Teachers

Introduction

We’ve built this portal as a way to reorganize both TADL and curated online resources in a user-friendly format. It’s our goal to be as helpful as we can to the community in this evolving landscape. If you have specific requests or would like more information we’d love to hear from you! Our Facebook page and our reference email are both always available.

Please see the individual student grade level pages (Preschool-Grade 3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-9; Grades 10-12) for collected, supplemental information.

If you have a specific question or request feel free to contact us through our Facebook page or use our ask email.

MeL EduPaths Courses – Designed for educators, anyone can create a FREE EduPaths account and take these courses.

MeL Educator Guide

MeL’s eResources present an enormous amount of content to support healthy information literacy habits as well as the Michigan Department of Education’s K-12 Curriculum Standards, Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy and the Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS). This guide makes connections from MeL content to these instructional competencies.


Technology

TADL has a wide range of technology to supplement what your students have available at home and/or at school. These resources include our:

  • Public computer lab
  • Hotspots and computers parents can check out
  • Free Wifi in the Main Library parking lot and on the Main Library grounds
  • 3D printing

Media Literacy

An important component of learning technology is media literacy – being able to not just use the technology but also to comprehend and vet information to make good decisions in research and discovery. Media literacy resources include:

Media Literacy

Lesson plans for evaluating digital information

National Association for Media Literary Education (NAMLE)


Additional Resources

Learning

Transportation


WiredTC Collection

The library is working to procure books and materials referenced during WiredTC conferences. When the books arrive we will link them here!


Library of Things

TADL has an assortment of learning tools available in our Library of Things! This includes musical instruments, digital recording devices, A/V equipment, board and yard games, a telescope, art projector, and more.


When families NEED to get out of the house!

Anyone can check out passes to many regional attractions (including Dennos Museum) using their library card! (Brochure, Michigan Activity Pass site)