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. The importance of relationships in the modern library. Pictures of Micki’s Library / Classroom.

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.

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Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. Below I’ve listed free design tools teachers and students can use to create digital graphics and publications. Web Tools for Creating Awesome Graphics.

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

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.

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. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org.

Comic Creation Tools to Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

The free comic creation tools below are easy to use and allow learners to choose from a library of characters, props, scenes, and templates to visualize a word problem, retell a moment in history, illustrate science, explain a theory, or make up their own story. Comic Creation Tools. ?

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Have you seen “What Works” for your schools? Amplify success with a video library of teaching

Edthena

New toolsets from Edthena allow any district to curate a video library of searchable lesson segments, tagged to teaching standards, and shared securely to all staff members within the district. We’ve made each organization’s library searchable by grade, subject, and tags.

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 School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

edWeb.net

With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle and Jackie discussed how the library can personalize instruction through assessing, reading, learning, and making.

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.

Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students also enhance their knowledge of using a digital tool to layout, design, edit, and publish a personalized creation. Check out the free web tools and apps below to discover free web tools, apps, and resources to get students started!

Searching Multiple Libraries with the Chrome Library Extension

ProfHacker

That post described Library Extension , a very useful Chrome extension 1 that works with Amazon’s site (reports in the comments section of the LifeHacker post indicate that it works with the Goodreads site, too, though I’ve not tested it). Have you tried Library Extension?

Here Is A Good Library Tool for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Library Extension is an excellent Chrome add-on to help you check whether your local library has a particular book you come across online. The way it works is very simple: Once you install it on your.read more

Library of Congress Adds Awesome New Tools. Today? Case Maker.

techlearning

A year or so ago, the Library of Congress introduced three new apps that focused on civics and the use of primary sources. Eagle

Facing Barriers in the Library: Self Check Out

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Several years ago, our library assistants were cut when education funding was cut due to the economy, and they’ve not been added back. When that happened, I had to examine our library and think about what I could let go of and what I wouldn’t compromise.

9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

With web tools, students can layout their writings, pick from hundreds of cool fonts, and add their own images or choose from a library of stock images. Some web tools allow students to embed video and audio. Here is a review of this cool tool.

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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. Why the library?

3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!

Kleinspiration

Classroom Library Tools If you are a Scholastic.com user, most likely you know about Book Wizard and what an amazing tool it is for finding and leveling books. Those who follow my blog know that I gravitate towards tools that are free and fantastic.

School Libraries Work! 2016

NeverEndingSearch

. Among the many exciting events at AASL National in Columbus was Scholastic’s release of the 2016 edition of School Libraries Work! . You’ll want to keep this important advocacy tool on hand and share copies with administrators, board members, teachers, parents, students.

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.

What’s the future for libraries?

eSchool News

Minecraft and makerspaces are transforming the traditional library in one city. “It’s Libraries aren’t that place where an old lady wearing a bun is telling you to ‘Shh!’ Next page: Libraries’ renaissance and reinvention.

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.

Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students also enhance their knowledge of using a digital tool to layout, design, edit, and publish a personalized creation. Check out the free web tools and apps below to discover free web tools, apps, and resources to get students started!

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. Electricity as a tool. If A Library Were YouTube. Take a modern library, for example. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon? Libraries can’t.

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. From video tools, creation tools, to app creation, you’ll hear lots of ideas. This episode, blog, and webinar are sponsored by Bloomz , my favorite tool for parent communication.

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. Second, the regular classroom teacher or librarian may be intimidated with these advanced tools and technologies.

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. Users can delve deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate and explore models.

Open Library gets even more open

NeverEndingSearch

Created in 2006 by a team led by Aaron Swartz and Brewster Kahle, Open Library is an Internet Archive project developed to present one web page for every book ever published. In Open Library, browse by genre or subject or search to select a title.

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. Electricity as a tool. If A Library Were YouTube. Take a modern library, for example. Library: Google::Sears:Amazon? Libraries can’t.

8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

With web tools, students can layout their writings, pick from hundreds of cool fonts, and add their own images or choose from a library of stock images. Some web tools allow students to embed video and audio. Students can add stock images from their library.

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S'Cool Tools of the Week: Refugee Libraries Toolkit, 21Teach

Edsurge

This week in S’Cool Tools, we've got two tools for you, chosen by the EdSurge team. If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. Refugee Libraries Toolkit Free! Refugee Libraries Toolkit : The Refugee Libraries website self-describes itself as “an attempt to reach across the library community to provide resources to better serve refugee populations.”

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students still enjoy creating physical storybooks, but now their stories can be preserved digitally forever with free web tools and apps. The tools and apps below make it easy for students to illustrate, animate, and share their stories with friends, family, and a wider audience.

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6 growing trends taking over academic libraries

eSchool News

Spreading digital fluency is now a core responsibility of academic libraries, and Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are poised to amplify the utility and reach of library services like never before. Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Research School Librarie

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

Kleinspiration

In fact it is not just an app, but a whole platform, an extensive digital library of hand-picked, high quality books that will spark every kid’s interest in reading. They are all in your personal library that you can take anywhere. Digital Library? is essentially a reading tool.