FAQs: Destiny Administrators

How do I force a sync from Follett Destiny Discover?

If any of your account data is incorrect, or if you need to add new accounts, you may need to force a sync to Biblionasium without waiting for automatic sync to run.

First, visit your Destiny Back Office and add the new accounts and/or address any errors present. Then log back into Biblionasium and go to your Screenshot 2018-12-27 13.48.05.png. Click the checkbox next to “Schedule the next sync to run immediately.”

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Don’t forget to scroll down and click Screenshot 2018-10-10 15.13.21.png to save the change.

Then go back into Destiny, go to Back Office > Site Configuration > Site Info and click Screenshot 2018-10-10 15.17.34.png.

How do I move students to new groups at the beginning of the school year?

There are three ways to move students between groups as a Destiny administrator. If you manage your groups through Destiny, simply update the listings in your Destiny Back Office and sync over the new groups.

If managing groups through Biblionasium:

  1. You can use the “All Students” feature.
  2. You can distribute group codes so your students can join their own groups.

Case Study: How Cobb County Public Library and Cobb County School District used Biblionasium to support summer and year-round reading

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A successful collaboration between school and public libraries:

How Cobb County Public Library and Cobb County School District used Biblionasium to support summer and year-round reading

Cobb County Public Libraries successfully teamed up with Cobb County School District and used Biblionasium, the “Goodreads for Kids,” to keep students reading over the summer and throughout the school year. Just over the course of the summer, Cobb County students logged over 3.7 million minutes, and library representatives report that students are logging even more reading minutes as the school year continues.

The following case study is based upon feedback from Lisa Cleary, Community Engagement Manager at the Cobb County Public Library, and an interview with Holly Frilot, Supervisor of Library Media Education for the Cobb County School District. Compiled by Anna Winham. Photos courtesy of Ashley Sherman and Cobb County Library System.

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How to Fight the Summer Slide with Biblionasium

Screenshot 2018-12-06 14.02.57The summer slide is that unfortunate phenomenon that occurs when kids start losing skills they worked so hard to learn over the school year. Unless they practice those skills, it’s easy to lose all that progress they worked so hard to achieve. But getting kids to actually sit down with a book, pay attention to the book, and record what they’ve read when pools, sprinklers and sparklers are calling their name can feel like pulling teeth.

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Our Students’ Top Picks for Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents’ Day! Here are the books about presidents our students say are their favorites.

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10+ Valentine’s Books Our Young Readers Love

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This Valentine’s Day, celebrate love with these kid-acclaimed books. Each of these is one of the top 10 Valentine’s books on our students’ bookshelves.

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Goodreads for Kids: There Isn’t One, But There Are These 3 Alternatives (via BookRiot)

If you’re a parent who tracks their reading, recommends favorites to friends, and participates in online reading challenges through sites like Goodreads, you may have wondered: Where is Goodreads for kids? The short answer: There isn’t one—but we’ve got you covered with a few options that could meet the same needs.

 

It's not easy to set up Goodreads for kids, but there are 3 great sites perfect for the young bibliophiles in your life. goodreads | goodreads for kids | book tracking for young readers

 

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Tips for Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet

You’ve decided to use tech in your library, classroom or home environment. You’re excited about bringing the concepts your student(s) are learning in school to life. However, when you think about the people on the Internet whom kids might encounter, they look a little like this:

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If this is you, you’re not alone. You are also wise to worry about strangers on the Internet. However, there are ways to keep kids safe that do not involve cutting them off from the Internet altogether.

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