The Library Media Center continues to expand its selection of periodicals and magazines. Aside from physical access to print magazine and newspapers, patrons have access to many more resources online. There are multiple databases (Some specifically focused on over 600 Popular Magazines). Using this link you can hover over the name of the periodical in order for you to refresh your memory of those specific titles we have both in print and digital.
In previous bulletins I have shared with you some resources regarding lesson plans that employ use of periodicals in your classroom and the benefits associated with their use. With regards to utilizing the magazine’s websites you can expand your student’s interest in specific topics. For example, if you look at a magazine and then go to the magazine’s website you will see that there is so much more than can be explored in both print and multimedia.
As I wrote previously “The format of the magazines makes it an ideal resource to create engagement with the user. The information is displayed to the reader in manageable chunks. The layout in the magazine make the content appear as if it is within a self-contained unit and makes it easier for students to absorb the information when compared to text that may appear in a database or textbook. Magazines are focused on visual display of information. This supports the needs of those students who are more visual learners.” Going online will enable you to add additional types of media and increasing the opportunity for further exploration.
Things to consider: