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Thank you to everyone who participated in Speak Up for Endangered Animals last month on PebbleGo. We loved watching the results come in and seeing on social media how you were using the quiz in your libraries and classrooms. With well over 6,000 students taking the quiz and thousands more learning about endangered animals and how they can speak up, it has been exciting to see the energy and engagement in PebbleGo last month.
Technology is changing our world, and it moves fast. Innovative businesses constantly release new apps and tools that shape the field of education. It can feel a little overwhelming at times.
How can educators — whether librarians, teachers, or administrators--keep up with it all? Reading EdTech blogs! But there are so many bloggers out there writing amazing future-ready blogs, finding which to follow can be overwhelming as well. That’s why we’ve created this round-up of some of our favorite
Meet Sara Erie, a Senior Digital Renewal Specialist on the Capstone Team.
Is listening to audio a useful piece of literacy education? Does it help students become better readers? Or is it simply a more passive way to consume content, a shortcut that eliminates the work and thus the intellectual exercise and reward of reading? Unsurprisingly, there is a wealth of available research that looks into this very question. Perhaps more surprisingly, it turns out that listening to stories builds literacy skills in most of the same ways reading them does.
School libraries are an invaluable resource to students and teachers alike, providing access to a universe of print and digital media and teaching students how to consume and use information responsibly. For all the good that libraries do in their schools, they are often chronically underfunded. Enter into the equation a new trend: crowdsourcing.
A study by Common Sense Media found that children ages eight and under spend more than two hours a day on screen media, with TV taking up 58 minutes, followed by mobile time with 48 minutes a day. The increasing availability of information and access to devices for young learners means it’s more important than ever that educators emphasize the importance of media literacy and digital citizenship in their classrooms. This includes encouraging students to think critically about the messages and