Want Your Teachers to See Great Teaching? Quickly Build a Teaching Video Library

Edthena

Here’s a better solution: a 3rd-grade teacher working on checks for understanding searches for that term in your district’s Edthena video library. Teachers can search your video library by lesson objectives or standards, and they can filter to specific grades and subjects, too.

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.

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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.

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 for a lot of libraries, that's not something you can do on a dime.

Transforming your library into a makerspace

eSchool News

Through a five-year radical book-weeding process from 2011- 2016, the NCHS library had eliminated all of the library’s free-standing bookshelves.

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

Edsurge

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

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.

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 “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

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. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon? Libraries are far more rational and exact in their arrangement—it’s all extraordinarily left-brained and painfully precise. Libraries can’t.

How to transform a 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.

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. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon? Libraries are far more rational and exact in their arrangement—it’s all extraordinarily left-brained and painfully precise. Libraries can’t.

Gale brings interactive science tools to libraries

eSchool News

New resources demonstrate libraries’ need for ed-tech partners. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. The products are designed to help students understand science beyond the text, and combine Gale’s curriculum-aligned reference content with partner CyberScience’s interactive 3D models to bring science learning to life. Digital Learning and Tools News School Libraries STEM Top News

Mini-Conference Schedule: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," a Library 2.0 Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please also join the Library 2.0 Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time. Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0

List of Mini-Conference Sessions: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," a Library 2.0 Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time. Please also join this Library 2.0 Please also join this Library 2.0

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 ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

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.”. Please do not miss superintendent Pam Moran’s post today about the possibilities of 21st c school libraries. She participated in the Transitioning our Library to Host the Next Generation of Global-Minded Makers session at #ISTE2015.

Impero Software’s keyword library addresses online safety concerns

eSchool News

In an effort to protect students in this always-on and connected world, Impero Software , a remote monitoring and management software provider, has updated its keyword libraries to include a more comprehensive list of U.S. Impero will showcase the updated library in their booth #708 during the 2016 ISTE conference June 26-29, 2016 in Denver. The software alerts educators when a student uses words or phrases that match a term in the keyword library. The updated library of U.S.

Our Library is a Safe Space

The Daring Librarian

Our school library has always been a safe space for kiddos of all kinds. And our School Library has always enjoyed being a draw and a safe landing spot for kids who are quirky, nerdy, bookish, techie, queer, gay, trans, wordy, dramatic, creative, alternative, and cool. I was a habitué of and a help in my Middle School Library and always an Ally to my LGBTQ friends - even though we didn't have that acronym in the 80's! This is not something new.

Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries

Edsurge

Today’s college students are spending more time than ever in public and campus libraries. According to a recent Pew Research Report , millennials are most likely to have visited a public library in the past year compared to any other generation. But what would make a generation that grew up with internet so reliant on libraries—spaces traditionally known to be filled with shelves upon shelves of books?

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. Today''s blog was inspired by the amazing Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives at Norwich University, columnist for American Libraries, lecturer at San Jose State University’s SLIS program, author, speaker and consultant on social media and managing change. Mobile Libraries!

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

Objects are symbols or cultural references; word choice invokes associations and emotional responses. Teaching digital citizenship, which is a focus of my role as a library media specialist, is very much like teaching citizenship, which was the focus of my previous role as a social studies teacher. Jacquelyn Whiting is a high school library media specialist and former high school social studies teacher. Article Digital Citizenship Digital Literacy Library Pedagogy

5 must-haves for school makerspaces

eSchool News

These skills–often referred to as soft skills, but also known as durable skills for their importance in the workplace–are a focus of 21st-century classrooms. School makerspaces have emerged as centers of creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and more.

Library 2.0

Learning with 'e's

What does the future hold for our university libraries? The library has long been seen by many as a very traditional, conservative institution, and is often portrayed as a place where rows upon rows of antiquated book shelves slowly gather dust. Yet a visit to the university library today will reveal a substantial investment in technology to streamline research and provide users with a more seamless and rewarding experience. Publications such as Kelly et al's Library 2.0

Announcing the Library 2.020 Mini-Conference: Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

"Preventing Library Fires" Blog Post + Two January Library 2.0 Webinars: "Better Communications" and "Service Leadership" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new blog post from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " What a Fire Chief Wants You to Know About Preventing Library Fires. " Best wishes to all, Steve Hargadon Library 2.0 Part of a special Library 2.0

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. In Library 2.0 I firstly wanted to find out what the contemporary library had to offer today's 'tech savvy students'.

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

Edsurge

It wasn’t until three semesters into my degree, after spending $1,000 dollars merely renting my textbooks that I discovered my University’s ebook library. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. This is not just a call for open textbooks, but for awareness of all library resources, and reimagining the role that the library will play in the 21st century university.

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Friday Webinar - "Helping Library Patrons with Autism" + Blog Post #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wining, presented by Library 2.0 and Dr. Steve Albrecht: " Helping Library Patrons with Autism : Start with Understanding.” Ask him or her for his or her library card or the Guardian’s card. Steve Hargadon Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

Title Change for Friday's Webinar: "Serving Library Patrons with Mental Health Issues: Support, Empathy, and Safety"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Serving Library Patrons with Mental Health Issues: Support, Empathy, and Safety" Part of a special Library 2.0 link] [link] [link] (story on the same study) Our special thanks to Library 2.0 OVERVIEW : A 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0

Two January Library 2.0 Webinars: "Better Communications" and "Service Leadership"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We invite you to join us for either or both of two 60-minute webinars presented by Library 2.0 Best wishes to all, Steve Hargadon Library 2.0 Part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : A 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0

This Thursday - 5,000 Already Registered for the "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) this Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time. Please also join the Library 2.0 Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0

"10 Practices for Quality Service by Library Staff" (Forwardable Version) | Dr. Steve Albrecht | Friday Webinar

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted below the full text of Dr. Albrecht's blog post on " The Code of Quality Service for Library Employees." These are in our special Library Service, Safety, & Security section of Library 2.0. He referred to this as the Service Triangle and it still works today.

"Serving Mentally Ill Patrons: Support, Empathy, and Safety" - Library 2.0 Webinar with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Serving Mentally Ill Patrons: Support, Empathy, and Safety" Part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht & Dr. Dr. Gina Simmons Schneider OVERVIEW : A 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0