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Learn to Code

Tynker and Scratch help children learn coding and create games, art, music, dance and stories.

SIRS Knowledge Source & SIRS Discoverer

Two exciting new databases for students now available at mrcpl.org which are targeted resources for student research. SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Issues Researcher

Brain-Based Teaching Practices

Katrina Schwartz has written an interesting article on how librarians can help with brain-based teaching practices. The article explains how the brain works and how educators can use the information to capture students attention and help them become engaged, active learners. This style of teaching asks teachers to step back into a more supportive role.

Letters About Literature

The Ohio Center for the Book at the Cleveland Public Library sponsors the Letters About Literature contest for Ohio students.

Digital Citizenship Educator Resources

Edudemic has pulled together resources for teachers to help teach internet safety. Digital citizenship is something that can equip students for a lifetime of safe, responsible Internet use.

Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award Winners

The Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Awards

Hunger Games Teacher Resources

Scholastic has teacher resources for using the Hunger Games trilogy in the classroom.

Teens' Top Ten

Teens voted and the results are now in! Check out the 2014 Teens' Top Ten Books

MIT Free Game Design Course

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is launching a new FREE online course Introduction to Game Design.

ABC Mouse

Educational games, activities and lesson plans for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten students.

Nonfiction Minute

Ink Think Tank has a new feature this fall called the Nonfiction Minute. It will help teachers choose what kind of nonfiction to use in the classroom.

Quick Tips from Booklist

Quick Tips for Schools and Libraries from Booklist highlights information of interest to educators. The current issue gives a sneak peak at Lasting Connections of 2013 l

Authors Who Skype

Would you like to have an author visit your classroom? Kate Messner has a list of authors who are willing to skype with classes and book clubs for free

Edutech for Teachers

This blog, created and maintained by Jamie Forshey, is dedicated to innovative teaching and learning through the use of technology and digital media.

Full-time Librarian Boosts Student Achievement

Having access to a full-time, certified school librarian means better outcomes for Pennsylvania's public school students. Study

Ten Skills Every Student Should Learn

What students learn in school is at the forefront of the education reform debates taking place across the U.S. and elsewhere. What do educators and other school stakeholders think are the most important skills?