School libraries are disappearing when students need them most

eSchool News

The building had once been an elementary school with a fully functioning library. Two years later, that room had become a dumping ground for unused supplies, and the school football team frequently used it as a meeting space. This story was originally published by Chalkbeat.

How to Find Free Books for Your School or Classroom Library


Building a school or classroom library can be difficult, especially if your school’s funding is low. If they do not meet eligibility requirements, teachers can also purchase cheap book bundles from First Book. Lisa Libraries. Library of Congress.


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Meet NEO at FETC 2022!


It’s also a great opportunity to meet fellow online learning enthusiasts, exchange ideas, and learn from the experts. Meet NEO at FETC 2022! We’re excited to meet you at Booth #602 , where each day we’ll be ready to offer live demos and discuss edtech for K-12 and Higher Ed.

Edcamp Library Promise Goes Virtual

Digital Promise

With the “rule of two feet/clicks,” participants can find sessions that meet their needs. Go to Edcamp Library Promise to register to join us on June 16 and learn more about this exciting event! The post Edcamp Library Promise Goes Virtual appeared first on Digital Promise.

The Business Benefits of Video Conferencing

ViewSonic Education

With all the benefits, an increasing number of businesses adopt online meetings as their go-to mode of communication. . However, this is no longer the case as more meetings are taking place virtually rather than in physical locations. Optimize meetings? .

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4 ways library media specialists lead digital transformations in districts

eSchool News

In New Hampshire, library media specialists are playing a key role in driving edtech ROI. Library media specialists are excellent candidates for this in their leadership role, because they support all the educators and students in a school.

15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library


We’ve separated each section by age to make sure you can find the perfect books for your school or classroom library. 5 Diverse Picture Books for Your Classroom Library. After immigrating to the United States, Kimberly Chang works in a sweatshop to make ends meet.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Meet – SULS0110

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Meet – SULS0110 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode with Shake Up Learning Trainer and Community Manager, Pam Hubler, we explore the new updates to Google Meet. Quick Tip Video Library.

TeachingBooks Resources Available to 24 Million Readers with New Statewide Library Systems Added in 2021

eSchool News

With the addition of the new licenses, more than 24 million readers at over 55,000 schools, public libraries and higher education institutions can now access TeachingBooks’ curated educational materials.

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


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.

COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries


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.,

Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!


The annual event attracts over 16,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019. Be a bold educator at ISTE 2019 and meet NEO in the expo hall at Booth 900 ! The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns


LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to, 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.”

Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!


The annual event attracts over 18,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers. Judging by the last year’s edition, things look even more promising for the days to come: Meet NEO at ISTE 2018! We’re looking forward to meeting you at ISTE 2018! The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2018! It’s that time of the year again!

Internet Archive announces the Emergency Digital Library


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.

Facing declines in reading proficiency, rural libraries step in

The Hechinger Report

Three years ago, Darlene Thomas-Burroughs, branch manager of the Hardeeville Library in the rural town of Hardeeville, South Carolina, heard about a new way that library employees could help kids boost their reading scores.

Google Meet Bandwidth detector (and how I’ve been using this on Zoom)

Cool Cat Teacher

Google is rolling out a handy new tool for Workspace admins who use Google Meet to keep in touch with staff. Starting today, admins can see a record of participant bandwidth during meetings. You Can No Longer Fake a Bad Connection to Get Out of Google Meet Calls" Android Police.

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.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders


Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. In a crowd-pleasing aside, Jones mentioned that he decided to house the innovation-and-design college within Boise State’s library, and suggested that libraries often function as safe neutral spaces in which to experiment.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Measuring Up is a suite of tools that supplements any classroom curriculum by offering standards-based instruction, practice, assessment, and reporting customized to many state or national standards–with the singular goal of assisting students in meeting English Language Arts, Mathematics, and/or Science standards. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.

Which Books Belong in a School Library? All of Them, of Course

ED Surge

While the debate is not new to the world of librarianship, the controversy about which books should be allowed to grace the shelves of a school library has become a common topic of conversation on news channels, talk shows and school board meetings. Education Technology Libraries

Gale and New Mexico State Library Launch Free Program to Provide Adult Residents Accredited High School Diplomas

eSchool News

New Mexicans can obtain their high school diploma through their local public library. New Mexico State Library now offers Career Online High School (COHS) from Gale , a Cengage company, making it the first program in the state that gives qualified residents the chance to earn an accredited high school diploma through their public library. There is no cost to students for the program, but enrollment is limited and requires a library card.

Celebrating School Library Month with Buncee and PebbleGo


April is School Library Month and it brings an opportunity to highlight the work done and impact made by librarians and media specialists. National Library Workers Day. National Library Outreach Day. Take Action for Libraries Day. Meet the Author.

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. Libraries are all about inquiry,” says Valerie Jopeck, a former librarian and current education specialist for a large public school district in Virginia. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said. The libraries that form partnerships are doing the best work,” she said.

