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From classrooms to libraries, fundamental topics and issues are covered.

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View the latest trends, topics, products, and influential people in the maker movement.

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Library Transformation

Be the change in your library with fresh ideas and insight.

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Transform and Thrive Magazine

Considering a library transformation but don’t know where to begin? We’ve assembled pages of relevant concepts, ideas and insights from our TYSL Advocates.
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Digital

Get #MackinVIA Certified by September 30th and you'll be entered to win $100 in MackinVIA eBooks! This free certification course takes you through the basics of... MackinVIA: https://bit.ly/2Zgx9zH

Whether you’re teaching in person or virtually, how can you help kids develop happy and healthy online habits? Good news! @WeAreTeachers put together these ... great resources at the link below for you to help your students develop smart online habits. https://www.weareteachers.com/free-digital-citizenship-guides/

Award-winning authors @NoNieqaRamos, @tracisorell & @kaokaliayang are joining us TODAY at 1pm CT! They'll discuss how picture books have the power to affirm... identities, build understanding, challenge our misconceptions, & broaden our awareness of the world:https://www.mackin.com/hq/voices-matter/

Library

What's happening in #Education today? What's happening in politics, as it relates to schools reopening? Read about President #Biden’s Big Bid to Reopen ... Schools, how the virus is impacting reopening schools, stimulus plans for schools and more ⬇️ #TLchat
https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news

This 91-year-old professor went viral because of this picture, as he embraced virtual teaching so his students wouldn’t miss a beat. 🥺

Many of the ... commenters on the post were former students of Professor Krohn's -- dating back to the 1960s!
https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/91-year-professor-viral-teaches-remotely-pandemic-73172105?fbclid=IwAR01t_vDQUIbzw2GJo-yizL0uXObzKchkCpJ-_c3tmxnkE7qDOb9vYENMnI

Explore the Blastoff! Universe with these 3 imprints to build fluency, comprehension, and future academic success! Order these @BellwetherFlock titles today: ... https://bit.ly/3ttA8Q7

Makerspace

This project took nearly 900 hours to complete, and is consisted of over 189,000 bricks!

Could your #LEGOmasters accomplish a feat like this? 🤔💪

Whether you’re teaching in person or virtually, how can you help kids develop happy and healthy online habits? Good news! @WeAreTeachers put together these ... great resources at the link below for you to help your students develop smart online habits. https://www.weareteachers.com/free-digital-citizenship-guides/

Are you ready for #Halloween next month? In this @Makerspaces_com tutorial, they're making 6 different Halloween paper circuit creations! Using parallel & ... simple circuits, you’ll be able to bring these templates to life with copper tape, LEDs & batteries.
https://www.makerspaces.com/halloween-paper-circuit-projects/

Classroom

We are so excited to have Don Calame (@doncalame) as a guest author on our MackinCommunity site!

"You’re writing fiction, after all. What matters is that it ... feels real and true to you as the writer, so you can make it feel real and true to the reader." 📖
https://www.mackincommunity.com/2021/09/02/the-making-of-a-delusionist-guest-post-by-don-calame/

"Historical fiction helps to develop awareness of a major event and the impact it has on our modern lives. It can also give readers insight into a member of ... past society and produce empathy and connection to the lives of others." - @jerdinenolen1 https://www.mackincommunity.com/2021/08/30/history-is-a-compound-word-using-historical-fiction-in-the-classroom-guest-post-by-jerdine-nolen/

"Social problems need social solutions. To reduce the impact of bias, we need changes on the structural level (laws, policies, practices), not simply on the ... individual level." But what does this mean? @MackinLearning takes a deep dive ⬇️
https://mackinlearning.com/reframing-the-conversation-on-implicit-bias-for-our-students-and-ourselves/