Our first chat of 2016 centered around digital tools and resources that aid students in reading and research. Granite teachers also shared books that inspire them professionally and inspire their students as readers and learners. Thank you to everyone who participated! We will be compiling all of the resources and books you shared in the chat and sharing them on this blog next week. Read on for a complete archive of the chat. [Read more…] about #GSDEdTech Chat Archive – Reading and Research Tools (1/28/2016)
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
The Digital Public Library of America is currently looking for humanities educators in grades 6-14 to collaborate with them on a project to create new primary source-based education resources (curated collections of primary sources about people, places, events, or ideas) for student and teacher use, as well as evaluate new resource creation tools that will be available for teachers and students on the DPLA website. Participating teachers will receive reimbursement for travel to Boston, Massachusetts for in-person planning sessions, as well as a $1500 stipend.
Interested teachers can find more information and apply here: http://dp.la/info/2015/06/15/call-for-educator-participants/.
Pioneer provides Utah students with a library of digital reference materials, tools, and resources for research, including EBSCO, Digital Science Online, NoodleTools, SIRS, Culturegrams, World Book Encyclopedia, Utah Digital Newspapers, and much more.
To obtain the student home access login information for Pioneer please contact a school or district library or technology staff member. You can also contact the Utah Education Network for help or additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-866-5852. (Pioneer is only accessible to students within the state of Utah so the login information cannot be shared on this public website.)