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Stepping into your library on the first day can be exciting and overwhelming. You probably have personal goals and expectations in addition to the expectations that your district and administration have. It can be a lot to take in - and quickly. Luckily, teachers and librarians are some of the most collaborative people around. There are so many resources available, but it can be tough to sort out which ones are the best.
Meet Maerin Coughlan, Marketing Coordinator on the Capstone Team
There is no doubt that technology is changing the way students learn. From smartboards, to virtual reality, the tools available to librarians and teachers are expanding rapidly. We've taken a look at some of the top ed tech trends that could be coming to your school library or classroom in 2019.
As schools dismiss for the holidays, the books are all shelved and it's a great time to reflect on your end of year goals. Even if you aren’t the resolution type, taking time to reflect and set goals can set you up for a successful end of the school year. Goal setting provides focus and allows you to spend your time and energy on what is most important to you.
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.