Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Day USA....The Perfect Place For Media & News Literacy!

With media literacy and fake news being such hot topics in education and the world, we need resources and teaching tools that will support our students in the library, classroom and home.  

The Day USA is just what we need!  

And guess what? 
I am very excited to share that Follett has announced they are the exclusive distributor on The Day USA within the United States. 

Let me tell you a about The Day USA so you can see what an amazing resource this will be for your students and school community too!  
The Day USA supplies high-interest articles in an online daily news service for schools. 
They write daily articles and features for every subject including news, government, economics, science, sports, geography, culture, ELA and more.  In fact, The Day USA has a resource-bank of over 5000 articles and more each week.  
The Features focus on big topics throughout the week including Briefing, Opinion and The Big Issue to name a few.   
The Day USA can be used as a platform for rich discussions and learning experiences.  

You will find The Week's Agenda includes various ways to get your students even more excited and involved with the news and information on The Day USA.  

I can see so many ways to use...
You Decide,  
Weekly Quiz,  
and Choose The News with students as a class, small group and as they read The Day USA independently.  

It would be powerful for them to pull these features up with their families to ignite conversations at home too.  

The Day USA helps teacher librarians and educators in so many ways.  It connects to the latest events from the around the world to the curriculum while developing our students research and critical thinking skills.  It also helps our students read things they are passionate about and expand their thinking and interests by putting exciting new content in front of them.  

The Day USA also saves teacher librarians and educators so much time with lots of teaching materials that are ready to go!  

Check these out...
Everything we need to make a difference with The Day USA in our libraries and schools too.  

If you use Destiny in your library, The Day USA can be integrated and is searchable by the OneSearch option.  

According to a press release on March 1, 2017, Nader Qaimari, President of Follett School Solutions, states, 

The Day USA succeeds on its promise of inspiring curiosity, sparking dialogue and debate, and helping students with media literacy by evaluating information critically and competently, all the while reporting the trust, balance and reason. 

The Day USA offers a pro-con structure to its articles as well as a social platform that genuinely engages students as it allows them to cast votes on questions posted.  Plus, it continues to expand the library into the classroom, something at Follett to which we are wholly committed.  

To learn more about The Day USA please visit the site here.  

You will also find more information on the Follett site here or contract your local Follett library representative.

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