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

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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.

Google Kids Space, a new kids mode on select Android tablets that features apps, books and videos for your kids to explore, learn and have fun

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced Google Kids Space , a new kids mode on select Android tablets that features apps, books and videos for your kids to explore, learn and have fun. They started with Family Link (which I use with my daughter's Android tablet).

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Students Learn with Fewer Interruptions Thanks to New Library Check-Out Charging Solutions

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May 25th, 2021—JAR Systems has launched a new Library Check-Out Charging Solution , enabling students to check out power banks from central areas for portable charging at their desks or anywhere on campus. Newsline chromebooks day device IT learning library schools solutions student students

EdRedi makes tablets ready for classroom use

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To help make tablets more classroom ready, Education Resources created its EdRedi application which allows classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices, such as the Acer Iconia 10.1 tablet, the first EdRedi-enabled device. Tablets are the perfect size device for education,” said Chris Klein, head of Community and Engagement at Educational Resources.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

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His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. You tap twice once you’ve settled on a letter, and the tablet tells you how many times the letter appears in the mystery word. “We’ve Marty Schultz has added a twist to hangman, the classic word-guessing game.

LOC releases new Student Discovery Sets for tablets

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Tablet sets cover women’s suffrage, Japanese American internment, and political cartoons. The Library of Congress is putting all of these historical documents, along with many more, in the hands of students and teachers through its three newest free, interactive ebooks for tablets. The Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history and science to literature.

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. 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.

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

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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. Our collaboration with Gale on these exciting new science products for academic and school libraries will allow students to learn science concepts online in an interactive environment supported by curriculum-based reference materials in the classroom, at home, and in the library.

New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets from LOC

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A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first six Student Discovery Sets published by the Library of Congress. If your school has a tablet or 1:1 or BYOD program, this is a perfect way to leverage those small screens to enhance inquiry learning across the curriculum. The Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets allow learners to get up close and personal with primary sources on their individual tablets.

17 Must-Have Android Tablet Apps for the Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

The administrator who just purchased an Android Tablet can easily get lost among all the apps available for the device. Here’s my list of must-have apps for the school administrator using an Android tablet such as the Galaxy Tabs, Toshiba Thrive, or Asus tablet. The problem is, it is still a bit buggy, but it does allow me to post from my tablet. Now I have access to my Kindle library on my Android tablet too.

Accessing Your Local Library with Libby and Flipster

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One of the questions posed to us was, “How often do you use the library?” I had to ask for clarification: was the question about how often I made use of the library’s resources, or how often I actually entered the building? The same is no doubt true for many of us in relation to our local public libraries. In this post, I want to call attention to two mobile applications that I’ve found helpful in accessing and managing digital library materials.

33 Resources for Read Across America Day

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Here are seventeen online libraries with a wide variety of free/fee books: Actively Learn –add PDFs of your choice to a library that can be annotated, read, and shared. International Library. Open Library. 1st 2nd 3rd Grade Holidays Reading Websites apps TabletsMany people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day , annually held on March 2.

How to Build a Summer Reading List for Your Incoming Students

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You never know what new favorites you might find for your classroom library. Additionally, connect them to resources like your local library that can help them find more engaging, level-appropriate books for their children. The Alligator in the Library.

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Hour of Code in the Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For the past 3 years, our library has participated in Hour of Code during Computer Science in Education Week. When we first started participating, classes came to the library to try out an hour of code. It was fun to see something that started in the library spread into general classrooms. This year we had classes from every grade participate in Hour of Code in the library (including PreK next week). Students worked on coding all over the library.

Using Your Kindle Tablet App and Chrome 'Send to Kindle' Extension to Read Web Articles

The 21st Century Principal

You find an web article you wish to have access in you Kindle document library. Go to your documents library and simply download the article from the cloud to your device. There is not a single day that goes by that I don''t use my Kindle apps on my iPads. I have indicated many times before that I am a converted e-book reader, and I can honestly say that I rarely purchase a book now in any other format.

?An Augmented Reality Library Comes to Life for Aspiring Teachers at UT San Antonio

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The University of Texas at San Antonio has more than 2 million titles in its library system, and lately it’s been building a collection that most students—and future teachers—might not even know exists yet. A small but growing library of augmented reality books, consisting of 25 children’s titles, is part of a research partnership between UTSA Libraries and the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD).

