How Public Libraries Can Support Students Amid Distance Learning

Kajeet

The recent, large-scale shift from in-class to distance learning models – and other transformations in the way schools operate and in how students access information – are providing new opportunities for libraries to help improve student learning outcomes.

COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries

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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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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.

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.

Public Libraries Can Improve Remote Learning. Here’s How.

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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.

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.

Super Duper Digital Library is selected as a Winner by Two Prestigious Family Awards Programs

eSchool News

The Super Duper Digital Library , a collection of hundreds of online cards, games, and worksheets to support reading and literacy skills for children in Pre-K – Grade 5, recently won two prestigious awards programs – the Family Choice Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards.

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. And while it is painfully true that tight school budgets often result in unstaffed or understaffed school libraries, I am hopeful. Prioritizing equitable library access for students. As school libraries evolve and best practices shift accordingly, there is one constant to solve for: equity.

Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

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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. Coronavirus Update books device eBook eBooks Education educators English free grades interest internet internet access IT libraries libraryBenchmark Education is are now offering free access to their extensive collection of eBooks to families and educators.

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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).

Free distance learning library

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Ancillary Coronavirus Update books digital digital resources distance learning educators free grades help learning librarians library online Online Learning resources studentsLerner Digital is granting access to use their books to help enable librarians, teachers, and educators to help students with remote access and online learning. A selection of their digital products are now available for free through June 30, 2020. Click this link , to access these digital resources.

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

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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. That turned out to cause particular challenges for public libraries, since it meant forcing library users to give personal information to LinkedIn to access the videos, a practice that violates long-standing privacy policies and norms. Education Technology Libraries

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

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The Association of College & Research Libraries maintains in its “access entitlement principle,” which functions as a sort of library bill of rights, that all students of an institution of higher education “are entitled to the library services and resources of that institution,” including access to a librarian, regardless of location. Libraries are really, really good at collaborating,” says Karen Munro, president of the Association of College & Research Libraries. “I

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. I started playing around with the fairly easy and recently very popular strategy of building a library scene in Slides. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface. 2005/2006) “The Virtual Library.”

Internet Archive announces the Emergency Digital Library

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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.

K-12 Library & Media Technology Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Library & Media Technology Guide. Leveraging a Future Ready Library opportunity. Renovating libraries to meet students’ next-generation needs. • Everything You Need to Know. Everyone You Need to Reach. • Why school librarians are tech integration pioneers. Librarians are more important than ever—here’s why. Helping students build information literacy skills. Librarians are facilitating learning despite school closures.

Distance Learning Packages for Schools, Academic Institutions, and Libraries

eSchool News

Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today announced that it has created a variety of distance learning packages to help schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ancillary Coronavirus Update CEO challenges classrooms colleges digital distance learning educators help high schools IT learning librarians libraries library online

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.

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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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 there's a whole bunch of different reasons why that might happen, and one of the things we see in rural areas is, it's not just our patrons in libraries who are under-resourced. And for a lot of libraries, that's not something you can do on a dime.

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. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

How Libraries Help Save the Day with Ed Tech

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

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 LibraryWe can do the search using keywords across more than 60 collections with a treasure trove of more than 140,000 files. We can also embed the content to your blog, lms or website. It is a living website, where new and archival images, video and audio files continually are being added.

Small Libraries with Big Ambitions

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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.

New from the Library of Congress: Newspaper Navigator

NeverEndingSearch

LC Labs’ newly launched Newspaper Navigator leverages machine learning and the substantial digitized resources of the Library’s Chronicling America website. The post New from the Library of Congress: Newspaper Navigator appeared first on NeverEndingSearch.

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

#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. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making. How Libraries are Personalized Learning Hotspots.

5 apps to innovate school libraries

eSchool News

Apps can bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. Since apps are a part of our everyday lives, especially those of students, they have the power to completely change the way students and teachers think about learning—especially in the library. 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.

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. A shy, 50-something native to Chicago, she is somewhat new to taking classes at the library, and yet she is proof that CPL’s approach to adult education — using technology as a gateway to academic skills — can be successful with under-skilled adults.

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. The learning space that was once in the traditional library has now been taken over by the students.

Transforming your library into a makerspace

eSchool News

In a recent edWebinar , hosted by edWeb.net, Michelle Luhtala, library department chair, and Donna Burns, technology integrator, both from New Canaan High School (NCHS) in Connecticut, showcased the transformation of the NCHS library from a collection of used reference and biography books into a living, breathing makerspace. Through a five-year radical book-weeding process from 2011- 2016, the NCHS library had eliminated all of the library’s free-standing bookshelves.

The Day We Checked Out the Library

Reading By Example

Not far from my seat in the school library, a 1st grader was upset that there were no more Dogman copies left. So while our librarian was training classrooms on how to use either Seesaw or Google Classroom for future virtual learning, I along with other available staff offered to help run the library and let kids select a bagful of books to take home. ” I asked the library assistant. Appreciation school libraryThe 2nd grader only liked chapter books.

16 Amazing Libraries For Bibliophiles

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Amazing Libraries For Bibliophiles by TeachThought Staff Want to see some amazing libraries? The YouTube channel ‘Believe That’ explores them in a video that, while not incredibly detailed and missing some obvious libraries that should’ve been included, is a nice quick watch for a weekend afternoon. The post 16 Amazing Libraries For Bibliophiles appeared first on TeachThought.

Leading eLearning: A Future Ready Library opportunity

eSchool News

One of my colleagues is known for regularly reminding us that a crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste. The COVID-19 crisis has forced districts to redefine the manner in which they are delivering education. In the best-case scenario, district leaders had a week to develop and roll out an eLearning strategy to students. Most teachers had a weekend to prep, and sent their students home without a defined plan or resources to help parents who became teachers overnight.