Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

As the partnership manager of the Facebook Community Boost grant in Michigan, Celena serves as a thought partner and resource developer to partner organizations across the state. Celena’sexperience as a facilitator, educator, and administrator in Detroit—at an exciting time for the city and state—has shaped her approach to collaborating with Facebook Community Boost partner organizations in and outside of Michigan.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

This past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone. Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? While across the country, librarians are supporting those in need by promoting the great work and connectivity often available at local libraries. When districts design their plans for home access, and companies such as Facebook rise to the challenge, kids win.


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Gale Launches New Accredited Online Adult High School Program to Public Libraries

eSchool News

September 11, 2021 – Gale , part of Cengage Group, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School , a new online accredited diploma completion program available to public libraries. The program will be available to all public libraries in Missouri this month.

“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.

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media


In my neck of the woods, the people are on Facebook , which means so am I, and I am one thumbs-upping gal. I use Facebook to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate with the wider community. I heavily promote participation in both of these events on Facebook. Advertisement for Family Reading Night at the school library media center. . Facebook is the main vehicle I use but it’s important to chat with your community to find out what works best. The jury is in.

Facebook pushes digital literacy with new lesson library for teachers

FETC Converge

In the wake of an international scandal over Facebook’s opaque data practices and allegations that interest groups and foreign nations have exploited the platform to influence elections, the social-media giant has decided to enter the digital literacy education space. Uncategorized digital citizenship digital literacy Facebook

How the local public library helped one school district cope with Covid

The Hechinger Report

In Port Orford, Oregon, it’s a quick walk from the elementary and middle school building to the town library—the two buildings are right down the street from each other. Library partnership and community. One class with over 20 students, for example, was moved into the library.

5 apps to innovate school libraries

eSchool News

Apps can bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. Since apps are a part of our everyday lives, especially those of students, they have the power to completely change the way students and teachers think about learning—especially in the library. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, library department chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program.

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries


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.

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship


It was on Facebook where she found an account dedicated to guessing why Jivani—whose hair had fallen out by age 12 due to an autoimmune disease—wore a wig to school. But it was also on Facebook where in 2011 Jivani, then in ninth grade, posted a video of her removing the wig.

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. 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? Libraries are far more rational and exact in their arrangement—it’s all extraordinarily left-brained and painfully precise. Libraries can’t.

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. 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? Libraries are far more rational and exact in their arrangement—it’s all extraordinarily left-brained and painfully precise. Libraries can’t.

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. I also created a Facebook event page on our David C. Happy Library Card Month!

Why I'm Not Leaving Facebook & You Shouldn't Either

The Innovative Educator

You've seen the dramatic posts of friends who are bidding Facebook adieu because Facebook knows too much or it’s too depressing or, on and on. I won't be one of those leaving Facebook, unless something better comes along. Problems I don't have with Facebook Depressing posts Not a problem for me. Of course there are targeted ads based on my use of Facebook. Facebook knows about me and sells my data Yes. Do the benefits of Facebook outweigh the drawbacks?

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

Apps bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program. For libraries looking to take control of their social media strategies, Michelle recommends using Buffer. edWeb Blog apps school library school library program

How to change your Facebook administrator from a personal to professional account

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators know it''s not a great idea to use your personal account to administrate Facebook pages or groups that you are using for your school i.e. school page, library page, sports page. Step 2 - Select "Add Another Admin" This is where you add a Facebook profile that has been set up for professional purposes and is not tied to a personal account. This person must currently "Like" the Facebook page to be added. Facebook in education

If the Library of Congress pins.


If the largest library in the world, with millions of books, photographs, maps and manuscripts pins, it makes a pretty serious case for a new type of curation for libraries, learning, and learners. The Library of Congress is a pretty serious pinner. It’s an example of how social media can open collections to new audiences, how sharing makes a difference, and of how libraries and museums now meet audiences where they live and play.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy


Teaching digital citizenship, which is a focus of my role as a library media specialist, is very much like teaching citizenship, which was the focus of my previous role as a social studies teacher. Create a closed Facebook group or develop a class hashtag and encourage think tank members to post to the group or using the hashtag at least once each week. Jacquelyn Whiting is a high school library media specialist and former high school social studies teacher.

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


As we are preparing to move and boxing up our home library for the transition to a new house, my husband and I were discussing how we could catalog the books for our kids easily, without having to create a confusing system of note cards or totes within the house. Many of these great ideas were highlighted in October at Van Meter Library Voice , which you can read here. Follow BiblioNasium on Twitter or like them on Facebook On a special side note.

