- Sync is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ that runs from April 26th-July 25th, and provides two free book downloads every week via the free Overdrive app. Get listening today!
- Here’s a round-up of podcasts for anyone interested in YA literature: Teen Creeps, First Draft, 88 Cups of Tea, Text Messages (archive only), Put a Blurb on It, Cast of Wonders, and HEY YA.
- Here are some not-to-be-missed podcasts about books that can help to get you primed for summer reading: The Book Review (NYTimes), So Many Damn Books, Lit Up, and Fiction Podcast (The New Yorker).
- After having books “talk” to you via audiobooks, take an opportunity to talk back to them! Google recently launched “Talk to Books”, which allows browsers to use natural language searches and AI to allow books to “talk back” to your query with related passages.
- The BBC Archive has been busy collecting over 16,000 sound effects for you to use in your teaching or in your life!
- World Resources Institute and more than 30 partners just launched Resource Watch, a platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future. It leverages technology and near-real-time data to bring much-needed transparency on the state of the planet’s people, resources and commerce all in one place. Great resource for all science teachers and students!
- “The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.” Now it’s all online (March 1936-now) and accessible to everyone! Great for teachers or student researching US history!
- Playing around with how you want your designs and presentations to look? Try wordmark.It and see what your words will look like in hundreds of different fonts!
- Don’t forget that we subscribe to JStor!! They don’t forget the major role they play in providing resources for secondary and post-secondary students and teachers, and add publications to their database each month. Take a look at the publications they’ve added over the last 15 months (under “Recently added journal content”) and don’t forget to check JStor first when you need to research!
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