Free Language Materials

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Deb Craft the Media Specialist for St. Michael-Albertville High School has free teaching materials titled, “El Chino De Hoy,” or “Chinese Today,” a bilingual edition Chinese with Spanish.  These brand new materials include workbooks, CDs (Levels I, II, and III) plus teacher manuals.  If you would be interested in any of these items please contact Deb directly by email at

Introvert or Extrovert?

Personality traits can play a crucial role in job satisfaction-with introversion and extroversion at the basic core of human nature. When life choices are compatible with a person’s disposition, it has the ability to generate powerful sensations of personal and professional fulfillment.  Are you an introvert or extrovert? Just for fun, click here to take American writer and lecturer, Susan Cain’s 12 question web survey. You might be surprised at what it reveals!


Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design

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If you have ever attempted to develop a website it can be difficult to know where to begin.  The process is filled with a host of details to consider; such as the message being conveyed, identifying the target audience, selecting the best color scheme and appropriate layout, etc. Here is a link to the top 10 mistakes made when creating a website.  Think of these as a list of “must NOT haves” and/or guidelines for a quick, informal evaluation of your new (or old) site. Click here for Nielsen Norman Group’s (NNG) top 10.

Children’s Literature Event

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Are you looking to escape the winter weather and gather with like-minded professionals, friends or book enthusiasts? You should consider attending the 21st annual Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference. The University of St. Thomas is hosting this event on Saturday, February 23, 2013; from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..  The conference cost is $60 per person and $20 per student. You can register in advance or at the door the same day. Topics for the day will include; Diversity in Children’s Books, Enhancing Understanding of Literature among Tweens, How a Picture Book is Developed, and more….

Student Video Contest: Deadline Approaching!

SLM2013_AASLwebsite_bannerKick off School Library Month this April by joining American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in encouraging students to get creative! Enter the 2013 student video contest, spotlighting “Communities matter @ your library.” Use humor, drama, music, and special effects to illustrate how the school library program fosters a sense of community in your school (E-12). There is no cost to enter. The winning videos will be featured in a new SchoolTube Challenge launching April 1st!

Submissions for the video contest have already begun and will continue to be accepted through March 19th.  Click here for more information.

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