This edWebinar highlighted the updates and expansion of the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS), an online database providing details regarding each state’s policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials. State data sets have been recently updated and details related to accessibility, purchasing consortia, and statewide management systems have been added.
With budgeting always a concern, schools are getting creative to ensure the best return on investment for their shift to digital content. Learn about Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13’s story of delivering eBooks and audiobooks to 22 districts (and more) with a shared collection.
SETDA and CAST are collaborating to increase the awareness of the availability and use of accessible digital educational materials that benefit all learners. In this webinar, Christine Fox and Joy Zabala identified best practices to leverage expertise to acquire accessible materials for teaching and learning.
eBooks and audiobooks offer librarians an incredible opportunity to evolve their role and become even more valuable members of the school community. Faye Hagerty shared her experience increasing reading rates by 200 percent through the district’s digital library platform.
There’s a quiet revolution taking place in our nation’s schools: the demise of print textbooks and other paper-based resources which are gradually being replaced by digital content. The revolution is fueled by 1:1 initiatives, WiFi bandwidth improvements, and the drive to personalize learning – and it’s placing powerful technology in the hands of students for everyday use at school and at home.
With the advent and proliferation of mobile devices available to students and teachers has come a wide range of options for accessing text. Electronic Texts and accompanying accessibility features such as text to speech can facilitate organization of materials, richer arrays of contexts available, and comprehension of classroom content for those with reading, language learning and other disabilities. This webinar will familiarize educators with a variety of options at various price points and platforms, with demonstration of apps and features that put eTexts at your and students’ fingertips in no time.
Harness the power of eBooks to support personalized learning environments. Maximize the use of your students’ mobile devices to access eBooks and produce a personalized approach to reading.
In this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, learn about platforms, services, licensing options, new product packaging, spending models, and content availability. The presenter also reviewed recent research on student usage of eContent.
eBooks have become an essential component of the K12 curriculum. A successful shift toward digital means engaged students, teachers incorporating new resources into their lessons and enthusiastic administrator support. But how is this achieved? Joanna and Betsey shared how to teach students to use eBooks meaningfully, how to help teachers incorporate them seamlessly into their teaching, and how to gain buy-in from administrators and parents.
Discover how the application of eBooks can be used as an assistive technology tool for reading for all students – including those with special needs. In this webinar, Dr. Terence Cavanaugh shared the numerous features of eBooks that can be classified as accommodations.
What if you could keep your students engaged during the holidays? eBooks, databases, links to digital tools and student challenges are the answer. In this webinar, Michelle Griffith showed ways to use digital tools in a “student challenge” environment to keep students engaged in reading and learning. Give your students the gift of reading and learning this holiday season.
In this webinar, Shannon McClintock Miller showed attendees lots of fun ways to keep our young people excited about learning through digital resources, such as reading programs and platforms, learning opportunities, digital tools and apps, creative adventures, and much more.
In this webinar, Tina Berumen shared with school librarians how she created a major eBook frenzy on her campus and implemented a completely digital library orientation.
In this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, participants learned about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging,” spending models, and content availability. This webinar benefits K-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators using iOS, Droid, and Chrome.
The Common Core State Standards require teachers of all disciplines to integrate writing and technology into their curriculum. In this webinar, learn how student-created eBooks can be used to engage students, while meeting the demands of the Common Core. California teacher Stacy Olson shared strategies for using Shutterfly’s free Photo Story App for the iPad to inspire enthusiastic, confident student authors while also fulfilling CCSS.
Digital libraries are much more than just eBooks! In this webinar, middle school librarian Heather Lister gave an overview of the various resources available to begin a digital library, as well as ways to share these resources with your teachers and students. She explored the many resources she uses to build her digital library of eBooks, websites, and databases.
Learn from best practices of educators who have successfully used eBooks in school. In this webinar, Meg Brooke and Laurie Dunlap shared 10 proven lessons for integrating these important resources into the curriculum and increasing eBook usage in your school. eBooks present exciting opportunities for educators.
Teaching in a digital age requires a whole new layer of knowledge and expertise. TPACK – Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge – is a framework that helps teachers evaluate how their knowledge domains intersect to create a complex, situated form of knowledge in order to effectively teach and engage students with technology.
The practice of “Flipping” classrooms has been gaining momentum for months – leading to the development of several apps and software to help teachers make their digital content more interactive. This webinar walked attendees through the process of creating digital content and explained how interactive platforms can benefit students and teachers.
Digital resources are potentially cheaper, more flexible, more up-to-date, and more reflective of the kind of materials that all learners will need to become proficient with as they seek to prepare themselves for life and learning beyond school.
We all know that eBooks can enhance any school library collection, but how can you be sure you’re making a wise investment? How do you know where to begin?
Nothing is so certainly written in the educational book of fate as the end of the textbook as the primary focus of educational content. Digital resources are potentially cheaper, more flexible, more up-to-date, and more reflective of the kind of materials that all learners will need to become proficient with as they seek to prepare themselves for life and learning beyond school.
This webinar focused on eContent. Presenter, Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, held this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, in which participants learned about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging”, spending models, and content availability.
eBooks present exciting opportunities for educators. Yet the possibilities can be overwhelming and confusing. In this webinar, presenters shared 50 quick, practical, and proven tips for using eBooks effectively in the curriculum. A panel of four experienced educators presented fast-paced rounds of their own eBook tips as well as proven tips submitted from other educators.