Admit it. As much as we want students to use databases for a majority of their research needs, many students will still choose to search via Google. Now, instead of students having to choose, Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context database offers the ability to search database content alongside Google search results.
Better searches. Best results. That’s how Scholastic Go! plans to bring in the new year when it debuts its new interface on January 15. Scholastic Go! has a fresh design with a greater focus on searching and a more streamlined and intuitive user experience.
December is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only do students and staff members ask for reading recommendations for the upcoming holiday break, they request help to find the perfect book for a child, friend or family member. With the thousands of books published each year, selecting the right book for someone could seem like a daunting task. However, it is easier than you may think.
There are plenty of book lists available to narrow down your choices. As there are a variety of readers and/or age groups, I chose four book lists to share. These lists offered different ways to organize book recommendations and should meet the needs of everyone.
Are you interested in a career that utilizes your creativity and problem solving skills? Do you think you have what it takes to create technology? Would you like to find a career that offers plenty of openings, career growth and great wages?
Guest post by Antioch Public Library Assistant Director/Adult Services Librarian Amy Blue.
As Antioch community members, you have access to a wealth of resources through the Antioch Public Library District. While the library provides physical materials such as books and DVDs, they also have extensive online research tools and downloadable content that can be accessed 24/7.
Illinois students from kindergarten through high school can help celebrate the state’s bicentennial by using their imaginations and artistic skills in a contest sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The contest theme is “Happy Birthday, Illinois.” Students can explore that theme by drawing or painting anything they want, from famous moments in Illinois history to Lincoln eating birthday cake. Artwork may be submitted until December 15, 2017. The winning pieces will be displayed at the Lincoln Presidential Library throughout the bicentennial year of 2018. Click here for details.
Are you an aspiring writer? If so, challenge yourself by participating in the National Novel Writing Month's program. NaNoWriMo values "enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel." Starting November 1, participants have one month to write a 50,000 word novel.
Win up to $1,000! All you have to do is write a letter to the author of a book, poem or play explaining how their work changed your view of the world. Deadline is December 9. View a flyer here, or see Mrs. Mason for more information.
Usually, Kellie and I use the blog forum to share new ideas about technology integration, reading promotions, and research tips. Yet, sometimes information from last year is so good that it is worth re-posting with updated information.
We know that teachers are looking for ways to include more reading activities into their curriculum. What better way to look for articles than to use the state database trial that’s going on now?
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