Welcome to Capstone Digital Wednesday!
As President of Capstone Digital, I am excited to introduce this new blog from Capstone. Every Wednesday we promise to provide you with an inside look at Capstone Digital as we work to bring new digital offerings to schools across the country. In return, we ask that you use this online forum to communicate with us and share your thoughts and opinions. To get us started, watch the video below for a quick overview of our division and what we have achieved so far.
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend “Ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point,” the first virtual summit sponsored by School Library Journal and Library Journal. During the summit, I participated in a session titled “ The School Library Journal Without Walls: New Content, New Collections,” along with Joyce Valenza, Marc Aronson, and Erin Sullivan. Among the hot topics discussed were the future of ebooks, the manner in which they are used, and how they can be cataloged and organized by school libraries. For a complete recap of the event, read this article from School Library Journal: “SLJ, LJ’s First Virtual Ebook Summit Is a Big Hit.”
In other news, two Capstone Digital products were honored this year with EDDIE Awards from the ComputED Learning Center: PebbleGo and Capstone Interactive Library. PebbleGo earned an EDDIE Award for best Early Elementary Reading and Science Website, while Capstone Interactive Library was named best Language Arts Website for Middle School. The annual awards program honors education products and websites for their innovation, richness of content and the collaborative nature through which they foster educational excellence.
Thanks for tuning into our first post, and we look forward to sharing and listening with you every week through the Capstone Digital Chronicles. In the meantime, please send us topics or questions that you would like to us to tackle, we’re always open to your suggestions!
President, Capstone Digital