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Educational Standards. OER Portals. Week 5: Virtual Libraries/Curation/Bitmoji Libraries. KQ 30 3 JanFeb11 WEB. Supporting All Students in the School Library with Digital Tools. As most of us take a much-needed break for summer what better time to rest, recharge, and reflect.

Supporting All Students in the School Library with Digital Tools

Summer provides the perfect opportunity to make mental notes on what worked well, what fell flat, and areas of needed growth. One goal that comes up in many school libraries is to create programs that are more inclusive and support all students, regardless of their ability. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a way of thinking about teaching and learning that gives all students equal opportunity to learn (Understood n.d.). Many of the digital platforms available in school libraries provide assistive technology built right in.

Cataloging Tools. Collection Development Resources. MSLA Forum Newsletter - Massachusetts School Library Association. “Isn't that the library that did away with books?”

MSLA Forum Newsletter - Massachusetts School Library Association

Mark Melchior, MLIS, served as Library Director at Cushing Academy from August 2014 to July 2016. In 2009, the head of school at Cushing Academy announced that the school’s library would remove all its printed materials and become an all-digital library ‘for the 21st century.’ In 2014, I was hired (under new leadership) and asked to rebalance the library’s offerings and restore print resources. The challenge was both intriguing and daunting. The opportunity to build a collection from the ground up was certainly appealing. Creativecommonsfairusepd. Journey to a Flexible Schedule: Part 1. On building learning playlists. We create them on Spotify and YouTube and iTunes.

On building learning playlists

Before music went digital, some of us made CD or cassette mixtapes and shared them as gifts. Genrefication: Removing Barriers to Access. Small Steps?

Genrefication: Removing Barriers to Access

Or Giant Leap? I am always up for a new challenge and don’t often shy away because something might be “too hard” or “too much work.” In fact, those are my least favorite words to hear in a school. Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong. “How do you do inventory if you can’t close the library because you’re letting kids take books out for the summer?”

Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong

The criticism in the other school librarian’s voice was not even trying to veil itself behind a smile. “I don’t do inventory,” I admitted. “I mean, there were some kids eating lunch in the library a couple years ago, and they asked if they could take books out for the summer, and that got me thinking…” My voice trailed off at the sight of her expression. “They eat lunch in the library?” She asked. But sometimes it’s worth doing the wrong things for the right reasons–especially when our right reasons are our students I let kids eat lunch in the library. Disaster Preparedness. Your school library may someday be affected by a natural disaster, fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism.

Disaster Preparedness

Home - Book Donation Programs - LibGuides at American Library Association. If you have books to donate, first contact your local public library.

Home - Book Donation Programs - LibGuides at American Library Association

Many libraries, or the Friends of the Library group, have regular book sales and welcome appropriate materials for resale. Libraries typically have donation guidelines posted on their website, others you will need to contact by phone. Your local library can provide acceptable donation guidelines. Most public libraries in the United States accept gift books with the proviso that the library is free to decide whether to keep the book in the library's collection, put it in a book sale to raise funds for the library, or discard it.

By law, libraries cannot assign a dollar amount to your donation, though they may give you a receipt with an item count. If your collection includes rare or older items, you may wish to review the discussion, "Your Old Books," written by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA. Master list of grants 2018. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. N.J. Legislative Statutes. Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System. Project ENABLE- professional online development for teachers, librarians. Welcome to Project ENABLE's database, "Disabilities Resources," an organic resource for librarians, teachers parents, and others who serve and/or support people with disabilities.

Project ENABLE- professional online development for teachers, librarians

New items will be added to the database on a regular basis. If you wish to see all of the items in the database, just click on the Categories View All button. You could also choose to search only one specific disability from the list on the left OR type a specific word into the Keyword search box for a more precise search. You can also choose to combine search terms by selecting a specific disability and any of the other search fields ---Keyword (type-in), Audience (pulldown) and Format (pulldown). Just remember, choosing multiple search terms will narrow the number of database items revealed in your search results. Be sure to click on Clear after each search is complete. Do School Libraries Need Magazines? Are print magazines still in school libraries?

