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Media Selection Toolkit curation

Curation of resources used to meet the needs of all learners.

Respecting Yourself and Others Online Workshop

The Respecting Yourself and Others Online workshop was created to provide tweens and young teens with strategies and knowledge that will help them respect themselves, respect others and respect the space when using social media.

Media Literacy Guide

Engage learners in exploring substance abuse prevention using the pedagogy of media literacyLESSON PLANS from MEDIA LITERACY GUIDECreated by the Media Education Lab and co-sponsored by Drug Free Pennsylvania Screenshot 2014-10-17 09.16.42.png

For Teachers

Many teachers want to teach media literacy, but don't know where to start. Using technology helps facilitate teaching kids about media. Here are some resources to help teachers get started.
How to teach media literacy in the classroom from - Discusses ways for teachers to teach media literacy in a classroom setting.
Digital CPR: Bringing your reading series to life with digital video from - A great blog post from our friend Mathew Needleman abou

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PBS Learning Media Home Page

digital library

The Creative Spark contest deadline has come and gone. We're eagerly looking through all the contest submissions. Details of contest finalists and contest winners will be coming soon!



myON reader personalizes reading for students by recommending books based on their interests, reading level, and ratings of books they've read . myON reader tracks book usage and reading growth over time and can project a student’s future reading score based on their current reading activities within the system.

Watch Free Documentaries Online - Documentary Addict

Watch the best documentaries online here at Documentary Addict. Updated regularly, come share in the knowledge!

WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos

Free K-12 educational videos … organized. Tens of thousands of excellent, educational videos in a huge, intuitive directory. Organized, reviewed, rated, and described by teachers. Ideal as a supplement to a curriculum or for independent study. Designed for teachers, students, parents, homeschoolers, educators … and all life-long learners!

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started.

Teaching Resources

Find educational resources for Grades K-12, from brief activity ideas to rich multimedia lessons and units.

Citation Machine™ automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and thousands more!

Citation Machine™ helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and Harvard for free.

Banned Books That Shaped America

The Library of Congress created an exhibit, "Books that Shaped America," that explores books that "have had a profound effect on American life." Below is a list of books from that exhibit that have been banned/challenged.(To learn more about challenges to books since the inception of Banned Books Week, check out the timeline created by ALA.)

12 Banned Books Week Classroom Activities

To celebrate Banned Books Week, this teacher resource article provides 12 creative student activities and lesson ideas regarding banned books and the First Amendment.

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. They will both shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school.

21st Century Learning

This video discusses the need for 21st Century Learning and proposes the use of Inquiry-Based Learning as a suitable pedagogy. It was created for the Inspiri...

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century. Learn more a...

Did You Know 3.0 (Officially updated for 2012) HD

The New 2012 HD version on the progression of information technology researched by Karl Fisch, and modified by me! Globalization & The Information Age.