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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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BookFLIX (Scholastic)

BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.

Britannica School

Resource Pages:

Training Videos for Britannica School:

eBooks Collection

Info/Support:

  • 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!

  • eBooks K-8 Collection Flyer

Training Videos:

Gale Databases

  • Health & Wellness Resource Center

    • Health & Wellness Videos

      • Basic Search and Homepage Features Video (4:06)

      • Menu Tabs Video (4:16)

      • Search Results Video (1:53)

  • InfoTracs
    • Videos - InfoTrac databases

      • Basics (7:48)

      • Advanced Search (2:06)

      • Publication Search (2:06)

      • Subject Search (1:13)

      • Topic Finder (2:26)

  • ​Kids InfoBits

    • Videos - Kids InfoBits:
      • Basics (2:56)
      • Documents (3:04)
      • Searching (2:25)
      • Your Library vs. Open Web (2:20)

 

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • Videos - Opposing Viewpoints:

      • Basics (2:48)

      • Search Results (2:01)

      • Topic Pages and Documents (3:29)

      • Where to Start When You Need a Research Topic (3:29)

      • Narrowing Your Research Topic and Searching for Sources (5:00)

  • Research in Context

    • Videos - Research in Context

      • Basics (2:48)

      • Searching (2:18)

      • Topic Pages and Documents (4:33)

      • Where to Start When You Need a Research Topic (4:46)

      • Narrowing Your Research Topic and Searching for Sources (6:15)

NoveList K8+

Info Sheet:

Training Videos:

  • 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

Early World of Learning:

Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazgos (Spanish version of World Book for Kids):

World Book for Kids:

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