Shakespeare Documented


One way to celebrate this significant commemoration is to explore Shakespeare Documented , the largest and most authoritative resource for learning about primary sources surrounding the life and career of William Shakespeare. Also, throughout the year, the Folger Shakespeare Library will celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare with The Wonder of Will , including exhibitions, podcast lectures , teaching modules , Shakespeare in American Life, performances, special events, and more.

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.


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


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.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. At their fundamental level, books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context. If A Library Were YouTube. So, if “books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context,” what does that mean in an increasingly mobile and digital world? Take a modern library, for example. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon?

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools . Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. At their fundamental level, books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context. If A Library Were YouTube. So, if “books are documentations of knowledge, process, and context,” what does that mean in an increasingly mobile and digital world? Take a modern library, for example. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon?

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!]. We share a Google Doc graphic organizer in Google Classroom, so students must learn how to log in to their Google account, access Google Classroom, and open their document.

Plain Language and Inclusive Document Design


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this month about making teaching documents of all kinds more accessible. Some of this is about a syllabus , but some of it is about rethinking some of our signs and documentation at work, as well as ways that we can make our edX courses more accessible to that highly varied audience. Documentation does not need to be written in highly academic, obfuscatory language. What will make the document more useable for them?

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School Libraries Work! 2016


. Among the many exciting events at AASL National in Columbus was Scholastic’s release of the 2016 edition of School Libraries Work! . The downloadable document, builds on the 2008 edition, collecting and highlighting more than 30 separate national and state research studies pointing to the impact of school libraries and librarians on teaching and learning and proving that when school librarians are cut, student achievement suffers. Through School Libraries Work!,

The AVer F17HD Document Camera – Versatile, Compact and Well-Built

Fractus Learning

Sitting very comfortably in the ‘Goldilocks zone’ of document cameras, the AVer F17HD ( Amazon ) finds the perfect balance between rich interactive features and excellent value for money. AVer F17HD Document Camera – In the box. The F17HD is a very well-equipped document camera. The full package includes: F17HD document camera. The control panel of the AVer F17HD sits on the sturdy base of the document camera. Document camera.

The AVer U70 Document Camera – Portable, Practical and Powerful

Fractus Learning

Hi-spec and real bang for your buck, the AVer U70 USB Document Camera ticks all the boxes for an everyday classroom document camera. AVer U70 Document Camera – In the box. With just a camera and cable, the U70 gives you everything you need to start presenting and streaming: U70 document camera. AVer U70 Document Camera. The U70’s camera is the heart of what makes this document camera such a powerful piece of classroom equipment.

Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart


It’s sometimes a struggle to get students to carefully read course documents. As I prepared to teach our Technical Writing and Communication course this fall, I decided I wanted to emphasize document design and economy of language, two areas in which I felt my previous classes could improve. Piktochart is a web-based app that allows you to design infographics and other image-heavy documents and publications. Course materials are technical documents, not literary works.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Open Library gets even more open


Created in 2006 by a team led by Aaron Swartz and Brewster Kahle, Open Library is an Internet Archive project developed to present one web page for every book ever published. Open Library now also offers a full-text search of its collection of Internet Archive’s more than 4 million books. And the search extends beyond books other types of documents–patents, yearbooks and open-access research papers.

Building Privacy Literacy at the Library

Educator Innovator

In the summer of 2013, National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing the federal government’s pervasive surveillance program. 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 Top photo/ San Jose Public Library.

If the Library of Congress pins.


If the largest library in the world, with millions of books, photographs, maps and manuscripts pins, it makes a pretty serious case for a new type of curation for libraries, learning, and learners. The Library of Congress is a pretty serious pinner. It’s an example of how social media can open collections to new audiences, how sharing makes a difference, and of how libraries and museums now meet audiences where they live and play.

Copy Machines in Libraries Are ‘Going the Way of the Dodo’—Slowly


But another print-based technology—the copy machine—is disappearing from many academic libraries, as librarians swap the old dime-eating machines for multi-function devices that scan texts and send copies to students via email. Copiers seem to be going the way of the dodo, slowly,” says Stephanie Walker, dean of libraries and information resources at the University of North Dakota. That means the library’s student workers and staff don’t have to waste time collecting small change.

