I’m a teacher in a school with Connect Card. What do I need to know?
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2019     Views: 137

I’m a teacher in a school with Connect Card. What do I need to know?

Will teachers get a ConnectFVRL account?

ConnectFVRL makes it easier than ever for teachers to incorporate digital resources from the public library into their curriculum. In order to access these digital materials themselves, teachers will need a FVRLibraries Card. If you do not have a personal library card, you can apply for an eCard.This will provide instant access to our digital collection.

If you are interested in receiving an Educator Card, which provides access to eResources as well as physical materials for curriculum support, you can sign up at any staffed FVRL library. For more information, you can read the Educator Card flyer or print out an application

I want to check out one title for my entire class to read together. Is this possible?

Just like with physical books, the library has a set amount of eBooks and eAudiobooks that can be checked out at one time through Overdrive (eBooks and eAudiobooks) and RBdigital (eAudiobooks only). Usually, we do not have enough copies of one title to lend out to an entire class through these resources.

The following eResources offer unlimited simultaneous access to their eBook and/or video collections:

  • TeenBookCloud provides classic literature, popular fiction, and graphic novel eBooks for middle and high school students.
  • Odilo includes eBooks in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Users can borrow up to seven titles at a time for 21 days.
  • Kanopy includes documentaries, short video lessons, and video productions of popular picture book titles. Users can view 10 films per month in the traditional Kanopy site, and unlimited films in Kanopy Kids.

What kind of assistance does FVRL provide to teachers and their students about Connect Card?

FVRLibraries staff are happy to assist you and your students. We can come to your school or arrange a visit for your class to come to us. Visits can include (but are not limited to):

  • Guidance on research projects
  • Connect Card presentations  
  • Booktalks
  • Library tours
  • One-on-one eResource assistance for teachers/educators

If you would like to speak with staff about arranging a classroom visit, getting one-on-one assistance with resources, or discussing other possible opportunities, please contact us through our Ask a Librarian Page.

Additional information, including links to resources offering Curriculum Support Materials, is available on our Information for Parents and Educators Page.

Last Updated: Aug 01, 2019     Views: 137

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