15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library


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.

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. A virtual reality field trip. A lesson on how to create a podcast.


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The Epic E-Book of WebTools

The CoolCatTeacher

Resources Mentioned in the Show Epic book of Web Tools and Apps The Digital Librarians Survival Toolkit Kristina Holzweiss – Bio as Submitted Kristina A.

Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

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. The importance of relationships in the modern library. The most inexpensive tools that have transformed learning in her library. Pictures of Micki’s Library / Classroom.

COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries


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.,

Find Lots of Library Books on the Cheap!


You can’t do either without having robust libraries with books of all types, subjects, and levels. Heart of the School Reading book collections book sources classroom libraries Rita PlattHelping students learn to read and love to read are two of the most important jobs of any teacher in the middle grades. NBCT Rita Platt can help you build your collection.

Here’s How I Created a Virtual Class Library


Borrowing books from class and school libraries is less common during the pandemic. Kathie Palmieri encourages her students to read using a Bitmoji Virtual Classroom Library, Virtual Book Tasting Rooms, Flipgrid, and Mentimeter. How-to tips and book sources included! The post Here’s How I Created a Virtual Class Library first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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.

Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

eSchool News

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. The books are organized by subject and reading level making it easy to find the books that will interest your students while they are reading at home. This library is available through July 31, 2020. Benchmark Education is are now offering free access to their extensive collection of eBooks to families and educators.

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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. Lerner Digital is granting licenses to educators and librarians who would like to use their books to support their students and patrons via distance learning and remote access.

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. Book Access for All Kid with Donalyn Miller, and he is the editor of The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection. Blog: [link] Twitter: @ colbysharp Book: Game Changer! Books for All Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links.

Super Duper Digital Library is selected as a Winner by Two Prestigious Family Awards Programs

eSchool News

The Super Duper Digital Library , a collection of hundreds of online cards, games, and worksheets to support reading and literacy skills for children in Pre-K – Grade 5, recently won two prestigious awards programs – the Family Choice Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards.

Two Excellent Digital Libraries That Offer Books for All Reading Levels

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with two of our favourite digital libraries for kids. These are platforms where kids can access tons of books for all reading levels. Collections include picture books,read more

3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!


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. Book Wizard Mobile fits both of these characteristics. He had just finished book browsing for a few new selections. As we were discussing the books and getting them checked out to his name, I remembered I had the Book Wizard app. Search for Books and Save Them in an Organized List!

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.


To ensure students can access books and other academic resources even if they’re nowhere near a campus. The Association of College & Research Libraries maintains in its “access entitlement principle,” which functions as a sort of library bill of rights, that all students of an institution of higher education “are entitled to the library services and resources of that institution,” including access to a librarian, regardless of location.

I Read Because: A Book Tasting Library Orientation

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m always trying to maximize what happens during library orientation each year. Instead, I wanted to focus on the power of reading and give students time to explore the genres of the library. I shared books like Wonder and How to Steal a Dog , which gave me a chance to wrestle with something that is different from my own life. They shared their hopes for the year as well as books that inspire them. Last year was our first year with a genrefied library.

Internet Archive announces the Emergency Digital Library


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.

Classroom Organizer - free app to organize your classroom library and book room

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Organizer is a free web based and mobile app that allows you to organize and manage your classroom library and school book room. The app allows you to Inventory print and eBooks, Import titles directly from your Booksource order, Add your existing books, Import your student roster, Enable students to check out and return books, Run assessment reports on student activity, Organize bookrooms and share eBooks with the Classroom Organizer School portal.

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In the Darkness, There Is Light: 6 Books That Shine Hope for Students and Teachers


As it did, I sought out books to read that nourished that feeling and kindled that spark. The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read ” by Rita Lorraine Hubbard If you’re looking for a bit of true inspiration, this is the nonfiction picture book to take you there.

’Booking’ Students: The Literacy Solution

EdNews Daily

Now to make appropriate book selections which had appeal to students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Our students begin each school day immersed in literacy, and the change in our listeners is palpable, nineteen books later and counting. Some books are familiar, such as The Tale of Despereaux , Ralph S. Listeners may even, at the conclusion of each selection, choose to take an AR Test over the book to which they’ve listened. Written By Guest Author: (Mrs.)

Two Great Digital Libraries for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with two of our favourite digital libraries for kids. These are platforms where kids can access tons of books for all reading levels. Collections include picture books,read more

Two of The Best Apps to Borrow Free eBooks from Public Libraries

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With the closures of local libraries due to the current pandemic, book lovers experience what Concepción de León called 'literary withdrawal'. books app

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National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students, Public


The Internet Archive has created a National Emergency Library in response to the global COVID-19-related school shutdowns

Refresh Class Libraries with Appealing Nonfiction


Students getting a bit bored with your classroom library? She stretches her dollars by purchasing nonfiction books with broad appeal. Nonfiction Texts Wide Open Learning class libraries classroom library Megan Kelly Nonfiction texts ReadingThe return from winter break is a perfect time for a "refresh," says teacher Megan Kelly. Here are a few of her cross-content favorites.

Made By Us, First Book and AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Launch the Wishes For Books Giveaway

eSchool News

Today, Made By Us, First Book and AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate announced they are now accepting submissions for the Wishes For Books giveaway. The giveaway will remain open to teachers through September 21st for a chance to win a library of books based on the topic of their wish.

"Library Extension" Lets you Borrow Books from Your Local Library While You're in Amazon or Goodreads!

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That book you want to purchase on Amazon or Goodreads? It might be available to borrow from your local library! Chrome's "Library Extension" lets you check your local library immediately , while you're in Amazon or Goodreads. Note: As of this publication date also available at Barnes and Noble, AR BookFinder, and Google Books too! ] books and reading Chrome extensions Google tips librariesSave yourself a few steps, and some money!

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


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. I started playing around with the fairly easy and recently very popular strategy of building a library scene in Slides. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface. 2005/2006) “The Virtual Library.”

Dolly Parton Gives The Gift Of Literacy: A Library Of 100 Million Books

NPR Learning and Tech

In 1995, the entertainer and philanthropist started the Imagination Library, inspired by her father, who couldn't read and write. Now, it mails free books to more than a million kids each month. Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP

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


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. 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.

19 Things To Do At The 2017 Library Of Congress National Book Festival

TeachThought - Learn better.

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A Tale of Two Libraries

A Principal's Reflections

When the position of library media specialist became available she was the only person that I wanted for the position. Outdated books filled the stacks, food and drink were not allowed, student devices were prohibited, and senseless rules were consistently enforced. Below is what the library looked like prior to her arrival. The learning atmosphere in the library is nothing less than amazing.

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries


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.

Making Sure All Kids Can Access Books


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.

Opening School Libraries Slows the Summer Slide


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

#10: Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making. How Libraries are Personalized Learning Hotspots.