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Listen to Episode 1: Digital Resources for Our Youngest Readers with Kristin Fontichiaro.
LMC Media Maven Quick Tips: Selecting Online Resources for Emergent Readers by Kristin Fontichiaro.
Listen to Episode 2: Using Visuals to Teach Text with Larry Ferlazzo
LMC Media Maven Quick Tips: Freire’s Learning Sequence by Larry Ferlazzo
Listen to Episode 3: Facts: Just the Facts! Using Nonfiction Picture Books with Deborah B. Ford
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LMC Media Maven Quick Tips: Facts: Just the Facts! Evaluating Your Nonfiction Collection by Deborah B. Ford
The LMC Media Maven podcasts are sponsored by Capstone Publishers.
Gale and Library Media Connection Announce Winners of the 2013 TEAMS Award. Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Library Media Connection magazine announce the three winners of the TEAMS Award — Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement. The 2013 winners are Draper Elementary School in Eden, North Carolina; Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Bank, British Columbia, Canada; and Branford High School in Branford, Connecticut. For more information regarding the TEAMS Award, visit www.galeschools.com/TEAMS or contact Kristina Massari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follett announced a new back-to-school release of its popular FollettShelf™ hosted digital bookshelf, which includes a new HTML5 reading environment for Follett eContent called Follett Enlight™. The new release of FollettShelf provides schools with universal access to quality K–12 eContent in a consistent virtual learning space that promotes critical thinking skills through reading, studying, and note taking. For more information, visit www.follettshelf.com/whatsnew.
Reviewer Brenda Dales has authored an article on her experience of hosting a May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. “Who Wants to Host an Arbuthnot Lecture?” appears in the Summer/Fall 2013 issue of Children and Libraries, an ALSC publication. Her article will be of great value to other libraries and institutions interested in offering this wonderful event.
Reviewer Sue C. Kimmel is the co-editor of the September/October 2013 issue of Knowledge Quest, which focuses on “the benefits of collegial strategic planning.” Sue also has written an article in the same issue, “Pass the Chocolate: Planning with Teachers” (Sue knows how to entice teachers). Sue’s article and the entire issue will be extremely helpful to all school librarians.
We would also like to invite our reviewers to join the new edWeb community, LMC @ the Forefront. It is another place to share your “spotlights” with colleagues.
Kane Miller Books is announcing the Dare to Dream … Change the World Second Annual Writing Contest for Children. As before, the grand-prize winner will receive $1500 worth of Kane Miller and Usborne books for a school or community library. A free, downloadable curriculum guide for the book is available both on the contest website and at kanemiller.com.
Library Media Connection (LMC) and American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual LMC/ARBA Best in Reference Award.
The “Instructional Standards” feature, included as part of Educational Resources’ award-winning LearnPad education tablet solution, is embedded in LearnPad’s cloud-based management portal. The portal now includes a tab with current Common Core frameworks as a way to effortlessly align and auto-associate lessons to the Common Core. Districts also have the option to embed local standards for a fee. Learn more at edresources.com.