOhio’s light

NeverEndingSearch

I was sincerely inspired by their presentation, their energy and their efforts to ensure all Ohio learners have access to the resources to which they are entitled. I’ve been a long-time fan of the work of INFOhio.

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The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

For students at Central Valley middle and high schools, accessing classroom lessons rarely involves opening a book. Teachers and students at one district are replacing print with digital. By and large, it’s working.

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Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

The biggest limitation for younger students is finding materials written at an accessible reading level, but this can be overcome by focusing more on videos and finding books with a “read to me” feature. Units for younger students might include more read aloud content while units for upper elementary or middle school students might focus more heavily on articles or reading parts of non-fiction texts.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Create Multimedia eBooks in a 1 iPad Classroom by Wesley Fryer Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)?

Make Reading Relevant with Thematic Units

Graphite Blog

The biggest limitation for younger students is finding materials written at an accessible reading level, but this can be overcome by focusing more on videos and finding books with a "read to me" feature. Units for younger students might include more read-aloud content while units for upper elementary or middle school students might focus more heavily on articles or reading parts of nonfiction texts.

Getting Ready for @CSEDWeek and #HourOfCode

Mindspark Learning

If you’re an educator in an elementary school, check out these lessons for your students on Computer Science Fundamentals. The point is, computer science is more accessible than you may think, and engaging your students with lessons on computer science is free and easy.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, any digital learning content used by grantees must be accessible to individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use screen readers.

Why We Read: Reflections After Completing the Goodreads Book Challenge #NCTE15

Reading By Example

My deliberateness allowed me to reflect on the information and consider how I could apply this knowledge to my current position as an elementary school principal. One of the biggest surprises for me during this Goodreads challenge is how much I prefer reading on print versus eBooks.

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To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

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Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, introductory keynote speaker Top Must-Have for Our Students: Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers , the mobile app for 24/7 access by our students. Intellectual privacy is a huge issue with ebooks.

Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

Educator Innovator

While a majority of children have access to a tablet or e-reader, only about half of those children have read e-books. At West Ridge Elementary in Chicago, 3 rd -grade teacher Sarah Tschaen sees parents struggling to keep up with their children’s tech-savvy.