How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries

The CoolCatTeacher

Carolyn Foote on episode 578 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many schools are reimagining the learning spaces that some call libraries or media centers. Listen to Carolyn Foote talk about Redesigning Libraries Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Challenge Have conversations at your school about the learning space relating to your library or media center.

Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #23 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Micki Uppena From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Librarian Micki Uppena has a student centered library. In addition to a rich maker space, Micki takes us on a journey into a 21st century library where kids love to learn. ” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Typical conversations Micki has with her students in the library.

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Friday Webinar - "Helping Library Patrons with Autism" + Blog Post #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wining, presented by Library 2.0 and Dr. Steve Albrecht: " Helping Library Patrons with Autism : Start with Understanding.” Ask him or her for his or her library card or the Guardian’s card. Steve Hargadon Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

YouTube Video Library for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post YouTube Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. YouTube Video Library for Teachers. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

The CoolCatTeacher

Colby Sharp on episode 565 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Colby Sharp author of Game Changer! Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. Blog: [link] Twitter: @ colbysharp Book: Game Changer! There are some ideas for all of us here. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

Library 2.0 Webinar: "The Safe Library" + Blog Post: "Creating the Perfect Library Security Officer" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"The Safe Library: Lessons (I’ve Learned) in Keeping Staff and Patrons Better Protected" Part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht (See below for information and a link to Dr. Albrecht's latest blog post, " Creating the Perfect Security Officer.")

"Preventing Library Fires" Blog Post + Two January Library 2.0 Webinars: "Better Communications" and "Service Leadership" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new blog post from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " What a Fire Chief Wants You to Know About Preventing Library Fires. " Best wishes to all, Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

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 there's a whole bunch of different reasons why that might happen, and one of the things we see in rural areas is, it's not just our patrons in libraries who are under-resourced. And for a lot of libraries, that's not something you can do on a dime.

NASA IMAGE AND VIDEO LIBRARY

techlearning

NASA has a huge image, video and audio file library that you can do public search, download or embed the out-of-this-world files. We can also embed the content to your blog, lms or website. Photo Video TL Advisor Blog Digital LibraryWe can do the search using keywords across more than 60 collections with a treasure trove of more than 140,000 files. It is a living website, where new and archival images, video and audio files continually are being added.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

edWeb.net

With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, with guest Jackie Whiting, Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, presented in the webinar, “ Personalizing Instruction Through the Library ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

Albrecht Blog: "Schedule Regular Library Inspection Days" + Friday Webinar: "Performance Evaluations" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new blog post from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Safety & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " Schedule Regular Inspection Days. Think of all the cool stuff in your library you could be looking at to make sure it's working properly.

Blog Post: "Helping Library Patrons with Autism: Start with Understanding" | Webinar on Same Topic Next Week #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new blog post from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " Helping Library Patrons with Autism: Start with Understanding. Ask him or her for his or her library card or the Guardian’s card.

As LinkedIn Learning Subsumes Lynda.com, Library Groups Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, offering their patrons access to the once-upstart company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. But this week, library groups urged their members to stop using the service if the company—now owned by LinkedIn, a subsidiary of Microsoft—makes planned changes to Lynda.com that will require library patrons to create a LinkedIn profile to access the service.

Library 2.0 December Webinar - "Performance Evaluations" + Safety Blog: "Visitor Policy" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Performance Evaluations: A Skill-Building Refresher for Library Leaders" Part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : We invite you to join us for a 60-minute webinar presented by Library 2.0 The language we use as library leaders matters.

Have you seen “What Works” for your schools? Amplify success with a video library of teaching

Edthena

New toolsets from Edthena allow any district to curate a video library of searchable lesson segments, tagged to teaching standards, and shared securely to all staff members within the district. Now, teachers can see best-practice instructional examples of their peers in a searchable Organization Library. What’s new is the ability for anyone in your organization to nominate any videos for consideration as part of the organization-wide library.

"The Perils of the Parking Lot: Part 2 - Advice and Solutions" Blog Post + Two January Library 2.0 Webinars #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new blog post from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " The Perils of the Parking Lot: Part 2. " Some readers were kind enough to contact Steve Hargadon at Library 2.0 Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!

Kleinspiration

Classroom Library Tools If you are a Scholastic.com user, most likely you know about Book Wizard and what an amazing tool it is for finding and leveling books. Those who follow my blog know that I gravitate towards tools that are free and fantastic. This was one of those moments in my room that would change the way I managed my library. Level Your Library in a Click I''ve used several sites to help level my classroom library in the past.

