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Comment by Jeff Hoffart on August 5, 2013 at 1:38pm

Sorry about that Pamela. I completely agree. The resource was created by myself, Tosca Killoran and Janet Hannah. Tosca and I are simply two teachers that saw a need and decided to collaborate with a great team at Follett to help solve it.

Since the book is available through an independent publisher, there is a cost. The unlimited license cost of $39.99 does allow all patrons within the learning community to have equal access, but we have reflected on this and will also soon be offering the book as a 1-1 purchase for lower cost investment.

The 1-1 purchase of this book will be available on Follett later this week for $9.99. We also understand people may want the book for their Kindle, Kobo, iPad, so we plan to have it also available for these devices within the next month.

We simply hope this helps students and teachers to have a greater ability to learn what Destiny is capable of, how it can be integrated as a useful tool, and how the entire learning community can get the most out of their Destiny Quest experience.

Comment by Pamela Hansen on August 5, 2013 at 1:30pm

Jeff, what a great ad for your book!  But it's not fair to talk about a resource without telling people that you wrote the book.  And you really should include the price $39.99.

Comment by Jeff Hoffart on August 4, 2013 at 1:48pm

Does your school use Follett’s Destiny Quest? If so, you are going to LOVE this! There’s a great NEW resource out called Destiny Quest: An Educator’s Guide, which is a comprehensive tool for your classroom, school, or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest® experience!

This guide includes a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest®. As  IB educators, we have developed sample lesson plans that are inquiry-based, and follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards. The eBook also provides access to a website, which includes extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.

The eBook is available on Follett’s TitleWave (#5161FB1) or via

If you know of any other educators or schools using Destiny Quest, please help us to spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, or any other network! Thanks!

Comment by Pamela Hansen on July 18, 2013 at 8:01am

Hi, Suzanne.  I'm a part-time LMS at a PK-5 school in Wisconsin.  Our public library holds the BOB (for 4th and 5th grade) contest for us.  We had a couple of nonfiction books on our BOB list last year that might be good for your age level.  Titanic: Voices from the Disaster was one that was too hard for my teams.  Have you looked at the I Survived series? While the books are fiction, they are historically correct, and the kids enjoy them.  I purchased one of the series for BOB, and the kids asked for the whole series (5 or so books).  The Wisconsin state BOB contest has some nonfiction on it.  I'm sure other states do too.  Take a look at their lists and go from there.

Comment by Suzanne Kennedy on July 10, 2013 at 10:54am
Hi, I am a part time librarian at a 6-8 Middle School in California. I do Battle of the Books each year with our students. Was wondering if anyone else does? Also would like to add a few non- fiction history book for to the list. Do you know of any that are engaging?
Our school has gone 1:1 ipad and so I am also looking for anyone who has helped teachers integrate technology and research for history/ science projects using iPad.
Comment by Hilary Greenebaum on July 14, 2012 at 2:15am

Hi everyone,

Please check out the New Zealand National Library website for schools

Practical and inspring resources, oodles of info! Feel free to contact me as well.

Cheers Hilary

Comment by Naomi Manzella on July 11, 2012 at 4:53pm

Hi everyone, I am a K-4 librarian in an independent school in Bethesda, MD.  I am looking forward to learning how other librarians are using the latest tech tools -- what works and what doesn't. I will share what works for me when the school year starts!

Comment by Pamela Voyles on November 23, 2010 at 8:55pm
Hi, I'm a librarian in Port Aransas, Texas. I am looking forward to seeing what other librarians are doing.
Comment by Kathi Hoyt on November 10, 2010 at 7:26pm
Hi everyone - I am a library media-specialist in a K-6 school in Montana. I am looking forward to being a part of this PLN and sharing and learning from other techie librarians.
Comment by Rachelle Gura on October 11, 2010 at 6:13am
I am a middle school LMS in New York state. My site is at - click Miller School Library. Many pbworks pages that I've made are linked from there - click on Weblinks and Databases. I am looking forward to being part of this PLN!

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