July 23, 2016

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New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets from LOC

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first six Student Discovery Sets published by the Library of Congress. The collection, now at 15 titles, covers so many of the themes studied in our school programs. This week, three new sets launched: Scientific Data: Observing, Recording, and Communicating Information Weather Forecasting The New Deal […]

OverDrive Launches QuickStart eBook Collection for Elementary Schools

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A new K–5 collection of teacher-recommended titles includes read-along eBooks in which words are highlighted while a narrator reads.

CloudSchool a simple and elegant platform for instruction

I recently discovered CloudSchool, incredibly simple (and free) platform for creating and sharing standards-aligned instruction. The teaching space (LMS) allows you and any teacher partners to deliver full courses or individual lessons. The WYSIWYG interface makes it easy to create and publish media-rich lessons, assignments and homework. CloudSchool can also be a platform for professional […]

A next chapter: Editions at Play

In a world where smartphones are transforming into all-purpose devices, not surprisingly, an October 2015 Pew study found a sizable decline in e-book reader ownership. It’s possible that digital may not be the best container for all physical books. And it’s pretty clear that print and e-readers are not the perfect containers for emerging forms […]

Sesame Street Launches First Digital Magazine Available on iTunes March 27

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On March 27, Sesame Workshop launches Sesame Street S’More, a new digital publication for families and Sesame Workshop’s first digital magazine optimized for iPad and available on iTunes.

B-Ready: Building College and Career Readiness with Digital Resources

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Monday, May 6, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET School librarians play a key role in ensuring that students have the tools and knowledge to succeed. Now, in light of the Common Core’s increased emphasis on college, career, and world readiness, is your school library equipped with the right next-generation digital resources for mastering 21st century skills? What criteria should librarians use to evaluate the digital resources available to students? And how can you best coach students to look at the resources they encounter online with the same discerning eye?

Using examples from Britannica Digital Learning’s exciting portfolio of digital solutions, this webinar will illustrate valuable criteria that school librarians can apply when evaluating online resources to support digital literacy development. Participants also will learn a new approach, using a third-party rubric, for guiding students through the objective assessment of resources they find when reading or researching online. This archive is no longer available

News Bites: HarperCollins Debuts New Digital Imprint for Young Adult Short Stories & Novellas

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This week’s round up of news bites includes: HarperCollins creates a digital-only imprint for YA Lit; Curious George gets an Ipad series; Enter and win $500 worth of books for your collection from The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance; and more.

What To Do When Kids Aren’t Allowed To Read Digital Books in School | Scales on Censorship

Parents who visit our library’s children’s room have told me that ereaders have encouraged their kids to read. My son is a struggling reader, and he was very excited when I bought him one. But then we found out that his reading teacher won’t allow her students to read ebooks—they can only read books from the school library. How do I handle this?