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The purpose behind this page is to provide administrators, media specialists, teacher coaches, and any teachers that want to learn more about MeL resources, access to MeL training and overview material that can be used with K-12 staff.  If you have any suggestions for content, or would like to share a resource you currently use, please email your ideas to CSchneider.MeL@gmail.com.

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MeL Kids

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MeL Teens

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Britannica School

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  • Britannica School Videos - some great shorter videos including My Britannica for Educators, Curriculum Standards, Britannica School for Students, and Britannica School Overview.

  • Britannica School Elementary Video - a 53 minute video to take you on a tour through this great resource.

  • Britannica School Middle-High Video - a 38 minute video to take you on a tour through this great resource.

  • Visual Learning Strategies - a one-hour webinar exploring how to develop students' visual literacy skills through images, maps, timelines, diagrams, and other graphical items.

  • Michigan’s Britannica Resource Page - be sure to click on “Archived Webinars” for access to:

    • Discover STEM Resources with Britannica

    • Britannica School - ELA in Focus

    • Britannica School - Social Studies in Focus

    • Britannica School - High School

    • Britannica School - Middle School

eBooks Collection

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  • eBooks and Audiobooks Support Center - User guides, help sheets, and video tutorials for EBSCO resources with instructions for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows devices.

  • TIP: Click on “Education” in the “Browse Category” section to have access to over 1,000 teacher professional development eBooks!

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Gale Resources

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LearningExpress Library

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  • Video tutorial on LearningExpress Library (17:00) includes the following sections:

    • Welcome

    • Home Page

    • Registering as a New User

    • About Centers

    • Searching for Resources

    • How to Take a Tutorial

    • How to Take a Test

    • How to Download and Use and eBook

    • My Center

MeLCat

  • MeLCat Video for School Libraries - Learn how school libraries can benefit from participating in MeLCat.  Margaret (Gigi) Lincoln, Lakeview Schools District Librarian in Battle Creek explains how she utilizes MeLCat to enhance students' learning experiences.

NoveList K8+

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  • Videos - 2015, eight short videos showing how to find books in these areas: Match a Unit of Study, Historical Events, Picture Book Extenders, Read-alikes, Reading and Writing Concepts, Narrative Nonfiction for Young Readers, Right books using Lexiles, and NoveList for schools.

World Book Resources

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  • Video Overview - Early World of Learning (14:37)

  • Training - find info on how to use Early World of Learning

  • Video Overview - Hallazgos (6:59)

  • Training - learn how to use Hallazgos

  • Training - find out how to use World Book for Kids in the classroom.

  • Videos - includes 9 video tutorials on how to use World Book for Kids