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National Library Week April 3-9

Ask a Tech Teacher

National Library Week is April 3-9, 2022. It allows us to promote our local libraries and their workers. Find more about here at the American Library Association. Actively Learn –add PDFs of your choice to a library that can be annotated, read, and shared. Open Library.

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NCSA Announces Resource Library

EdTech Magazine

Last month, the National Cyber Security Alliance announced the launch of the Cybersecurity Education and Career Resource Library in partnership with Palo Alto Networks.

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How to Find Free Books for Your School or Classroom Library

Waterford

Building a school or classroom library can be difficult, especially if your school’s funding is low. Kids Need to Read provides free books for teachers who work at underfunded schools, libraries, or other organizations. Lisa Libraries. Library of Congress.

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School libraries are disappearing when students need them most

eSchool News

The building had once been an elementary school with a fully functioning library. In fact, not a single area school I have worked at in the past nine years has had a functioning library. When I was growing up, I spent much of my free time in my metro Detroit school library.

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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.

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Edcamp Library Promise Goes Virtual

Digital Promise

The focus of Klein Independent School District’s Edcamp Library Promise is to invite educators interested in building strong school library programs to share ideas, lessons, tech tools, and best practices that promote vibrant school libraries for every learner.

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MackinVIA Receives Its 7th Consecutive Modern Library Award From LibraryWorks, Winning The Distinctive Platinum Award

eSchool News

Burnsville, MN – Mackin , a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree, winning another Platinum Award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs).

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4 ways library media specialists lead digital transformations in districts

eSchool News

In New Hampshire, library media specialists are playing a key role in driving edtech ROI. Library media specialists are excellent candidates for this in their leadership role, because they support all the educators and students in a school.

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K–12 Digital Resource Libraries Continue to Engage Students Returning to In-Person Classes

EdTech Magazine

As the name implies, digital resource libraries can provide a wide array of digital resources to students. Karina Quilantán, a library media specialist for the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, took over her school’s online library web page about seven years ago. “I

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Technology Trends Reshape Today’s Libraries

EdTech Magazine

By Wendy McMahon Modernizing learning in the 21st-century school can start in the library. 3D printing Classroom Collaboration Hardware

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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.

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Have Students Organize the Classroom Library

MiddleWeb

I’d been researching the benefits of promoting student voice and choice by having them assist in organizing an in-class library. The post Have Students Organize the Classroom Library first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library

Waterford

We’ve separated each section by age to make sure you can find the perfect books for your school or classroom library. 5 Diverse Picture Books for Your Classroom Library. The post 15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library appeared first on Waterford.org.

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MackinVIA Receives Its 7th Consecutive Modern Library Award From LibraryWorks, Winning The Distinctive Platinum Award

eSchool News

Burnsville, MN – Mackin , a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree, winning another Platinum Award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs).

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Gale Receives Platinum and Gold in 2023 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks for the Second Consecutive

eSchool News

Gale , part of Cengage Group, is pleased to announce that it has received five platinum awards, one gold and an honorable mention award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). They’ve been at the forefront of the library industry for more than 65 years.

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Gale Receives Platinum and Gold in 2023 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks for the Second Consecutive

eSchool News

Gale , part of Cengage Group, is pleased to announce that it has received five platinum awards, one gold and an honorable mention award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). They’ve been at the forefront of the library industry for more than 65 years.

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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.

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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.

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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.,

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TeachingBooks Resources Available to 24 Million Readers with New Statewide Library Systems Added in 2021

eSchool News

With the addition of the new licenses, more than 24 million readers at over 55,000 schools, public libraries and higher education institutions can now access TeachingBooks’ curated educational materials.

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Refresh Class Libraries with Appealing Nonfiction

MiddleWeb

Students getting a bit bored with your classroom library? Nonfiction Texts Wide Open Learning class libraries classroom library Megan Kelly Nonfiction texts ReadingThe return from winter break is a perfect time for a "refresh," says teacher Megan Kelly. She stretches her dollars by purchasing nonfiction books with broad appeal. Here are a few of her cross-content favorites.

