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NovelNY

NovelNY is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a project funded through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Serivces (IMLS).

Each school has a selection of databases available to their students through this service. In order to track your statistics, you’ll need to know the links through which your students will access these databases. To find them, go to the NovelNY Lookup ID page.

Once there, type your school name into the search box. Select your school from the list and it will deliver a page of links to you.

Technology Tool Kits

Did you know that every public school district in the Monroe One BOCES region is part of our Model Schools coser? That means you have access to borrow some technology tool kits. Kits include robots, virtual reality kits, and more! Training to use the equipment is provided by the Model Schools department or for Librarians by Liesl Toates.

You can see what’s available at the Model Schools Instructional Technology Blog Remember these resources are limited and available to all public school teachers and librarians in the region, so they are frequently checked out.

3 Apples Book Award Nominees are out!

The 3 Apples Book Award nominees have been announced and it’s up to your students to READ READ READ! This is the only award where kids nominate and vote for books for kids! The voting will take place in April. Each child has one vote cast at either their school or public library.

Winners will be announced online at www.nyla.org/3apples

The list of nominees, further information, and marketing materials can be found online at: The NYLA 3 Apples Website

Get Epic!

Get free ebooks for PreK through 6th grade with this online reading platform! Epic is free for educators to sign up and use with students. Have students use your unique Classroom Sign In Code or create an account for them. No need for students to have email addresses. Here you can create reading lists, assign books to individual students, or you can create quizzes to assess their comprehension. You can monitor students’ reading activity and create assignments to enhance their learning. Epic! also includes audio books for those students who are auditory learners.

To sign up, go to www.getepic.com or download the app. If you have questions or would like me to do a short training webinar for you, send me a quick email!