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Resources for District Leaders


Digital Citizenship in Schools $34.95

This book is an introduction to digital citizenship and how it can be taught and supported by K12 schools and districts. The authors explore the nine elements of digital citizenship, beginning with a basic definition of the concept and an explanation of its relevance and importance. They provide professional development activities to help administrators and educators determine how to integrate digital citizenship concepts into the classroom, while also providing support for responsible technology use. Activity ideas and lesson plans for teaching different aspects of digital citizenship are also included.


Facilities Planning for School Library Technology Centers, 2nd edition $39.95

Written by a school superintendent, this step-by-step guide includes a collection of case studies that provide guidance from practitioners on common facilities issues. Readers learn the keys to success for school facilities of the future: flexibility, planning, expendability and security. The book includes checklists, forms and timelines while offering all the technological and practical information needed to build the library of the future.


Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book $49.49

This guide targets beginning users who want to master the key features of Adobe's vector drawing software. It covers new features that include Live Color, which enables users to explore, apply and save custom color configurations; improved integration with Flash CS3; eraser and crop area tools; document profiles; and improved drawing tools and controls. Offering step-by-step lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of the software, as well as review questions that reinforce key concepts and skills. The book comes with a CD, which includes lesson files.

Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques $24.99

The techniques focus on the software's features that are most likely to be used and showcase each in a stand-alone tip, complete with hints and a graphic example. Readers explore as they go. They learn how to use the bridge to manage their files, object styles to format their images, and snippets to save layout parts for reuse. The guide also addresses customizing the interface, new object effects, finer transparency controls, and table and cell styles. A lesson CD is included.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book $49.49

This self-paced guide helps beginning users learn about the software's key concepts and techniques. Those who have some experience with the software can also benefit by learning more advanced features and tools. Each chapter shares the creation of a specific project and offers review questions that test growing knowledge of the software and reinforce skills learned. The book covers new features, such as editing with nondestructive smart filters, improved curves, and adjustable cloning and healing with preview overlay. A lesson CD is included.


The Digital Reader: Using E-books in K-12 Education $37.95

The Digital Reader introduces the features that have established e-books as a powerful, effective learning tool for all grade levels and special needs students. Features include descriptions of the most popular and affordable e-book devices, software and content for educators. The book offers guidelines for accessing the free digital library resources available on the Web and for creating personal e- books using basic software tools. Strategies are also offered on how to use the annotation, reference and hypertext capabilities of electronic text to promote active reading.