How to Find Free Books for Your School or Classroom Library

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Building a school or classroom library can be difficult, especially if your school’s funding is low. Many of these programs are open specifically to educators from schools with a demonstrated need to improve literacy access. Lisa Libraries. Library of Congress.

What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? Educators and academic institutions already know this and aspire to provide s tudents with access to the best possible high-quality education regardless of their background and characteristics.

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School libraries are disappearing when students need them most

eSchool News

The building had once been an elementary school with a fully functioning library. In fact, not a single area school I have worked at in the past nine years has had a functioning library. When I was growing up, I spent much of my free time in my metro Detroit school library.

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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What is Digital Accessibility? (And Why It’s Crucial at Schools)

ViewSonic Education

What is digital accessibility – this simple question is, actually, fundamental in the technologically advanced era we’re in. What is digital accessibility, and why is it so crucial in schools and other academic environments? What is Digital Accessibility? .

The Making of the Modern Librarian: The Value of School Libraries

eSchool News

For a new generation of educators, these pursuits have something in common: They’re all appropriate learning exercises that can take place in the school library. The Evolution of the School Library. Access to audiobooks and online tutorials. A virtual reality field trip.

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.

5 digital tools for school libraries

eSchool News

School libraries have evolved from strict, quiet, hush-hush rooms to more interactive spaces with flexible seating, readily-available edtech tools, and educators on hand to help with research, critical resource evaluation, makerspaces.

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.

How Our Micro-credential Audit Supports Equitable and Accessible Professional Development

Digital Promise

To support educators in accessing quality and relevant professional learning tools at the beginning of the pandemic, we curated a list of micro-credentials that could be earned with a remote or hybrid classroom. We believe that high quality must also mean accessible and equitable.

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience. But, first, a little background: I’ve been playing around with building virtual school libraries for a very long time. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface.

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.

3 reasons E-rate funding remains critical for school internet access

eSchool News

The federal E-rate program remains a vital and trusted funding source to bring “mission-critical” internet access to schools and libraries, according to an annual report tracking trends and developments related to the federal funding stream.

TeachingBooks Resources Available to 24 Million Readers with New Statewide Library Systems Added in 2021

eSchool News

With the addition of the new licenses, more than 24 million readers at over 55,000 schools, public libraries and higher education institutions can now access TeachingBooks’ curated educational materials.

Student-centered learning lessons from the Future Ready Library Summit

eSchool News

As students across the country began heading back to classrooms, a couple hundred library leaders participated in one of this summer’s Future Ready Library Summits. Today, students readily access digital resources.

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

Free distance learning library

eSchool News

Lerner Digital is granting access to use their books to help enable librarians, teachers, and educators to help students with remote access and online learning. Click this link , to access these digital resources. Click here to access Grades PreK-5.

Opening School Libraries Slows the Summer Slide

MiddleWeb

One way to counter summer slide is to provide easily accessible books. Public libraries are great but many kids can't get to them. Valentina Gonzalez describes the challenges facing ELLs and other kids and suggests ways to make school libraries available over the break. Summer Slide The Unstoppable ELL Teacher access ELLs families poor students public libraries school libraries summer slide Unstoppable ELL Teacher Valentina Gonzalez volunteers

COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries

Edsurge

There’s a ritual that kicks off every new quarter in Michelle Luhtala’s library at New Canaan High School, one where English teachers send a gaggle of students through her doors to pick a new batch of books. Diana Rendina’s library at Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla.,

7 tips for future-proofing school libraries

eSchool News

Schools in urban districts like Denver Public Schools often struggle to fund library programs, which only exacerbates already existing equity gaps for students of color. Prioritizing equitable library access for students. All students deserve access to a school library.

Another Great Digital Library to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scribd is a platform that offers you access to a huge digital library of reading materials. Digital librariesIf you like digital reading Scribd is defnitely a must try. It offers various collections of.read more.

Follett, Baker and Taylor to Provide Free Access to PreK-12 Resources for Public Library Partners

techlearning

Follett and Baker & Taylor are collaborating to provide its public library partners with free access through June 30 to Lightbox and AV2 World Languages

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. When districts design their plans for home access, and companies such as Facebook rise to the challenge, kids win.

Internet Archive announces the Emergency Digital Library

NeverEndingSearch

million books in its lending library. The newly created National Emergency Library will serve readers around the country, who cannot physically access their local libraries, through the end of the academic year or until the end of the emergency. You’ll want to continue to use library services Libby, Sora and Hoopla for popular, recent titles. The National Emergency Library addresses a different need. Archive.org/NEL.

Facing declines in reading proficiency, rural libraries step in

The Hechinger Report

Three years ago, Darlene Thomas-Burroughs, branch manager of the Hardeeville Library in the rural town of Hardeeville, South Carolina, heard about a new way that library employees could help kids boost their reading scores.

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. I could provide technology that could be used in the schools, and provided high speed network access while they were in schools. However, when students went home there was no way to guarantee they’d have any access to high-speed internet when they got there.

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to Lynda.com, a popular education-video library the company bought in 2015 for $1.5 billion, after libraries around the country raised privacy concerns. Hopefully, a revised user agreement for library patrons can maintain that option.”

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.

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.

Accessing Your Local Library with Libby and Flipster

ProfHacker

One of the questions posed to us was, “How often do you use the library?” I had to ask for clarification: was the question about how often I made use of the library’s resources, or how often I actually entered the building? The same is no doubt true for many of us in relation to our local public libraries. In this post, I want to call attention to two mobile applications that I’ve found helpful in accessing and managing digital library materials.

The Annual All-Access Pass Programs (Individual and Institutional) for the Library 2.0 Webinar Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 These are available for unlimited viewing as part of an individual or organizational annual all-access pass, as well as any webinars held during the year after purchase (one or two a month). These passes can be administered through Library 2.0

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 readingBloomington, Minn.

How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Library closures hit patrons hard—especially those who relied on them as their main internet source and used them to access online educational resources. adults lost their main source of internet access as libraries started to shut down in March 2020.

Gale Launches New Accredited Online Adult High School Program to Public Libraries

eSchool News

September 11, 2021 – Gale , part of Cengage Group, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School , a new online accredited diploma completion program available to public libraries. The program will be available to all public libraries in Missouri this month.

Book Access: How It Started

Adjusting Course

Our school recently added a pop-up Inclusion Library (below) to our new Media Commons space, and the decision to do so was intentional. Celebrating books through book-talking, creating displays that teach, and other culture-building practices moves "book access" beyond a theoretical construct.

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. But what does it mean for librarians to serve patrons without a library ? And for a lot of libraries, that's not something you can do on a dime.

Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One

edWeb.net

How should equity work proceed in a school district where one student’s racist act and an inclusive school library program both have stirred up controversy and front-page headlines? The post Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One appeared first on edWeb.

Dr. Steve Albrecht's Library 2.0 Podcast: "Vendor Oversight At Your Library" | Webinar: "Librarians as Mandated Reporters"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've just posted a new Dr. Albrecht podcast in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : "Vendor Oversight At Your Library." "I I want to talk about vendors and vendor relationships with the library.

Distance Learning Packages for Schools, Academic Institutions, and Libraries

eSchool News

Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today announced that it has created a variety of distance learning packages to help schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.