Library 2.0's "Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht" - Podcast and Blog

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've created a new section of the Library 2.0 community site devoted to a new regular podcast and blog series from Dr. Steve Albrecht on " Library Safety and Security." Steve is a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, and the host of most of our popular Library 2.0 You can access the podcast and blog by going to the " Safety & Security " link in the main Library 2.0 Our Library 2.0 Steve Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

Kleinspiration

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. They are all in your personal library that you can take anywhere. Digital Library? Variety of formats and a growing library. And this library is growing every day. And giving access to this library completely for FREE is extremely generous.

One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library

Edsurge

The largest library in the world contains more than 168 million items, with materials in some 470 languages, and is located in Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress, situated right behind the U.S. teacher to spend a year at the Library of Congress researching, writing and seeking out primary sources that K-12 teachers across the country could use in their classroom lessons. Then the library makes that source material available and easily accessible to all.

Find free online learning material in the new GoConqr Library

GoConqr

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”. ~ Albert Einstein. The new GoConqr Library. Since we launched GoConqr, users have been busy creating engaging online learning material – so much that we have over 8 million resources and courses in our online learning library! To help you navigate this wealth of riches, we have organised the content into a personal learning library. Sign in or Sign up to see your new library!

Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement

eSchool News

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, library media specialist and technology liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

Google Quick Tips Video Library for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Quick Tips Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Quick Tips Video Library for Teachers. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. The post Google Quick Tips Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Each week on the Shake Up Learning Show podcast, I share a quick tip.

Albrecht: "Preventing Harassment" Podcast Interview + "Theft Behaviors in the Library" Blog Post

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a 20-minute Adriane Herrick Juarezby interview of Dr. Albrecht on the topic of " Preventing Harassment " in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. You will also find his new blog post, " Theft Behaviors in the Library ," on the site. And his recorded webinar, " Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship ," is available for purchase here.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

edWeb.net

Apps bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program. For libraries looking to take control of their social media strategies, Michelle recommends using Buffer. edWeb Blog apps school library school library program

New Library "Safety and Security" Podcast Episode and Blog Post by Dr. Steve Albrecht #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted both a new podcast episode and a new blog post in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. The 30-minute podcast is on " Library Emergencies ," and the blog post is entitled " The Shamu Method: Can We 'Coach Up' Problematic Patrons With 'Fish'? The Library 2.0 Steve (the other Steve) Steve Hargadon Library 2.0 I also attended your talk last year at one of our branch libraries.

5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

Today, our library makerspace has developed into a 21st century learning laboratory, with funding from grants and through the generosity of individuals and organizations that support our DonorsChoose projects. In 2013, I began creating a makerspace in our library with only recyclables such as yogurt containers, bottle caps, and toilet paper tubes that I had been saving over the summer. You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace. Instead, get creative.

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4 Ideas to Help You Start a Blog and Write Consistently

The Principal of Change

For this, blogging is a great tool not only to synthesize your learning but to also catalog it into a type of library. Going through the process of writing “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” and finishing my second book, my blog was invaluable in finding great information from others that I had placed into my blog that I could reshare in a book. 3 Ideas to Help You Blog. 5 Reasons Your Portfolio Should be a Blog. ( That’s a blog post.

Dear Otto: How do I create a classroom library checkout system?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I got this question from a colleague: I am looking for an app that classroom teachers can use to scan a classroom library and allow teachers to check books out with students. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers , CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB.

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Building Privacy Literacy at the Library

Educator Innovator

Libraries are uniquely positioned to teach young patrons about privacy. Under the USA Patriot Act, the FBI demanded that libraries turn over information on patrons’ use. The American Library Association has fought such requests, calling privacy a fundamental human right. “A A library is an unbiased source of information,” said Erin Berman of the San Jose Public Library. Increasingly, the Library Freedom Project is receiving requests for teen-specific workshops.

Library Orientation for Third through Fifth Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Just as I did for the early grades, I pondered what message I wanted our upper grades to take away from library orientation. I wanted to of course give them some reminders about routines and procedures, but I wanted them to leave with a sense that the library was a place for all readers to connect with books. If we didn’t have the book or topic in our library, then I wanted us to make sure that we did.

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. Libraries are all about inquiry,” says Valerie Jopeck, a former librarian and current education specialist for a large public school district in Virginia. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said. The libraries that form partnerships are doing the best work,” she said.

Our Library is a Safe Space

The Daring Librarian

Our school library has always been a safe space for kiddos of all kinds. And our School Library has always enjoyed being a draw and a safe landing spot for kids who are quirky, nerdy, bookish, techie, queer, gay, trans, wordy, dramatic, creative, alternative, and cool. I was a habitué of and a help in my Middle School Library and always an Ally to my LGBTQ friends - even though we didn't have that acronym in the 80's! This is not something new.