Edcamp Library Promise Goes Virtual

Digital Promise

The focus of Klein Independent School District’s Edcamp Library Promise is to invite educators interested in building strong school library programs to share ideas, lessons, tech tools, and best practices that promote vibrant school libraries for every learner.

The Making of the Modern Librarian: The Value of School Libraries

eSchool News

For a new generation of educators, these pursuits have something in common: They’re all appropriate learning exercises that can take place in the school library. The Evolution of the School Library. A virtual reality field trip. A lesson on how to create a podcast.

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5 digital tools for school libraries

eSchool News

School libraries have evolved from strict, quiet, hush-hush rooms to more interactive spaces with flexible seating, readily-available edtech tools, and educators on hand to help with research, critical resource evaluation, makerspaces.

Could libraries become the newest healthcare hotspot?

The Christensen Institute

As is the case for many others, the library has played an instrumental role in my life. But libraries have grown into so much more. For instance, in recent years, libraries have become a source for internet access for people who would otherwise go without.

Student-centered learning lessons from the Future Ready Library Summit

eSchool News

As students across the country began heading back to classrooms, a couple hundred library leaders participated in one of this summer’s Future Ready Library Summits. Today, students readily access digital resources.

How to Help Families Find Necessary Resources Over the Summer

Waterford

Here are some resources and contacts you can share with families who might need help, or who know someone who does. For families having trouble affording an air conditioning unit, or paying utility bills, there are resources they can use, starting with LIHEAP.

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.

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.

Resources for Teaching 9/11’s 20th Anniversary

MiddleWeb

To examine 9/11's legacy and impact, middle grades teacher Kasey Short recommends key online resources and four YA novels. The post Resources for Teaching 9/11’s 20th Anniversary first appeared on MiddleWeb.

Library of virtual education resources now available free of charge

eSchool News

In addition, MeTEOR Education is making its MeTEOR Connect library of student and teacher resources available to educators free of charge. MeTEOR will also offer its best practice resource library developed, vetted, and updated by the company’s instructional design team.

Gale Launches New Accredited Online Adult High School Program to Public Libraries

eSchool News

September 11, 2021 – Gale , part of Cengage Group, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School , a new online accredited diploma completion program available to public libraries. The program will be available to all public libraries in Missouri this month.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take time this summer to review them with you. Tech teachers, tech coordinators, library media specialists, curriculum specialists.

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.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

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

Edsurge

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.

“It Isn’t Enough to Not Be Racist.” ULC and Gale Call on Library Executives to Actively Embrace Anti-Racism’s Leadership Imperative

eSchool News

A New Urban Libraries Council Leadership Brief Highlights Action Strategies for Library Executives to Lead the Charge for Anti-Racism, Starting by Looking Inward. This new Leadership Brief builds on the insights and deliberations of library executives across North America.

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. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface.

COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries

Edsurge

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.,

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.

YouTube Video Library for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post YouTube Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. YouTube Video Library for Teachers. The post YouTube Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. FREE Tech Tip videos for teachers!

5 Essential Resources To Teach Programming Remotely

EdTech4Beginners

There are several essential resources to teach programming remotely. Read on to learn about the most essential resources to teach programming remotely. First, online video courses are a great resource you can use to improve your students’ virtual computer science learning experiences. Of course, different resources may have tiered pricing options, depending on which tools you’re looking for. Article Libraries.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Tech teachers, tech coordinators, library media specialists, curriculum specialists.

Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Ulla E ngeström, founder of ThingLink The founder of ThingLink, Ulla E ngeström, has a goal to build a free library of interactive resources for all teachers, students and parents. WomenWhoTech “It has been my deliberate choice and goal to build an amazing free resource of interactive media for educational and editorial use.” A Library of Interactive Books Interactive books can be created when ThingLink images are added to a slideshow channel with the click of a button.

Library Service, Safety, & Security: Resources & North Vancouver Library Stabbing Attacks

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have a collection of resources from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0. Today we've added a blog post from him on the North Vancouver Library stabbing attacks, " Edged Weapons Awareness." Here are all of the available Library Service, Safety, and Security BLOG POSTS, PODCASTS, and WEBINARS on Library 2.0.

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.

How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Library closures hit patrons hard—especially those who relied on them as their main internet source and used them to access online educational resources. adults lost their main source of internet access as libraries started to shut down in March 2020.

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.

Leading eLearning: A Future Ready Library opportunity

eSchool News

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. One of my colleagues is known for regularly reminding us that a crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste.

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers. 25 SEL Resources to Foster Growth Mindset, Self-Regulation, Responsible Decision-Making, Empathy, and Camaraderie in the Classroom. The post 25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

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. Designed to offer lessons, videos, lectures, quizzes, and more that differentiate for individual students, its real power is making the resources of the most respected names in edtech available with one click. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections.

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 .

#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.

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. Mystery Animal Game By Google ] If you are planning on a lesson about aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight, and more, this is a great resource that we can use or recommend our students to check. Photo Video TL Advisor Blog Digital Library

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

Edsurge

To ensure students can access books and other academic resources even if they’re nowhere near a campus. 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.