ITLS Newsletter

December 4, 2015

A Note From Julie

Happy December! It is the season of creating lists and checking them twice. Do you still create "wish lists"? One of the biggest items on our collective "wish list" is to have YouTube available throughout the district. We've asked the IT "elves" to grant that wish this year! They have been working and working and working and....

At this point Adams 12 IT is waiting on a hardware vendor to provide a fix that will allow the district to offer YouTube access. Adams 12 IT has been diligently tracking the ongoing YouTube problem and are actively trying to get it resolved. For now, it will remain on everyone's "wish list" with great hopes and anticipation of having it operational again.

SYMBALOO of Resources

Click this button to visit a symbaloo with all of the shared resources from the November 17th Digital Literacy partnership Meeting. Happy Clicking!

Criteria that 7th Graders Use to Evaluate Quality

Coiro, Julie, Carla Coscarelli, Cheryl Maykel, and Elena Forzani. "Investigating Criteria That Seventh Graders Use to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information." Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy J Adolesc Adult Liter 59.3 (2015): 287-97.

Reading Aloud to Teens

Thank you Tricia for sharing this great article from School Library Journal about the importance of reading aloud to teens. Click the link above to read.


A 5-Minute Video on Coding from

What Most Schools Don't Teach
Made With Code: Girls can decorate a tree online

Encourage your young women to go a light a tree online. Click here to read more.

Colorado Association of Libraries is Calling for Proposals

Planning for CALCON 2016 is in full-swing and they are calling for proposals. Submit your proposals by February 12, 2016. This link will take you to the presenter's packet.

The conference is October 20 - 22, 2016, in Loveland.

If you haven't attended in a while, tell Tiah why. She will share this information at the CALCON planning meeting on December 11.


Although we are using the ITLS newsletter to distribute many different ideas, we have not taken those through any type of formal approval process. We have not contacted IT to determine whether the tool(s) and/or resource(s) meet their standards nor have we obtained input from district content leaders; your resources and suggestions are not "officially" part of any Adams 12 curriculum, just ideas and suggestions for your consideration.