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MeL Minute: Top 5 Student and Teacher Support Resources Available in EBSCO Connect

by Sonya Norris on 2019-09-12T08:21:00-04:00 in Teens, Kids | Comments

MeL faviconA new school year brings new opportunities to dig into the content and tools in MeL's eResources.

We know it can be a lot of work to roll out a new library resource to students, parents, teachers and school administrators. To help, a range of support resources are available from each of MeL's eResource providers. This month, we're reviewing EBSCO’s knowledge base, EBSCO Connect. With a collection of lesson plans, tutorials, student guides and more, you are sure to find what you need.

The best part? They’re free!

Here are the Top 5 student and teacher support resources available in EBSCO Connect:

1. Lesson Plans

Are you supporting teachers in your community with library material connections to curriculum? Look for dozens of lesson plans for a variety of subjects. To support students and teachers in high school check out the information literacy lesson plan Spotting Fake News and Images on the Web.

2. Scavenger Hunts

Explore features, discover research topics and conduct searches with scavenger hunts.

3. Tutorials

Learn about content, features and how eResources work with dozens of video tutorials. Here are links to a few:

4. Research and Writing Tips for Students

Support students conducting research. These tips can help them organize information, develop search strategies, and more.

5. Google Classroom Quick Start Guide for Educators

Are you or the teachers in your community using Google Classroom? Explora and EBSCOhost are compatible with Google Classroom, making it easier for teachers to share articles with students. This guide shows you how to share content in Google Classroom. There is also a tutorial on Using Google Classroom and Google Drive in Explora.

To find other support and training materials for MeL eResources, be sure to visit the Library Staff section on MeL.org, Look for eResources training where you will find links to additional video tutorials, FAQs, and other documentation to help you make MeL work for you!

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