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Digital

From digital content to usage suggestions, this is the future of learning.

Library

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

Makerspace

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

Classroom

Partner with the educational community to impact and enrich learning.

Library Transformation

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

Mackin Learning

Your goals. Our guidance.

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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What We’re Tweeting About

Digital

Have you checked out @MackinVIA? go through your classlinks and start reading (or listening) to your new favorite! I've made a group for #hispanicheritagemonth ... let me know how you like it 🙂 @tkhstigers #tigerlibrary

Support striving and ESL readers with these fun, interactive eBooks that will build their confidence! All read-along stories on MackinVIA are read by ... professional voiceover actors: https://bit.ly/3ggNFW1

FAQ: Can I add MackinVIA resources to my Learning Management System (LMS)?

You sure can! #MackinVIA supports connections for Canvas, Schoology, Google ... Classroom, and more! Please visit the Integrations section of our help guide for information on establishing these connections.

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

With MackinMaker, custom #LEGO Compatible Walls like this one can be a reality for your #Makerspace! It's as easy as choosing a color or costume theme and board... size. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/33WZY0F

Available board sizes:
12" x 12"
24" x 24"
24" x 48"

Have you visited our featured #makerspace page this month? For September we're featuring products from @Sphero, @littleBits, and @LEGO_Education! Learn more ... about these great products today: https://bit.ly/3df4vCt

Establishing a classroom culture to support student creativity through collaborative experiences can be challenging. In this webinar, you'll hear teachers share... their strategies for building a classroom culture to encourage student imagination & community.
https://home.edweb.net/webinar/learning20210921/

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/