NumbersAlive! integrates fundamental STEM principles with ideas from art, architecture, history, language, music, literature and nature around the globe. To learn more about NumbersAlive! and The Numbers Lady, visit http://www.numbersalive.org
For local school systems, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is pulling together information to better serve students, educators and librarians. EBSCO has created a curriculum standards webpage (http://ebscohost.com/us-high-schools/curriculum-standards) to provide easy access to information about the EBSCO databases that are aligned with state standards and Common Core values.
Reviewer Stephanie Bange has co-authored an article in the Fall 2013 issue of Children & Libraries. Titled “Draw and Write What You Know,” the article profiles Caldecott winner Robert McCloskey.
Another reviewer, Jamie Campbell Naidoo, has an article in the Winter 2013 issue of Children & Libraries. Jamie’s article, “Over the Rainbow and Under the Radar,” contains advice on creating library services and programs for LGBTQ families and is applicable to public and school librarians.
Reviewer Samantha Roslund’s Reading/Language Arts lesson plan, “Becoming a Caldecott Art Critic,” appears in the December 2103 issue of School Library Monthly. It will help librarians work with their students to help them think about the books they read and their illustrations. Perfect for discussion of the ALA award season.
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.
Simon & Schuster announced that Folger Shakespeare Library and Luminary Digital Media have recently launched an interactive app that will change the way people read, learn, and study Shakespeare in the 21st Century. The Folger Luminary Shakespeare app, which is built on Luminary’s social reading platform, is aimed at those who have introduced iOS mobile devices, like iPads, into the classroom. Visit http://pages.simonandschuster.com/folgerluminaryapp/.
The Council for Economic Education has introduced two new online investing games for teens, Beyond the Mission and Murktide Invasion, joining the original Gen i Revolution (www.genirevolution.org) to round out a 3-part suite of games. All of these interactive games use social and digital media to teach students about saving and investing. With Facebook integration and tablet compatibility, the online games, designed for grades 9-12, make it possible for students to learn anytime and anywhere!
LMC congratulates all of the Youth Media Awards recipients and the committee members who work to make these choices for the delight of young readers everywhere. To see a full list of winners, visit http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/01/american-library-association-announces-2014-youth-media-award-winners.
With close to 50,000 audiobook titles and more than 200,000 eBook and database titles available, MackinVIA is one of the most powerful digital resource management tools available for schools and students. To learn more about the digital content management system and eReader, or to activate a free MackinVIA account and receive a free eBook bundle, contact Mackin Educational Resources at 800-245-9540 or email@example.com.