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.

How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries

The CoolCatTeacher

Carolyn Foote on episode 578 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many schools are reimagining the learning spaces that some call libraries or media centers. Listen to Carolyn Foote talk about Redesigning Libraries Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Challenge Have conversations at your school about the learning space relating to your library or media center.

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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.

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Today, media specialist Amanda Johnson talks about the massive success of some new sections she added to the library last summer and how she’s going to improve her library even more this summer. Scroll down for some super cool pics of her library) SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging.

COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries

Edsurge

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.,

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

Edsurge

With that being said, it is also worth noting that there is still one more amazing resource that families should tap to make the most of any online learning experience—the local public library. I’ll lean heavily on the public library to do so. and I’ll meet you (online) at the library.

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.

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. Coronavirus and Education Early Education News Rural schools

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to Lynda.com, a popular education-video library the company bought in 2015 for $1.5 billion, after libraries around the country raised privacy concerns. Education Technology Libraries

“It Isn’t Enough to Not Be Racist.” ULC and Gale Call on Library Executives to Actively Embrace Anti-Racism’s Leadership Imperative

eSchool News

A New Urban Libraries Council Leadership Brief Highlights Action Strategies for Library Executives to Lead the Charge for Anti-Racism, Starting by Looking Inward. This new Leadership Brief builds on the insights and deliberations of library executives across North America.

YouTube Video Library for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post YouTube Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. YouTube Video Library for Teachers. The post YouTube Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. FREE Tech Tip videos for teachers!

How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Library closures hit patrons hard—especially those who relied on them as their main internet source and used them to access online educational resources. adults lost their main source of internet access as libraries started to shut down in March 2020.

Distance Learning Packages for Schools, Academic Institutions, and Libraries

eSchool News

Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today announced that it has created a variety of distance learning packages to help schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. The post 5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Colby Sharp on episode 565 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Colby Sharp author of Game Changer!

K-12 Library & Media Technology Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Library & Media Technology Guide. Leveraging a Future Ready Library opportunity. Renovating libraries to meet students’ next-generation needs. • How librarians can build critical relationships with fellow educators.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface.

This is how you build the library of the future

eSchool News

When looking towards the future of education and instruction, hardware will not be the catalyst for change. Media specialists operating within the demands of 21 st -century innovation find themselves tasked with the responsibility not only to be as tech-savvy as possible, but to tap into their creativity to create an inspiring library learning environment. At High Plains, we are gradually bringing makerspace elements into our traditional library setting, starting with a 3D printer.

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. But what does it mean for librarians to serve patrons without a library ? And for a lot of libraries, that's not something you can do on a dime.

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

Edsurge

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 support using a library service, but it has to be integrated well into the curriculum,” she says. “If

Gale and New Mexico State Library Launch Free Program to Provide Adult Residents Accredited High School Diplomas

eSchool News

New Mexicans can obtain their high school diploma through their local public library. New Mexico State Library now offers Career Online High School (COHS) from Gale , a Cengage company, making it the first program in the state that gives qualified residents the chance to earn an accredited high school diploma through their public library. There is no cost to students for the program, but enrollment is limited and requires a library card.

Library of virtual education resources now available free of charge

eSchool News

During this time of need, MeTEOR is offering chapter three of the book Whole: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive —based on three years of field research to help educators and parents cope with the stresses that come with teaching.

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.

Transforming your library into a makerspace

eSchool News

Using mostly recyclable materials, equipment, and furniture, these educators are providing learning opportunities for students and teachers that have changed the school climate and culture.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

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

Edthena

Now, can you name at least one educator who could serve as a model for others? 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.

Leading eLearning: A Future Ready Library opportunity

eSchool News

The COVID-19 crisis has forced districts to redefine the manner in which they are delivering education. One of my colleagues is known for regularly reminding us that a crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste.

A Tale of Two Libraries

A Principal's Reflections

Now don’t get me wrong, I hired so many amazing educators over the years and will forever be indebted to the incredible work they did for our students. This is one of the most important aspects of educational leadership as the nuts and bolts of the change process come from those doing the most direct work with our students. When the position of library media specialist became available she was the only person that I wanted for the position.

#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.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

edWeb.net

With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, with guest Jackie Whiting, Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, presented in the webinar, “ Personalizing Instruction Through the Library ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. A shy, 50-something native to Chicago, she is somewhat new to taking classes at the library, and yet she is proof that CPL’s approach to adult education — using technology as a gateway to academic skills — can be successful with under-skilled adults.

Computer Science Education Gets a Boost with Library Grants

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Dedicated funding helps a national coding program teach students new skills in diverse neighborhoods across the country. Classroom STEM

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

Kleinspiration

Technology has a profound impact on education as well. 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. One of my favorite educational apps that I personally use and recommend is Epic! They are all in your personal library that you can take anywhere. Digital Library?

As LinkedIn Learning Subsumes Lynda.com, Library Groups Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, offering their patrons access to the once-upstart company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. But this week, library groups urged their members to stop using the service if the company—now owned by LinkedIn, a subsidiary of Microsoft—makes planned changes to Lynda.com that will require library patrons to create a LinkedIn profile to access the service.

One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library

Edsurge

The largest library in the world contains more than 168 million items, with materials in some 470 languages, and is located in Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress, situated right behind the U.S. Then the library makes that source material available and easily accessible to all.

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.