AASL 13 Raising eReaders - Rising Above Reluctancy

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  • Download-ability and device ownership cannot be ignored
    GROWING - Do you have 24% of your HS population using your eBooks?
  • (2 years ago the tablet was 5%) After Christmas, it is likely to be close to 50%?
  • Quagmire at first, now is ferreting down to a few good models for DRM.
  • Overdrive will sell anything the publishers allow them to sell. Some publishers have locked down their titles and standa against library lending. I will spend 5K annually, and its their loss. I am not going to “not spend” my money because they will not sell to me. They are missing sales.
    Overdrive will sell anything the publishers allow them to sell.
    When we purchase a title, it is within our collection in a hours
  • Glens Falls Middle School
    Poverty level is over 40% district-wide (as defined by numbers of free and reduced lunch)
    High numbers of students require Academic Intervention Services (AIS)
    Large Special Education population
  • AASL 13 Raising eReaders - Rising Above Reluctancy

    1. 1. Raising eReaders—Rising Above Your Reluctancy Paige Jaeger, librarydoor.blogspot.com infolit4U@twitter paigejaeger@gmail.com Terese Brennan, Secondary 6—12 Ann Myers, Grades 3 – 8 Marie Rossi, 9—12
    2. 2. Not your mother’s library <http://www.flickr.com/photos/butterflysha/135659489/sizes/m/in/photostrea m/> Overdrive.com – used with permission
    3. 3. Now is the time Download-ability and device ownership considerations: As of September 2013: •24% of Americans ages 16 and older own an e-reader •35% of Americans ages 16 and older own a tablet computer http://pewinternet.org/Commentary/2012/ February/Pew-Internet-Mobile.aspx
    4. 4. “One in are ‘ four te c e inter ell-most ns ly’ ne t u sers PE W ” , Te en s and T echn olog y 201 3 “Accommodate rather than equip.” http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Teens-and-Tech.aspx
    5. 5. Many digital models, but few have the ability to manage DRM Library Catalog Discovery Station! Overdrive… DRM for Popular Fiction
    6. 6. DRM & No DRM Free & Fee
    7. 7. Lending Models:
    8. 8. For popular fiction, you can’t beat Overdrive
    9. 9. From: Pew Internet Studieshttp://pewinternet.org/Infographics/2011/Generations-and-gadgets.aspx http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalydose/71860001/
    10. 10. Convince them and market your idea! What is my current situation? Do we have anything eReady? What are possible funding sources? What might be out there already for free that I can add to my catalog?
    11. 11. Advocacy Plan: • Can database funds be reallocated, if no new money can be found? • Can we forgo print purchases for one year, to launch virtual download? • Can we develop a campaign to build a virtual library? • Are there Title I funds available to build a collection supporting classified students (as a jumpstart)? • Can this be funded via technology funds? (think partnership)
    12. 12. 30 districts • Leverage together for discounted rates, if possible • See OverDrive for single library vs. “regional” consortium pricing. 84 libraries 66 librarians “Can we buy books for the library that only our kids can check out?” …Marie Rossi 2009 “Sure. We can do that.” -OverDrive
    13. 13. COPPA Laws “I want to do Overdrive, but I don’t want my students to checkout the blood, guts, sex, and more. I don’t even want them to see that.” - Sue, Elementary Librarian 2010 “Sure. We can do that.” -OverDrive
    14. 14. Use in Schools
    15. 15. ‘Hot spots in most of our libraries. Three districts are wireless throughout the buildings.
    16. 16. Marie Rossi Ballston Spa High
    17. 17. Glens Falls Middle School Ann Myers
    18. 18. Ebooks: helping bridge the achievement gap?
    19. 19. Background •A 20 year study on “Books and Schooling” indicates: •Children from book-oriented home environments develop valuable learning tools (vocabulary, information, comprehension skills and many others). •Each addition to a home library helps children get a little further in school (years of schooling) •The greatest impact is on book-poor homes. There is more “bang for your book” with each additional book in these homes/families. (Evans, M.D.R. et al.)
    20. 20. What does this mean for educators? • For schools and teachers, the message is clear… • “We need to get more books into the home and into the hands of students.” (Evans, M.D.R. et
    21. 21. GFMS uses eBooks for… • Poverty level is over 40% district-wide (as defined by free & reduced lunch) • Large Special Ed and AIS population
    22. 22. Student Population
    23. 23. Academic Intervention Services (AIS) ELA CLASSROOM
    24. 24. Reading in A.I.S. (often enhanced with Overdrive audiobooks)
    25. 25. Increase comprehension …use the built-in dictionary “HIGHLIGHT” and then “LOOK UP”
    26. 26. Short description of character The X-Ray feature is helpful for books with many characters. Finds where character is introduced and subsequent occurrences.
    27. 27. Cambridge Jr – Sr High School
    28. 28. talk an will renn rese B Reader Te er e e about h in Cambridg ms progra
    29. 29. Caveats & Considerations t rea G http://www.flickr.com/photos/booshank/49119161/
    30. 30. Statistics: Every year our statistics go up exponentially.
    31. 31. Credits • http://pewinternet.org/Commentary/201 2/February/Pew-Internet-Mobile.aspx • http://www.pewresearch.org/datatrend/media-and-technology/deviceownership/ Images all used are either: personal; with permission; or are labeled for reuse via creative commons.

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