Do School Libraries Need Magazines?

We have them in our middle school library, but where there were two stands this time last year, we are down to only one. Several magazines we used to carry are currently unavailable through our magazine provider. A few may have been incorporated into other magazines and don’t exist anymore while others, like Teen Vogue, went digital only. Five Ways to Spot a Fake. The term “fake news” is being thrown around a great deal lately.

Five Ways to Spot a Fake

According to Google, interest in the search term rose sharply after the 2016 elections and hasn’t let up since. The interest is more than understandable. Information literacy skills involve evaluating the credibility of a source, but social media has made it easier than ever for false stories to spread online and hoaxes have gotten even better at making themselves appear legitimate. This is an especially big problem for students who, when researching for class, will often run across these false news stories and may believe them as fact. Book Anatomy (Parts of a Book) & Definitions - iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

In this tutorial we will look at the different parts of a book (the anatomy of the book); understanding the individual parts of a book will make it easier for you when following the rest of our tutorials and will prove to be invaluable in your bookbinding journey. If you have ever been confused by the jargon used to describe the physical parts of a book, then this video will help.

We explain and demystify a series of terms including spine, boards, hinge and joint, leaf, endpapers, book block and plates. Discover the meanings of more book terms at the AbeBooks’ glossary of book terminology: Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get access to HD videos of hundreds of Book Binding tutorials and reviews! ELQ0401Librarians. 10 Ways to Support the Behavior and Learning of Students with ASD. In your inclusive classroom, how can you best address the academic and behavioral needs and challenges of learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? There’s no formula or recipe to follow, since every student–with or without an identified disability or disorder–is unique. You’ll likely notice that some students with ASD respond well to your preventative supports for the whole class, such as setting and explicitly teaching clear expectations, providing reinforcement when students meet expectations, and using consequences that help redirect the student to desired behavior (if you’re using a multi-tiered system of supports, these would be Tier 1 supports).

For other learners, you may need to try additional, Tier 2 interventions to address their needs and help them meet their goals. In today’s post, we offer evidence-based and research-supported practices for strengthening the academic and behavioral skills of students with ASD. Provide Visual Supports Use Motivational Strategies. OER: Issues, Possibilities and the Promise of Curation. Presented by Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor, Rutgers University, MI Program; with Brenda Boyer, Ph.D., Librarian, Kutztown Area High School Sponsored by Libraries Unlimited and ABC-CLIO If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the SLC @ The Forefront community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz. In K12 teaching and learning, no one is better prepared for curating digital resources and tools than the teacher librarian.

Sounds Good with Branden Harvey - Good Good Good. Goodnewspaper - Good Good Good. Smore Newsletters for Education. Digital Tools Infographic Template. Annotate images and videos — ThingLink. NetGalley. CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries. Jump to navigation. Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2018. Why Do You Need a Collection Development Plan? Zines, E-Zines: Big List o' Zines. Summer Reading 2019. Top 100 Children’s Book Blogs and Websites. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles recognized YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. Chapter 1: Introduction.

Tweetdeck Login. What Is the Point of a Makerspace? Talking camera app for those with a visual impairment. NYC School Librarian Guidebook - NYC School Librarian Guidebook - Homepage at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. The NYC School Librarian Guidebook is a blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs. Advocacy - Strong school library programs are at the heart of the school.

Explore the five pillars of library services as identified by Dr. Barbara Stripling in Reimagining Advocacy for School Libraries: Creating a Strategy for Getting Out Your Message. Automation - Library automation is the application of information technology to library operations and services. We Need Diverse Books – Do School Libraries Need Magazines? Curation Situations: Let us count the ways. Book Art demo! Ordering - NYC School Librarian Guidebook - Homepage at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. All materials purchased should align with the NYC DOE Collection Development Policy Library Materials All materials ordered for the central school library should be purchased as “shelf-ready.”

Shelf-ready print materials should include mylar covers for dust jackets, spine labels, barcodes, barcode protectors, and MARC 21 records for all items in the library order. The Funding Source, e.g., “NYSLIB,” should be marked on every library material purchased. Jobbers - A School Librarian's Toolkit.