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Join Us For a Review of the Latest FollettShelf Digital Platform Release

August 14, 2013 · 32 Comments

Follett's latest digital release unleashes the power of eBooks.  This release brings more teacher tools, more devices, more usage, and more learning to your classroom.  On Thursday August 22 at 2 p.m ET John Williams, Follett’s Director of Digital Products will give a free webinar on the latest Follett Shelf digital platform release in the Follett sponsored EdWeb Community, Digital Decisions for Collaborative Learning.

 A CE Certificate will also be provided for attending this webinar.  You can register for the complimentary webinar here.

John Williams has more than two decades of instructional technology photo JohnWilliams-1.jpg experience in K-12.  He has developed and delivered technology training workshops, materials, videos, and web based materials focused on how technology can be an integral part of student learning.  As the Director of Digital Products for Follett, he helps districts, media library specialists, and teachers navigate through the various digital options to determine the right solution aligned to local school needs.

John has worked for K-12 leading companies like IBM, Lightspan, ETS, and now Follett holding various senior positions in marketing, product management, business development, and training services.  He frequently presents at state and national conferences focused on K-12 technologies.

The Follett Shelf Digital Platform Release Webinar, presented by John Williams, will allow you to:

•    See the latest features that connect teachers and students to eBooks in new ways for supporting classroom instruction and building reading skills.
•    Take a look at the new BryteWave™ K-12 Edition reader that will make access to eBooks simpler and easier than ever.
•    Make District Level eBook management a breeze with enhanced distribution and reporting features.
•    Gain insight into how students are interacting with eBooks with Time on Task data reporting.

Register today.

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Twitter Stream from Follett's One Search Webinar- From Launch to Use

April 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Follett One Search Webinar- From Launch to Use had over 70 attendees today.  Andrew Dutcher, Middle School/High School teacher librarian at Dryden Central School, shared his District's story with us today.  Affectionately known as “Captain Podcast” by some of his teachers, Andrew explores how Web 2.0 tools and other educational technologies can be integrated into classroom instruction to promote student thinking and learning. He earned his MS from Buffalo State College and his MLS from the University at Buffalo. He is the host and producer of the Visitor Showcase Podcast. Andrew can also be found on Twitter, his handle is @DrydenLibrarian. Andrew shared his experience in training his district on the use and value of OneSearch, setting up patrons, and a lot of practial experience and real world use of OneSearch by both students and teachers in his district.

We microblogged the webinar on Twitter.  Here is the digest:

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Tweet Your Takeaways During our #Follett OneSearch Webinar and Be Entered to Win

April 11, 2013 · 7 Comments

Today, April 11, 2013 at  at 11 a.m. CST tune into our #Follett webinar:  One Search- From Launch to Use.  Andrew Dutcher from Dryden Central School District in New York will share how his district set up and uses One Search.

Our webinars are social.  During the webinar we will be microblogging the event live on Twitter from the handle @follettsoftware using the hashtag #FollettLearning.  Today we want you to be a part of the conversation.  Share our webinar with the Twitterverse today by tweeting your takeaway to @follettsoftware using the hashtag #FollettLearning.  You will be entered into a drawing to win one of three iTunes giftcards.

Get social, share your knowledge and good information, gain a chance to win an iTunes giftcard.  We'll see you later today.

Rebecca Levinson is the Manager of Online and Social Media Marketing for Follett Software.  Social media is her passion and blogging is her first love. You can find Rebecca on Twitter @follettsoftware or @rebeccalev.

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Twitter Stream from Destiny 11.0 What's New Webinar

April 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Destiny 11.0 What's New Webinar had over 600 attendees on Tuesday afternoon.  The product management team for Follett's Destiny Don Rokusek, Julie Krater, and Jason Lasiewicz shared the new features and enhancements to Follett's Destiny 11.0 and engaged in the many questions from eagerly awaiting Destiny product users.

We microblogged the session on Twitter and also had a very active Twitter stream from audience participants using the hashtag #FollettLearning.  Here is the digest:


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Tweet your Takeaways During our #FollettDestiny 11.0 What's New Webinar and Be Entered to Win

April 09, 2013 · 4 Comments

Today at 12 noon CST tune into our #Follett webinar:  How Destiny Builds Tomorrow's Library Today!  Follett's Destiny Product Management team will present the latest enhancements and why this release is important to meet your needs and support active learning environments in your school.

