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School libraries: A shift to digital

School libraries: A shift to digital

The school library is changing. Instead of a stuffy and silent space filled with books, today’s school libraries are becoming collaboration centers, where teachers and librarians work together to help…

Why public libraries should follow Chicago’s lead and build maker labs

Gigaom.com reports that Square co-founder Jim McKelvey built the first prototypes for his little white credit card swiper at the TechShop workshop in Menlo Park, Calif. MakerBot’s first 3D printer,…

Leveraging emerging technologies to create virtual libraries

Leveraging emerging technologies to create virtual libraries

Though still a relatively new concept, flipped learning is making an impact in classrooms across the country--and now, forward-thinking librarians are examining whether flipped learning and emerging technologies can transform…

In the digital age, what becomes of the library?

Nashville’s Main Public Library, located in a stately building in the heart of downtown, has a children’s section filled with comfortable sitting areas, oversized art, and a state-of-the-art theater for…

Libraries have the clout, respect to be leaders in parent engagement

I've written a lot about how schools must become more effective at getting parents involved, Cleveland.com reports.…

What kind of ‘Little Free Library’ would you create for your community?

They look like trellises and fishtanks, spacesuits and mailboxes, the New York Times reports.…

How an LMS can help with digital content integration

How an LMS can help with digital content integration

With so many technology-based resources--such as video, eBooks, and Google Docs--now available to help teachers deliver dynamic lessons, many teachers still find it challenging to incorporate digital content seamlessly within…

How the ‘Big6’ can aid in Common Core implementation

How the ‘Big6’ can aid in Common Core implementation

With implementation of the Common Core State Standards under way, a method known as the Big6 can help ensure that a curriculum put in place to meet the standards is…

No-book library? BiblioTech is coming

A book-less library. It sounds like an oxymoron, but come the fall of 2013, San Antonio's Bexar County is going to be home to the BiblioTech, the country's first book-less…

Tips for understanding copyright rules

Tips for understanding copyright rules

With headlines about tough copyright rulings fresh in their minds, educators across the nation might hesitate when it comes to using copyrighted material in their lessons or sharing copyrighted works…

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