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. The importance of relationships in the modern library. Pictures of Micki’s Library / Classroom.

The Future of Libraries - what does it look like?

Educational Technology Guy

Libraries, like schools, are changing with technology. The typical library full of books will be going away and be replaced with a space for accessing digital resources and getting help finding resources. Many libraries are struggling to change and even attract visitors.

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. Gabe is the Program Manager for the Adult Learning Initiative at Digital Promise.

Keep school libraries weird

NeverEndingSearch

On a whim I included a slide that read: “Keep School Libraries Weird.” ” I’ve been doing a little thinking about why, like Austin , we might want to keep school libraries a little weird. Let’s keep school libraries weird.

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 personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. How Libraries are Personalized Learning Hotspots. Libraries can track unique student data. Libraries can help close learning gaps.

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.

6 growing trends taking over academic libraries

eSchool News

Spreading digital fluency is now a core responsibility of academic libraries, and Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are poised to amplify the utility and reach of library services like never before. Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Research School Librarie

What’s the future for libraries?

eSchool News

Minecraft and makerspaces are transforming the traditional library in one city. “It’s Libraries aren’t that place where an old lady wearing a bun is telling you to ‘Shh!’ Next page: Libraries’ renaissance and reinvention.

One future for research libraries

Bryan Alexander

On May 12 the head of the National Science Library at the Chinese Academy of Sciences , Xiaolin Zhang, gave a major speech to the THETA conference in Australia. Anything they don’t own they obtain through consortial relationships (I think that’s inter-library loan).

Searching Multiple Libraries with the Chrome Library Extension

ProfHacker

That post described Library Extension , a very useful Chrome extension 1 that works with Amazon’s site (reports in the comments section of the LifeHacker post indicate that it works with the Goodreads site, too, though I’ve not tested it). Have you tried Library Extension?

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.

Is your library going Future Ready too?

eSchool News

Ed note : This is the first in a series of columns from digital library expert Mark Ray discussing the changing role of librarians and the Future Ready Schools initiative. Featured on eSchool News School Administration School Libraries Top News

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.

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 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Library 2.016 Min-Conference June 15th: "Library as Classroom"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the second of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," June 15th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited).

IDEO shares Design Thinking for Libraries

NeverEndingSearch

Need a fresh approach for rethinking your library program? a way of working that will help you strengthen your library by understanding the needs of your patrons and engaging your communities like never before through a method that we call design thinking.

Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Ulla E ngeström, founder of ThingLink The founder of ThingLink, Ulla E ngeström, has a goal to build a free library of interactive resources for all teachers, students and parents.

5 Great eBook Libraries for Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These are some popular eBook libraries where parents and.read more. eBook libraries for kidsNovember 15, 2016 Looking for some good places where you can search for and find children's books? The list below has you covered.

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How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School Library Club students as they worked to design solutions to problems they identified in their community. Why the library?

International Children's Digital Library

techlearning

Featuring a variety of books from around the globe, International Children''s Digital Library makes children''s classics accessible in many different languages. Techlearning Resources Site of the Day

Library 2.0

Learning with 'e's

What does the future hold for our university libraries? The library has long been seen by many as a very traditional, conservative institution, and is often portrayed as a place where rows upon rows of antiquated book shelves slowly gather dust. 2009) Library 2.0:

Don’t Throw Out Your Leveled Library Yet!

MiddleWeb

Heart of the School Leveled Texts close reading ELL English Language Learners ESL leveled texts Reading Rita Platt school library School Library Journal text complexity

Pokemon Go QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt

The Daring Librarian

First, I took pictures of 10 different locations around our Library Media Center, then using a Photoshop template I super-imposed 10 Pokémon (some VERY RARE!)

What Colleges Can Gain by Adding Makerspaces to its Libraries

MindShift

Colleges are following the lead of K-12 schools and libraries by creating easily accessible makerspaces that are available to the entire student body. [[ This is a content summary only.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. 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.

Introducing Open Library of the Humanities

ProfHacker

This past fall semester, the Open Library of the Humanities , or OLH, officially launched their publishing arm. The list of libraries supporting the initiative is long and impressive , and there seems to be a new library adding their support every other day.

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

At the Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, toddlers and kids gather weekly to work on creative projects. On those days the library morphs into a “makerspace,” overflowing with sewing supplies, circuitry, yarn, and electronics. For many, the library sites have become refuges.

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Amy Brown More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.

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?

"Library Extension" Lets you Borrow Books from Your Local Library While You're in Amazon or Goodreads!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

It might be available to borrow from your local library! Chrome's "Library Extension" lets you check your local library immediately , while you're in Amazon or Goodreads. books and reading Chrome extensions Google tips librariesSave yourself a few steps, and some money!

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Amy Brown More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.

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. Links to Library of Congress primary source analysis guides.

In practice: School’s redesigned library of the future leads to deeper learning

eSchool News

They are all terms I’ve heard used to describe the atmosphere and activities in our recently revamped Library Learning Commons. New Picturesque Library Layout Paves the Way for Dynamic Patron Usage. The students like the new layout because it doesn’t look like a typical library anymore.

Automated Emails for Overdue Library Books using Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

Recently, I was working with the teacher-librarian at my school to help her create a system for notifying parents of their child''s overdue library books. add-ons copydown formMule google google apps google forms google sheets inventory library parent communication teacher-librarians tutoria

School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

Edutopia

Josh Weisgrau School Libraries While libraries and makerspaces are both interdisciplinary, resource-filled places of informal learning, each serves distinct purposes for enriching student experience and school culture Photo credit: Texas A&M University via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Great ways library media and IT departments can work together

eSchool News

Library media specialists and IT teams can work toward a common mission. As purveyors of digital learning materials and research, library media specialists are aligning with their IT departments to help create dynamic, engaging hubs for students and instructors.

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. Luhtala is blessed with a big library, but for most of her career it has been dominated by large bookshelves. The New Canaan Library tries to create different spaces throughout the library where students can work quietly, in collaboration, or on innovative projects.

My Current Thinking on Library Media Specialists and 21st Century Learning

Reading By Example

This is a summary of a conversation I had with our school’s library media specialist (LMS) Kari Kabat. First, have a well stocked school library that is appealing and always open for students to come find a book whenever they need one.

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