The Hidden Advantages to Digital Libraries


Digital LibrariesDigital libraries are much more than just eBooks! In this webinar for the Exploring eBooks in K-12 community, middle school librarian and certified Instructional Technology Specialist, Heather Lister, provided 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. Attendees learned about the many advantages of digital content – including specific tools and features that help support students of various abilities and interests.

As librarians and teachers, we face the challenge of providing students with resources that address both their curricular needs and their diverse academic needs. Heather showed how a digital library can provide your students and teachers with information at a wide range of reading levels, many with features that add additional support or extension activities. View the webinar recording to learn how you can use a digital library to support a wider range of your students and teachers.

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Exploring eBooks for K-12 is a free professional learning community (PLC) that provides teaching ideas and discussions about the use of eBooks in schools and helps educators work together to speed their adoption. In this innovative online community, you can stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues on how to integrate eBooks into teaching and learning. You can post questions, start discussions, and get feedback from experts and peers on the issues and challenges you face every day. Become part of the conversation today! This program is sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

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