App of the Week: Education’s best digital library

eSchool News

CommonLit is a free digital library of leveled texts — news articles, poems, short stories, and historical documents. note : App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review. CommonLit. What’s It Like? .

Moving Past Start-Up: Supporting Library Makerspaces Over Time

Educator Innovator

A group of YOUmedia makerspaces band together to innovate and support library makerspaces facing the opportunities and challenges distinctive to the middle, “post-emergent” years. Library makerspaces are no different. Libraries that launch a makerspace encounter a set of common start-up issues, from identifying appropriate staff to purchasing equipment. At Anythink Libraries in Colorado, the question was also about defining mission, but as a solution to staff turnover.

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.

Library of Congress introduces three new apps (and a reminder of some older goodies)


Just a couple of weeks ago, the Library of Congress announced the launch of three new apps for Web and mobile, developed by educational organizations that were supported by an LOC grant for app development. Primary sources are uniquely powerful teaching tools, and the Library’s education staff learned a great deal by watching the selected organizations use historical artifacts to illuminate key aspects of national institutions and citizen engagement.

Free Digital Library Provides Millions of Primary Sources for U.S. History


The layers of rich documents, images, and videos are carefully organized and curated, and can be accessed through topical browsing, searching and filtering, or in pre-made exhibition collections and primary source sets

Safety Podcast: "Stop Apologizing for Library Security" + Friday Webinar: "Performance Evaluations" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new podcast from Dr. Albrecht: " Stop Apologizing for Library Security. This is part of the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. The language we use as library leaders matters.

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.

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library


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. TechXperts ” are student-experts that help out in the library.

At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions

Educator Innovator

Both teens followed their passions at the library, during Teen Tech Week 2014. The Young Adult Library Services Association, or YALSA , an Educator Innovator partner, started Teen Tech Week in 2007 to encourage teens to look to their local library as a resource for cutting-edge digital media and other technologies, and for guidance in using these tools and technologies responsibly. Albany Public Library’s upcoming songwriting workshops might fit the bill. Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Ancillary Newsline benefits CEO digital help learning library online Online Learning skills students teachers tools

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. The Barrow Spelling Bee is held in the library and broadcast to the school and families through Google Hangouts on Air. 2nd grade is collaborating in a Google Hangout facilitated from the library.

Powerful Online Platform Makes School Health Reporting a SNAP

eSchool News

The new system has saved staff countless hours, improved documentation, and led to better service. Whitepaper Library After using a competing product for years, this New Mexico school district switched to SNAP Health Center to support its busy school nurses.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources


Our special guest speakers included: Lauren Comito , founder of Urban Librarians Unite and recent recipient of Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Award, who acted as MC State Representative Tom Murt , a former educator and a primary co-sponsor of HB 1355 , legislation that would require every school in Pennsylvania to have a certified librarian. She recognizes the library as a safe space for the individual and as an important space that creates community.

Original HP LaserJet toner cartridges deliver superior performance.

eSchool News

Download this document and then contact GovConnection to learn how we can help you save money and streamline your supplies ordering. Whitepaper Library GovConnectionUsing HP ink and toner is more affordable, more reliable, more responsive, and better quality.

Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Discovery Education

ONE: Analyzing Primary Images that incorporate conflicting viewpoints of women as equals in society: I recommend using this Library of Congress resource to guide your planning and work with students. CelebrateWithDE #LoveTechbook Classroom Content Education Literacy Maryland Social Studies Techbook Digital Documents Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Fun Fact Friday Resources Suffrage Women's EqualityDid you know that women were allowed to vote in Sweden in 1718?

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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Ben’s Guide relaunches


This new portal is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. Libraries can download and add a handy Ben’s Guide badge to their websites. government publications GPO OER primary sources Ben's Guide to Government government documents

The Ups and Downs of a Reading Life

Reading By Example

Document how long they read and what they read. Examples include but are not limited to documenting books read in reader journal, preparing a book talk, write a review on Biblionasium, and write an essay about a book or article that made an impact. Give students more say in what books are selected for the classroom library. And if you do not have a classroom library, today is a great day to start!) Photo by Florencia Viadana on Unsplash.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.