5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

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Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. The post 5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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.

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.

NASA IMAGE AND VIDEO LIBRARY

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NASA has a huge image, video and audio file library that you can do public search, download or embed the out-of-this-world files. Photo Video TL Advisor Blog Digital Library

How Libraries Help Save the Day with Ed Tech

Kajeet

If you’re sitting in a public or school library 20 years ago, what would you see? Digital Learning Ed Tech Inspiration Digital Divide

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.

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.

Classroom Libraries: Who Owns the Reading?

Reading By Example

In this article for my newsletter, I share why students should be involved in designing and organizing the classroom library. Below is a visual summary of ten ways to engage in this community-building activity. Starting in November, some articles will be for subscribers only.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

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With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle and Jackie discussed how the library can personalize instruction through assessing, reading, learning, and making.

16 Amazing Libraries For Bibliophiles

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16 Amazing Libraries For Bibliophiles by TeachThought Staff Want to see some amazing libraries? The post 16 Amazing Libraries For Bibliophiles appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

A Very Good Digital Library for Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

It provides a huge library featuring over 20.000 eBooks designed specifically for kids 12 and under. The library also.read moreLooking for some good summer reading books for your kid? Epic has you covered.

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Bookshare Digital Library Offers Expansive Selection

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Bookshare offers an expansive online library of digital books for people with print disabilities

A Tale of Two Libraries

A Principal's Reflections

When the position of library media specialist became available she was the only person that I wanted for the position. Below is what the library looked like prior to her arrival. The learning atmosphere in the library is nothing less than amazing.

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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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?

Free Digital Library Earns Top Grades From Teachers

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Unlimited Books for Kids is a digital library and e-reader website and app that makes more than 25,000 children's books available at the touch of a finger

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.

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).

Classroom Libraries and Student Involvement

Reading By Example

For several years, I wondered why my classroom library was not more readily utilized by my students. Once I learned that I needed to include my students in the organization of the classroom library, I saw an increase in the usage of my 5th and 6th graders.

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?

A Makerspace, Teaching Studio or Wellness Center? The Role of Libraries in College Innovation

Edsurge

Libraries have long been central to college campuses. In fact, one way colleges have measured their greatness has been to boast about the size of their library collections. But now that so many materials are digital, is a book count the best way to measure a library’s impact?

Play Library Santa: Sharing gifts of digital media

NeverEndingSearch

This year, I’ve found myself giving many of them a rather unintentional gift–an introduction to their public libraries’ digital media collections. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital. Play library Santa.

An Online Library for People with Reading Barriers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bookshare is a platform that provides access to a huge library of reading materials for people with physical disability or visual impairment. The library has over 500.000 titles covering different.read more

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In just one year of having a digital collection, checkouts from the district’s digital library increased by 184 percent.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

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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.

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.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library.

3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!

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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. This was one of those moments in my room that would change the way I managed my library.

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. One way to counter summer slide is to provide easily accessible books.

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.

Follett Introduces ‘Follett Classroom Libraries’

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Whether for whole- or small-group instruction, or independent reading, each bundled library has been carefully created by Follett’s team of K-12 master’s-level educators with high-interest nonfiction and fiction texts and age level-appropriate texts

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.

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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Theater and Library Upgrades Set the Stage for K–12 Creatives

EdTech Magazine

Theater and Library Upgrades Set the Stage for K–12 Creatives. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Mon, 07/01/2019 - 06:10. Students at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools are preparing for careers, but not in the way that many associate with traditional vo-tech education.