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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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Celebrate Neurodiversity During Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. It’s important to leverage #DyslexiaStrengths and provide appropriate intervention to open up pathways to learning for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

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Bookshare’s Special Collections Open the Door to Reading

Whether your kids are in the classroom, logging on to virtual schooling, or somewhere in between, they can still access Bookshare’s expansive library. Bookshare’s Special Collections are an easy way to give your students access to a large variety of interesting, age-appropriate books at any level.

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Reading Tools to the Rescue: Solutions for Learning on Couches and in Classrooms

Reading is critical for learning, and for schools that have adopted a distance learning environment during the pandemic, getting printed books into students’ hands can be difficult. And, for students that have reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, or cerebral palsy, getting books in alternative formats can be even more challenging. A recent webinar provided valuable information on digital resources that help students read and learn anytime and anywhere. Read the key takeaways and watch the webinar recording.

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