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The following blog features 4 new YA titles on Diverse Female Characters, along with @ALALibrary's Booklist review. These books garnered positive attention by ... critics and readers alike, and are available in print & digital formats. #WomensHistoryMonth
https://www.mackincommunity.com/2021/03/04/ya-lit-that-shatters-stereotypes-of-diverse-female-characters/

We're SO excited to announce that #MackinVIA is the Tech&Learning Winner of the 2021 Best Remote & Blended Learning Tools for Secondary Ed! T&L's ... judges deemed MackinVIA as a standout product for helping students, parents, and teachers succeed in these new learning environments.

Did you happen to miss "Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book"? (Recorded February 24th, 2021)

If you did miss it, or wanted to ... re-watch it, you can! Just visit: https://vimeo.com/516723019/1af4d1b664

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

No, this isn't Sci-Fi...this is reality! Here is a REAL video of the @SpaceX #Starship landing yesterday! How amazing 🤩🤯 ... https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1367271788951052288

"We all know what some of the 118 elements are used for...but what about some of the more underrated members of the periodic table?"

Check out this ... #PeriodicTable that explains what every element is used for: https://bit.ly/2XRYfZj

The #MakerMovement is propelling school communities into a true 21st Century culture where learners of all ages are encouraged to come together to create, ... discover, invent, and more. Looking to get new product ideas for your #makerspace? We can help: https://bit.ly/2OIoRIb

Classroom

Be sure to watch this webinar recording if you haven't already!

"Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students"

#edWebinar @mluhtala ... @MsJWhiting @MackinLibrary https://home.edweb.net/webinar/emergingtech20210224/

We're teaming up with @randomhousekids to bring you a free #GraphicNovels webinar! Join us next week for, "Get Graphic: Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom" ... on March 10th at 2 pm CST. Come learn how to use graphic novels to foster a love of reading ⬇️
https://mackin.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R89dqgJ1T5m2w8jhUzLtjg

We are so excited to announce our Take-Home/Summer Reading Book Packs! Our 63 all new Book Packs include high-interest titles, a zip bag for easy and safe ... distribution, access to literacy resources, unique title collections by grade level, & so much more! https://bit.ly/3qgdw2y