5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

The CoolCatTeacher

Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. Colby is the co-founder of Nerdy Book Club, and he serves on the Nerd Camp Michigan team. Blog: [link] Twitter: @ colbysharp Book: Game Changer!

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

Kleinspiration

Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! has over 133 engaging books and lesson plans offering instruction and practice in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension covering K-6 content in history, science, and language arts.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. So, if you have a student who needs responses on space, a space knowledge library is generated.

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. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. 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.

Internet Archive Hopes to Help Libraries Make Available Books Once Thought Trapped By Copyright

Edsurge

As libraries work to scan their collections, they tread carefully around books published after 1923 and likely to still be under copyright. But researchers at the Internet Archive and Tulane University say they’ve found a legal way to scan and make available many in-copyright works published between 1923 and 1941, which will come as welcome news to those who want to dive into a digital copy of a book like In Love With a T-Man , a 1937 pulp novel by Rob Eden.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Post sponsored by Book Creator. Book Creator Features.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. I have had a Books to Africa program going since 2012. Every year my students do a coin drive, and they raise money to pay for the shipping of books.

Emma Boettcher Unseated a Jeopardy Mega-Champion. Here’s the Next-Generation Library System She’s Working On.

Edsurge

Now it was time to get back to her day job, part of which involves helping build an open-source library services platform that manages physical and digital collections—which could help future researchers, whether they’re preparing for their own Jeopardy bid or more serious scholarship. FOLIO has been in the works since 2015, and it has been quietly growing with the help of at least a dozen college and university libraries.

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Student Book Budget: Let the Readers Read

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The last group of books from this year’s student book budget group has arrived. Our spring break slowed us down a bit, but our Capstone books are finally ready. When the books arrived, students worked together to unpack the boxes and check the packing slip.

The Student Book Budget Books Have Arrived!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

After almost two months of working on the 2015-2016 student book budget project, the books are rolling in to the library, and the excitement is brewing. Students had $5,000 to spend on books. It's book budget unpacking day! Bravo student book budget team!

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.

I LOVE Bella & Harry Books: Teach Social Studies & Add Augmented Reality to Bring the Books to Life!

Kleinspiration

At first, I thought the books would be good, but I was really just intrigued more than anything. I''ve been wanting more books for my social studies collection. I LOVE These Books! When I received the first book in the mail, I immediately fell in love with the it.

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Angie Perez and some of her classmates are studying together in a covered plaza that connects a classroom building with the law library at St. Even with that, financial documents show, the company has yet to turn a profit , thanks to the high cost of recruiting new students. The St.

@BiblioNasium: Where a School Library, a Home Library, and a Social Network Connect

Kleinspiration

Last summer I was introduced to a company called BiblioNasium through my friends at CiteLighter. Students can recommend books to classmates, family members, and friends, or view the recommendations of others before selecting a new title.

2015 Student Book Budgets Step Two: Goal Setting

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The students in this year’s book budget group have been busy. The book budget crew have carried iPads to recess and lunch as well as picked up iPads before school to survey students. Finally, we all met in the library for an official meeting to look at the data on the survey.

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

Edsurge

If I feel that one book will save my life this semester, I’ll break down and buy it,” she says. “I’m A lot of the academic readings in her economics classes are from sources like JSTOR, a digitized library of scholarly journals, and for some of her politics classes, most of the readings are academic works of other professors, research on the subject and books. Additionally, she turns to a Facebook page for people who attend her university where students sell their books.

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.

How a Little Graphic Novel is Inspiring Teachers to Think

The CoolCatTeacher

As for me, I’m finding this book an easy and powerful read, perfect for my spring break reading. ?? He oversees the library, video production lab, makerspace, wood shop, and digital fabrication lab.

Libraries and Communities Exceed Winter Reading Goals, Win $35,000 from Mark Cuban

techlearning

Washington, DC — The inaugural Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge for libraries came to a successful close this month, as more than 100 libraries all over the country and South Korea far eclipsed an ambitious goal set by investor and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban.

Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference

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Attendees from academic libraries and scholarly publishing explored how higher education will have to adapt to changing demographics, rising inequality and continuing tensions between big commercial companies and their academic customers. It’s organized by the nonprofit Ithaka , which delivers research and strategic advice to libraries, publishers and other members of the academic enterprise.

At the Top of Teachers’ Wish Lists? Tactile STEM Projects, Flexible Furniture and Books

Edsurge

Despite the growth in newer trends, the most commonly requested item on DonorsChoose remains one that has been around for centuries: books. The two most popular titles requested in 2018 were “Wonder” and “The Hate U Give”—books that speak to a wide range of experiences and promote diversity and inclusion. A lot of what we’re seeing is teachers wanting to diversify their classroom library with books students can really see themselves in,” Rosen explains.

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20 Great Books (and Eposters!) to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Students

Benchmark Education

Benchmark Education Company praises the contributions of women who shaped the world we live in today. Try adding one of Michelle Kwan’s short figure-skating program performances to Michelle Kwan, her biographical e-book, to really bring the content alive.

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

techlearning

NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – School Library Journal(SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.

2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners Announced

techlearning

BOSTON, MA, and New York, NY —May 31, 2018—Today The Horn Book, Inc., and The Boston Globeannounced the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. A winner and two honor books were selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s giveaway contest is Sylvia’s book Invent to Learn. Sylvia also headed product development for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies. Thanks Sylvia for donating one of your books to a lucky listener!

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.)

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

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

eSchool News

A big move into education, Amazon edges out OverDrive to capture NYC e-book contract. Under the terms, Amazon would have the right to sell e-books and other content but not devices like Kindles through an internal marketplace site.

Student Book Budgets and Real World Connections: Empowering Student Voice

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We have continued to unpack our student book budget purchases this weeks thanks to generous funding from James Patterson. I just happened to be near Ajacea, 5th grader, when she was setting up displays of books for people to see. Love it when there is a line at the library.

Speed Dating by Book Genre: Personal Ads

The Daring Librarian

I've blogged about Speed Dating With Books before - but I really fell in LOVE with this activity - it was a new take on it! So stop asking me start-ups & companies!) We have eleven tables, which we'll load with books and an ad. Try the Kahoot Speed Dating by Book Genre GAME

Physical Bookstores in The Digital Age

Ask a Tech Teacher

We probably went there with a specific book in mind, one required for school, but ended up taking our time exploring all the tomes available. Another supposed threat to the print book is torrenting and online downloads of materials. How Amazon Dominates Book Sales. More on books.

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Who Says I Don't Like to Read? Sparking a Love of Digital Books Across Detroit

Edsurge

The digital platform allows students to personalize their learning by selecting digital books matched to their Lexile level from myON’s digital library, which contains thousands of titles across many genres, as well as books written in Spanish. Most importantly, students can select books that peak their interests. During the 2015-16 school year, the district won a grant allowing our K-3 students unlimited access to myON’s digital library.

An ‘Epic’ Fundraise: Children’s Digital Book Subscription Startup Nabs $8 Million

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Building a “Netflix for books” service has proven notoriously difficult. Epic , which offers a digital subscription service for children’s books, has just raised $8 million in a Series C round led by Reach Capital. based company has now raised a total of $21.4 Epic launched its Netflix-like subscription service in 2014 with 5,000 digital books. The company pays a licensing fee for these rights.) per month for unlimited access to the digital library.

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

techlearning

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. Curating a vast library to address different reading levels, interests, and languages at each school was expensive, and students could only check out books when school is in session.

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Lightsail Partners With Washington Post, in Latest Latest Alliance of Literacy, Media Companies

Marketplace K-12

A company focused on improving K-12 literacy through ed tech has struck a deal with the Washington Post that will give the provider access to dozens of breaking news stories weekly, and hundreds of stories in the newspaper’s archives. LightSail , founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City, says the partnership will allow the company to use its reading platform to deliver articles tailored to students’ with different skill levels.