AnHS Library News and Resources

April 2019

Put Some "Happy" into Your Day - Only 8 Work Days to Spring Break!

Enjoy These Novels in Verse Excerpts!

NPR's Recommended Teen Reads

Encourage your students to check out some of NPR's recommended reads for Spring Break. We have many of these in our Library!

Have an idea for a great new lesson but no time to put it together? Want to track down some great new resources for your classes but are short on time?

No problem - That's part of my job! - Curating resources and collaborating with you on lessons. Stop by or shoot me an email if you have an idea that you want to implement, or you need resource ideas/lists.

Here is an example of a Google Site I recently put together for a 1984 Lit Circle Unit. This week, I also curated a list of Spanish Culture novels for World Languages. They are ordering class sets to incorporate literacy and culture and potentially research into their curriculum.

Google Feedback Tools From You to Your Students

Want to give students feedback in a variety of ways and save yourself time? Check out these Google features for text, voice, video, and handwritten (digital) feedback.

Google Tools for Special Needs Students

Over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories:
  • Text to Speech
  • Readability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Focus
  • Navigation

Science Journal from Google

Science Journal is a mobile app that runs on Android devices, iOS devices, and newer Chromebooks. The app uses the sensors built into your device to collect real-world data.

Students can:

  • Collect data with sensors for light, sounds, motion, direction, magnetism, barometric pressure, and more (depending on the device).
  • Take notes to go along with the data collected.
  • Export the data as a CSV file to open in Google Sheets (or other programs) for additional analysis, charts, and graphs.

Check Out These Recommended Real World Science Resources from Common Sense Media

Students can collect and interpret data, create theories, test them, and develop models to explain real-world phenomena. These websites and apps seed ideas for fun, safe experiments and encourage students to actually try them to benefit the greater good. Great for extension learning beyond the classroom!

Media Bias and Fake News Literacy

Protecting Ourselves from Fake News

Check out the following games to teach your students about Fake News!

  1. Factitious
  2. Bad News
  3. Fake It to Make It

Looking at Media Bias/Fact Checking in Your Class?

Check out these great resources:

  1. Media Bias/Fact Check - More than 2700 media sources can be searched to check their degree of bias. Simply enter the URL or the name of the media source in the search box (top right) and then click on the Media Bias Fact Check icon.
  2. All Sides - This site rates media bias of sources with content published online. The bias ratings reflect the judgment of the American people. It also presents news stories from three perspectives (left, center, and right).