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District Profesional Library Resources
The District Professional library is located in the TAC building in downtown Omaha. The materials in the DPL are available to all staff members of the Omaha Public Schools. The items listed below are a sampling of what is available in the DPL.
To search for print or digital titles, please visit our library catalog. Or, see below for print items available in the DPL.
To request print materials be checked out to you, please contact Carol Hiddleston at 402-557-2544 or Courtney Pentland 402-557-2533 by phone or email. We can hold these items for you to pick up, or we can send them to you through inter-office mail.
To access digital materials, visit the online library catalog and locate your title. To learn more about how to check out these digital titles, please visit the Overdrive and Follett tabs on this page. Overdrive login screen on your computer visit here.
If you have any suggestions for print or digital materials to add to the DPL, please email Courtney Pentland. Thank you!
Technology & Teaching
Computers in the Schools *18 month embargo
An interdisciplinary journal of practice, theory, and applied research in the field of educational technology.
Contemporary Educational Technology
Focusing on theory, research, and development in the field of educational technology.
Presents articles on database usage, with comparisons and evaluations. Contains how-to articles that provide comparative analysis and tips and techniques for online searching.
An Educator's Guide to Technology and the Web
Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom
Serves as a clearinghouse for research on issues affecting teachers and technology integration; designed to promote research in education and innovative techniques of technology integration in the classroom.
Learning & Leading with Technology
Provides practical ideas and forward-thinking examinations of technology use in K-12, and teacher education.
Information Technology; Internet Research
Articles and commentary on practical application of technical education to the needs of industry.
Technology & Children
Contains practical, innovative & creative articles & activities for the elementary teacher.
Technology & Learning
Articles, reviews of software, new products and news of note on technology for teachers, media specialists and librarians, curriculum supervisors and school computer coordinators.
Refereed professional articles, selected association activities and reports and invited articles of ideas relating to technology education for members of the International Technology Education Association.
TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning
Articles on all aspects of new technology in education and training in schools, colleges and private industry for members of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
Articles, special reports, thematic issues, commentary, software and courseware reviews, product reviews and news on all aspects of using technology in education aimed at professionals in education, computing, industry training and manpower development.
Articles on advanced technology, desktop computing, workgroup computing, networking, application development, management, the marketplace and timely news of note aimed at major users and major buyers of computer products and services.
News articles inform the reader of the people, products, services, and events that impact the industry, while hard-hitting, topical articles explain significant developments in the field.
TITLE incorporates MacUser starting w/the Oct '97 issue. The Macintosh magazine w/articles, features, buying guides, reviews of software, timely news of note, lab notes, getting started, new products, PowerBook notes, software sales and used Mac info.
Connection point for technology buyers making brand decisions for their companies. Aims to analyze, eveluate & review all technology solutions that build a modern business.
The definite, solutions-oriented reference mag for business and professional people who use and manage the use of IBM-standard personal computers.
Digital Book Resources
Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers
Make the painless transition from low tech to tech friendly! In understandable language, it describes how exactly you can use tools like webquests, wikis, social networking apps, and podcasts to enhance your lessons and keep kids engaged.
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
MIT professor Sherry Turkle tackles the precarious balance between isolation and connectivity introduced by the growth of social networking technologies.
Print Book Resources
All Hands on Deck
Publication Date: 2014-09-12
Bring stakeholders together for involvement that makes a difference! In this book in the Corwin Connected Educators series, learn to use social media and Web 2.0 technologies to make students, parents, and communities part of creating real school success.
Talking Back to Facebook
Publication Date: 2012-05-08
A smart, urgently needed book that helps parents and their kids navigate today's online landscape-from the founder and CEO of the nation's leading authority on kids and the media. Now, more than ever, parents need help in navigating their kids' online, media-saturated lives.
Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids
Publication Date: 2010-05-03
Students are plugged in, powered up, and connected. Are you? The author gives teachers a deeper understanding of the dynamic potential for increasing student learning through digital media. Based on a three-year study of youth and their use of new media.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).