5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

Today, our library makerspace has developed into a 21st century learning laboratory, with funding from grants and through the generosity of individuals and organizations that support our DonorsChoose projects. In 2013, I began creating a makerspace in our library with only recyclables such as yogurt containers, bottle caps, and toilet paper tubes that I had been saving over the summer. You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace. Instead, get creative.

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? There’s a trick for these things and more on the iPad. Today, Tony Vincent shares six ideas every iPad teacher needs to know. iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know. Vicki: Today we’re talking with my friend Tony Vincent @tonyvincent from Learning in Hand about iPad Magic. Tony: Well, the iPad is packed with things that you may not even realize are there or that can be used in different ways.

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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Listen to Amanda Johnson talk about her library Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

4 Good iPad Library Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Looking for some good library apps other than Kindle and Kobo? Below is a collection of some iPad apps you might want to try. Some of these apps provide access to free eBooks and several other.read more

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4 Excellent Library Apps to Use on Your iPad

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 17, 2015 Looking for some good library apps other than Kindle and Kobo? Below is a collection of some iPad apps you might want to try. iPad library appsSome of these apps provide access to free eBooks and.read more.

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Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

Kleinspiration

On a nearly annual basis, I find that one of the last things that I have left on my to-do list is maintaining my classroom library. This can be a frustrating task in a normal year, however it becomes a much more tedious process when faced with a number of common library challenges. Many things can impact one''s class library (space, money, grade changes) and can create havoc on their library. Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap!

3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!

Kleinspiration

Classroom Library Tools If you are a Scholastic.com user, most likely you know about Book Wizard and what an amazing tool it is for finding and leveling books. Recently, Scholastic developed a mobile version for the iPhone and is currently working towards a version for the iPad. This was one of those moments in my room that would change the way I managed my library. Level Your Library in a Click I''ve used several sites to help level my classroom library in the past.

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. Three years later, I’m replicating this model for the entire district, building a Library Learning Commons where all students have digital access to curated, shared resources in conjunction with full-scale 1:1 learning.

Check your public library.

SpeechTechie

A quick search on Boston Public Library's website revealed that the book was right at my fingertips, free, via their connection to Hoopla , an electronic media service. So, this is just a suggestion to check out your library website's resources for picture book therapy materials.

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!]. Our students mostly use iPads in kindergarten and 1 st grade, so this is their first use of a laptop for a project. Curriculum eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News How-to International School Libraries Top News

Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad

TeachThought - Learn better.

Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad. The iPad. It’s an app library, a media consumption device, and a mobile learning tool that makes yesterday’s graphing calculators, smartboards, and laptops look like abacuses. To establish how we can maximize the impact of the iPad as a learning tool, we first have to establish what kind of impact we’d hope to have. 10 Secrets To Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad In Education.

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Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard

Kleinspiration

Available for the first time ever today, the new iPad app from Educreations will transform teaching. Using this app will turn your iPad into an interactive whiteboard, and allow you to plan, create, and share lessons in far less time than before. Lessons can also be enhanced by using the iPad features to add pictures from the iPad Photo Library or a Dropbox account, or by snapping photos with the iPad''s camera.

Here Is A Very Good App for Borrowing eBooks and Audiobooks for Local Libraries

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Libby is an excellent app that allows you to access your local library and borrow ebooks and audiobooks. The way Libby works is very simple: open the app, find your local library, use your library.read more. 2019 audiobooks iPad library apps

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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? Don’t have an iPad or a Kindle? Variety of formats and a growing library. And this library is growing every day. And giving access to this library completely for FREE is extremely generous.

Library Orientation for Third through Fifth Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Just as I did for the early grades, I pondered what message I wanted our upper grades to take away from library orientation. I wanted to of course give them some reminders about routines and procedures, but I wanted them to leave with a sense that the library was a place for all readers to connect with books. If we didn’t have the book or topic in our library, then I wanted us to make sure that we did.

4 Must-Use Video Apps to Encourage Reflection on the iPad from Ben Sondgeroth

EdTechTeacher

For students using iPads, three amazing and free apps — Recap, Adobe Spark, and Shadow Puppet Edu — can support the process of capturing a reflection in more than just writing at the end of a long assignment. Recap is a web-based video reflection tool that allows students to capture their thinking using their iPad. Using the Recap iPad app , students respond to the teacher’s question by recording a short video of themselves. Ben Sondgeroth Blog Featured iPad

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Introducing the Teen Hangout at the Loveland Public Library

Educator Innovator

In the fall of 2018, the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network expanded to include the Teen Hangout youth program at the Loveland Public Library in Loveland Colorado. MacArthur Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Loveland Public Library is the third institution to join the network under its new affiliate program. The Teen Hangout at the Loveland Public Library has been operating since February 2012. YOUmedia #connectedlearning afterschool libraries

Beyond Google Expeditions: Creating Customized VR Experiences with iPad & Book Creator

EdTechTeacher

With an extensive library of expeditions , Google Expeditions offers classroom teachers a reliable pre-packaged virtual reality experience designed for the classroom. With a recent update to Book Creator, authors can now publish their Book Creator projects online where anyone can read the creation without the need of downloading the Book Creator project to an iPad. Greg Kulowiec Book Creator iPad Virtual Reality VR

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4 Great Digital Libraries for Young Readers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These are some popular iPad apps featured in iTunes App Store that provide you with a diverse.read moreLooking for some good storybooks and audiobooks to read with your kids? The list below has you covered.

