"Even though there’s keen interest on the part of library patrons to check out e-books, making a move to digital loans is not going to be easy. That’s true for all libraries, but it’s especially true for school libraries, many of which already face budget woes and as such, have to weigh carefully how to invest in new books to stock the shelves."
"As tablet technology becomes increasingly integrated in the classroom (thanks to Apple’s Education Initiative), and the estimated 1.5 million iPads currently used in schools continues to grow, educators and students are looking for new ways to apply technology to the learning process—particularly through use of mobile applications."
"The Digital Shift is the new home for all technology-related stories and features published by Library Journal and School Library Journal. We’ll cover everything to keep librarians informed as they help ease patrons’ and students’ immersion in an increasingly digital world."
Gale is well known for its library databases. The Gale Virtual Reference Library offers thousands of its print titles in eBook form with a reading platform that features audio, download and printing as well as the ability to read on a variety of devices.
"Teaching our kids to be creative is just as important as teaching them critical thinking skills.Creativity open up students mind to new learning horizons and makes them capable of tackling new and novel situations way better than any explicit instruction would do."
I love the idea of #COD Combining our devices Best of both worlds :)
Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology tools on the web. For more articles and videos about integrating technology in the classroom, visit our Tech2Learn resource page.
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