Digital Media Center Update

June 2015

No more pencils, no more books...

It's finally here...spring, graduation, the culmination of everything we've been working for all year. There's still some learning to be done, so stay tuned in with Digital Media Center resources for your students...and then have a great summer!

June Resources

Check out some timely resources from Learn350, ProQuest, and World Book Online. Be sure you're logged in to view these links.

June 6th marks the anniversary of D-Day, when Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. Take a look at History Study Center's resources, including primary sources and atlas articles.

Flag Day is celebrated Sunday, June 14. Check out Learn360's quick overview of the history of this holiday and our flag.

Juneteenth (June 19th) is a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. World Book Student summarizes this important festival.

Your students may have some great fiction lined up for summer reading...why not supplement with nonfiction books from SIRS Discoverer's collection? Students can access the resources from home. Just be sure to remind your students of their login information before sending them out the door on that last day.

Feature of the Month

World Book Kids Redesign!

In March, World Book Kids launched its completely redesigned website. The site is completely new, with image-driven navigation, and it's now optimized to work well with iPads or other tablets. Many new curriculum-based games and activities are available, as well as the fact-packed articles you're used to--now presented in a visually engaging format to really grab your students' attention. If you haven't checked it out, try it now!

Coming soon to your World Book subscription: a complete redesign of World Book Student!

Don't Forget Discovery Kit - Our Free Student App and Website!

If you haven't checked out our Discovery Kit App for iOS and Android devices, along with the Discovery Kit website for Chrome OS devices, take a look! This app streamlines the process of accessing the rich resources in our Digital Media Center databases, especially for younger students. Tap or click on "Find My District", then tap or click your district's icon for a page with links to all your district's specific tools. Please download the app today, if you haven't already, or check out the website. We'd love to hear your feedback! Email me with any questions, concerns, or ideas.

Upcoming Events at ESD 112

Summer Learning at ESD 112

Check out our catalog of summer technology courses. Whether you're a beginner or a tech expert, you'll find some great classes to help you improve your practice. Click here to see our courses and sign up online.

Official Washington Summit featuring Google Apps for Education

Wednesday, Aug. 12th, 9am-3pm

2500 Northeast 65th Avenue

Vancouver, WA

We are so excited to be the hosts of the official Washington State Google Apps for Education Summit! This will be an inspiring, fun day to get you geared up for the 2015-2016 school year. Check out our website to see planned sessions, and register here!