Read Islands in schools to improve the reading skills of Augsburg, April 14, 2010: good reading skills is a basic qualification for the academic success of children. The project read island at Augsburg schools to ensure an attractive offer to the promotion of reading primarily at primary and secondary schools. Connecticut spoke with conviction. The country office Munich for the public Librarianship in Bavaria supports the project. The St. George school in Augsburg City Centre is already for a long time trying to make it easier for children to access to printed.
She is been sought out as a pioneer in Augsburg for the project. Four computer workstations allow young users in addition to the independent research in the media also have a direct link to the new public library of Augsburg with Internet connection. An important educational goal is to accustom children as early as possible on the handling and reading of books. Two objectives are pursued with the project read island”in Augsburg: a strengthening of the reading motivation and mediation of Pleasure of reading. On the other hand the support of learning in the classroom and outside. Knowledgeable commitment of teachers as well as nicely designed read or learning places are an important building block for the all-day life and learning at school.
The read Island accommodates the work with a class or in working groups outside of the classroom. Regardless the starting conditions at a school a read island can be set up almost anywhere. It can be housed in a separate room, or can be integrated into a school library. The room should have computer and Internet connections. 40 square metres are recommended as minimum size. The media collection includes fiction, children books, magazines, drama, learning and games software depending on the age group. The best library software is used to manage and hire the media WinBIAP.net by datronic. School libraries and read Islands can use the library system on the Internet in the datronic data center. In the read island are only PC’s with Internet access required. A comfortable WebOPAC for the Internet research in the media stock is available. Team several islands of reading and libraries are easy to implement quickly and cost-effectively. As a result, the media holdings of individual schools can be shared.