AnHS Library News and Resources
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Library Card Signup Month
Share this Register for a Library Card link with them!
You can also encourage them to share how their library empowers them. Have them post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #LibrariesEmpower and tag our library @librarygirl7801 on Instagram or on Twitter @anhs_lib. The creator of one randomly-selected post will receive a $100 Visa gift card and an ALA Graphics The Child Poster. Additionally, three second-place winners will receive an ALA Graphics The Child Poster.
Technology Tips and Tools
Floop for Feedback
News Literacy with Checkology
Teach and Learn With The Times: Resources for Bringing the World Into Your Classroom
Spark Inquiry with Twelve Historical Imagery Sites!
Inspire historical research questions with photographs, paintings, sketches, and maps from the following resources:
- Today’s Document from the National Archives
- World Digital Library
- World History Commons
- Flickr: The Commons
- Library of Congress: Photos, Prints, and Drawings
- Library and Archives Canada: Photographs, Maps, Art, and Stamps
- Unsplash for Education
- The Getty Search Gateway
- The New York Public Library Digital Collections
- The British Museum Prints and Drawings
- The Public Domain Review
- Museum of New Zealand Collections
Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history websites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more.
Freedmen's Bureau Records
With over 3.5 million searchable records, the Freedmen’s Bureau Collection can provide details of African American ancestors’ lives before 1870 for a more complete picture of the past.
These guides provide links to important, substantial, and freely available collections of primary sources dealing with history.
Dance Music Archive
Collaborate with Your Teacher-Librarian
Please let me know how I can help you and your students by filling out the following Collaboration Google Form. I will follow up with you based on your preferences. If you prefer to email me or stop by the library, that is fine too!
Additionally, students can email the Technology Help Desk directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookshare and Read & Write for Students with IEPs or a 504 Plan
Any students with 504 or IEPs can access all of their materials in ebook, audiobook, or large print form. Bookshare has an immense collection that includes most textbooks and thousands of free fiction and non-fiction reading materials.
Any teachers or counselors that want to set a student up with Bookshare just needs to let me know who the student is, whether they are on a 504 or an IEP plan, and what their disability is. I can set up an account for the student and assign specific textbooks or reading books or even an entire reading list based on a students' interests (ex. sports books, graphic novels, reluctant reader books, etc...) in about 5 minutes. After setting up an account for the student, I can then share their login credentials with them as well as my tutorials for how to get started accessing their books.
You can email me the student's information, or you can fill out the Bookshare Enrollment Google form for your student(s).
Students with IEPs also have access to the Premium edition of the Read & Write App through the District's site license. I have tutorials for them on how to use the app, and I can also Zoom with them to show them how to use the app in real time if they need any extra help getting started.
Here is the link to my Bookshare and Read & Write App tutorials on my website. Just scroll down to the resource you are interested in.
If your students are having problems with their CBs, have them go to this link for help! Students will fill out a Google Form and pick a day to come to the Library and turn in their CBs. They will be given loaners to use until their CBs are repaired.