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

Mentoring Minds Launches Mobile App to Support Instruction and Student Success

eSchool News

Mentoring Minds , a leading provider of K-12 instructional and critical thinking materials, announces the availability of the Mentoring Minds Resource Library, a mobile app comprised of resources to support instruction and promote student success.

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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. In 2010, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) was one of several sites to receive funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. MacArthur Foundation to launch Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums , digital spaces where teens can experiment with new tools and build 21 st -century skills.

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.

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.

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.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

The purpose of this post is to provide the information educators inquire about most often when visiting our school (in person or from afar). Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. Accessing a cart is as easy as checking out a library book!

6 ways the E-rate supports digital and mobile learning

eSchool News

Education leaders expect school internet needs to increase over the next several years, highlighting the need for increased bandwidth and resources to support growing digital learning demands on school networks. Related content: 5 school and library applicants weigh in on E-rate.

"Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World" - Call for Proposals for Library 2.021 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Please also join this Library 2.0 Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

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 “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

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. 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. Even if the newest libraries, books are arranged in terms of genre, often by author last name. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon?

Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement

eSchool News

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 “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, library media specialist and technology liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

This Pandemic Has Been Tough, But Educators Are Tougher

Edsurge

This week, I walked back into the library I abandoned in a chaotic rush in mid-March. Sure, in the past I’ve been in the library many times when no one else was around. And of course our library department pivoted from physical resources to digital.

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. 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. Even if the newest libraries, books are arranged in terms of genre, often by author last name. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon?

#CelebrateWithDE – National School Librarian Day & National Library Month

Discovery Education

As Hermione does in the Harry Potter series, “When in doubt, go to the library.” Libraries are rich with treasures: books, people, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, meeting rooms, study carrels, notices, used books. School and communities can be strengthened by great libraries and librarians are wonderful guides to a world of possibilities. LEARN: Libraries of All Kinds. Library of Congress. Discovery Education Streaming. Free Library.

Play Library Santa: Sharing gifts of digital media

NeverEndingSearch

This year, I’ve found myself giving many of them a rather unintentional gift–an introduction to their public libraries’ digital media collections. While most of my friends and relatives have library cards, I am discovering, among the people I know who are not librarians, a surprising ignorance of the power of their cards to access digital media. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital.

Gale brings interactive science tools to libraries

eSchool News

New resources demonstrate libraries’ need for ed-tech partners. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. Our collaboration with Gale on these exciting new science products for academic and school libraries will allow students to learn science concepts online in an interactive environment supported by curriculum-based reference materials in the classroom, at home, and in the library.

"Sustainability in Libraries" - Accepted Sessions Announced for Library 2.0 Mini-Conference #library20 #sustainabilityinlibraries

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the full list of accepted sessions for our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Sustainability in Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Classroom Organizer - free app to organize your classroom library and book room

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Organizer is a free web based and mobile app that allows you to organize and manage your classroom library and school book room. With the mobile app, available for Android and iOS, you can scan book title ISBNs into your library, view your library, and manage your book locations. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. In Library 2.0 I firstly wanted to find out what the contemporary library had to offer today's 'tech savvy students'.

Age of Learning launches new mobile app for early learners

Educational Technology Guy

Age of Learning just launched their new mobile app, a comprehensive online learning app for children ages 2 through 6+. It’s perfect for parents who are looking for that engaging, educational, and fun app for their little one. Subscriptions to the site are $7.99/ Per Month; however, they do provide ABCmouse free to Schools, Teachers, Libraries, and Foster Families across the US. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. 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 ?

App of the Week: Exit tickets go mobile

eSchool News

Teachers can create their own tickets or browse a library of tickets created by other educators. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review. ExitTicket. What’s It Like? ExitTicket is a rapid-response tool that lets teachers instantly poll, survey, or test student knowledge via custom quizzes called tickets.

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Refugee Libraries Toolkit, 21Teach

Edsurge

Refugee Libraries Toolkit Free! Refugee Libraries Toolkit : The Refugee Libraries website self-describes itself as “an attempt to reach across the library community to provide resources to better serve refugee populations.” 21Teach : 21Teach is a directory app of STEM Open Educational Resources —games, apps, videos, and ebooks—that align to the Common Core State Standards and run on mobile devices. Education Technology S'Cool Tools Technology in School

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. Let us have a look at top 7 innovations in K-12 education: 1. Digital Content Libraries: A digital content library is a repository of study materials like instructional videos, audiobooks, reading materials, practice assignments etc.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. One of the things that sets TeachThought apart from other education publishers is the development of learning models and frameworks–new ways of teaching and learning and schooling that others can use. By clarifying what something is or implies, as an educator you can draw your own conclusions as to what might be in whatever learning environment you work in. The first of many such libraries appears below.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! What is the Global Education Conference ? What is the Global Education Conference? He has an organization that he’s looking to network with people about in terms of global education.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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