February 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Mackin Seals Trio of Partnerships

MackinVIA_CMYKMackin, a provider of library and classroom materials for PK–12 for 34 years, made three announcements of new partnerships in as many days this week.

TenMarks selects Mackin aS reseller of their online math programs to schools nationwide

TenMarks, an Amazon company, has named Mackin as a key reseller of the company’s award-winning math program. TenMarks works with teachers, schools, and districts to drive an integrated model of curriculum and instruction, supported by technology and 1:1 personalization. It provides scaffolded lessons, guided practice, assignments, assessments, and interventions, all designed for state and common core standards.

Mackin’s national library transformation movement names Shannon McClintock Miller as national spokesperson

Movers2014webBigMillerbThe new Mackin-sponsored movement known as Transform Your School Library has appointed their first National Spokesperson, Shannon McClintock Miller. Miller, formerly K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter (IA) Community School District and an internationally recognized keynote speaker, consultant, and author, brings dedication, passion and vision to the position.

“In order to remain relevant and support the diverse learning needs of our students, libraries must continue to grow and evolve,” says Miller, who was named a 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. “The exciting task of being at the forefront of this movement with Mackin and the TYSL Advocates is a revolutionary undertaking that I am beyond thrilled to be a part of.”

Students and teachers to have single sign-on to MackinVIA

A partnership with ClassLink, a new single sign-on connection platform, will provide users with secure, OneClick access to MackinVIA, a free digital content management system that provides access to eBooks, audiobooks, educational databases, and video.

ClassLink OneClick delivers single sign-on to web resources, like MackinVIA, and to files, whether they
are stored in the cloud, on a device, or on the school network. “The relationship with Mackin is emblematic of a partnership model that benefits everyone—schools, publishers, and technology providers. This model is made possible by ClassLink’s ability to leverage open tech standards, avoid unnecessary fees to partners, and focus on doing what’s in the best interest of educators,” says Berju Akian, ClassLink CEO.

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