Our webinars are social.  During the webinar we will be microblogging the event live on Twitter from the handle @follettsoftware using the hashtag #FollettLearning.  Today we want you to be a part of the conversation.  Share our webinar with the Twitterverse today by tweeting your takeaway to @follettsoftware using the hashtag #FollettLearning.  You will be entered into a drawing to win one of three iTunes giftcards.

Get social, share your knowledge and good information, gain a chance to win an iTunes giftcard.  We'll see you later today.

Rebecca Levinson is the Manager of Online and Social Media Marketing for Follett Software.  Social media is her passion and blogging is her first love. You can find Rebecca on Twitter @follettsoftware or @rebeccalev.

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New #Follett Webinar: One Search, From Launch to Use

April 05, 2013 · 4 Comments

Do you want to know how other schools use One Search? Are you interested in getting teachers and students involved in the library and classroom?

Our New Follett Webinar, One Search:  From Launch to Use, will be held on Thursday April 11, 2013, at 11 a.m CST.

Join us for our webinar to learn how one school is utilizing One Search in their library and classrooms! Andrew Dutcher of New York's Dryden Central School District will discuss how they adapted their library instruction practices to meet the needs of teachers and students, including:

  • Initial expectations
  • Experience with a one classroom rollout
  • Introducing One Search to students
  • Setting up student access
  • Campus wide rollout

Specifically, Andrew Dutcher from Dryden Central School District in New York will share how his district:

  • Set up patrons individually, by class or en masse to use One SearchConfigure databases by access level to provide different resources to different patrons
  • Use One Search with a classroom full of students
  • Meet the educational needs of individual students with One Search
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to connect students to high-quality resources
  • Adapt library instruction practices and meet on-demand needs of classroom teachers

Thousands of teachers and students know the secrets to one-stop searching of today's valuable digital resources: One Search from Follett Software.


Make sure to register for this hot ticket.  Click here to register for the One Search-From Launch to Use Webinar featuring Andrew Dutcher, Teacher Librarian, of Dryden Middle School and Dryden High School.

AND join us on Twitter, @follettsoftware, as we live blog this event.  Tweet your takeaways from the One Search-From Launch to Use webinar using the hashtag #follettlearning and be entered into our drawing to win a $15 gift card for iTunes.

We will draw three winners from those that follow @follettsoftware and tweet their takeaway using the hashtag #follettlearning from the One Search-From Launch to Use Webinar.

We're looking forward to sharing this story with you.  Register today.

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New #Follett Webinar: How Destiny Builds Tomorrow's Library Today!

March 22, 2013 · 7 Comments

Join us on for this complimentary webinar featuring the Destiny Product Management Team as they present the latest enhancements and why this release is important to meet your needs and support active learning environments in your school.  Learn the features and benefits of the newest Destiny release with enhancements that help you monitor usage and create an interactive digital learning environment with Follett eBooks.

•    Find out how the Dashboard feature will empower your role in the library
•    Understand the new Resource and Description Access (RDA) changes and how it can improve your catalog
•    Discover how the new holds and homeroom features help save you time in the library
•    Uncover enhancements to the Destiny Quest® mobile app
•    Hear about new enhancements to Destiny Asset Manager™
•    And much more!

If you are unable to attend the live event make sure to register and we will send you the recording.

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New #Follett Webinar: How Destiny Builds Tomorrow's Library Today!

March 18, 2013 · 8 Comments

How Destiny® Builds Tomorrow's Library Today!


Join Tammy Dineen, Robin Mills and Ellen Reinertson, Manitowoc Public School library media specialists, as they discuss the process of moving to Destiny Library Manager. Their combined sixty years of educational and professional library experience helped them evaluate and successfully implement Destiny to create a new digital learning atmosphere for their students.  They will detail the process of changing automation systems and how their decision to move to Destiny has transformed their library into the hub of learning for the entire school.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Discover how Destiny Quest®, One Search™ and access to digital content has enhanced the collaboration between the library and classroom.
  • Understand how to successfully evaluate a library solution to meet your specific library needs.
  • Find out how Destiny Library Manager™ is creating a digital learning atmosphere for students.
  • Get staff and students on-board through training and regular meet-ups.


Learn More and Register Today!

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