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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. Elementary School. 4,500+ Multi-User eBooks. 3,000+ Multi-User eBooks.

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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Over 1500 free MackinClassic ebooks available to all K-12 schools

eSchool News

The free MackinVIA digital content management system is available to all schools and is providing users with hundreds of free MackinClassic eBooks to assist with distance learning initiatives due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Ebooks Are Great — Just Not for Young Readers


When you talk to an adult reader about ebooks, they typically come down on one side of the fence or the other. Ebooks do their best to replicate (or improve upon) all that’s good about reading. The interactivity is where ebooks tend to claim the higher ground.

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Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

September is National Library Card Signup Month. I’ve always dreamed that every student in our school would have a library card, but each year it seems to slip off my plate. Barrow Elementary Facebook page. Happy Library Card Month!

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators


is an ebook app specifically designed for kids aged 12 and under. In fact it is not just an app, but a whole platform, an extensive digital library of hand-picked, high quality books that will spark every kid’s interest in reading. Digital Library?

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Elementari – Create a free class account for up to 30 students. Buncee – Web tool and iOS app to create and publish a digital storybook with free library of animations, stickers, templates, frames, stock photos, video, audio, and more.

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


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. You know, in my course, I’d have a 120-130 kids at a time, and our school library had about 30 books on the Civil War. Now there’s an eBook option.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes the way they’re acting is exactly what you want in the gymnasium, but not in the library, and they can’t tell that distinction. 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].

Keep Calm and Read On

The Daring Librarian

Here's a kind of mirrored post that I put out on my Daring School Library blog for my kids, parents, and community. Please note that I a Middle Grades (ages 10-14) and Young Adult specific educator and not Primary or Elementary. 11 hours) FREE digital eBooks from MackinVia.

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

eSchool News

In its bid for NYC’s business, Amazon edged out competitor OverDrive, which is also ramping up its commitment to schools and school libraries to compete for districts’ e-book dollars. A big move into education, Amazon edges out OverDrive to capture NYC e-book contract.

Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace

In a recent edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, both from New Canaan High School in Connecticut, showcased the transformation of the NCHS library from a collection of used reference and biography books into a living, breathing makerspace.

On INFOhio’s light


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. The MakerSpace movement is steadily growing within Ohio’s school libraries.

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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. International Children’s Digital Library. Books are made available from a variety of sources including the Library of Congress.

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. They get an email when new content is added to the membership library. There is a group for elementary (K-5) and one for secondary.

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

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. 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.

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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. Two words: Public library. Mineral Point has an excellent public library with helpful and knowledgeable staff. (I wrote this post last week for our families on my school blog.).

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online


Another educator started a burgeoning Facebook group for international educators to trade tips, and another began a detailed list of helpful online tools, including the digital portfolio platform Seesaw and the ebook library Epic.

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. 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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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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StoryBots launches interactive resources for teachers

eSchool News

Teachers can gain free access to the platform by applying for the StoryBots Educator Network at 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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techlearning ) 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.

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

User Generated Education

Other than libraries and news outlets, students were dependent on the educator to provide them with information. 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.

Tech Tools for Specials

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you have another platform, try Draw a Stickman (well-suited for elementary school ages). For more, visit my website, Ask a Tech Teacher, and my publisher, Structured Learning , to find more resources, ebooks, lesson plans, and articles.

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


I started by taking a good look at the books I had available—only to find that my physical classroom library is filled with outdated, “dog-eared” books that are expensive to replace and are a minuscule sampling of the many thousands of books available in the world. My learners needed choices that my physical book collection could not provide, and I need a way to bolster my library and give students more choices. Casey's Four Top eBook Platforms for English Language Learners.

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iPad Essentials: What can iBooks do for you?


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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What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Software & Online CAPSTONE PEBBLEGO SPANISH DATABASE FOR K-12 STUDENTS ( ) Capstone is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo databases are now available in Spanish.

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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.

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


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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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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