Register for this free webinar co-sponsored by Rourke Educational Media and School Library Journal.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2014) â€“An expert panel of educators will analyze how using technology, understanding informational text, and improving literacy are keys to keeping K-8 school libraries relevant for teachers and students as part of a webcast set for Tuesday, Nov. 4.
â€œKeeping K-8 Libraries Relevantâ€ â€“ co-sponsored by Rourke Educational Media and School Library Journalâ€“ is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT. The webcast panelists will examine how to:
Continue reading Free webinar: How to Keep K-8 Libraries Relevant for Teachers, Students, Nov. 4th
From the OverDrive blog:
OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video to libraries and schools, announced today that more than 200 publishers have joined the companyâ€™s network in 2014, 64 of which represent partners outside of North America. Now offering content in 40 languages in more than 50 countries, OverDrive continues to grow its global footprint and expand and diversify its catalog of more than 2.5 million in-copyright digital titles. Continue reading OverDrive adds more than 200 new publishers to global eBook catalog for schools and libraries
MCHENRY, Ill., Oct. 2, 2014 â€“ The fourth annual Follett Challenge, which will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st century skills to students, launches its 2014-15 contest Monday, Oct. 6.
â€œOur contestâ€™s new tagline, â€˜Follett Challenge â€“ Empowering Innovationâ€™ speaks to the idea that weâ€™re not just rewarding innovative educators, but empowering them to share their stories and do more,â€ said Tom Schenck, president, Follett School Solutions. â€œDoing more with less is another theme we consistently see from the schools, and it is an ongoing source of pride for Follett to reward these passionate educators with resources to do even more.â€
Continue reading 4th annual Follett Challenge – Empowering Innovation – launched
I took a spin through World Book’s new Early World of Learning.Â It’s now optimized for iPads (although my test run was on my PC) and offers three interactive learning environments designed for easy integration into classroom and library programming.Â These environments are:
- Trekâ€™s Travels
- Welcome to Reading
- Know It
Continue reading World Book’s new and improved Early World of Learning
New York, NY, June 24, 2014—McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global publisher of education and professional content, today announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K-12 school library customers globally.
McGraw-Hill Professionalâ€™s catalog is one of the premier eBook collections in the world for education, business, consumer, technical, and medical titles available on the market today. McGraw-Hill Professional is offering more than 4,500 new and backlist eBooks, available to lend on multiple devices.Â These titles include McGraw-Hill Educationâ€™sÂ comprehensive collection of student test prep and study aids:Â 5 Steps to a 5 AP test prep series, the Demystified series, Practice Makes Perfect foreign language series, Schaumâ€™s Outline study guides, McGraw-Hill Education Guide to SAT, McGraw-Hill Education TASC, The Official Guide to TOEFL Test, and more. Continue reading McGraw-Hill partners with Follett, eBooks available via Destiny
Britannica Digital Learning announced a new and significantly upgraded version of its popular ImageQuestâ„¢ resource for schools and libraries.
ImageQuest provides nearly three million rights-cleared photos and other images for homework, classroom activities and lesson plans. Images come from more than 50 of the best collections in the world, including the Bridgeman Art Gallery, Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Geographic Society and Encyclopaedia Britannica. Continue reading Britannica’s ImageQuest releases upgraded version, provides 3 million rights-cleared images
Â Below is a press release from Gale discussing the recent changes to the Kids InfoBits database.Â New interface features include:
- Social media sharing
- EasyBib integration and improved citation tools
- Text translation to 12 different languages
- ReadSpeaker text-to-speech functionality (which plays translated text)
Continue reading Gale redesigns Kids InfoBits database
OverDrive announced today that eBooks from more than 20,000 schools and libraries in its U.S. network are available to be used with Amazonâ€™s Kindle FreeTime. OverDrive is the only supplier of eBooks to schools and libraries with support for Kindle devices. This enables kids and parents to access thousands of Kindle format eBooks from the library and read them within the FreeTime feature using the same parental controls and educational goal-setting that FreeTime offers for other activities. Continue reading OverDrive ebooks now available with Kindle FreeTime
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2014 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, today announced an expansion of its widely-adopted Axis 360 digital media services into Canadian libraries, in partnership with well-known library service provider Whitehots Inc. Continue reading Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 expands to Canadian libraries through partnership with Whitehots
Scholastic today announced the launch of StoriaÂ® School Edition, a subscription-based ebook solution for Pre-K through Grade 6, for group and individual classroom reading, and Core Clicksâ„¢, a web-based instructional program for Kindergarten through Grade 5 that supports content area reading in social studies and science. Continue reading Scholastic launches ebook subscription service in schools