New Version of World of Media

The World of Media newsletter has been distributed to educators every month during the school year since 1975. Surveys have shown that the newsletter is widely read and recognized by K-12 educators. It has evolved from just a listing of new instructional resources to a tool to help differentiate instruction, integrate all types of instructional resources, identify new research and best practices, infuse technology in teaching and learning, increase information literacy, and contribute to professional development.

After 32 years in publication, it's time to welcome a new version of World of Media that will meet the changing needs of educators. The need for information and resources is still there, but the way the information is accessed and distributed has changed. The World of Media newsletter is among the most frequently visited areas on the Heartland website, so we're shifting to an electronic delivery mode. A print one-page newsletter will be distributed to educators each month to remind them that the new newsletter is available. The newsletter can be read online and hyperlinks will take the reader directly to websites, online catalogs, videos, podcasts, and other resources. Go to and click What's New. A RSS feed is also available so articles can be delivered directly to your computer.

During the last year, Heartland has undergone changes in our organization to align our services and resources to school district needs. We hope you'll find the new World of Media to be an even more valuable resource in teaching and learning.