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.

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.

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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

Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. With this in mind, CPL leadership did more than just provide 3,000 public access computers across all its branches.

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

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.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools. Accessible, Low-Entry, High Ceiling Materials and Activities. Materials Openly and Easily Accessible.

Searching Multiple Libraries with the Chrome Library Extension

ProfHacker

That post described Library Extension , a very useful Chrome extension 1 that works with Amazon’s site (reports in the comments section of the LifeHacker post indicate that it works with the Goodreads site, too, though I’ve not tested it). Have you tried Library Extension?

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

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.

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.

Flipping the classroom when home access is a problem

eSchool News

A lack of reliable internet access at home can make flipping a challenge, but by no means an impossibility. Too many teachers have ruled it out on account of their students’ lack of access. So how can we reach kids who don’t have consistent access?

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

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School Library Club students as they worked to design solutions to problems they identified in their community. Why the library?

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).

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

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. Schools have tried to identify adequate solutions to this problem at a critical moment when all students in school should have reliable home Internet access.

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).

An Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 19, 2017 Bookshare is a platform that provides access to a huge library of reading materials for people with physical disability or visual impairment. The library has over 500.000 titles covering.read more. Tools for disabled students

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.

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.

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

At the Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, toddlers and kids gather weekly to work on creative projects. On those days the library morphs into a “makerspace,” overflowing with sewing supplies, circuitry, yarn, and electronics. For many, the library sites have become refuges.

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.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. But the promised library of everything hasn’t come into being. As part of the deal, Google’s partner libraries made sure they got to keep digital copies of their scanned works for research and preservation use.

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.

About 79 Percent of Schools and Libraries Have Faster Internet Because of E-Rate

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Funding Management NetworkingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The latest research indicates that the FCC’s program is effective at bringing more connectivity to K–12 students.

Access Tons of Free Digital Textbooks to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

OER Commons, Open Textbook Library, MERLOT, TextBookGo, Bookboon.etc).read July 1, 2017 A couple of months ago we shared a collection of some of the best websites that offer open digital textbooks (e.g. read more. Textbook resources

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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.

Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

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.)

Fascinating library project has students award peace prize

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This piece is the first in our new monthly series focusing on Innovative School Libraries and Librarians. Be sure to keep checking back during the month of August for new library-focused articles!].

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!

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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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.).

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 […].

Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

Class Tech Tips

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. Android Apps Chromebook iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use Special Education accessible ebooks dyslexia ebooks

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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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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.

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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