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IAPS Library Cluster Meeting June 2014

  1. 1. IAPS Library Cluster Meeting June 2014 Laura Taylor Taylormade Libraries www.taylormadelibraries.co.uk
  2. 2. Reading Promotion and School Libraries Key Resources http://heartoftheschool.edublogs.org sln@yahoogroups.com www.sla.org.uk www.literacytrust.org.uk www.booktrust.org.uk
  3. 3. • Excellence in English: What we can learn from 12 outstanding schools (2011): www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/excellence-english • Reading, writing and communication (2011): www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/reading-writing-and- communication-literacy • Moving English forward (2012) www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/moving-english-forward OFSTED
  4. 4. • “Around the school, an attractive and well- stocked library is often an indicator of effective support for pupils' wider reading and information retrieval skills.” Reading, writing and communication, Ofsted (2011) • “To ensure that the library is strategically managed and developed as well as open and available to children as much as possible, it is recommended that schools employ a professional librarian “ Primary School Guidelines, SLG (2013) • “An effective school library acting as a powerhouse of learning and reading within a school is a unique resource.” (School Libraries: a plan for improvement. National Literacy Trust/MLA)
  5. 5. “All schools should ………develop policies to promote reading for enjoyment throughout the school” http://www.schooltube.com/video/c1c4fa8 52c124b17a3c4/Ode%20to%20Librarians Ofsted
  6. 6. Impact of School Library Services on Learning The findings reveal a considerable body of international evidence showing that school libraries impact on: • Higher test or exam scores equating to academic attainment • Successful curriculum or learning outcomes, including information literacy • Positive attitudes towards learning: including increased motivation, improved attitude towards learning tasks, self-esteem, and wider reading for pleasure. (Robert Gordon University Research, October 2013)
  7. 7. Creating a Reading Culture • PIRLS - Reading all over the world “ Children who read most frequently for fun were also those with the highest score on PIRLS” • PISA 2000 - Reading for change “Being more enthusiastic about reading and a frequent reader was more of an advantage, on its own, than having well-educated parents in good jobs.” • Research shows that reading for enjoyment is “more important for children’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic status” (OECD, 2002) Progression in International Reading and Literacy Programme for International Student Assessment Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  8. 8. Some strategies to encourage reading • Regular timetabled library based English lessons and/or tutor periods: guided reading, reading challenges, etc • Accelerated Reading- Star Reader Year 7/8 • Local Book Award- Year 6/7 transition project • Local Book Quiz • Rewards, assemblies, newsletters, • Bookweeks , Big Reads and Readathons • Bookbuzz • Reading Buddies Year 7/12 • Carnegie Book Group- G and T- Year 8-11 • Manga and creative writing groups • Staff/6th form Book Group • Reading Champions • PLRS – Premier League Reading Stars • Exploiting ICT – VLE ( forums, blogs, votes) Facebook, Twitter, booktrailers, animoto, Pinterest and other Web 2.0 tools
  9. 9. ACTIVITY Tick 1 Conduct a mini reading survey in your class. What is the most popular book? Who is the most popular writer? Present your findings in a spreadsheet at the end. 2 Read a play with a friend 3 Read a collection of poems and copy your favourite one. Write a paragraph or series of notes explaining what you found interesting about it. 4 Check out the Book websites on Fronter 5 Read the first chapter of a book and fill in a prediction sheet 6 Listen to a story CD or tape 7 Design a bookmark 8 Read a non fiction book about something you are interested in and use what you learn to write a mini-guide. 9 Write a review of your first favourite book. Find images and even quotes and explain what it was that made you love it. 10 Read a cartoon or comic book story and transform it into a written story (prose) 11 Design a new front cover and back cover for a non fiction book of your choosing. Try to make it appeal to teenagers. 12 Write a play script based on a story/theme 13 Play the Story bag game 14 Play Book title charades 15 Design two posters, one to promote reading and one to promote the library. Think about all the resources on offer, there are more than just books! 16 Contribute a book review to a webpage, for example, www.mrsmad.com 17 Try out some of the Word Game websites ( see sheet) 18 Write an acrostic poem or a riddle using www.readwritethink.org Skim read a few non fiction books on one topic, then write a top tips sheet for readers. This should explain how to use non fiction books, what the contents and index pages are, how a glossary can help and anything else you think might be useful. Use animoto to make a book trailer When you have read a book Write a Star Reader Quiz of 10 questions` Make a wordsearch based on the book Write a new blurb for the book Design a new book cover Script an interview with the main character Write a “problem page” letter from a character to an agony aunt Write a different ending to the book Draw a map of the book’s setting labelling it with the author’s descriptions Draw one of the characters in your book and label it with descriptions from the book Write a letter to the author explaining what you liked and didn’t like about the book Research the author of the book and prepare a presentation for the class Draw a storyboard/cartoon version of an incident in the book Write a playscript for a scene in the book Write a secret diary of a main character with at least 3 entries Pick a descriptive passage from the book and use a thesaurus to find synonyms for the descriptive words Try and write a 50 word summary of the whole plot Imagine you were making a film of the book – design a
  10. 10. ICT and Reading • Booktrailers: • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2iLqfQe- pK1Y_iA79gzkUYUZwoWhxwgb • Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CoLALibrary https://www.facebook.com/AddeyAndStanhopeSchoo lLibrary • Twitter: @library_addeys • Animoto, Storybird, Blogs:- • http://addeys.edublogs.org • Skyping with authors- Reading Zone – Lgfl • Pinterest http://pinterest.com/fionacrawford/ya-dystopian- novels/ www.pinterest.com/Ltay007
  11. 11. Southwark Book Award www.southwarkbookaward.org.uk
  12. 12. Staff as readers Staff Reading Challenges Book groups.
