AnHS Library News and Resources
2. SPED students now have access to Bookshare - e-books with text-to-speech, large print, and other learning aids.
3. English 11 students learned to develop keywords and practiced advanced search strategies for their argumentative essays.
4. PLTW PBS and BI students learned research strategies utilizing our science specific databases. PBS students learned the basics, and BI students learned some advanced search skills along with a quick refresher on navigating databases.
New Addition to Library Website!
Share these Contest Opportunities with your Students!
NEW ESSAY CONTEST OPPORTUNITY!
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL CARTOON CONTEST
Resources and Tech for your Classroom!
Google Drive Tips
If you want to quickly create a new doc, spreadsheet, presentation, or drawing, add the following links to your browser's bookmark bar:
http://doc.new—new Google document
http://sheets.new—new Google Sheet
http://deck.new—new Google Slide
http://site.new—new Google site
http://form.new—new Google form
2. Turn All Images/PDFs into Text
If you want every item you upload on the desktop—even PDFs—to convert to text you can edit as a Google Doc, go to Google Drive (not Docs) on the desktop, click the cog icon up top and select Settings. In the pop-up box, check the box next to Convert Uploads. File uploads may take a little longer, but it's worth it. You'll end up with a Google Doc that has the image inserted, with editable text below.
3. Insert Links With Search
It's easy to insert a link in a Google Doc. Select the text, click the chain icon or hit Ctrl-K, and a menu pops up where you can paste the URL. But if you don't already have a URL for the link, Google will find one for you, since Google search is integrated. It will search first on the term you've highlighted. If that doesn't work, type in a different query—it won't change the text of the document. Once you find a link you like, click it to insert instantly.
4. Research Pane Finds More
When you've got a head of steam on a project and limited screen real estate, the last thing you want to do is leave the page to do a search. The research pane (accessible in Docs only) gets around that. Click Tools > Explore (or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I) to access it. It makes it easy to insert a footnote citation in your document that links to the results. Use Ctrl+Shift+Y when your cursor is on a certain word and the pane shows the definition. You can even use the Explore pane to insert images it finds.
New Resources from News in Education (NIE)
Class ID: lewis
Monday – Reading
The reading prompts will direct your students to find an article in the eEdition. Have your students read the article in full. Then, you can use the questions to have a class or group discussion.
Tuesday – Writing
Use these prompts to help your students exercise their writing muscles by submitting a paragraph or short essay.
Wednesday – Math
Your students will use the eEdition to learn about mathematical, financial, and economic topics.
Thursday - Science
The science prompts will direct your students to find articles, information, or images in the eEdition related to science.
Friday – Civics/Social
Your students will learn about local or national social issues using the eEdition.
Check out the New Constitution Annotated
Check out the Media Literacy Resources from KQED
KQED Education - main link
Above the Noise, a YouTube series for teens, cuts through the hype and dives deep into the research behind the issues affecting their daily lives. Every other Wednesday, the series investigates controversial subject matter to help young viewers draw informed conclusions, while inspiring media literacy and civic engagement.