Popular Magazines – Public Libraries

Click above to access popular public magazines through the State of Connecticut's Library!
Magazines include:

The Atlantic
National Geographic
The New Yorker
Consumer Reports
Rolling Stone

Any many more!


Common Sense Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Social

Social media isn't simply a way of life for kids -- it's life itself. To help them keep their online interactions safe, productive, and positive, we offer the most up-to-date research and guidance on social media basics. Learn about the latest apps and websites, and get tips on talking to your kids about sharing, posting, and avoiding digital drama.



How to Create an Online Slideshow from Your Google Slides Presentation

Want to share your awesome Google Slides presentation with the world? By publishing it to the web, you can.

  • In Slides, head to File > Publish to the web. 
  • There are two options here: You can either generate a link that you can send to anyone, or you can embed your presentation on your website instead. (Just copy the code it generates and paste it on your site).
  • There are a few customization options too.
    • You can set your slide size, set the timing for when slides should auto advance, start the slideshow as soon as the player loads, and/or restart the slideshow after the last slide, so that the presentation loops.
    • If you want to require viewers to sign in with their account on your domain, check the box at the bottom. This is a handy option if you’re creating private content that you want to share with people at your organization only.
  • Once you’ve customized everything to your liking, hit Publish > OK. 
  • Any changes you make to your presentation will automatically be reflected in the online version of your presentation, so it will stay up to date.
  • To stop publishing at any time, head to File > Publish to the web > Published content & settings > Stop publishing.


OER Commons


The worldwide OER movement is rooted in the human right to access high-quality education. The Open Education Movement is not just about cost savings and easy access to openly licensed content; it’s about participation and co-creation. Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for systemic change in teaching and learning content through engaging educators in new participatory processes and effective technologies for engaging with learning.

ISKME's OER initiatives aim to grow a sustainable culture of sharing and continuous improvement among educators at all levels. In 2007, ISKME launched OER Commons, its digital public library and collaboration platform, informed by the organization's pioneering efforts in knowledge management and educational innovation. OER Commons offers a comprehensive infrastructure for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality OER and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners. Diving into OER Commons is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with other educators and learners, at the forefront of a new educational era.

OER Commons forges alliances between trusted content providers and creative users and re-users of OER. In addition to content partnerships, OER Commons, and its creator, ISKME, builds strategic relationships with organizations, consortia, states, districts, and others, in order to develop innovation and new research focused on OER, to advance the field of open education, and to build models for its sustainability.

Supported in part by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, ISKME, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, created OER Commons as part of the Foundation’s worldwide OER initiative.

From content, to infrastructure, to policies, many individuals and organizations work to make open content for all a reality. We acknowledge our partner organizations for their vision, expertise, and collaborative know-how