Order up some learnin' at your library!


The following are learning opportunities available for classes, departments or teachers @FHS_LMC! Order up a little or a lot; whatever you need, by contacting me via email (risom@hse.k12.in.us) to discuss your goals and schedule a lesson.


Getting to Know FHS_LMC

An introduction to using the LMC.

  • Using Destiny and Destiny Quest to create a reading portfolio
  • Understanding the organization of the LMC and locating materials
  • Learn all the ways the LMC can help you

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Resources @FHS_LMC

This can be a quick session or a full period lesson for specific resources.
  • Accessing the district's databases (at school and home)
  • Accessing the public library's databases (at school and home)
  • Using the LMC Spaces (tutoring room, resource room, computers)

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)


What Ever Shall I Read?

"I don't read," and "I don't like to read," are two of the most common phrases heard from people who haven't been connected to the right book. Sign up for one or all of the below sessions to learn how to connect with your inner reader.

  • Finding award winning books
  • Accessing Book Trailers to learn about books
  • Accessing Resource Lists in Destiny
  • Using NoveList Plus through the public library
  • Using GoodReads online

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Reading on Your Device

Having a book at your fingertips is easier than ever. Check out some of these sessions to learn how.

  • Accessing the FHS eBook collection
  • Using Overdrive and accessing the Public Library's collection of eBooks
  • Finding and using free books online

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)


Choosing a Topic/ Driving Questions

Good research begins with an interesting topic and a focused purpose. Get help selecting an on target topic with some of the below sessions.

  • Learn to select a topic by focusing on a single event, specific group, limited time, cause or effect, one argument, or viewpoint to either narrow or broaden a topic.
  • Determine if suggested topics are too broad or narrow
  • Use brainstorming and questions to select a topic (Who, What, When, Where, How)
  • Use Noodle Tools to assess information needs for their topics.

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Finding Information

Getting the information that best fits an assignment's requirements can be harder than it seems. After these lessons you will have a better idea of you options and a more skilled approach to accessing resources.

  • Access a variety of information sources (OPAC, Databases, Web sources).
  • Determine which sources best fit research needs.
  • Use keyword searching to find information.

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Using the Databases

Our students and teachers have access to many resources via databases. These lessons will help you to capitalize on those resources.
  • Gale Databases
  • JStor
  • HEPL resources
  • Inspire (state virtual library) resources

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Google Searching

  • Picking the right search terms
  • Understanding search results
  • Narrowing a search to for best results
  • Searching for evidence for research tasks

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Evaluating Sources

Any information isn't always good information. Use the below lessons to learn how to access your resources for any purpose.

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Curating Information

An introduction to different web tools students can use to curate the information they are finding.

  • Saving database articles
  • Diigo
  • Scoop.it
  • Evernote

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Extracting Information from Sources

Getting your resources is part of the assignment. Being able to extract information that supports and strengthens your topic, argument or theory is the other part.
  • Control F to search for terms and phrases
  • Stop and jot
  • Annotation procedures
  • Drawing inferences from text

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)


Creative Commons and Copyright

  • What is Creative Commons?
  • How do I know I am not violating copyright laws?
  • Finding and using online resources responsibly?
  • Copyright and creating products for assignments?
  • Citing sources

Digital Footprint

  • What is a digital footprint?
  • Using social media responsibly?
  • What are cyber ethics?


Movie Making Tools

I can help you learn and implement the following movie making tools:

  • iMovie (iPad)
  • Pinnacle Studio (iPad)
  • Windows Movie Maker

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Collaboration Tools

Being able to collaborate outside of school is a growing need for students and teachers. Learn to use the internet to work well with others.

  • Dropbox
  • Evernote
  • Google Drive
  • Titan Pad

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)

Other Production Tools

Often we want our students to create a product to demonstrate learning. Here are a few opportunities to mix that up a bit.

  • Tell a visual story of information with Inforgraphics
  • Online flyers with smore (what I used to make this menu)
  • Voice Thread
  • White Board apps (iPad only)

(email to sign up risom@hse.k12.in.us)