Saturday, July 4, 2009

Change on Library of Congress Website


New(er) Library of Congress Teachers' Page

Posted: 29 Jun 2009 06:01 AM PDT

This morning I attended a session about searching the resources of the Library of Congress. The session was intended to show people some of the newer changes to the Library of Congress website. The most obvious and significant change is the replacement of the "learner" page with a "teachers" page. The teachers page is arranged thematically with links to lesson plans, special collections, and primary source sets. In addition theses new collections and lesson plans, the LOC is developing a set of self-directed professional development tutorials. The purpose of the tutorials is to help teachers develop their knowledge of and skills for teaching with primary sources. Not all of the modules are live yet, but they should be live in time for the new school year this fall.

To read about the applications to education and locate some excellent information go to:

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/06/newer-library-of-congress-teachers-page.html

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