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Breaking News
  

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Debuts the Smithsonian Learning Lab

News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2016

Free Resources: Guide from Boxlight to Help Educators Select and Launch 'Best-Fit' Technology Tools

News/Free Resources - Posted 16 Jun 2016

Gale Contest Calls on Libraries to Share 'My Library Pic'

News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2016

Scholastic to Launch Horizon, A New Multiplatform Series Led by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Westerfeld

News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2016

Turnitin Integrates Formative Writing Tools into College Board Programs to Support Student Practice

News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2016

Follett Launches New Makerspace Bundles for K-12 Libraries

News/Breaking News - Posted 25 May 2016

itslearning Partners with Gooru to Enhance LMS Platform

News/Breaking News - Posted 23 May 2016

Edgenuity Introduces New Suite of Courses

News/Breaking News - Posted 23 May 2016

LearningExpress Announces PrepSTEP High School Edition

News/Breaking News - Posted 19 May 2016

myON Launches Summer 2016 Reading Challenge ‘Get in the Game and Read!’

News/Breaking News - Posted 17 May 2016

Gale Expands Gale Primary Sources Program with Launch of American Fiction Archive

News/Breaking News - Posted 12 May 2016

Gale Delivers New Class of Student Research Products to Develop Critical Thinking Skills and Enable Faculty-Librarian Collaboration

News/Breaking News - Posted 11 May 2016
 

Features

  

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: The Common Core and Complex Texts - Learning Experiences, Engaging Strategies, and More

The Common Core State Standards seek to "emphasize increasing the complexity of texts students read as a key element in improving reading comprehension," according to a brief issued by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor's Association. Is it working? Victor has some thoughts, and, as usual, some tools to use.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 May 2016
- May/Jun 2016 Issue By

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.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Mar 2016
- Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By

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.
Editorial/Features
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.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Nov 2015
- Nov/Dec 2015 Issue By
 

Columns

  

BELLTONES: Internet Filtering, School Faculty, and Trust: A Modest Proposal … Really!

Mary Ann has been writing and presenting to promote commonsense internet access in K-12 schools for more than 15 years. And there's always more to say! This column is about affording trusted school faculty members the right to bypass or override internet filters with a password or other means.
Column/Belltones
Posted 01 May 2016
- May/Jun 2016 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Digging Deeper into DPLA

In her last column, Mary Alice introduced the Digital Public Library of America, aka the DPLA, and its primary source sets for educators. DPLA is a completely online library that provides access to almost 12 million historic and cultural primary source artifacts. Given its size, she has dedicated this column to sharing more information about DPLA.
Column/The New Media Center
Posted 01 May 2016
- May/Jun 2016 Issue By

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
- Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By

EDITOR'S NOTES: Librarians Making a Difference

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Mar 2016
- Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By

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
- Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By

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
 

CyberBee’s Web Pick
For July 15, 2016: Now that we have entered the lazy days of summer, it might be a good time for teachers to experiment with software tools like Labely.
 

Symbaloo

Imagine Easy Classroom Suite

Britannica School

BloomBoard Marketplace

MindTap

 

POPULAR ARTICLES

Formswift Common Core Lesson Templates

For July 1, 2016: Formswift contains user-friendly templates for creating math, science, and English lesson plans. It is completely free and their is no sign-up.
Posted 01 Jul 2016

American Forest Foundation

For June 15, 2016: Forests are fun places to learn about nature and the American Forest Foundation is a good starting point. One of its most valuable resources for teachers and students is the book Nature Activities for Families.
Posted 15 Jun 2016

Free Resources: Guide from Boxlight to Help Educators Select and Launch 'Best-Fit' Technology Tools

The guide, Launch Tech in Your Schools Successfully, shares best practices, insights, and resources from educators, administrators, and technology experts.
Posted 16 Jun 2016

Turnitin Integrates Formative Writing Tools into College Board Programs to Support Student Practice

Turnitin and the College Board will partner to provide students with productive writing practice opportunities and help develop college ready skills.
Posted 02 Jun 2016

Labeley

For July 15, 2016: Now that we have entered the lazy days of summer, it might be a good time for teachers to experiment with software tools like Labely.
Posted 15 Jul 2016
 
 
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