SAGE Library News

September 16, 2014

SAGE Library News is the newsletter of the school library at Newbury Park High School. I hope you find the information useful. I suggest that you right-click on the links and choose "open link in new tab" so that you can get back to the newsletter easily.


This issue features information on an upcoming Gold Coast CUE event, the One City, One Book program, YouTube your way, graphics for presentations, our professional library, and more.


-- Sue Heraper, NPHS Teacher Librarian

Gold Coast CUE Event

Register now
  • What: Fall Tech Expo & Workshop
  • Where: Conference & Educational Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Rd, Camarillo, CA
  • When: Saturday, October 11, 9 am - 3 pm
  • How much: Early Bird Registration through September 21 $35 CUE/$75 Non CUE Member
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Thousand Oaks Reads: One City, One Book

The selection for 2014 is Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. In the novel, the author reimagines the moment when photographer Dorothea Lange, at the behest of a federal government working to overcome the ravages of The Great Depression, takes a photo of a migrant woman resting at the edge of a California field. Three vibrant characters anchor the narrative of Mary Coin. Mary, the migrant mother herself, emerges as a woman with deep reserves of courage and nerve, with private passions and carefully-guarded secrets. Vera Dare, the crippled photographer wrestling with her creative ambitions and family devotion. And Walker Dodge, a present-day professor of cultural history, who discovers a family mystery embedded in the picture.


During the month of October the library will host a variety of programs and events, culminating in an author event on November 1 at the Civic Arts Plaza. Free tickets for the November 1 event are required; they will be available beginning October 4.

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Tuesday Tech Tip: YouTube your way

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The perfect graphic to make your presentation pop

If you want to give a knock-out presentation that grabs your audience and keeps them engaged, it’s essential to use eye-catching images that illustrate your message. Visuals are scientifically proven to help your audience remember your message. Several studies have shown that when combined with images, text-based information is 42% more memorable. Here are some online resources for free visuals, from vector images to stock photography. See more...
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PBS LearningMedia is a dynamic learning experience

PBS LearningMedia weaves all forms of media - texts, images, videos, and interactive games - into a dynamic learning experience for all students. PBS News Hour Extra is a site created to teach current events in the classroom with accompanying lesson plans for teachers to use. Using a self-paced lesson on the The Powers of the Government, students can work independently at their own speed. For hands-on learning, the Nova Elements interactive activity allows students to build their own atoms to reinforce their learning. There are also adventure games like Mission U.S., where a student can role-play to learn about an important historical event. Lastly, what English teacher wouldn’t appreciate having a go-to place when teaching Shakespeare?

Focus on: Our professional library

Our library has a large selection of books from Corwin Press that are available for teachers to check out. They cover a wide range of content areas, as well as topics such as classroom management, using technology, assessment, multicultural education, and more. View the video below, or come to the library to see the books in person.
NPHS Professional Library

Back to school sale

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