Colette Cassinelli's visionary use of information literacy and educational technology

Month: September 2015

One Drive To Rule Them All

One Drive To Rule Them All

As part of our Google Apps for Education (GAFE) account, the online version of Google Drive http://drive.google.com  is the ultimate cloud storage document sharing solution.  Think of Google Drive like a giant online file cabinet where you are able to upload and keep documents, photos, […]

Science News magazine on EBSCO

Science News magazine on EBSCO

Besides academic journals, EBSCO has some magazines in their results and I saw that Science News is one of them. First I went to the Sunset Library Resource page and chose Academic Search Complete https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/depts/IT/Library-Resources/Pages/sunset.aspx You are automatically logged on when on campus; off campus needs […]

Accessing Electronic Resources

Accessing Electronic Resources

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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!

  1. 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!

  2. Handouts: Look over the two PDF handouts that were sent by email.

    1. One is a faculty handout which explains how to log in, search, share resource lists and passwords for various databases.

    2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

 

What can a LITT do for you?

What can a LITT do for you?

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 9/8/15   What Can A LITT Do For You? LITT stands for “Library Instructional Technology Teacher” and my role is […]

Colette’s Future Ready:  News You Can Use

Colette’s Future Ready: News You Can Use

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. Chromebook Four Powerful Formative Assessment Tools for the Chromebook Classroom blog post […]