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Using eBooks, Databases, and Digital Tools to Keep Students Engaged During the Holidays

Monday, December 7, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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Presented by Michelle Griffith, Lead Media Specialist, Teacher Librarian and Technology Enthusiast
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources


A school break is right around the corner! You know what that means — weeks of students zoning out on TV and video games, spending hours in the car or on a plane, and getting out of the habit of reading. What if you could keep your students engaged during the holidays? eBooks, databases, links to digital tools and student challenges are the answer. Give your students the gift of reading and learning this season.

In this webinar, Michelle Griffith showed ways to use eBooks, databases, and links to digital tools in a “student challenge” environment to keep students engaged in reading and learning. You will leave this webinar with ideas to put into place tomorrow to challenge your students and keep them reading and learning all through the break.

Topics include:

  • Using eBooks to keep students engaged
  • Resources, both print and digital, for creating a customized student holiday challenge
  • Free digital resources to keep students engaged
  • Suggestions to get teachers and parents involved

Learn how to give your students the gift of reading!

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michelle griffith

Michelle Griffith is a 26 year veteran teacher, technology enthusiast, and connected educator. She spent 14 years in the classroom before making the move to Teacher Librarian. Michelle is a Professional Development presenter for Brazosport ISD. She also is a member of the Texas Library Association, the Texas Computer Education Association, and the Library Leadership Network for Region IV Service Center in Houston, Texas. Michelle strives to create a culture of collaboration and connection, while being an advocate for creativity, technology and reading. Follow her on Twitter @BrannenLibrary.





mackin educational resourcesFor more than 30 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers and a database of more than 2.5 million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services. A true partner in education, Mackin’s continued success and unblemished reputation is known by thousands of teachers, administrators, and librarians across the country and throughout the world.


Monday, December 7, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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