Years ago, when I was on the ISTE Board of Directors,* I was honored to tour a few of the Nashville Metro schools & observe their amazing partnership with the Limitless Library system. It was the coolest! With one login kids could access all the public library databases, get one on one help, AND request books online – and the library system trucks delivered those book right to their school! WOW!
And now, something similar has come to Howard County! W00t! (Not the delivering books part, a girl can dream, right?)
But FREE Access to millions of items, live homework & History Day help, and amazing database, primary source, and research resources!
“HCPSS students now have a new way to access Howard County Library eContent in the classroom, at home, or anywhere they need to do homework or research. The Howard County Library System (HCLS) and the Howard County Public School System have launched the A+ Student Card to deliver the library system’s extensive catalog of electronic resources directly to students.
All HCPSS students (Pre-K–12) will receive their new A+ Student Card account number at the beginning of the 2017–2018 school year. Students gain immediate access to all HCLS eContent by using the A+ Student Card account number to login via the HCPSS.me portal.
The new A+ Student Card account also provides students with full customer privileges at all HCLS branches. While previously issued HCLS cards may still be used at library branches, the A+ Student Card account enables students to use just one number for all their homework and research needs.” HCPSSHoward County Library System Launch A+ Student Card
But sorry, Parents & Teachers, this service is just for the kiddos
When you log into Clever, you have access to more Epic resources including Newslea For FREE, Wikipedia, Common Sense Education, and MackinVia
With MacinVia, our kiddos can access “3 Million Print Titles- 1 Million Digital Titles- and now features a growing catalog of nearly 3 million print titles from 18,000+ publishers and a burgeoning digital collection of more than 1 million eBooks, educational databases, audiobooks and videos.”
Check out these slideshows for more details!
Thanks Howard County Public School Library Media and Howard County Library! These great resources will be transformative!
MHMS Bitmoji Show
HCPSS Trooper Show
A+: Students & Teachers – Howard County Library System
A+ Partners in Education – Howard County Library System
*(shameless humble brag!)