Presented by Infobase, World Book Online, Functional Solutions and Britannica Online
This Online Marketplace Meetup (OMM) will provide teacher librarians with an opportunity to explore what's currently on offer from these resource providers and how they are supporting schools in the climate of remote learning.
Each provider will have fifteen (15) minutes to present their product/s, outline the benefits of use, and to explore how they can currently support school libraries. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions of each presenter.
Ben Jacobs, Director of Licensing and Business Development, has been with Infobase since 1998. He began his journey into the world of educational technology in 1999 when Infobase, then Facts on File, published their first ebooks. He’s passionate about the ways in which new technologies can enrich students experiences and enhance a love of learning. He is the Co-Editor of "The Quotable Book Lover".
Ben will be presenting on:
Turning Up the Volume on Usage- Best Practices from School, Academic and Public Libraries on Increasing the Usage of Your Online Resources.
About World Book Online
Catherine Hain is the School and Library Manager for Forward Learning, the sole distributor of World Book products in Australia and New Zealand. Catherine comes from a strong educational background having taught English as a Second Language in the tertiary sector in Australia and overseas and holds a Masters in Applied Linguistics and Marketing with post-graduate qualifications in Education.
Catherine will be presenting on:
World Book Online’s full suite of digital products with a focus on elements ideally suited to remote learning.
About Functional Solutions
Quentin Fernandez will unpack how FSI's Smart-Products can resource your library to help deliver true blended learning environments to your school.
Quentin will be presenting on:
- SmartSuite-Library (management system) and
- TV4Education (Educational Video Library)
About Britannica Online
Debbie Santos has been with Britannica for three years and has given many teachers and librarians great confidence to get the most out of their Britannica resources throughout her sessions. Be prepared to embark on a journey to discover the benefits of LaunchPacks: Social Sciences & Science with Debbie.
Debbie will be presenting on:
LaunchPacks, Britannica’s dedicated HASS & Science resource, covering thousands of curriculum aligned K-12 topic.
About SLANSW Online Meet-Ups
The meet-ups are currently not accredited by NESA, but qualify as Teacher Identified Professional Development (TIPD).
A maximum of 100 places are available for each meet-up, so get your registrations in ASAP.
Participation in SLANSW online meet-ups is at no cost to members. Non-members may access the meet-ups for $35 per session.
The one-hour meet-up takes place in SLANSW's Zoom conference room.
Those who register for this event will receive an email within 24 hours before the event, with details to access this online session.