New Library 2.0 Webinar: "Good Kids, Bad Behaviors: What to Do About Unruly Young People in the Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Good Kids, Bad Behaviors: What to Do About Unruly Young People in the Library" Part of the Library 2.0 and hosted by ALA author and library service, safety, and security expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht. Making physical changes to the library facility.

Library 2.0 Webinar: "Library Civility: Taking Care of Each Other"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Library Civility: Taking Care of Each Other" Part of the Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : A 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0 and hosted by ALA author and library service, safety, and security expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht.

Scholastic Teams Up with 5 Female Leaders to Debut New “Rising Voices” K–5 Classroom Library Collection to Empower Girls in STEAM

eSchool News

The Second Collection in the Rising Voices Library® Series Features Powerful Messages from Industry Mentors to Shatter Misconceptions About Girls as Future Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math . Our duty is to meet children where their dreams begin.

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. As a teacher librarian, what sparked your interest and willingness to bring making into your library? Someone who is going to open their classroom or library to making has to be willing to learn and take risks. Why the library?

A tale of three cities: Emerging from the pandemic…or not

eSchool News

As our world is emerging from the pandemic, there is a distinct division in our communities that was clearly articulated by the three librarians who participated in a recent panel for publishers who create content for schools and public libraries. New York City, New York. Cleveland, Ohio.

One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library


The largest library in the world contains more than 168 million items, with materials in some 470 languages, and is located in Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress, situated right behind the U.S. Then the library makes that source material available and easily accessible to all.

Video Conferencing Monitors – 4 Productive Uses for Businesses

ViewSonic Education

The shift to more virtual meetings in businesses have also led to another set of problems that impact productivity and efficiency. This can be especially advantageous in situations where meetings are arranged at short notice.

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If the Library of Congress pins.


If the largest library in the world, with millions of books, photographs, maps and manuscripts pins, it makes a pretty serious case for a new type of curation for libraries, learning, and learners. The Library of Congress is a pretty serious pinner. It’s an example of how social media can open collections to new audiences, how sharing makes a difference, and of how libraries and museums now meet audiences where they live and play.

Student Book Budget: Meeting with Vendors

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year, we meet with several vendors to look at book samples, catalogs, and websites. Instead, they capture every book that looks interesting to our readers and meets our purchasing goals. Every year, we meet with our Capstone sales rep, Jim Boon. Before we left, Kate gave each student an ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of a book to keep and consider for our library.

New Webinar: "Ten Library Service Myths Every Librarian Should Challenge" with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Ten Library Service Myths Every Librarian Should Challenge" Part of the Library 2.0 Series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : Ten Library Service Myths - is it time to question what we think we already know about taking care of patrons’ needs in the library?

The New Librarian: Implementing a district-wide Library Learning Commons initiative

eSchool News

A few years ago, while working as a teacher librarian at Templeton Elementary School in Oregon, I had the opportunity to redesign the school’s library website to include digital resources for the students to use as part of a shift to 1:1 iPad learning. Three years later, I’m replicating this model for the entire district, building a Library Learning Commons where all students have digital access to curated, shared resources in conjunction with full-scale 1:1 learning.

The Best Digital Libraries for Kids and Students

Graphite Blog

All of this is to say: digital library apps need to be really, really good. We think our choices below meet, and may even exceed, this criteria -- they have the potential to get kids hooked on books and build lifelong habits. Reading is the key that unlocks learning.

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. This year, I brought the idea up at our monthly media specialist meeting and we started brainstorming ideas with Evan Bush, the children’s librarian at the main branch of the Athens Clarke County Library. We had 43 students visit the library and multiple family members came along too.

Libraries Ready to Code!


The library is a great place to introduce the ready to code concept because we’re public, we’re free, we’re easily accessible. If you needed a little inspiration or a little push into coding activities, or if you need to justify your time and efforts in coding with administrators and faculty, the new video, Libraries Ready to Code, will both light the spark and make the case! You will see a “Girls Just Want to Compute” class taught by HS girls at the Gaithersburg Public Library.

What Can Schools Learn from the Successful Transformation of Public Libraries?


In her 2018 bestseller “ The Library Book ,” author Susan Orlean uses the history of a fire that destroyed parts of the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986 to explore transformations that libraries and librarians have undergone over the last hundred years. Yet libraries seem to have undergone far more substantive improvement over the last century than public schools. Education Technology Libraries

Meet the Webinators

At the ISTE 2017 conference this year, edWeb held a poster session to “Meet the Webinars” where three of our “star” Webinators – Michelle Luhtala, Shannon Holden, and Rachel Langenhorst – met with some of their edWeb fans and continued to spread the word about the free world of edWeb PD ! This month, August 2017, Michelle will present her 80th edWebinar as part of the Emerging Technology for School Libraries community on edWeb.