Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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School-to-home access allows students to continue their independent work at home, in blended learning models, extended-day programs, or libraries and other community centers. Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ?

Common Core Elementary Apps Created by Teachers for the @iTooch App by EduPad!

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iTooch Elementary is an app covering the official Maths, Science and Language Arts curriculum for grades 3-5. This is because the developers have made iTooch Elementary free to download and try before you buy it (y ou get to see about 20 % of the app in the free trial).

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

International Children’s Digital Library has an incredible collection of stories in a wide range of languages. I’d love to hear what elementary teachers are using to get students reading online.

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. Barrow Elementary Facebook page. Happy Library Card Month!

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

Kleinspiration

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. They are all in your personal library that you can take anywhere. Digital Library?

5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!

Kleinspiration

Imagine the creative seating area you could set up for your classroom library!

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

Building Home Libraries: A Community Collaboration

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

One of the goals of the Barrow Elementary Media Center is to support the reading habits and curiosities of students, teachers, and families. What do their home libraries look like? What can we do as a school to support the idea of building a home library?

Building Home Libraries: A Community Collaboration

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

One of the goals of the Barrow Elementary Media Center is to support the reading habits and curiosities of students, teachers, and families. What do their home libraries look like? What can we do as a school to support the idea of building a home library?

This is how you build the library of the future

eSchool News

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.

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said.

Libraries Ready to Code!

NeverEndingSearch

The library is a great place to introduce the ready to code concept because we’re public, we’re free, we’re easily accessible. You will see a “Girls Just Want to Compute” class taught by HS girls at the Gaithersburg Public Library. Libraries are a natural fit for coding programs.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

NeverEndingSearch

You may want to begin your explorations of the Collection by identifying with one of five personas developed to help library staff connect with resources that reflect their own computational thinking (CT) experiences, communities, goals, and interests.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. Epic app (free) works on multiple platforms - https://www.getepic.com/ students have individualized e-book libraries based on their interests.

Events Newsletter - Maker Ed - Games for Change - Elementary Homeschooling - Library 2.0 - SeaTrust

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Adam Welcome , elementary school principal and Remind Advisory Board member from Martinez, California, will share best practices for Chat as well as tips for using Remind''s Scheduled Messages, Attachments, Stamps, and more!

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools.

Making Hip-Hop Music Videos to Bring History to Life in the Library: A Spotlight on Mt. Bethel Elementary

Flocabulary

Bethel Elementary in Marietta, GA wanted to expand on a songwriting history research project she’d led with students in the past. Bethel Elementary. Bethel Elementary will host an Epic Rap Battle for it’s 5th grade researching rappers, and we can’t wait to hear how it goes.

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

MindShift

In recent years, libraries have broadened their scope of offerings to the local community to involve more making activities like 3-D printing and sewing. Some libraries even have a facilitator for maker projects. A watercolor bot creates abstract art at Southington Library.

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

Kleinspiration

Other than that, students can have access to ipads, stationary, as well as classroom library to research their ideas. edtech elementary classroom genius hourI believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators should help uncover.

How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores

MindShift

For 12 years Jennifer Taylor watched kids come into the library at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt, California and struggle: “We’d have rows and rows of books, and they don’t know what to pick.” Genrefied shelves in the library at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt, California.

@BiblioNasium: Where a School Library, a Home Library, and a Social Network Connect

Kleinspiration

At the time, BiblioNasium represented themselves as an innovative new free social network that promotes and enhances the independent reading process for elementary school age children. Many of these great ideas were highlighted in October at Van Meter Library Voice , which you can read here.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. Fleming, who also runs and manages her own business, Worlds of Making , says too often schools build library makerspaces just for the top engineering students or the gifted and talented students.

The New Librarian: Implementing a district-wide Library Learning Commons initiative

eSchool News

A few years ago, while working as a teacher librarian at Templeton Elementary School in Oregon, I had the opportunity to redesign the school’s library website to include digital resources for the students to use as part of a shift to 1:1 iPad learning.

Fascinating library project has students award peace prize

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This piece is the first in our new monthly series focusing on Innovative School Libraries and Librarians. Be sure to keep checking back during the month of August for new library-focused articles!].

New Research-Based Games Available for Elementary School Students

techlearning

The elementary school games complement Legends of Learning’s existing middle school suite of more than 800 games and simulations.

LightSail announces free digital ebook library

eSchool News

K-12 literacy solution provider LightSail will offer a free Starter Library for all customers. The Starter Library includes 200 texts spanning elementary, middle, and high school reading levels, and will grow to 350 texts by March, 2015.

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Education Businesses, Associations Want School Library Funding Increased

Marketplace K-12

A coalition of more than 20 companies and organizations want the Senate to fold a bill about school libraries into the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

K-5 QuickStart is based on OverDrive Read, the browser-based reader used by 34,000 libraries and schools worldwide. Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline.

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4 grants perfect for leaders and libraries

eSchool News

This month’s grants focus on libraries, literacy, and school leadership. The 2015 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary schools. Next page: This month’s library and literacy grants.

School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google?

Leadership Lounge

But with the advance of the Internet and e-books, many district and school leaders are asking questions: Do school libraries, and librarians, really matter? Have Google and the abundance of digital devices made libraries and librarians unnecessary?

Finch Robots are Coming to Our Library Makerspace in Fall 2015

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our library makerspace will feature 12 Finch Robots by BirdBrain Technologies during the 2015-2016 school year. A few months ago BirdBrain Technologies announced an expansion of their Finch Robot loan program to include libraries. Barrow Elementary.

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

techlearning

NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – School Library Journal(SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.

TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!

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brain friendly classrooms class design classroom design classroom library classroom organization classroom themes education elementary classroom pretty classrooms setting up your classroom teaching Thinking About ReDesigning Your Space This Summer? -

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

Edsurge

Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. In January 2016, the parent teacher organization at Roosevelt Elementary generously purchased a number of new tools for our school including Spheros, Dash and Dots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Osmos, Marble Mazes and a 3D printer.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. Fleming, who also runs and manages her own business, Worlds of Making , says too often schools build library makerspaces just for the top engineering students or the gifted and talented students.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 20, 2018 — College and high school students can now explore real-life chemistry concepts and vary parameters using Pivot Interactives’ new chemistry library.

Izzy Gizmo: The Perfect Book for Library Makerspaces (and a giveaway)

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

In library makerspace, we talk a lot about the mindset it takes to be a maker. We have a lot of fun in our library makerspace, but I always encourage students to think about purpose.

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

MindShift

New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she learned, how her space changed and how it affected students along the way. Her experience was very different from elementary school librarian Andy Plemmons , whose makerspace started with a 3-D printer obtained through a grant and blossomed into a core teaching resource at his school. AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MAKERSPACE.

Using Robots to Teach Young Elementary Students to Code

Graphite Blog

At my school, we've been teaching coding to our lower-elementary students for the past few years, and have incorporated robots from Wonder Workshop into the activities. This allows students to have access to a much larger library of code blocks and a community where they can share their creations. Computer science is getting a lot of press recently for its value in teaching computational thinking and increasing problem-solving skills.

Literature-Map: Help students find new authors to fall in love with

iLearn Technology

Literature Map is a great site to bookmark on classroom computers, in the library, or on student devices. What it is: Literature Map is a literature recommendation system. It is really easy to discover a new author.