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Free Resources from EdTechTeacher Instructors & iPad Summit Speakers at MassCue 2015

EdTechTeacher

Many of our Featured Speakers and Presenters for next month’s EdTechTeacher iPad Summit Boston also attended the event including: Reshan Richards , co-founder, of the popular Explain Everything screencasting app. To get a taste of what you might experience at the iPad Summit, we have posted some of their materials below. Jonathan Werner: Library to Librar-E. What to Expect at iPad Summit Boston. Learn more about our iPad Summits at ettipad.org.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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 ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Beyond the Screen: Osmo for the iPad 

Reading By Example

We checked this iPad accessory out at our local library. ” The kit comes with an iPad stand, reflector, tans, and letter tiles. You place a tile and it will “speak” with the iPad app. They would take turns offering letters to the front of the iPad (with a little guidance from their dad :-). Integration Literacy Technology digital and physical iPad osmo

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4 apps that make writing with an iPad possible

eSchool News

Who says students can’t write with an iPad? Kidspiration’s vast library of more than 3,000 symbols helps children plan and organize their stories using pictures to complement their words. Tablets are a fantastic tool for media creation. But when it comes to more traditional needs, like writing, laptop or desktop computers are still the way to go (or so the conventional wisdom says).

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Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments Introduced

techlearning

College and high school students can now explore real-life chemistry concepts and vary parameters using Pivot Interactives’ new chemistry library. Pivot Interactives' cloud-based web app can be accessed 24/7 using any web-connected device, including a computer,Chromebook™ or iPad. Pivot Interactives includes an existing physics video library in addition to the newly added chemistry video library.

Nashville Library Gives Incarcerated Teens the Freedom to Create

Educator Innovator

How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local public library for help. The Nashville Public Library (NPL) got the teens at Woodland Hills set up with library cards, which they use often.

Library of Congress introduces three new apps (and a reminder of some older goodies)

NeverEndingSearch

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Library of Congress announced the launch of three new apps for Web and mobile, developed by educational organizations that were supported by an LOC grant for app development. Primary sources are uniquely powerful teaching tools, and the Library’s education staff learned a great deal by watching the selected organizations use historical artifacts to illuminate key aspects of national institutions and citizen engagement.

Hour of Code in the Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For the past 3 years, our library has participated in Hour of Code during Computer Science in Education Week. When we first started participating, classes came to the library to try out an hour of code. It was fun to see something that started in the library spread into general classrooms. This year we had classes from every grade participate in Hour of Code in the library (including PreK next week). Students worked on coding all over the library.

The New Librarian: How I created a makerspace

eSchool News

In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice. I’ve been called the “Willy Wonka of school librarians” because I transformed our traditional library into what I call an IDEA (Innovation, Design, Engineering, and Art) Lab complete with flexible furniture, robotics, engineering tools, iPads, laptops, and sewing machines.

iPad LOVE & App LUST

The Daring Librarian

I had a great time over break having a lovely Tweetup Lunch with some of my favourite Maryland iPad experts! As I''m still an iPad newbie I thought it only fitting to put it to them: What are Coolest iPad techniques, tips & tricks and most loved and must have APPS!?? iPad Tweetup with Appalicious Apps by Donna Anderson aka Digital Librarian 21 "The iPad Tweetup went very well and we had nine awesome folks show up. I use my iPad a work a lot.

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First-ever online library of edtech pricing data launches for school districts

eSchool News

Currently, the platform’s library provides a sample report on iPads and Chromebooks. The library will grow to include pricing information on curriculum and assessment software products by the end of February. The Technology for Education Consortium (TEC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 edtech procurement, today at FETC 2017 launched the TEC Data Platform.

International Children's Digital Library Offers Tons of Free eBooks for Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 11, 2015 International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is an iPad app that offers a plethora of free books specifically selected for kids and young learners. The app is a fruit of the.read more. eBooks for kids free ebooks

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?An Augmented Reality Library Comes to Life for Aspiring Teachers at UT San Antonio

Edsurge

The University of Texas at San Antonio has more than 2 million titles in its library system, and lately it’s been building a collection that most students—and future teachers—might not even know exists yet. A small but growing library of augmented reality books, consisting of 25 children’s titles, is part of a research partnership between UTSA Libraries and the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD).

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. The new chemistry library makes it possible for students and teachers to authentically and safely conduct chemical investigations in any classroom—or even at home.” Pivot Interactives' cloud-based web app can be accessed 24/7 using any web-connected device, including a computer, Chromebook™ or iPad.

Digital Reading Resources for Early Literacy

iTeach with iPads

Having 1:1 iPads, my students have many digital books at their fingertips. My students also have a link on their iPad screens to Unite for Literacy. Of course we have a classroom library of a variety of paper books for students as well. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning early literacy and iPads literacy and iPads reading with ipads teaching with iPads

Access to Amazon Cloud Music Comes to iPad and iPhone

The 21st Century Principal

Now users who have music in the Amazon Cloud Drive can listen to that music on their iPhone or iPad. Add songs from your iTunes library. iPad apps iPad apps for administrators iPhone apps The Amazon Cloud Player has finally come to the iPhone or iOS. Here’s some of the best features of the Cloud Player for iOS. Use your 5 GB Amazon cloud space to store music that can no be accessed from any device, whether its an Android tablet, iPhone, or computer desktop.