Breakout Session

Tuesday Evaluation

Smarter, Not Harder: Aligning Reliable Database Content with Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards

Matt Lee and Karen Qualey

12/13/11, 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
Lake Nokomis

Teaching curriculum benchmarks just got easier. A new, free tool ties reliable, authoritative content from library databases to Minnesota's K-12 academic standards. A simple online search recommends credible sources related to each benchmark. Come see how to use these sources and to learn how media specialists are helping teachers integrate them in the classroom.

The tool is based on the statewide Electronic Library for Minnesota databases. Access it from anywhere in the state at

Matt Lee, Librarian
Minitex – University of Minnesota

Karen Qualey, Media Director

Olson Middle School, Bloomington