Mel, is so much easier now. It has so many promises for the students, particuarly those who don't have transportation to the local library and those that rely too much on the internet. I can not wait to have my student s experiment with this tool

Is there a way to make theses modules audible so I can just read alongside?

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This definitely looks valuable for those involved with Classroom Readiness...
A district with a clear vision that lacks the capacity to put that vision to practice might as well have no vision at all. Join our panelists as they discuss the various ways their districts have implemented structured efforts to build capacity of practice for their teachers to ensure resources are used to personalize digital learning in a way that is aligned with their districts’ visions.

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MeL Minute – Opposing Viewpoints in Context

There is a veritable swirl of social issues around us--terrorism, infectious diseases, climate change, reproductive rights, to name but a few. The Michigan eLibrary, http://mel.org has a resource that can help make sense of subjects that get debated officially or unofficially.  Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC) is a targeted resource which helps students, teachers and those who are interested in both sides of an issue or controversy and all the background that goes with it.  An eResource from Gale, OVIC, http://www.galesupport.com/migeoipcheck/migeoipcheck-gale.php?database=OVIC features viewpoint essays, news, statistics, images, primary sources and much more. Did you know that the National Debate Topic is covered in OVIC?  Find Opposing Viewpoints in Context in the alphabetic list of MeL Databases http://mel.org/Databases and in the MeL Teens Gateway, http://mel.org/teens, in Homework Help and Life Happens. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

MeL Minutes are brought to you by the Library of Michigan.  Want more information on MeL?  Stay tuned for next week’s MeL Minute available on many Michigan library listservs, email us at contact@mel.org or visit michigan.gov/mel.  We encourage you to share MeL Minutes with your public service colleagues.

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Have you been thinking about becoming a Google Certified Educator, Certified Trainer or simply up-ing your Google "game"? I am hosting a Google Certified Academy at Eaton RESA this fall (Oct 3-4, Charlotte MI) and would love to see you there.  You can register @ gEducator.com!

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Help your students and teachers stay safe on the internet by taking them through this fun exercise. 
http://www.onguardonline.gov/media/game-0013-case-cyber-criminal

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New news: MeL contains a group of Early Literacy & Elementary School Resources to help start the school year out right.  Found in the MeL Kids Gateway under Homework Helpers are 11 unique subscription eResources for grades PreK – 5:  BookFlix™,  Early World of Learning, World Book Kids, eBook K-8 Collection, NoveList K-8+, InfoTrac Junior Edition, Kids InfoBits, CultureGrams, eLibrary Elementary, SIRS Discoverer, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.  Each has unique features designed to engage early learners and beginning researchers.  Pictures, sounds, learning exercises, science project plans, fiction and nonfiction books, maps, Common Core State Standards alignments, Spanish language; they’re all included in this collection.   Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. 

MeL Minutes are brought to you by the Library of Michigan.  Want more information on MeL?  Stay tuned for next week’s MeL Minute available on many Michigan library listservs, email us at contact@mel.org or visit Michigan.gov/mel.  We encourage you to share MeL Minutes with your public service colleagues. 
 
 

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So we just completed Day 2 training with our 2nd group of coaches...last one tomorrow.  The roll out plans this year are looking fabulous!  I am so excited about the happenings in SW MI.  I hope you are all experiencing the same thing.  Getting all of the coaches google-fied by signing up for emails from www.googlegooru.com and http://www.gcflearnfree.org/usingthecloud...awesome stuff!
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Want to know more about the T3 (Teacher Technology Training) course. Check out the link below. 
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