Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Google Digitizes National Archives Videos

Through an agreement with the National Archives, Google Inc. has added historic video footage of such events as the Apollo moon landing and Japan's surrender in World War II to its internet search engine. Students, teachers, researchers, and others now can access these digital video clips free of charge through the Google Video search portal.

'05-'07 EETT Summer Training

If you are an EETT awardee, or if you and your curriculum team have developed technology rich activities activites, keyed to CT standards, and would like to learn how to place them onto, then save the following dates: July 19-21 @ ACES. More information will follow...

new iCONN CD + lot's more!

The Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN) provides online access to journals, magazines, newspapers, and ebooks/encyclopedias to all Connecticut residents for free. Select to find a title list of the publications accessible in Connecticut.

iCONN highlights for educators:
* A flyer describing Science and Math content,

* Freely accessible web resources in mathematics and science,

* The
Professional Collection is a database focuses on publications related to education.

* Learning Activities created by CT library media specialists and designed to correlate with CT curriculum standards for various grade levels and subject areas. Please feel free to contribute activities that you've developed using iCONN databases!

* A Schools ToolKit designed to support the use of iCONN's resources in your classroom. Go to: > Scroll down to: Training > Click on: Schools Toolkit CD (in ZIP - 135MB)

Access iCONN directly from any library or school in Connecticut. If you are working at home, use your CT public library card number to login.

iCONN is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with the State Department of Higher Education. It is authorized and funded by the Connecticut State Legislature.

The Thomson Gale TEAMS Award

Teachers And Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement

The Thomson Gale TEAMS Award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning and increase student achievement.

Three winners will receive: $2,500 (U.S.) cash award; Thomson Gale products (approximate value $500 U.S.); a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection; and Educator's Professional Bookshelf (approximate value $500 U.S.) from Linworth Publishing. In addition, the winners will be featured in an article in Library Media Connection in the 2006/07 school year.

For additional information and an application -