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.

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.

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.

5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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.”

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

Edsurge

Libraries are really, really good at collaborating,” says Karen Munro, president of the Association of College & Research Libraries. “I I support using a library service, but it has to be integrated well into the curriculum,” she says. “If

NASA IMAGE AND VIDEO LIBRARY

techlearning

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

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.

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.

16 Amazing Libraries For Bibliophiles

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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.

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.

As LinkedIn Learning Subsumes Lynda.com, Library Groups Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, offering their patrons access to the once-upstart company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. Currently, to access Lynda.com in a library, a person logs in using their library card and a PIN.

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.

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.

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.

Bookshare Digital Library Offers Expansive Selection

techlearning

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

Introducing the Universal School Library, a new Internet Archive collection

NeverEndingSearch

a curated collection of 15,000 high-quality books, especially for students in schools who no longer have access to school libraries. The library currently contains 2300 items.

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?

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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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).

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.

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?

Free Digital Library Earns Top Grades From Teachers

techlearning

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

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

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.

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.

2017 Library Of Congress Literacy Awards Announced

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.