November 2015 App Ed Review Roundup – Apps for Research

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Rubric-Assessed Article Library Apps for Research Projects At App Ed Review, we’ve been thinking about research and the ways apps can be used to support students conducting research. Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources article database apps for iphone android best article library database apps best research apps research apps for iOS Android

I Have an iPad (Tablet), So What? Transforming How I Do Things

The 21st Century Principal

For those who have become iPad haters, just substitute your tablet name above where I have indicated iPad.) Instead, my e-library is expanding, meaning I do not have to hear my significant other complain about my purchasing more books. The iPad encourages me to experiment and explore the capabilities of tablets. Technorati Tags: iPad apps , tablets , school leadership , educational technology

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

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But at least four Shawnee Mission grade schools have hired “innovation specialists” to run their libraries when fall classes open. That’s the language of the maker movement, which seeks to convert once-quiet school spaces — usually in the libraries — into hands-on laboratories of creation and computer-assisted innovation. It’s like they’re avoiding people with library certification.”.

Online learning for special education

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It includes: Thousands of lessons Vizzle has a growing library of 15,000 interactive lessons, games and activities aligned and searchable by state learning standards. Assign lessons or view data using an Internet-connected tablet or computer.

TEACHER VOICE: Children displaced by Hurricane Harvey get a warm welcome from teachers, students — and a couple of robots in this Texas school library

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In the library, we’re ready to let them talk about what has happened. This is not your grandmother’s library. Dot and Dash have transformed our library into a hub of hands-on learning where we’re constantly in motion, working in groups that plot, collaborate, troubleshoot, and celebrate. We’ve taken tablets — which most students have only ever used for games — and taught them to use these devices to program. I have to know: ‘What’s going on during library time?’”.

A Principal’s Guide to Android Apps: 25 Apps to Get You Started

The 21st Century Principal

I am probably one of the few principals in this country who purchased an Android Tablet rather than an iPad. In fact, there are very good reasons for getting an Android tablet instead, among them is the cost considerations and access to a few apps not currently available for the iPad. If you are considering an Android tablet just remember one important principle regarding any electronic device: It is only as good at the apps or software you use.

On immersive technologies and the library: a visit with author Jamie Donally

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Take them with your phone, android or tablet. Imagine the possibilities. of immersive virtual field trips–a walk through the solar system, the experience of a tornado, a tour around a refugee camp. of a science lab with the opportunity to fully explore, rotate and dissect a 3D model of the human body. of your students designing their own 360-degree, interactive, immersive stories with augmented and virtual reality creation tools.

How to transform your media centers into makerspaces

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Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces. Some of our schools needed additional devices like tablets or laptops, and we were able to provide a few for each school. Best Practices Community Relations How-to Innovation Corner School Libraries 3D printing K-12 libraries makerspaces media centers schools

App Ed Review Roundup: App Lessons for the Core

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App Ed Review has a library of over 75 app lessons for all major K-12 subjects With testing being completed around the country and spring in the air, it can be a rejuvenating time for teachers. Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and SmartphonesPlease click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Made By Us, First Book and AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Launch the Wishes For Books Giveaway

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The giveaway will remain open to teachers through September 21st for a chance to win a library of books based on the topic of their wish. Ancillary Newsline activism books classrooms digital future IT library open teachers

12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading

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International Children’s Digital Library. Books are made available from a variety of sources including the Library of Congress. Open Library. Books are read on the website or a tablet. This includes not only public libraries but colleges and universities.

Why Gen Z needs librarians now more than ever

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Today’s students have never known a world without the smartphone or tablet, and many of them have been using these devices independently since infancy. Featured on eSchool News School Libraries Thought Leadership[ Editor’s Note : This story is Part 2 of our month-long series on “What it means to teach Gen Z.” Click here to read Part 1 on Gen Z and parents. Check back every Monday in April to read the next installment!].

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon News - Awaken Young Inventors - Library Horizon Report "Deep Dive"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries. Mark your calendar for November 12 to join the NMC and the Learning Revolution for the "NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries."

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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Students ask for more video with their learning

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The service integrates with our campus portal and the Lakeland Library to permit faculty the means of integrating educational video into their course materials. E-Learning / Distance Learning Educational Techology - EdTech Emerging Technologies Blackboard emerging technologies mobile Online Rich Media smartphone tablets video A few years back we invested in the streaming video service – Films on Demand.

How to Make Short-Form Videos as Tutorials, and Why You Might Want To

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Craig has a splendid new essay up in In the Library with the Lead Pipe , called “Modular Short Form Video for Library Instruction” ; although it’s pitched at librarians, it’s useful for anyone interested in teaching multi-step processes. Don’t assume users will even know how to find your library’s website. If you plan to capture screens from a database, have a partner click through the screens while you hold the smartphone or tablet.

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Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace

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In “ Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace ,” Diana Rendina, Media Specialist and Writer, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL, presented tips for design challenges and shared experiences from working in the makerspace during her time at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL. When Diana first started her position at Stewart Middle Magnet School, a public STEM magnet school, there was almost nothing in the library for hands-on STEM learning.