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Student-centered learning lessons from the Future Ready Library Summit

eSchool News

As students across the country began heading back to classrooms, a couple hundred library leaders participated in one of this summer’s Future Ready Library Summits.

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Join TeachThought University’s Digital Library Today

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought University is a growing library of ad-free strategies, resources, inspiration, and research to make teaching enjoyable again. The post Join TeachThought University’s Digital Library Today appeared first on TeachThought.

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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. The 4 C’s (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity) will drive our pioneering approach to developing the libraries of the future. Next page: Real-world lessons in 3D; independent learning with digital libraries).

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Opening School Libraries Slows the Summer Slide

MiddleWeb

Public libraries are great but many kids can't get to them. Valentina Gonzalez describes the challenges facing ELLs and other kids and suggests ways to make school libraries available over the break. Summer Slide The Unstoppable ELL Teacher access ELLs families poor students public libraries school libraries summer slide Unstoppable ELL Teacher Valentina Gonzalez volunteersOne way to counter summer slide is to provide easily accessible books.

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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. Hopefully, a revised user agreement for library patrons can maintain that option.”

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Another Great Digital Library to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scribd is a platform that offers you access to a huge digital library of reading materials. Digital librariesIf you like digital reading Scribd is defnitely a must try. It offers various collections of.read more.

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Library 2.0 Libraries and Privacy Conference - Recordings Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Last week's Library 2.0 mini-conference, " Libraries and Privacy: Critical Issues for Information Professionals ," went very well and we had terrific feedback! The page does require a free Library 2.0 If you want to access the recordings without joining Library 2.0,

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7 tips for future-proofing school libraries

eSchool News

Schools in urban districts like Denver Public Schools often struggle to fund library programs, which only exacerbates already existing equity gaps for students of color. Prioritizing equitable library access for students. All students deserve access to a school library.

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Free distance learning library

eSchool News

Ancillary Coronavirus Update books digital digital resources distance learning educators free grades help learning librarians library online Online Learning resources students

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Are Libraries the Key to Teaching Computer Science?

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new initiative looks to enhance school and public libraries with resources for STEM innovation. Classroom STEM

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Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

eSchool News

The library includes books both in English and Spanish for grades K-6 and is accessible to users using nearly any device with internet access. This library is available through July 31, 2020.

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Here’s How I Created a Virtual Class Library

MiddleWeb

Borrowing books from class and school libraries is less common during the pandemic. Kathie Palmieri encourages her students to read using a Bitmoji Virtual Classroom Library, Virtual Book Tasting Rooms, Flipgrid, and Mentimeter. The post Here’s How I Created a Virtual Class Library first appeared on MiddleWeb. Articles Reading Bitmoji Virtual Classroom Library book selection Flipgrid Kathleen Palmieri Mentimeter pandemic Virtual Book Tasting Rooms

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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.

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How one district used federal funds to boost its digital library

eSchool News

And for school librarians in particular, these grants represent a unique opportunity to establish future-ready libraries with strong digital book collections. As the old expression goes – you never know if you don’t try.

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Schedule Announced - Thursday's "Libraries and Privacy" Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.022 mini-conference: " Libraries and Privacy: Critical Issues for Information Professionals ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 13th, 2022, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time. Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

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Internet Archive announces the Emergency Digital Library

NeverEndingSearch

million books in its lending library. The newly created National Emergency Library will serve readers around the country, who cannot physically access their local libraries, through the end of the academic year or until the end of the emergency. You’ll want to continue to use library services Libby, Sora and Hoopla for popular, recent titles. The National Emergency Library addresses a different need. Archive.org/NEL.

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19 Global YA Novels for Your Class Library

MiddleWeb

When Megan Kelly asked her students to paste sticky notes on a world map to show the setting of YA novels they were reading for pleasure, she quickly saw she needed to diversify her classroom library. International Mindedness Wide Open Learning classroom library global topics international settings Megan Kelly middle grades novels

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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.

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Find Lots of Library Books on the Cheap!

MiddleWeb

You can’t do either without having robust libraries with books of all types, subjects, and levels. Heart of the School Reading book collections book sources classroom libraries Rita Platt

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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.

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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.

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