One of my #1 goals this year as a LITT is to expose faculty and students to the wide variety of electronic resources available through Beaverton School District.
Research shows that one area college-level students are lacking is in their ability to locate, access and disseminate scholarly material — especially from academic electronic databases.
So if our goal is for Sunset students to be college and career ready our students need to know this information!
Electronic Resources: Access the Sunset Library catalog, electronic databases, eBooks, encyclopedias, etc from the Sunset Library Resource Page (hint: bookmark it or access it from the Staff bookmark link!). EBSCO Academic Search Complete is a new database to Beaverton this year!
Handouts: Look over the two PDF handouts that were sent by email.
One is a faculty handout which explains how to log in, search, share resource lists and passwords for various databases.
Feel free to make copies of the student handout for your classes. (This would be a great addition to the 9th grade notebook). Pass this out to students but please don’t publish the password on a public website!
Instruction: Invite me to a learning team meeting or to one of your classes and I will teach how to access the resources and give hints on how to conduct an effective search.
Breakfast Club! Want to meet 1:1 or with a few other to learn the basics of searching and access any of our electronic databases? Let’s meet in Colette’s office Wednesday mornings at 7:15am for a refresher. Just drop by anytime 🙂
Cross posted at https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/sunsetpd/research
Every so often I will send out an email to my faculty with helpful tips and resources. All information will be archived on my resource site: https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/sunsetpd
- Invite me to a Learning Team meeting — especially when you are planning out an instructional unit. I might be able to suggest electronic database resources or offer to help co-teach a technology lesson.
- I can locate and evaluate print and electronic resources to support your curriculum. Give me a heads up and the Media Center staff can pull books onto a cart for you or I can peruse websites or our database collections and narrow down resources to match your curriculum.
- Struggling with a tech issues like building a Google Site or setting up a course in Canvas and you need someone to help you out? Invite me to sit with you 1:1 and we will work on it together.
- Invite me into your classroom to promote the #SunsetReads program. I can booktalk my favorite YA books, bring along interesting non-fiction titles to match your curriculum or take a #SunsetReads photo for the display.
I’ve been gathering some of my favorite resources for a new website that I am creating for my new position at Library Instructional Technology Teacher at Sunset High School. Here’s my initial shares.
- Four Powerful Formative Assessment Tools for the Chromebook Classroom blog post by Holly Clark (May 2014).
- Here are four assessment tools that are perfect for the Chromebook classroom. They can help teachers monitor student progress and allow for quick and easy differentiation. More importantly, they provide a fun and engaging way to review important concepts.
- Chrome Apps – Web-based programs or shortcuts to websites designed to be used within the Google Chrome web browser.
Google Apps for Education
- Google Apps for Education – Training lessons and educator-created materials from Google.
- Google Classroom resources from Alice Keeler – Math teacher and Google Classroom guru.
- Alice posts great Classroom resources from her book: 50 Things To Do With Google Classroom and is a wealth of knowledge on all things Google Apps for Education. Follow her on Twitter.
- TimelineJS 3 from Knight Lab at Northwestern University uses a Google Spreadsheet to create an easy to make an interactive timeline with text, images, videos, sound files, etc.
- OSLIS for Secondary Teachers: OSLIS is the state funded Oregon School Library Information System that provides access to electronic databases for every Library in the the state. This site also provides ideas for teaching research as well as an easy to use Citation Maker.
- Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab). The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.
- iPad Arts and Creation and Consumption – resources from Joe Dockery, an Adobe Education Leader who shares Adobe mobile learning apps for the iPad.
- iPad App Recommendations for Mobile Devices – a comprehensive collection of apps organized by activity: record & edit video, annotate notes, respond to polls & quizzes and many more.
- App of The Week Resource Page – iPad video tutorials and resources from Vancouver Public Schools
- Oregon School Library Standards – A strong school library program includes instruction to support student achievement of standards in: Information Literacy, Reading Engagement, Social Responsibility and Technology Integration.
- YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Book and Media Awards and Lists for Libraries.
- Gapminder – Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.
- The Racial Dot Map – This map is an American snapshot; it provides an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country.
- How to use the Free YouTube Editor – step-by-step directions on how to upload various clips to YouTube and then edit them together to make a video.