ELM for Educators

The Electronic Library for Minnesota contains a number of databases to support teachers. This page includes information on ELM databases that contain education journals as well as tools to help teachers use ELM databases with their students.

ELM Education Databases

  • Educator’s Reference Complete
  • Professional Development Collection
  • ERIC
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • MasterFILE Premier

Investigate some of these databases using the steps below.

 

Step One: Education Database Basics


Use these fact sheets to get an introduction to the key features of some of ELM’s education databases.

Fact sheets (Note: You can download editable versions of these fact sheets at the bottom of the page)

Academic Search Premier

Educator’s Reference Complete

 

Step Two: Education Database Activities


Use these activities to explore ELM’s education databases. Choose an activity below and open up the relevant education database to complete the exercises. (Note: You can download editable versions of these activities at the bottom of the page) 

Academic Search Premier

Also try the Academic Search Premier interactive tutorial

Educator’s Reference Complete


Step Three: Tools for Educators


The ELM databases can help support teachers and students in the classroom in a number of different ways.

Short Videos

ELM for K-12 Academic Standards: An Introduction (5:12)

ELM for K-12 Academic Standards: An Introduction (5:12)


See the various topics and grade levels in the left-hand column to learn more about additional databases and tools that are relevant to your classroom.

 

Step Four: Education Webinars


For a little more information on ELM and education, watch these recorded webinars presented by Reference Outreach & Instruction librarians at Minitex (the institution that manages ELM).

 

Delivering Curriculum Content through Shareable Online LessonPlans (30 minutes)  

There are a number of challenges in today’s teaching and learning environment. One of them is providing seamless, point of need access to rich, credible curriculum content for your students while at the same time creating a supportive structure for teaching that content. Discover a way to meet that challenge. In this 30 minute session you will learn about the vast and varied resources available to you and your students in the Electronic Library for Minnesota. More specifically, you’ll understand how to quickly draw out and provide point of need access to specific resources within a customizable, shareable online teaching and learning environment, the Research Project Calculator.

 

ELM After School: Teaching Resources (30 minutes)

At the end of your day consider joining your colleagues for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon teaching resources embedded in many of the K-12 specific ELM databases. We’ll highlight how to find these resources and suggest ways they can be applied.

 

ELM and Wikipedia (30 minutes)

Wikipedia is one of the first tools a student researcher may turn to when embarking on the research process. This webinar will discuss how to guide students through that experience and teach them how to use Wikipedia - along with the ELM databases - to brainstorm for ideas, create a mental map to structure their research, and find the best possible information available online. We’ll pay special attention to those moments when a Wikipedia article can serve as a springboard to using the ELM databases.

 

Helping Teachers Work Smarter, Not Harder: ELM for K-12Academic Standards (30 minutes)

This webinar introduces ELM for K-12 Academic Standards as one way that libraries make both teacher classroom preparation and student research easier. Attend this 30 minute session to learn about ELM for K-12 Academic Standards, which ties ELM database content to MN K-12 academic benchmarks. And take the opportunity to share your experiences reaching out to teachers with other webinar attendees from across the state.

 

Smart Resources for the SMART Board (30 minutes)

Do you have a SMART Board in your classroom, library, or computer lab but are looking for ideas on how to use it for more than a projection screen? Are you looking for more ways to engage and interact with your students using the SMART Board? Discover curriculum content that works as smoothly with the SMART Board as peanut butter does with jelly. In this 30 minute webinar you will learn about the teaching and learning resources available to you and your students in the Electronic Library for Minnesota that comes to life on the SMART Board. You’ll also understand how to quickly access these resources and tips for using them to create meaningful engagement with your students.

 

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Matt Lee,
May 31, 2012, 11:57 AM
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