Augmented Reality for the Classroom

Companies like Google are beginning to open up the AR market to educators. "Last fall, Google released Expeditions AR to bring the world into the classroom with immersive lessons. With an Expedition kit, students can stare into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane before getting up close and personal with a strand…
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Evolution of Libraries and Librarians

Last week was National Library Week and this year's theme was Libraries Lead. So, an article on the evolution of libraries and librarians only seems fitting. MDR recently published a blog by Melissa Pelletier on this very topic. She mentions how we are using technology such as e-readers and tablets…
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School Safety

Melissa Pelletier recently wrote an article on school safety. Her article mentions how new categories of technology for school safety have recently appeared on the market including panic buttons, and one-button lock down systems, etc. Today's schools are looking for options that address their unique needs, based on the size and design of…
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Why Non-Proficient Adolescent Readers Struggle

Addressing the learning needs of non-proficient adolescent readers can be challenging due to the diversity of their needs. Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT, QI, Principal Educational Content Lead at Lexia Learning recently wrote an article on how applying the Simple View of Reading formula can help educators determine the cause of…
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English Learner (EL) Education Report

Heath Morrison, School Group President, McGraw-Hill Education published an article recently on how educators today are faced with serving increasingly more diverse classrooms. Each student brings unique perspectives, stories, and talents. This new generation of students is pushing themselves and even their educators to challenge the conventional ways of thinking,…
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Closing the Reading Gap

Amandeep Kochar, Executive Vice President — Public Library Sales & Technology, Baker & Taylor recently wrote an article about the importance of closing the gap when it comes to reading levels while kids are still young. Research has shown that good readers tend to read more which assists them in becoming even…
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