Books · Library · Mobile · Springer · Teaching

Digital Resources for Learning

Title: Digital Resources for Learning

 Author: Daniel Churchill
English | 2017 | 264 Pages | ISBN : 9811037752

Digital Resources for Learning
This book addresses the theory and practice of using digital resources for contemporary learning, and how such resources can be designed, developed, and employed in a variety of learning activities and with various devices.
Drawing on insights into learning theory, educational research and the practical design of digital resources for learning that the author has gained over the past 20 years, the book provides the first classification guide to digital resources for learning and links various types of digital resources for learning to both contemporary curriculum design and learning design models.

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Books · Library · Research · Teaching · Web Resources

Beyond the Textbook

 

Title: Beyond the Textbook: Using Trade Books and Databases to Teach Our Nation’s History, Grades 7-12

Authors: Carianne Bernadowski and Patricia L. Kolencik
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1610690370 | 156 pages
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During a time of standards-based instruction, Beyond the Textbook: Using Trade Books and Databases to Teach Our Nation’s History, Grades 7“12 will fill the gap in today’s middle and high school classrooms to simultaneously engage students in effective literacy skill exercises and teach our nation’s history. Authored by three experienced former public school teachers, these ready-made lesson plans for classroom teachers and school librarians make planning easy for implementation in a social studies, history, or English classroom.

The book covers topics from Native Americans to the Louisiana Purchase, offering evidence-based reading strategies throughout that can hold adolescents’ attention and develop their vocabulary and comprehension. Each chapter will include bibliographic information; suggested grade level; Information Literacy and National Social Studies Standards; before, during, and after reading strategies; database integration for classroom use; and suggested readalikes. Users will find the standards and evidenced-based research perfectly applicable in today’s classrooms.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Library · Teaching

Think Tank Library

Title: Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Learning Plans for New Standards, Grades K-5
Authors: Mary Ratzer and Paige Jaeger
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1610699904 | 138 pages

The rigors of today’s mandated academic standards can repurpose your library’s role as a steward of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) at your school. This guide will help you help teachers present exciting, field-tested lessons for elementary grades K through 5, addressing developmental steps and individual differences in key competencies in the CCSS. Authors and educators Mary Ratzer and Paige Jaeger illustrate how brain-based learning helps students become deep, critical thinkers and provide the lesson plans to coax the best thinking out of each child.

This tool book presents strategies to help learners progress from novice to expert thinker; challenge younger students with questions that lead to inquiry; incorporate “rigor” into lessons; and use model lesson plans to change instruction. Beginning chapters introduce the basics of instruction and provide ideas for expert cognitive growth of the brain. Sample lessons are aligned with key curriculum areas, including science, social studies, music, art, and physical education.

Title: Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Learning Plans for New Standards, Grades 6-12

Authors: Mary Ratzer and Paige Jaeger
English | ISBN: 1610699882 | 2015 | 148 pages

 

 

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Books · General · Library · Mobile

Book Reviews – Mobile Libraries

This week I will focus on the use of mobile devices in education. I will start with the library where the introduction of of mobile technology is both innovative and exciting.

Is there a future for libraries or have they been replace by the ubiquitous access to information through mobile devices? Who is answering the academic questions of our age … Teachers, Parents, Libraries or just Google and Youtube?

Here are two books that discuss the new life libraries must cultivate in order to remain relevant.

Title: Mobile Technologies for Every Library (Medical Library Association Books Series)

Author: Ann Whitney Gleason

English | 1 Apr 2015 | ISBN: 1442248912, 1442248920 | 138 Pages

If you are wondering what mobile technology adoption means for your library or how to get started, Mobile Technologies for Every Library will answer your questions! .Wondering what the opportunities and pitfalls are of mobile technology use in libraries? This book will answer these questions. .Thinking of starting a mobile program in your library? Want to improve on existing services or add new ones? This book will answer your questions about platforms, options, security, best practices and more. The book will preview many useful apps for libraries. Web links and resources are also included. Chapter coverage includes history and existing types of mobile technologies, mobile devices and supporting technology, ways to provide mobile technology for your users, a survey of currently available apps, ways to use mobile technology for library work, best practices, and future directions. Each chapter is organized by subtopics with tips and examples from real library programs to help you get started.”

Title: Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

Author: Nicole Henning
English | ISBN: 1610695305 | 2014 | 197 pages appsforlibrarians_cover

Smartphones and other mobile devices that support downloadable applications—universally referred to as “apps”—can be used to foster productivity, conduct research, or read and study. Additionally, savvy librarians can better serve their communities by gaining expertise in mobile technologies and being qualified to make app recommendations to patrons. This book introduces you to the apps that can help you save time and increase your own productivity as well as serve as a curator and reviewer of apps and resident expert to benefit your patrons.Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage will save you from wading through and learning about the millions of apps available today and direct you to the very best apps in areas important to education, the workplace, and professional development. Organized by function—reading, writing, reference, multi-media, and productivity—apps are profiled with the following information: title, developer, price, platforms, general description, examples of use, and key features that make it worthwhile for learning and creative work.

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