  13. 13. Reading Buddies
  14. 14. Accelerated Reader
  15. 15. Web 2.0 tools • Animoto • Voicethread • Edublogs • Pinterest • Padlet • BigHugeLabs • Issuu.com • Livebinders • Diigo • Wordle • Tagxedo • Glogster • Classtools.net • Prezi • Quizlet • dropittome http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/greatclassroomtools
  16. 16. Edublogs http://addeys.edublogs.org http://addeys7.edublogs.org http://Heartoftheschool.edublogs.org
  17. 17. Animoto Book Quiz http://animoto.com/play/H7Dm18R4Q86C0LjUdZuGMA Teachers are Readers http://animoto.com/play/8H7Hk5CGCoZoJQfwZKg5jg# Why Read http://animoto.com/play/1dqcQ0VATlR7rfw8H2S1aA Lewisham Book Award http://animoto.com/play/SnnOTxXWF7IMTXEzzOxpjQ CoLA Library http://animoto.com/play/P4Wiviqfgk7Ow3VspX83EQ Staff as Reader s http://animoto.com/play/WtLnSa0of42z2RKYNQXtww • Create videos quickly and easily • Select a theme, embed images, videos, add text, • Free educators accounts available • Easily accessed by students • Embed on Fronter or any webpage or blog
  18. 18. Padlet (Wallwisher) http://padlet.com/wall/Library • A virtual wall of stickies • Embed links, images and videos • Password protect 32 Interesting Ways to use Padlet
  19. 19. Padlet (Wallwisher) • http://padlet.com/wall/Library
  20. 20. https://voicethread.com/?#u74875 http://voicethread.com/?#q+book+awards. b89120.i480730 Interesting Ways to use Voicethread in the classroom Voicethread for Education • A collaborative multi-media show that allows students to comment on images, documents, ppts and videos verbally or by text. • Moderated by teacher. No special equipment needed • Embed in Fronter or any blog/web-page
  21. 21. Issuu.com • http://issuu.com/home/publications • http://issuu.com/ltaylor/docs/city_of_london_academy_library_magazine • http://issuu.com/l_watts/docs/summer_reading_year_7_ • http://issuu.com/ltaylor/docs/library_handbook3 • http://issuu.com/ltaylor/docs/year_7_induction • http://issuu.com/ltaylor/docs/6thformstudentguide • Create on-line booklets from your Word documents and embed on Fronter • A simple tool that makes your resources look more attractive on the web
  22. 22. http://pinterest.com/ltay007/ http://pinterest.com/libkes/educational-apps-for-ipad/ • Create a virtual pinboard • Visual – particularly useful for Arts and technology • Share boards and pins- collaborate, collate and comment on a mood board of photographs, images , weblinks etc. Organised by Themes. • Group projects or to gather and share information in one place Using Pinterest in Education
  23. 23. • http://pinterest.com/lilaclibrarian/carnegie- 2013/ • http://pinterest.com/fionacrawford/ya- dystopian-novels/ • http://pinterest.com/carolineroche1/ • http://pinterest.com/dewey027/ • http://pinterest.com/libkes/educational-apps- for-ipad/ • http://pinterest.com/ltay007/
  24. 24. Livebinders http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/16284 Livebinder of Ipad Apps • An on-line ring-binder of websites, Word documents, pdfs, images, videos etc • Share and search other people’s binders • Search by subjects and themes
  25. 25. E-readers- readers and tablets • Nook – Barnes and Noble • Kobo- Smiths • Kindle- Amazon • Sony e-reader • Cooler Reader • Samsung Nexus • Kindle Fire • Ipad Mini • Galaxy Tab • Nexus – Google PlayStore Of course you can also use e-reading apps for PC and Macs
  26. 26. Amazon reported in August last year that its eBook sales were now outstripping hard copy book sales (114 paid-for eBooks downloaded for every 100 hardback and paperback books sold) Definite advantages- we don’t want to be left behind. How have you used them so far in your schools?
