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.

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.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

edWeb.net

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.

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.

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.

April 8th – 14th Is National Library Week – Here Are Related Resources For ELLs

Larry Ferlazzo

National Library Week takes place April 8-14, 2017 with the theme, “Libraries Lead.” ” You might be interested in The Best Sites To Teach ELL’s About Libraries

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 ?

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.

littleBits Updates Pro Library Collection

techlearning

littleBits today announced updates to its Pro Library, a giant collection of Bits and accessories meant to fuel young inventors’ imaginations as they gain science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills.

5 Great Kids Digital Libraries

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

kids librariesDecember 8, 2017 Here are five web platforms where you can access a wide variety of books and other reading materials designed specifically for kids. Features provided differ from one platform.read more.

Libraries Ready to Code!

NeverEndingSearch

The library is a great place to introduce the ready to code concept because we’re public, we’re free, we’re easily accessible. You will see a “Girls Just Want to Compute” class taught by HS girls at the Gaithersburg Public Library. Libraries are a natural fit for coding programs.

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?

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

School Libraries Work! 2016

NeverEndingSearch

. Among the many exciting events at AASL National in Columbus was Scholastic’s release of the 2016 edition of School Libraries Work! . Through School Libraries Work!, Download your copy of School Libraries Work! . advocacy school librarians school libraries

#10: 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.

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

Building Home Libraries: A Community Collaboration

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

During the school year, our library is a huge source of reading, but I often wonder what I can do to continue to support reading during the summer months when students are at home. What do their home libraries look like? Logistic #6: How will students take ownership of the libraries?

Building Home Libraries: A Community Collaboration

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

During the school year, our library is a huge source of reading, but I often wonder what I can do to continue to support reading during the summer months when students are at home. What do their home libraries look like? Logistic #6: How will students take ownership of the libraries?

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.

2017 Library Of Congress Literacy Awards Announced

TeachThought - Learn better.

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I Read Because: A Book Tasting Library Orientation

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m always trying to maximize what happens during library orientation each year. Instead, I wanted to focus on the power of reading and give students time to explore the genres of the library. Last year was our first year with a genrefied library.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

#CelebrateWithDE – National School Librarian Day & National Library Month

Discovery Education

As Hermione does in the Harry Potter series, “When in doubt, go to the library.” Libraries are rich with treasures: books, people, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, meeting rooms, study carrels, notices, used books. School and communities can be strengthened by great libraries and librarians are wonderful guides to a world of possibilities. LEARN: Libraries of All Kinds. Library of Congress. Free Library. A photo showing a Little Free Library.

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.

Find free online learning material in the new GoConqr Library

GoConqr

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”. ~ Albert Einstein. The new GoConqr Library. To help you navigate this wealth of riches, we have organised the content into a personal learning library. Sign in or Sign up to see your new library!

e-Library A Great Source for Digital, Audio Books

techlearning

Raz-Kids Solid choice for leveled readings and progress-tracking Pros: In addition to the huge library of leveled texts, teachers get a detailed view of students' progress, even as they read independently.

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.

Dolly Parton Gives The Gift Of Literacy: A Library Of 100 Million Books

NPR Learning and Tech

In 1995, the entertainer and philanthropist started the Imagination Library, inspired by her father, who couldn't read and write. Now, it mails free books to more than a million kids each month. Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

edWeb.net

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.

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).

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.

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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View & Access over 6,000 Photochrom Prints from the Library of Congress

Indiana Jen

The Library of Congress has published its collection of more than 6,000 photochrom pictures from the turn of the 20th century. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008679501/.

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.

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.

View & Access over 6,000 Photochrom Prints from the Library of Congress

Indiana Jen

The Library of Congress has published its collection of more than 6,000 photochrom pictures from the turn of the 20th century. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008679501/.

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

Pam Moran on transformed school libraries

NeverEndingSearch

Once I believed that libraries were places where people went for books and reference materials. Now I believe that libraries are learning opportunities that promote pathways for people to “search, connect, communicate and make.”.

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. Each morning on our broadcast announcements, I shared 1-2 things that a public library card can get you.