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'.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. This is part of the limitation of a blog, and the allure of social media sites like facebook and pinterest. To make them more accessible for you, we’ve decided to create libraries of content, starting with an early collection of the learning models and frameworks we’ve created. The first of many such libraries appears below. by TeachThought Staff.

Considering and teaching privacy with help from the Library Freedom Institute


At that session and on the exhibit floor, I learned about the Library Freedom Project and its free IMLS-funded Library Freedom Institute training program. Topics of privacy concern relate directly to library core values and principles–intellectual freedom and confidentiality.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

Fast forward to 2017 and the NYC DOE was honored as the Best in NYC for its innovative use of social media to engage citizens for the work happening via our #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook group and Twitter Chat moderated by tech teacher Eileen Lennon. Best Use of Social Media to Engage Citizens: #NYCSchoolsTech Group on Facebook (Lisa Nielsen) A wise man once said, “ The ‘good old days’ weren’t so good for a lot of people. For us that was Facebook. Visit the article her e.

Libraries and Communities Exceed Winter Reading Goals, Win $35,000 from Mark Cuban


Washington, DC — The inaugural Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge for libraries came to a successful close this month, as more than 100 libraries all over the country and South Korea far eclipsed an ambitious goal set by investor and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban. Beanstack currently serves over 600 libraries globally. The remaining $10,000, plus a $1,500 bonus from Zoobean, was distributed to the top-performing libraries.

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


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 ? Facebook Argument : Students consider the relative strength of evidence that two users present in a Facebook exchange. Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Create and share story time and read-aloud videos

eSchool News

Because these platforms automatically archive live events by default, when your event has concluded, please locate the recorded live video in your account (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

SLIDE: data, interactive tools, and an equity wake-up call (Part 1)


Despite decades of research consistently showing positive correlations between high-quality programs and achievement, patterns suggest, for today’s children and for children to come, a school library-rich future is, or potentially will not be, evenly distributed. On Facebook and Twitter.

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Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. Finally, I share my work because it defines for the world what is happening in a public school library. You can look through my blog posts , Instagram picture s, and Tweets and see that our library and school are filled with miraculous things. BetsyDeVos here are a few highlights from the day in our public school library.

12 Insta Easy Instagram Library & Literacy Promotion Ideas

The Daring Librarian

That’s right, for the amazing low price of FREE, each Instagram post can cross pollinate to your Twitter, Facebook (:-P), Flickr, Tumblr, and that thing called Swarm that kinda took the place of the annoying Foursquare? Using social media for library, literacy, book, and program promotion is all about storytelling. He's read every Tim Green book we have of yours in our school Library This is a mirror to a guest blog post on the YALSA blog !

The SLIDE Study: A chat with Deb Kachel (Part 2)


For example, one of the things that we learned was that the majority of Hispanic school districts are twice as likely not to have school libraries as the majority non-Hispanic districts. Districts are also eliminating library clericals and paraprofessionals at alarming rates.

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Library 2.017 Makerspaces Special Pre-Conference Webinar - Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As a special bonus for registering (free) for the Library 2.017 Makerspaces mini-conference , you also can attend live and/or watch the recording of a special 90-minute live Webinar with the folks from Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL." Please also join the Library 2.0 During Sue’s administration the Fayetteville Free Library has received the Library Journal’s Five Star rating for seven years.

Codecademy Expands Online Coding Education

eSchool News

Codecademy Pro courses will be available in Clever Library, a catalog of high-quality digital resources that teachers can deploy to their classroom within seconds. With Clever Library, educators easily browse learning applications by subject or grade level and read peer reviews.

Like Us! The MHMS Facebook Page & Concrete Digital Footprints

The Daring Librarian

So with Dr. D''s permission we started this Facebook page for our students, parents, & the community of Murray Hill Middle School! So please "Like Us" on the Official MHMS Facebook page! Though this Facebook resource page was created for parents, students over 13 are welcome to like it, too. created by the FTC - For Parents, Teacher Librarians, & Technology Educators: AWESOME FREE Bulk Brochures & Bookmarks for home, schools & libraries!

WeVideo Adds Huge Integrated Library of Professional Quality Images, Videos and Music--Now Free with All WeVideo for Schools Plans


WeVideo, the leading provider of video creation solutions for education, today announced that all WeVideo for Schools accounts have been upgraded, at no cost, with WeVideo Essentials™, a vast library of creative stock filled with over 450,000 images, 115,000 video clips, and 110,000 music clips, all professional quality, continually updated, and licensed for students and teachers to use for free.

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)


It’s just the beginning of School Library Month. AASL has been doing some seriously creative thinking about how we might use the month of April to celebrate the 2016 theme: the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. You may want to prepare by learning a little about the history of School Library Month. Central TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio. Facebook Cover (blue background).