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WE WANT YOU!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

If you are teacher, librarian or school administrator at a New York public, private or independent school, WE WANT YOU! We are conducting a survey of middle school and high school students’ online research habits, and we’d love for you to participate.

The online surveys are short, painless (we don’t ask sensitive questions), easy to understand and anonymous. They should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Please note: Students will not be asked to provide their names, e-mail addresses or any other identifying information.

Our analysis of survey data will be used to create a report that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of students’ online research habits and strategies for improvement.

The report will also include the recommendations of librarians, teachers and our staff of online research experts. We plan to share both our results and recommendations at several educator conferences this year. 

We will be giving $40 Amazon gift cards to participating teachers/librarians. If you’d like to participate, please let us know by e-mailing Shannon Firth at shannon.firth@dulcineamedia.com.

Dulcinea Media to Exhibit at AASL Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

The 14th American Association of School Librarians National Conference & Exhibition takes place Nov. 5 – 8, 2009, in Charlotte, N.C., at the Charlotte Convention Center. The conference aims to inspire and reinvigorate library media specialists as they implement learning guidelines and standards within their schools. According to AASL, it is “the only national conference devoted to the needs of school library media specialists!”

Many school librarians and teachers lack the time needed to create and update a complete a list of links to Web sites that their students may find useful. To support educators’ efforts to introduce their students to useful Web resources, we created our Web Links pages. These pages contain links to scores of useful Web sites, categorized by school level, and divided into teacher and student pages.

All of the links have been thoroughly evaluated and approved by Dulcinea Media’s staff of expert Internet researchers, or its librarian and teacher consultants. We hope the school librarian community adopts these Web Links pages as their own, and actively suggests new categories and Web sites.

Take a look at the Web Links pages today, and visit us at the AASL conference at booth #1069 on Nov. 5 – 7.

Related Link Resources
Web Links

Dulcinea Media to Exhibit at NCSS Annual Conference

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The 89th annual National Council for the Social Studies conference takes place Nov. 13 – 15, 2009, in Atlanta, Ga., at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. The conference is an opportunity for social studies educators to share their expertise, research and ideas.

FindingEducation is excited to be part of this year’s conference. With a theme of “Dreams and Deeds: The Civic Mission of Schools,” the conference is focusing on helping students “to make a better world.”

We think an important part of making a better world for the future is taking stock of the past—having knowledge of important events in history and an understanding of our current place in history.

That’s why we started our “On This Day” column, a daily feature that provides a well-researched exposition of a significant event in history for each day of the year.

Still, we wanted to get students not only learning about history, but actively engaged in 21st century learning. How could we inspire students to take stock of the past while practicing their critical thinking and problem solving skills? While utilizing the tremendous amount of information, media and technology available online? While analyzing and writing about history in a thoughtful and creative way?

We issued the On This Day Challenge: an invitation for students to write their own “On This Day” column. The challenge asks students to not only learn about important events in history, but to take their Web research and critical thinking skills to the next level.

Do you think having knowledge of our shared history can help “make a better world”? Then bookmark “On This Day,” get your students involved in the On This Day Challenge and visit us at the NCSS conference at booth #218 on Nov. 13 and 14. See you in Atlanta!

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On This Day column
On This Day Challenge