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. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”

Free download of “The Class That Can: Coronavirus”

eSchool News

Thanks to a grant from Northwestern University and its Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research, a free download of “The Class That Can: Coronavirus” will be available to teachers nationwide, along with a virtual resource to libraries and school systems by request.

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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.

More College Students Are Downloading Course Materials for Free—Or Skipping Them Entirely


Use of free course materials among college students is up, with 22 percent downloading at least one such resource during the spring 2019 semester, according to research published Wednesday by the National Association of College Stores.

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Google Certified Educator Level 2 Challenge Tasks (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certified Educator Level 2 Challenge Tasks (FREE DOWNLOAD) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Level 2 Challenge Tasks is a PDF document that you can download below. There are a total of 7 tasks in this download. 20+ PDF Downloadable Study Material.



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. Photo Video TL Advisor Blog Digital Library

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! . Through School Libraries Work!, Download your copy of School Libraries Work! . advocacy school librarians school libraries

3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!


Classroom Library Tools If you are a user, most likely you know about Book Wizard and what an amazing tool it is for finding and leveling books. After learning about and downloading the app, I was sitting with one of my students doing a reading conference.

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

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 just one year of having a digital collection, checkouts from the district’s digital library increased by 184 percent.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 public libraries.

The New York Public Library Offers Over 187K Digital Items for Free Download

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 9, 2015 The New York Public Library has enhanced access to its Digital Collections that are in public domain allowing users to enjoy and use the materials in an way they want. There more. Public domain Image resources

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators


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. You no longer have to purchase and download these books one by one. Digital Library?

Library of virtual education resources now available free of charge

eSchool News

The chapter is available to download at no cost at In addition, MeTEOR Education is making its MeTEOR Connect library of student and teacher resources available to educators free of charge.

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.

Back to School Special & PPT Download

The Daring Librarian

interactive Wikis, Scoopit, Edmodo, Curation, and school blogs, can supercharge the library program & classroom throughout the school year. Back to School Night Special - TL Cafe Preso 2014 from gwyneth jones FREE Bonus Download! You''re Invited! Highly Recommended by School Library Connection

” was reviewed in the January/February 2018 issue of School Library Connection: In addition to free webinars, many communities provide access to downloadable resources and discussion forums.

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. Links to Library of Congress primary source analysis guides.

Hitting the Library Circuit With Mobile Making

Educator Innovator

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers everything you would expect at a library: books, computers, story time for the little ones. Mobile maker workshops are held at libraries throughout New Mexico. Other libraries have launched traveling maker initiatives too.

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.

Pokemon Go QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt

The Daring Librarian

First, I took pictures of 10 different locations around our Library Media Center, then using a Photoshop template I super-imposed 10 Pokémon (some VERY RARE!) Resources: FREE #PokemonGO RARE Sign Download Here!

IDEO shares Design Thinking for Libraries


Need a fresh approach for rethinking your library program? a way of working that will help you strengthen your library by understanding the needs of your patrons and engaging your communities like never before through a method that we call design thinking.

‘National Emergency Library’ Lends A Hand — And Lots Of Books! — During Pandemic


Concerns over the coronavirus have shuttered public and school libraries around the world, depriving their regular patrons of free access to the Internet, shelter and, of course, books — just when many of them could use them the most. It’s difficult to replicate the manifold services offered by your local public library. million works in its lending library. “This was our dream for the original Internet coming to life: the Library at everyone’s fingertips.”

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” The library is popular again!

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


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.

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. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Colleges, Libraries and Presses Team Up to Publish Open Scholarship (And Rethink Model)


But these days the question is how publishers can afford to produce them at all, especially as the main customers for those books—academic libraries—face ever-shrinking budgets, and the open-access movement has pumped up expectations that scholarship should be shared as widely and cheaply as possible. The problem involves many players—a fact that’s not lost on universities, libraries, and publishers. Libraries and scholarly presses are under tremendous pressure,” he says.

There's an Echo in My Library!

The Daring Librarian

It took months of waiting but finally, just a few weeks ago it came and we now have a new information tool in the library! Since it's cloud based, Amazon has improved it and automatically downloaded upgrades to the device since we set it up. Hello Alexa!

Resources for learning at home while we’re keeping each other safe


And, this may be the very right time to make sure we spread the word about both our own and our public library colleagues’ digital media collections. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital.

Free access to Mackin’s Distance learning solution

eSchool News

Macking one of the world’s largest providers of print books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video is offering access to its ebook library and distance learning content for free. Free titles are only available to download through June 30, 2020.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Download the Transcript. 10-minute Teacher Show Libraries News & Trends STEM Teaching

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!

5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth

The Daring Librarian

So, here's my list of 5 ways your school library (or classroom) can benefit from a photo booth. This fun, easy, & cheap DIY Photo Booth has added a lot of fun to our school library and our end of the year celebration, our June Jamboree. This is a good thing for a school library!

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)


It’s just the beginning of School Library Month. AASL has been doing some seriously creative thinking about how we might use the month of April to celebrate the 2016 theme: the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.

WeVideo Adds Huge Integrated Library of Professional Quality Images, Videos and Music--Now Free with All WeVideo for Schools Plans


From flipped learning to personal narrative, this library puts the media they need to be effective right at their fingertips.” Availability The WeVideo Essentials library is available immediately to all WeVideo for Schools license holders at no additional cost.

?With $2.65M Seed Funding, Creator of Ready4K Aims to Build ‘On-Demand Library for Parenting Tips’


The goal, he says, is to create “an on-demand library for parenting tips.” York also points out that texting doesn’t require downloading and figuring out how to use an app. “Fact: Shapes are everywhere. When you talk about shapes in your everyday environment, you build early geometry skills that will be important for math later on.”