Public Libraries Can Improve Remote Learning. Here’s How.

Edsurge

At the moment, school districts across the country are grappling with the decision of whether to return to face-to-face instruction. It is important to note that teachers and schools offered from March through May was, in most cases, not best practice online learning.

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. Using e-readers, tablets, or computers; in conjunction with apps such as Kindle , Nook , iBooks , Google Play Books , and OverDrive ; you can access libraries of books for free 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. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! We have to think differently about summer.

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Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

The intake is slow, but it is gradually starting to make its way into most K-12 schools. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum. Over the last few years, eBooks have become synonymous with flexible learning. Easy to carry, easy to access, interactive and engaging, and so on. Digital Libraries Offer Additional Learning Resources.

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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. With that comes either disinterest or pushback against your efforts to blend tech into learning. Both are dangerous to your teaching goals. There are lots of reasons schools have for NOT offering free classes to parents. Option #2: Intro to all things tech.

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How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. And like schools and colleges, they are trying to move operations online as much as they can. But what does it mean for librarians to serve patrons without a library ? Listen to this week’s podcast on Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music , or wherever you listen to podcasts, or use the player below.

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. I’m expecting them to use these principles in their books, but I’m also hoping that they’ll create a great keepsake commemorating why their hero is so special to them.

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!! Members can choose to pay monthly or quarterly if they’d like, but these are installment payments. It’s not a month-to-month thing where people can drop in or out, and it’s not a bill they’re stuck with for the rest of their life.

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Wonderful news! The launch of the Open eBooks app for your children in need

NeverEndingSearch

First Lady Michelle Obama’s video below announces a significant new initiative designed to address the challenge of providing children living in low income households with equitable access to digital reading materials. Open eBooks , is a free app, offering thousands of popular and award-winning titles, available without checkout or cost. Candlewick : Providing unlimited access to all relevant children’s and young-adult eBook titles in their catalog.

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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. Success stories , like Forsyth County Schools from Georgia, Katy ISD from Texas, or Fairfax County Schools from Virginia, get to the ears of teachers and principals everywhere. 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? But most importantly we need to encourage them to use high quality educational apps that are both fun and useful. As parents and educators we are responsible for what our children are exposed to when browsing their smart devices.

eBook details key strategies to manage digital curriculum

eSchool News

Guide provides case studies on how districts successfully adopted integrated digital curriculum systems. itslearning, maker of the personalized learning management platform of the same name, released “ Going Digital: A Curriculum Management Playbook ,” a guide to creating a fully integrated curriculum management system using the cloud-based platform. As a result, they can personalize their teaching by selecting resources that cater to their students’ differing needs.

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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. This year, I brought the idea up at our monthly media specialist meeting and we started brainstorming ideas with Evan Bush, the children’s librarian at the main branch of the Athens Clarke County Library. We had 43 students visit the library and multiple family members came along too.

Gale Helps Charleston County School District Integrate Social Emotional Learning

eSchool News

The district is using professional learning and student collections on Gale eBooks to help educators and learners strengthen their understanding and provide guidance for mental health and racial equity to create more supportive and inclusive learning environments.

How Libraries Stretch Their Capabilities to Serve Kids During a Pandemic

MindShift

On a recent summer day, librarian Lyn Hunter posted a video to YouTube on how to make a weather thermometer using a straw, rubbing alcohol and a bottle. Hunter and her colleague Rachel Krumenacker at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had filmed the DIY craft on a Zoom call from their respective living rooms. And we put it on YouTube to make it as easy as possible to access.” . Louis Public Library have moved completely online.

#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.”

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.

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries--as well as the many unique challenges that they face. Please also join the Library 2.0 Steve Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

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 on the yellow “plus” button to create a name for your new Bookshelf. There are two rapid ways of adding materials to your Bookshelf. Want a super fast way of distributing online tasks to your classroom?

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow is our second Library 2.020 mini-conference! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). There are currently over 5,000 registrations--space is unlimited, and we invite you to join us! REGISTER HERE to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward. Please also join this Library 2.0

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. When you just have too many assignments and projects to work on apart from the other responsibilities, you really need to develop good studying habits if you want to get good grades in class. To get started, you can sign-up for a free account.

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FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

Click To Tweet. Below I have curated many different professional learning resources for teachers including, ebooks, podcasts, templates, articles, and more! Grab a FREE eBook. I’ve got a ton of free ebooks to help you learn all kinds of stuff. Sorry, each of these does require you to fill out a form and check your email to get the download. FREE Google Cheat Sheets eBook – This is OLD, but still very helpful! New to podcasts?

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference is just one week away! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries--as well as the many unique challenges that they face. Please also join this Library 2.0

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.

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.

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. Amazon.com has won a $30 million contract to sell digital textbooks to New York City’s public schools over the next three years, in a deal that could extend an additional three years and be worth a total $65 million. 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.

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. I wondered, What would it look like if we leveraged the collective intelligence of the stakeholders–vendors, publishers, aggregators, librarians, library educators, scholars, etc.–present –present to solve some real problems?

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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. Inside this free, 83-page eBook download, you will find a series of 18 challenges that will challenge educators to try something new in their classroom in 2018! FREE eBook Download, and a NEW Online Course!

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FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

Click To Tweet. Below I have curated many different professional learning resources for teachers including, ebooks, podcasts, templates, articles, and more! Grab a FREE eBook. I’ve got a ton of free ebooks to help you learn all kinds of stuff. Sorry, each of these does require you to fill out a form and check your email to get the download. FREE Google Cheat Sheets eBook – This is OLD, but still very helpful! New to podcasts?

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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Check out our newest PD programs!

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is happy to announce the addition of four new professional development (PD) programs! Gryphon House , Shutterfly , Crayola , and Mackin Educational Resources have signed on to sponsor fascinating webinars centered around early learning, multimedia, art-infused education, and digital content, respectively. 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!

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. Making learning more real for students allows them to learn better in a much more energized school,” said Luhtala.

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.

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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.

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