Media Matters

November 20, 2014

Meeting Kudos


Thank you for a wonderful meeting yesterday! I enjoyed listening to Kathy Parker from NCDPI share with us "21st Century Media Centers." I also loved hearing your discussions on how you can make changes in your own Media Centers.

Also, thanks for sharing with the group best practices, lesson plans, and new trends in Media/Technology that you learned at NCSLMA.

Battle of the Books (BOB) Questions for Elementary


Please preview the Google document to make sure all books have questions. If there are books that do not have questions please work to get these complete. Thanks for making BOB a reality again this year.

The date is confirmed for March 13th, at Rocky River Presbyterian Church.

Below is the link for the BOB questions.

Presentation Site

Please take time to go through the NCDPI wikispace that Kathy Parker provided at our meeting. The video is excellent, and there are a lot of good articles on flexible scheduling, learning commons, overcoming obstacles, and the newest trend, "maker spaces." The reading is well worth the time.

New York Times launches in-school, K-12 subscriptions

New York Times launches in-school, K-12


Students will have access to articles from devices in their school’s IP

range. The New York Times recently launched In-School Access, a new digital subscription offering for K-12 institutions. The subscription offers full web access to on any device within a school’s IP range, with no login required.

Since The Times began selectively offering In-School Access this summer, dozens of schools from around the country have signed up to participate in the program. Now, The Times is making the program available to K-12 schools worldwide. In-School Access is available exclusively to schools below college or university level and includes:

  • Full access to within a school’s IP range, with web access on any device
  • Access method that is seamless for students and faculty and addresses concerns for student privacy
  • Unlimited access to The Times archive from 1851-1922 and 1981-present. (No access is available to articles from 1923-1980.)

“K-12 teachers and students have used The New York Times newspaper in classrooms for years,” said Yasmin Namini, senior vice president, chief consumer officer, The New York Times. “With this new in-school offering available at affordable rates, schools can access even more news, opinion and analysis from The New York Times on any device, in addition to the award-winning video, photography and infographics only available on” In-School Access is an additional offering to The Times’s existing education digital subscription program, which offers full access to on the web from any location, as well as access to all smartphone apps, using individual user registrations.

More information is available at

eSchool News, November 19th, 2014


Great for the Library/Classroom: A Guide to Understanding Plagiarism #njed #nced #edchat