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Home for the Holidays with Bookshare

COVID-19 is keeping most of us at home this holiday season, so let Bookshare help you make it jolly. With many regions under stay-at-home restrictions, it’s the perfect opportunity to fill the hours with engaging books. Our wish this holiday season is that everyone stays safe and healthy as we look forward to a brighter year ahead.

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Innovation is “The Eagle Way” at Chief Ivan Blunka School (Part 2)

In Part 2 of 2, Ben Griese, special education teacher at Chief Ivan Blunka School in rural Alaska, discusses the benefits of digital voices and other features, books guaranteed to entice reluctant readers, and advice for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading and support students on their journey to reading independence.

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Innovation is “The Eagle Way” at Chief Ivan Blunka School (Part 1)

In Part 1 of 2, Ben Griese, special education teacher at Chief Ivan Blunka School, uses Bookshare, assistive technology, and creativity to engage reluctant readers in a Southwest Yup’ik community in New Stuyahok, Alaska.

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#WeAreGrateful: Who Are You Thankful For?

November is a month of giving thanks. We invite you to share your appreciation for someone special – a mentor, a teacher, a colleague, a friend — who has helped you learn and grow. In this month of gratitude, Bookshare would like to help our community give thanks to someone who has helped them on their learning journey. In this time of uncertainty due to the pandemic and other events, we are under a lot of stress. Yet, teachers, parents, friends, and family members everywhere are going the extra mile to support one another. During this month of gratitude, let…

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Spill Some Secrets with the Bookshare Book Club

Co-authored by Michelle Chan, Bookshare Collection Development Associate. Welcome back to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose books for members to read before hosting discussions near the end of the month. The conversations will take place through Zoom webinars. While we have created this club with Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. In addition to our adult book club, we have launched the Bookshare Teen Book Club. The teen book club is geared towards ages 12-18, but everyone is welcome to join. Bookshare Book Club Pick for Teens November’s book…

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Bookshare Student Forum: Advocating for Your Rights #BeyondtheBook

On October 22, the Bookshare community came together virtually to hear two students and an adult share their advice as disability advocates. They discussed important topics such as securing accommodations, getting accessible materials, and recruiting allies to achieve success in the classroom and workplace. The blog summarizes the key messages and links to the full recording and additional resources.

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