Research Resources Round-Up

The Internet changed forever in 1998 when Larry Page and Sergey Brin created Google. After a quick Google search, you’ll learn that Google was founded on September 4, 1998. However, Google changed its celebration date to September 27 in 2006 to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that the search engine … read more »

Bad News for Online Disinformation

June 30 is the 10th anniversary of the recognition of Social Media Day. Although every day is Social Media Day, this date points out the importance of thinking about the impact of social media on our lives. Also, it is imperative that we include thinking about how we teach the responsible use of social media … read more »

Getting Started with Research

Now that most of us are well into the first quarter of the school year, many teachers have assigned students their first significant formal research assignment for the year. English teachers and school librarians love academic research or at least don’t dread it! Most teachers know they should be giving students an opportunity to work … read more »

Coming Soon to Netflix: Your Students’ Series about the Founding Fathers!

James Madison is often called the Father of the Constitution for his role in writing the Federalist Papers and creating a new form of government following the Continental Congress. He and the rest of the founding fathers—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay—led the revolution, brought independence to the … read more »

Maker Education in Your Classroom

What is maker education? In maker education, “students imagine, design, and create projects that align the content of learning with hands-on application” ( Maker education was born from the maker movement, which believes that we are all “makers” and can be creators—not just consumers—of things. Makerspaces are specific spaces in schools, libraries, and community organizations … read more »