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Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. There are many barriers and factors to providing that access.

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Image At the library by Susanne Nilsson licensed CC-BY 2.0. Profession open access scholarly communication scholarly publishing

6 growing trends taking over academic libraries

eSchool News

Spreading digital fluency is now a core responsibility of academic libraries, and Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are poised to amplify the utility and reach of library services like never before. Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Research School Librarie

The Future of Libraries - what does it look like?

Educational Technology Guy

Libraries, like schools, are changing with technology. The typical library full of books will be going away and be replaced with a space for accessing digital resources and getting help finding resources. Many libraries are struggling to change and even attract visitors.

Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South

ProfHacker

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.

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. In Library 2.0

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

Kleinspiration

On a nearly annual basis, I find that one of the last things that I have left on my to-do list is maintaining my classroom library. This can be a frustrating task in a normal year, however it becomes a much more tedious process when faced with a number of common library challenges.

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said.

Introducing Open Library of the Humanities

ProfHacker

This past fall semester, the Open Library of the Humanities , or OLH, officially launched their publishing arm. The OLH is: a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). Image: Library Bookshelf.

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

Class Tech Tips

The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students. Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web.

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Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

Library 2.016 Min-Conference June 15th: "Library as Classroom"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the second of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," June 15th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited).

Great ways library media and IT departments can work together

eSchool News

Library media specialists and IT teams can work toward a common mission. As purveyors of digital learning materials and research, library media specialists are aligning with their IT departments to help create dynamic, engaging hubs for students and instructors.

International Children's Digital Library

techlearning

Featuring a variety of books from around the globe, International Children''s Digital Library makes children''s classics accessible in many different languages. Techlearning Resources Site of the Day

One future for research libraries

Bryan Alexander

On May 12 the head of the National Science Library at the Chinese Academy of Sciences , Xiaolin Zhang, gave a major speech to the THETA conference in Australia. Anything they don’t own they obtain through consortial relationships (I think that’s inter-library loan).

Library 2.0

Learning with 'e's

What does the future hold for our university libraries? The library has long been seen by many as a very traditional, conservative institution, and is often portrayed as a place where rows upon rows of antiquated book shelves slowly gather dust. 2009) Library 2.0:

What Colleges Can Gain by Adding Makerspaces to its Libraries

MindShift

Colleges are following the lead of K-12 schools and libraries by creating easily accessible makerspaces that are available to the entire student body. [[ This is a content summary only.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

MindShift

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.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.015 Online Events Start Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library and learning conversations! So amazing to connect with the energy of librarians all around the world through Library 2.0!” Steve Hargadon Library 2.015 Conference Founder and Co-Chair The Learning Revolution SAMPLE POSTS + TWEETS - Please Help Promote!

Impero Software’s keyword library addresses online safety concerns

eSchool News

In an effort to protect students in this always-on and connected world, Impero Software , a remote monitoring and management software provider, has updated its keyword libraries to include a more comprehensive list of U.S. This keyword library is a much needed resource for our U.S.

View & Access over 6,000 Photochrom Prints from the Library of Congress

Indiana Jen

The Library of Congress has published its collection of more than 6,000 photochrom pictures from the turn of the 20th century. You can view and access the collection here. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008679501/. Accessed November 15, 2016.).

It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access

The Principal of Change

Providing a device doesn’t mean the student will be using it all of the time, but could have access all of the time. When I was in school, if I wanted to learn more about a certain country or animal, I would wait until we had “library time” to be able to further explore this concept, unless that was the week the teacher brought resources into the classroom on that topic. It is not that we have access to find information, but to also create it.

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.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

Edsurge

It wasn’t until three semesters into my degree, after spending $1,000 dollars merely renting my textbooks that I discovered my University’s ebook library. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. This is not just a call for open textbooks, but for awareness of all library resources, and reimagining the role that the library will play in the 21st century university.

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Reading Library for Kids on iPads – EPIC!

Class Tech Tips

is a subscription-based ebook library for students. This iPad app gives elementary-school aged readers access to thousands of books straight from their device. ELA - Reading/Writing iPad Apps ebooks gamification reading libraryKids can set their preferences, browse the collection and earn badges for their achievements. This engaging app is great for reluctant readers or students struggling to find a just-right book that […].

4 Excellent Library Apps to Use on Your iPad

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 17, 2015 Looking for some good library apps other than Kindle and Kobo? Some of these apps provide access to free eBooks and.read more. iPad library appsBelow is a collection of some iPad apps you might want to try.

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TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. To make them more accessible for you, we’ve decided to create libraries of content, starting with an early collection of the learning models and frameworks we’ve created.

First-ever online library of edtech pricing data launches for school districts

eSchool News

The platform will allow member districts to access price reports on the products they are considering for first-time purchase or renewal. Districts will have access to easy-to-read graphs that provide insight into how other districts are buying and utilizing edtech.

Reading Rainbow eBook Library for Early Readers

Class Tech Tips

This powerful iPad app gives students access to hundreds books in a variety of genres. Reading Rainbow has inspired young readers long before an iPad entered any classroom. Within the app are over 100 educational video field trips hosted by Reading Rainbow favorite LeVar Burton.

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Final Schedule - Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29th, is our Library 2.017 mini-conference: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Univ of Louisville launched free open access internal medicine resource

Educational Technology Guy

The University of Louisville Department of Medicine has launched a free, open access, internal medicine online resource, LouisvilleLectures.org. The resource provides free evidenced-based medical education lectures that are available to anyone.

Library 2.017 Mini-Conference: DIGITAL LITERACY & FAKE NEWS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0

Bring learning content to life with the GoConqr Media Library

GoConqr

We’ve created a personal Media Library for every GoConqr user, where you can store images, video, and media embeds, and easily use and reuse these across the resources you create. Sign up or sign in to start using your Media Library and set your creativity to work for you. .

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The New York Public Library Offers Over 187K Digital Items for Free Download

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 9, 2015 The New York Public Library has enhanced access to its Digital Collections that are in public domain allowing users to enjoy and use the materials in an way they want. There are.read more. Public domain Image resources

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

Librarians at Chicago Public Library (CPL) partnered with the nonprofit Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to make online education more accessible through this program. . Library patrons traditionally come in, find resources, and are left on their own to learn the material.

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