As April is National Poetry Month, we are featuring two great digital resources for bringing poetry into the classroom. [Read more…] about Featured Resources: National Poetry Month + Poetry Foundation
Once again, author James Patterson has made an exceedingly generous pledge (1.75 million dollars) to support school libraries nationwide. Click here to find out more information and apply for a grant for your school library now. Applications/nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2016.
Applications may be submitted by teachers, librarians, administrators, or parents on behalf of any U.S. school that services students in grades PreK through 12. Applications must be made online by completing and submitting the application form found at: scholastic.com/pattersonpartnership. In all cases, the vetting process will include obtaining approval from the principal of the school to confirm that requested funds will be accepted for the purpose defined in the application. A total of $1.75 million will be available for distribution in awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. The full list of grant recipients will be announced atscholastic.com/pattersonpartnership by the end of 2016. It is anticipated that all entrants will be notified if they’ll be receiving a grant by the end of September 2016.
In addition to facilitating the Patterson Grants, the Scholastic Reading Club site has some good downloadable resources with tips on spreading the word about your school library, enlisting volunteers, building community partnerships, and finding additional funding sources for your library.
For more information on Granite’s OverDrive Digital Library, which is available to all students and staff in Granite School District, please visit our help and resources page at https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/overdrive.
Utah’s Online Library, formerly known as Pioneer Online Library, was officially renamed and re-branded on February 29, 2016.
The new URL for the K-12 edition of the library is: http://onlinelibrary.uen.org/
The new URL for the consortium of online libraries (College, K-12, Preschool, and Public) is: http://utahsonlinelibrary.org/
(The old URLs for Pioneer Library do still work and forward to the new sites, but please update links on classroom and library websites to the URLs above to avoid eventual dead links.)
Utah’s Online Library provides access to newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, periodicals, encyclopedia content, animation, audio, videos, photographs, maps, charts, graphics, and more. It is an Internet resource that your student can access wherever he or she can access the Internet – at school, at the local public library, at home, or anywhere.
To access Utah’s Online Library at home or elsewhere outside of a school network, you will need to know a simple login username and password. You can obtain this login in one of the following ways:
- Visit http://onlinelibrary.uen.org while on a school network. The home access login is displayed on the main page.
- Ask a member of the library or technology staff at your school for the current home login information.
- Call the Educational Technology department at 385-646-4110 and ask for the login information.
- Email a Granite district media or technology specialist for this information.
- Contact Utah Education Network (UEN) at email@example.com or 1-800-866-5852.
(Unfortunately, we cannot post the login information on this public page because it should only be made available to students, educators and parents within the state of Utah.)
In this latest addition to our series of collaborative resource lists we share a growing collection of digital tools, apps, and web sites that provide online reading for students to use in and out of the classroom, as well as book selection helps and other literacy resources. If you have any favorite resources for reading and literacy that aren’t already listed, please add them at the bottom of the list.
Click here to open the collaborative document and add suggestions, copy, or print the list. You can also simply browse through the list in the frame below. [Read more…] about Collaborative Resource List: Digital Reading Tools
Chinese New Year takes place on Monday, February 8 this year. Looking for some fun and informative resources to use in your classroom or library? Start here! [Read more…] about Resource Roundup: Chinese New Year
Salt Lake County Library Services now provides Student Library Cards – a new type of library card available for students ages 8-17 who live in Salt Lake County. With a Student Library Card, young library users can:
- Check out up to 3 items without accruing fines or fees
- Use library computers
- Access online homework help, research databases, and other resources
- Download ebooks, music, movies, TV shows and other online content through library services
Getting a Student Library Card is free and easy, and does not require the presence of a parent or guardian. Students just need to stop by their neighborhood library with proof that they are a current student, such as a student ID card, report card, signed letter from a teacher on school letterhead, or other official document from the school. If you are a teacher or school administrator, click here to download a quick template form that can be used to provide your students with this enrollment proof so they can obtain library cards. [Read more…] about Student Library Cards from Salt Lake County Library Services
On November 16, 2015 the Granite Literacy Association presents “The Best of Both Worlds,” a special event planned in collaboration with library media and educational technology staff. The event will feature rapid-fire book talks on the latest in children’s and young adult literature, as well as an introduction to OverDrive, Granite’s digital library of ebooks and audiobooks. [Read more…] about Granite Literacy Association Event: OverDrive and Children’s/YA Literature
As we start the school year, check out this new collaborative book list to find and share favorite books to read aloud at the first of the year, funny or inspiring books about school life, and more.
In this video screencast and how-to guide for Granite School District teachers, we show you how to quickly upload your own videos and digital content to SAFARI Montage and share it with students at your school. [Read more…] about SAFARI Montage Tip: Uploading Content