New Look for Teacher Portal in Michigan eLibrary

Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs 517-241-4395
Agency: Education

August 25, 2016

LANSING – The Michigan eLibrary, MeL, now has a new and improved resource center for teachers across the state.

 

Michigan Online Resources for Educators, or MORE, has been updated with a completely revamped, resource-driven teacher portal, MeL Teachers, available at http://mel.org/teachers.

 

Part of the Library of Michigan, MeL Teachers offers eight targeted centers that improve site navigation, making no-charge databases and other content more readily accessible.

 

“MeL Teachers is strategically designed to help educators understand how MeL resources can be integrated into classrooms and curriculum,” said State Librarian Randy Riley.

 

The portal’s eight centers are:

 

  1. Elementary Resources is especially for PreK-5th grade and focuses on MeL Kids, http://mel.org/kids. There are handouts, slide decks and videos that can be used in the classroom to introduce students to MeL resources and supplemental classroom materials.

  2. Secondary Resources is designed for grades 6 through the first two years of college and focuses on MeL Teens,http://mel.org/teens. There are handouts, slide decks, videos and even supplemental material like graphic organizers and more.

  3. Staff Resources is for administrators, media specialists, teacher coaches and any teachers who want to present MeL resources at their schools.    

  4.  MeL K-12 Spotlight recognizes the great work teachers do on integrating MeL resources into their classrooms.

  5. Michigan Educator Links provides access to state education associations.

  6. Tips & Tricks provides MeL shortcuts or hidden features that can benefit teachers and students.

  7. Test Preparation shows how MeL resources can help prepare students for standardized tests starting in the 4th grade.

  8. Technology Resources have the latest MeL resources, MeL Apps, linking directly to geo-authenticated resources, special webinars, and trainings.

For more information about MeL Teachers, contact the MeL Coordinator at biggsd@michigan.gov.