  27. 27. E-Book Resources • http://www.zinepal.com/ Create your own E- books • http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/ • http://tinyurl.com/3tjy6wk 30 best sources of free E-books ( Gutenberg etc-40,000 free e- books- readable on any device • http://openlibrary.org/ • https://www.diigo.com/user/libwithattitude/ebo oks
  28. 28. E Book Readers: Considerations • Cost • Use? Loanable • Content • Public library compatability • Weight • Back-lit • Wi-fi or 3G
  29. 29. Kindlehttp://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ManageContent/ViewDetail/ID/2145/What-are-the-copyright-issues-in-lending-Kindles- and-ebooks-to-our-students.aspx "Lending Kindles preloaded with third party content, such as an ebook currently in copyright, via a library or learning centre, would breach the current stated Kindle terms and conditions of use as far as UK users are concerned. The Kindle terms and conditions state that the digital content is for personal use only and in terms of the accepted definition of personal use in UK copyright law, Amazon have confirmed that this does not extend to personal use of one e-book (purchased by an institution as account holder) by a large group of learners". http://www.sla.org.uk/blg-amazon-and-kindles-in-school-libraries.php
  30. 30. Issues • Using low specification Kindles is fine, but they’re only black and white and they don’t run all eBooks (no Wimpy Kids, for example – they only run on higher specification Kindle devices). • Using higher spec Kindles (Fire etc.) and tablets/iPads means that children can be distracted by other apps on the device, or by easy access to the internet. How can you be sure that they are reading? • How do you buy books and get them onto the devices? Who pays? How do you manage it? On a large scale it all gets very fiddly. • If a child is reading a book on a reader of some kind, can they read it on any of those readers (take any eBook reader from the library and carry on reading) – or are they locked to the one device? • What about desktop computers in schools – or laptops? Schools already have these. Can they be used for reading eBooks? • Is it OK for children to take these devices home? http://www.ransom.co.uk/ E book newsletter
  31. 31. E-Books- Issues to consider • Details of the licensing agreement. Do you own or lease the content? • Annual access fees? • What happens to purchased books if the subscription is not renewed? All disappear? • How much relevant KS3/4/5 content is available. Some publishers not on board • Usage reports? • Integrate with your LMS • Plug Ins and additional software requirements? • Single, multiple or unlimited use? • Use on interactive whiteboards? • Mobile app? • Note taking/annotation features? • Which browser is it viewable in/compatible with?
  32. 32. Peters/Wheelers • 650 publishers plus 300 due to sign- 80,000 titles • Not kindle but compatible with PC, laptops, tablets, mobiles and e-readers (kobos, android devices, Ipads)- any device with adobe installed. • Aiming for a free platform • £95 set up fee • No commitments after that. Load 1,000 Gutenberg books • No hosting fee. No annual fee. • Brief MARC records so can integrate with catalogue, Compatible with all LMS • Usage reports • Can buy a starter pack of titles. You keep everything even if you leave the platform http://kingschester.wheelers.co/
  33. 33. Browns BFS • £200 set up fee plus £500 a year includes 2,000 free downloads • Not yet integratable with all LMS ( eg Eclipse) • All managed by Browns remotely • Lose your E-books after 2 years if you decide to not pay the annual support fee • 7p per download once you have used your 2,000 quota up. • Two types of access- multiple users and limited access www.vlebooks.com http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/Account/Logon/eltham
  34. 34. Rising Stars http://istars.education.co.uk/ • E-books on CD to load onto Pcs, Ipads, netbooks and laptops. Networkable so can download onto as many devices as you like. • 8-12 different books for £100-£150 a set. • If you spend over £200 you also get £50 worth of print copies • Complete E-book library: 100 books for £1899- plus hard copies of all the books ( worth £600) • Starter E-book library: 50 books for £999 – plus hard copies of all the books • Permanent licence • Fiction and non-fiction titles for struggling readers. Free sample book.
  35. 35. • Loan model is based on a ‘one license’, 'one user' model, digitally wrapped for a set loan period, which expires automatically. Compatible with all major LMS • Over 53,000 new and backlist titles available for loan • Selection, administration and management information is available through a secure school library portal. • End user access is available through a branded ‘white label site’ provided by Askews and Holts to meet the school library specification.
  36. 36. MLS • Overdrive system. £2,500 a year includes £1,250 credit for building up an e-book library • Overdrive used in public libraries. • Minimum is £1,500 with £500 of that to spend on e-books :school roll of 500
  37. 37. MLS
  38. 38. RM Books • Textbooks mainly at the moment • Buy or Rent by month, term, year or 2 years. Free to join. • Pay per download but no overheads • Part of the RM network system originally – developing a library and general e-book element. • 1,000 free classics. Free trials. https://www.rmbookshelf.com/
  39. 39. http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page 250 free e- books – tablet friendly
  40. 40. http://ipadapps4school.com
  41. 41. Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/libkes/educational-apps-for-ipad/
  42. 42. www.teachingappz.co.uk
  43. 43. http://appsineducation.blogspot.co.uk/ http://appsineducation.blogspot.co.uk/
  44. 44. http://digital-storytime.com
  45. 45. http://primaryschoollibraryguidelines.org.uk/
  46. 46. http://www.informat.org/schoollibraries/primarynewuser.html
  47. 47. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library
  48. 48. http://www.shoutaboutmagazine.com
  49. 49. • “No single place at school is more important in developing reading than the school library” (Paul Kropp, The Reading Solution) • “My vision of learning for children and young people in the future, has the library, in all its forms, at its heart.” Professor Tim Brighouse • The way to get children reading is to leave the library door open and let them read anything and everything they want. ‘Terry Pratchett’