Free eBooks – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

With the rise and prominence of eBooks have come a number of resources for educators and students to access free content on virtually any device. Once you have the apps installed on your device, there are many resources you can use to find free eBooks.

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. We have to think differently about summer.

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18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 © (FREE eBook!)

Shake Up Learning

The post 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 © (FREE eBook!) Who’s ready to kick off 2018 with a bang? I am, and I have put together some AWESOME challenges for any teacher that wants to kick things up a notch in the classroom this year. 18challenges… Click To Tweet.

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How to Launch an Instructional Technology Strategy

techlearning

Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs. Resources BYOD Webinars Ebooks Webinar

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Standards: I’m using this project as a summary of all the graphic design lessons that I’ve taught my students, everything from color to fonts.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But these pioneers have to be prepared for both success and failure.

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The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

Kleinspiration

Today most kids prefer screen time to any other sort of entertainment. Children aged 5 to 16 on average spend 6.5 hours a day in front of a screen as compared to 3 hours in 1995. How to NOT waste your kid’s screen time? Digital Library?

How to Run a Parent Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Parents often find technology a roadblock to helping their children with classwork. Like students, they don’t want to sound like Luddites, so they struggle for a while and ultimately give up. Both are dangerous to your teaching goals. Option #2: Intro to all things tech.

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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

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20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. the site also has exercises and games to make your studying more fun.

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Barrow Night at the Athens Clarke Public Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

September is National Library Card Signup Month. I’ve always dreamed that every student in our school would have a library card, but each year it seems to slip off my plate. I reminded students what families would need to bring in order to sign up for a card.

eBook details key strategies to manage digital curriculum

eSchool News

Guide provides case studies on how districts successfully adopted integrated digital curriculum systems. The eBook provides educators with digital curriculum strategies, case studies and insights for connecting courses, resources and assessments with common standards and learning objects.

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BENCHMARK UNIVERSE PRO TIP: How to Get Started with Benchmark Universe Quickly & Easily

Benchmark Education

If you’re new to using BU, here are three essential features that are quick to master and easy to utilize in your daily lessons. On the right side of the BU Library interface, there is a blue box labeled “Add New Bookshelf.” Click here to find out more.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

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Content, patience and a plan: How to launch an instructional technology strategy

techlearning

FREE Webinar | September 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM EDT Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs.

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

Edsurge

Nobody ever published scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences to get rich. 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. And there’s a growing sense that collective action is necessary to fix it.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digitization, where everything from shopping to banking is available at the click of a button, why not access study materials? eBooks or etextbooks are not a new concept anymore. Kindle has ensured that the whole world has access to digital books. The change in reading habits or rather reading platforms, compelled print publishers to move into the digital space. In this situation, moving to digital textbooks or etextbooks is the only viable option.

How to host a hackathon (on the #sljhackathon breakfast)

NeverEndingSearch

I’ve been to nearly all of them, but for me, this year’s 11th Annual SLJ Leadership Summit may have been the best ever. When SLJ asked me to help organize the vendor breakfast, I wanted to play a bit with format. –present to solve some real problems?

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Forward this post to friends and colleagues.) Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. Looking at cultural differences in motivating students to seek information - Dr. Sherry R.

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]. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please ?join join the Library 2.0 Hope to "see you" online! so many ways to combine options and confuse researchers.

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.

Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, both from New Canaan High School in Connecticut, showcased the transformation of the NCHS library from a collection of used reference and biography books into a living, breathing makerspace.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. Librarians are uniquely qualified to curate digital assets.

Check out our newest PD programs!

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is happy to announce the addition of four new professional development (PD) programs! Join Gryphon House ’s Early Learning Book Chats community to participate in free monthly webinars or “napinars” – early learning PD while your young students sleep!

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. Andrew Carnegie The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at [link]. I''ve looked forward to holding an event specifically about Ed Tech in the classroom.

Makerspace Tips and Advice from the Front Lines

edWeb.net

Maker culture is thriving in schools and public libraries across the United States and beyond. From challenges to success stories, no two makerspaces are alike, and maker facilitators have valuable lessons to share.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Libraries Change Lives - Global Citizens - Great Keynote Recordings - NMC Weekly Top Ten Stories

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 25th Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. Kennedy The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. 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 2.0

LitWeaver: the very model of a new age lit anthology

NeverEndingSearch

As a lit major, I delighted in breaking open the Norton volume assigned to each of my courses. . Launched in open beta on February 15 by author Will Weaver, LitWeaver evolves the spirit of the lit anthology, allowing us to easily remix in a very portable way. We link to the authors.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

edWeb.net

The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. and overall support financially and other to make sure these devices will work.

On INFOhio’s light

NeverEndingSearch

I was sincerely inspired by their presentation, their energy and their efforts to ensure all Ohio learners have access to the resources to which they are entitled. You don’t necessarily have to be in Ohio to learn from INFOhio’s model and its resources.

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Kids become teachers: Helping out at a Senior Center

Ask a Tech Teacher

As schools look ahead to serving not just student needs, but the greater needs of their community and world, service learning becomes an increasingly important part of high school education. A popular service learning endeavor is teaching technology skills to those who don’t have them.

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

It’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In some areas, school districts recognize our value and are struggling to find the best qualified, well-prepared professionals to fill multiple positions. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. A couple of weeks back, I was asked to add my voice in support of a program under threat.

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Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

According to a 2018 report by Pew Research , one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline. This is grave news to educators. Instinct tells us that less long-form reading is a great loss to culture and even our economy.

CK12 Flexbooks - FREE Customizable Digital Textbooks

EdTechSandyK

CK12 founded five years ago with mission to reduce cost of textbook in K-12 market. All books are free to use. Called Flexbooks b/c there is a system online for teachers to customize the textbooks. www.ck12.org/about/standards To customize books, must create an account.

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

The K-12 curriculum is increasingly being dominated by digital textbooks as educational institutes are adopting this new form of study material to teach school students. As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. Etextbooks Link to External Resources. WANT TO KNOW HOW KITABOO WORKS?

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Wow Them with the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21st!

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (out soon), I’ve dedicated one of the missions to citizen science projects. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. ebook, Learning to Go.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” This year get your students to visualize difficult concepts or understand a process by teaching with infographics. Click here for a how-to video.

169 Tech Tip #80–17 Ways to Add Tech without Adding Time

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Tech Survival Kits put everything a teacher needs to tech-ify their classroom into one package. How do you use it.

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Tech Survival Kits put everything a teacher needs to tech-ify their classroom into one package. How do you use it.