Pandemic H1N1 (Swine Flu)
Monday September 14th 2009, 11:22 am
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As public concern about Pandemic H1N1 and the upcoming flu season continues to grow, the medical and nursing editors from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) respond by offering the latest evidence-based, flu-related information for free.
This free flu information resource is located at and will provide continually updated, evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed™ and Nursing Reference Center™, EBSCO’s clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center™.

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World Book Discover DI District-Wide Subscription
Monday September 14th 2009, 11:22 am
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World Book Discover DI (Differentiated Instruction) offers engaging reference resources and additional content and tools specifically developed for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.
The collection includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to middle school and high school students.

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Encyclopedia Britannica’s New Animal Kingdom
Monday September 14th 2009, 11:22 am
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Encyclopedia Britannica has a new feature on their Elementary online database.  The Animal Kingdom may be explored by Animal Group, Habitat, or Animals A-Z.  The same page offers students selected videos and related links about the animal kingdom.

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Students may also play interactive learning games from the Learning Materials links at the bottom of the page.

Learning Materials Guest Blogger: Lois Lowry
Monday September 14th 2009, 11:21 am
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Read it at