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Free Resources: Discovery Education's Discovery STEM Day Virtual Field Trip

News/Free Resources - Posted 03 May 2016

Defined Learning's New Online PD Course Focuses on Incorporating Project-Based Learning

News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Apr 2016

Truenorthlogic Introduces Mobile Attendance App

News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2016

Follett Challenge Announces Grand-Prize Winning School

News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Apr 2016

Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor

News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Apr 2016

littleBits’ STEAM Products for Schools and Libraries Now Available

News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2016

Discovery Education Offers Free Virtual Field Trip Marking 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Birth

News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2016

Tech-Savvy Teachers Honored in 4th Annual PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2016

Infobase Relaunches New and Improved Science Online

News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2016

Discovery Education Observes Earth Day with Virtual Expedition, New Digital Resources

News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Apr 2016

SETDA Report Highlights Best Practices Around the Country for Driving Broadband Connectivity and Access for Students

News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Apr 2016

ASCD and OverDrive Survey Finds Digital Content Used in 80% of Schools and Districts

News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Apr 2016



TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Building Digital Research Skills

Victor provides today's budding researcher-students with basic advice to consider before diving into a research project and with an array of online tools and resources to tap into once the project is underway.
Posted 01 Mar 2016
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Meet Your Learners Where They Are: Virtualizing the School Library

As author Brenda Boyer notes, the proliferation of BYOD, 1:1 device programs, and blended and online learning opportunities for students makes it critical for school libraries to meet the challenge of providing services, resources, and instruction in virtual environments. To that end, Boyer lays out a comprehensive road map to building and maintaining that virtual environment.
Posted 01 Jan 2016
- Jan/Feb 2016 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Next-Generation Learning Management–Improved Systems for an Improved Educational Experience

LMSs have come a long way. As author Victor notes, today's systems are more accommodating to social learning and collaboration and to mobile learning, allowing for course content delivery, student registration, curriculum management, assessment, reporting, and more.
Posted 01 Nov 2015
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Global Outreach 2015: Tools for Tapping Into the Worldwide Classroom

Victor takes the tack that "We are not alone," given recent projections about the number of Earth-like planets out there in solar systems in our galaxy ... and other galaxies. And so, he posits, we'd better get our own house in order before making contact! To that end, he offers an updated list of internet-based tools and resources your students can tap to learn about us and our world.
Posted 14 Sep 2015
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THE PIPELINE: Serving Special Populations and Making a Difference–Refugees

Librarians are "programmed" to serve the public, serve their patrons-all their patrons—and to make a difference in their communities. That's just who they are. So this month, Stephen recounts how librarians in his hometown community are reaching out to serve some brand-new patrons: refugees!
Column/The Pipeline
Posted 01 Mar 2016
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IDEA WATCH: Reinventing Libraries for the Future–Part 2

Like public libraries, school libraries and librarians are in transition. Identifying trends in the Aspen Institute's "Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries" report can provide valuable insights into new thinking about school libraries as well.
Column/Idea Watch
Posted 01 Mar 2016
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EDITOR'S NOTES: Librarians Making a Difference

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Mar 2016
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EDITOR'S NOTES: It’s 2016. Do You Know Where Your Students Are?

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Jan 2016
- Jan/Feb 2016 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Resources for the New Media Specialist--DPLA’s Primary Source Sets and Ben’s Guide, Refreshed!

The recently released Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the updated Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government are new examples of valuable resources that make access and teaching much easier. Mary Alice digs into them here.
Column/The New Media Center
Posted 01 Jan 2016
- Jan/Feb 2016 Issue By

BELLTONES: Back on My Bandbox--Internet Filtering and Diversity

Due to the current atmosphere in our country, with so many people afraid and angry about racial and religious differences and people's lifestyles, Mary Ann recently began to wonder how American schools are handling filtering with regard to diversity, especially relating to race, religion, and GLBT issues. Time for another survey? Yes!
Posted 01 Jan 2016
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CyberBee’s Web Pick
For May 1, 2016: The National Institute on Aging is a government sponsored institute that provides information on health and aging. High school students will find this site extremely useful when writing papers about diseases such as Alzheimer's that afflict older individuals.


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Free Resources: Video interviews, video sessions from Computers in Libraries 2016 and the Internet@Schools Track

Information Today, Inc. has made videos available for sessions from the recently concluded Computers in Libraries 2016 conference, as well as video interviews with a number of presenters-including Baltimore County Public Schools presenter Joquetta Johnson from the two-day Internet@Schools track.
Posted 15 Mar 2016

Discovery Education Observes Earth Day with Virtual Expedition, New Digital Resources

A variety of dynamic new resources are available, supporting classroom lessons focused on marine science, biodiversity, conservation, and other critical science topics.
Posted 04 Apr 2016

LittleBits Announces STEAM Student Set

With the littleBits STEAM Student Set and companion littleBits STEAM PD offering, educators now have a fun and exciting way to bring STEAM into their classrooms, libraries and makerspaces.
Posted 08 Mar 2016

Gale Grows Digital Archive Program to Better Address Research Needs and Further Support Digital Humanities

The company will make digital archives available under the new Gale Primary Sources brand.
Posted 16 Mar 2016

Gale Launches Largest Digital Archive of LGBTQ History and Culture

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, Part I: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of fully-searchable rare and unique content from microfilm, newsletters, organizational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets and other types of primary sources.
Posted 21 Mar 2016
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