School Library Apps, Tools, and Resources for That We Love

Are you looking for school library apps, tools, and resources that you can use in your district? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

KSAS – This is an integrated student management system for tracking attendance, payments, course scheduling, students, documents, and more. The e-library feature allows you to upload softcopy books for your students to download books. The program can also print student and staff IDs. Full integration allows schools to integrate their websites with KSAS.

Bookshare– This digital library offers reading options for people of different educational levels, ages, and, most importantly, the visually impaired. Children with some visual impairment, physical disability, or severe learning disability can benefit from using this platform. Books are accessible in different formats, even for non-impaired individuals who enjoy reading books in other formats.

Epic!– This is an eBook library for children under 12 in North America with over 15,000 top-shelf books; there is a version available for educators and one for parents (home). Epic! for the home is the version for children; this app accommodates four children profiles that function independently of one another. Available for only $4.99 per month. Epic for educators is the version for educators and librarians; it is free in the US and Canada.

Raz-Plus– This is a platform dedicated to improving every student’s reading skills, independent of what level they are. This platform is based on teacher-driven instructions that blend appropriate reading practices, formative assessments, and a data-driven report system as an effective technique for students reading skill development. The platform has over 50,000 reading materials, lesson plans, exercises, and quizzes that help teachers provide a customized reading library for every student on the platform. Also, every resource on the platform can be printed, projected, read online, or kept on a mobile device.

Reading Rainbow– Reading Rainbow is a way to provide your child with an extensive collection of books—up to 10 million books and video field trips for children. This app has an extensive library of books that would engage kids for a long time and awaken their imagination. The recommended age for children to use this app is three through nine years old; the book collections include fiction and nonfiction, as well as videos of field trips hosted by LeVar Burton.

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