Two Very Good Book Search Engines for Teachers May 11, 2015 In today’s post we are sharing with you two good platforms where you can search for and find online free and premium books. As for Free Book Search tool listed below , this is a specific search engine designed to help you find free ebooks, audiobooks, and Kindle books. This tool is also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to conduct your book search right in your Drive. The second tool we have in this list is the popular Google Play Books. This platform combines both an enhanced reading experience together with advanced book search functionalities. You can use its store to search over 4 million books. By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland Flip Your Library Orientation Super Conference 2016Anita Brooks Kirkland & Carlo Fusco Basic library skills are perfect subjects for short, engaging online videos, available at the point of learning, be that in the library, the classroom or at home.
50 Essential Sites and People for School Librarians - Librarian Lisa Here are my top 50 essential websites, people, or blog posts for school librarians. These are people and sites to which I consistently return. Some of the entries below are skewed towards California school libraries, but I think they’re beneficial for anyone. Listed in no particular order. American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging Enthusiasm is typically high when student blogs are first set up. Students often can’t wait to unleash their creativity and publish for an authentic audience on their own online space. Sometimes when the initial excitement wears off, students start facing ‘bloggers’ block’ or get in a rut of writing the same style of post over and over (eg. ‘My favourite…’). With a little guidance and encouragement, you can ensure your students reach their full potential as a writer, while extending themselves by exploring various genres and mediums. This post aims to provide prompts to inspire you and your students for a whole year of blogging. Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Facebook status updates. The prevalence of short-attention-span media — easily scanned or consumed — has led to much hand-wringing over how students will develop that lifelong love of reading perceived to be so critical to lifelong learning.
Majority of parents worried about children's digital reading, survey finds The majority of parents are concerned about their children using interactive ebooks, according to a new survey, with respondents suggesting they feared ebooks would negatively affect their children’s attention span or expose them to inappropriate content. More than 1,500 parents of UK children aged up to eight were surveyed by the reading charity BookTrust in association with the Open University. Asking parents about their children’s use of digital media and ebooks, the researchers found that most were worried about interactive ebooks, with only 8% having no concerns about their offspring’s use of the medium. Concerns ranged from the fact that use of interactive ebooks would increase children’s screen time, a worry for 45% of parents, to the fear that children could lose interest in print books as a result, cited by 35%.
About From Library to iCentre Connecting learners with skills, tools and information In order for students to connect with the skills, tools and information they require for learning, they need a physical space where they can go to work, access help, locate resources and experiment with new media. The Science Master: A Resource For Curious Students Most teachers like to encourage the natural curiosity of their students. Sometimes, clever questions from students can leave us stumped. The Science Master is a wonderful resource that helps students draw their own conclusions about their burning science questions. What Is The Science Master? The Science Master website has been set up on Edublogs.
23 Great Library Blogs Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a blog to connect with parents and students, to share your latest news and events, or perhaps to develop your own personal learning network (PLN). You’re motivated and ready to begin, but you may have some lingering questions about the best way to get started and maybe you’re not entirely sure how to organize your new blog. Unfortunately, searching the internet for “how to create a great library blog” doesn’t yield many helpful answers. There are some sites that come up in that search that appear useful, but overall it seems to make more sense to just visit library blogs, see what works and what doesn’t, and craft your blog around the ideas you like the best. To make that process easier, we’ve compiled a list of library blogs on Edublogs.
8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding The lack of women and girls in computer science is a well-documented problem. Now it's time for the average person to finally do something about it. In the 1980s, even when companies primarily marketed personal computers to boys, there was more gender parity in the professional field. About 37% of computer science undergraduate degrees were awarded to women in 1984; that number decreased to 18% in 2014.