AnHS Library News and Resources

September 2019

Collaboration Snapshot

Digital Citizenship, Speed Dating, Screencastify, Curation, Research, Leadership, and More....

Thank you to all of the teachers that have collaborated with the Library so far this year! We are impacting students in a positive way and helping them to be more successful.

Here is a rundown from August:

  • 240 Freshmen in Health classes engaged in conversations about healthy online relationships and came up with guidelines to prevent cyberbullying and hate speech
  • 400+ students in AP Lit and Eng 9, 10, 11 participated in speed dating and found books they wanted to read!
  • ERWC students learned how to search our databases more effectively through a librarian Screencastify
  • Speech and Debate students used a curated resource list to prepare for a debate on the role of the SAT/College Board in college admissions
  • SPED's FSP class toured the Library and checked out books

In the works:

  • SPED and the Library are teaming up to provide Bookshare e-books to students with qualifying disabilities
  • Student Government and the AnHS Library, in partnership with the Sac Library, are teaming up to provide students with e-Cards to access leadership books online
  • AP Biology will be collaborating with the librarian as a guest teacher on Enzyme Function and Reaction Rates
  • AP Gov and the Library are teaming up to provide students with Screencastify videos on how to use their new e-text effectively
  • Drama and the Library are teaming up to conduct background research on the City of Antelope for a play
  • Photo and the Library are teaming up on a copyright lesson

Have an Idea in Mind for Collaborating?

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Resources and Tech for Your Classroom

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New Resources Now Available: E-cards, Hoopla, and the Libby App

Want students to access a particular Sac Library database or ebook/audiobook for research papers, projects, or SSR?

Students will be able to access these resources, free of charge and without signing up, by using e-cards. E-books and audiobooks will be available through the Libby App and Hoopla, both accessible on students' Chromebooks. Students can add the Libby App from the Google Play Store since it is now District approved. Hoopla can be accessed directly from the website.

The Library will be receiving six class sets of these e-cards from the Sacramento Public Library for teachers to checkout and use in the classroom. They will be available for checkout starting on Friday, September 27th. Eventually, we will have 20 sets for use.

Great Screencast Tool from Jing

Want to annotate or record a portion of your computer screen and share with your students?

Check out this super easy to use screencast tool from Jing. Videos must be five minutes or less.

Like what you see? Check out their tutorials to get started.

Google Extensions of the Month

Here are two great extensions for Google:

  1. Keep Awake - keep your screen from going to sleep
  2. Event Merge - visually merge the same event on multiple Google Calendars into one event

Curriculum Corner

New York Times E-Resources

Check out the NYT's collection of e-newsletters and short op-docs for great supplementary curriculum materials. Topics cover all subject areas from news, politics, war experiences, women's issues, health, arts, culture, and photography to sports, science, climate, privacy, technology, and more. Resources are also available in Spanish with El Times.

Access is easy and free.

SITES Poster Exhibitions for Your Classroom

Get digital or print poster exhibitions and teacher resources FREE from the Smithsonian. Browse the gallery here to sign-up. Students will be able to check out the Choose to Participate poster exhibition in the Library this month to learn about being upstanders rather than bystanders. Check out some sample exhibitions below.


Do your students need a vetted source for a school project or paper? They can access, on campus or from home, a variety of quality and credible sources right on the AnHS Library Webpage. All logins are now available on one document.

Cameron's Collection: Mental Health E-Books from Gale

Recommend these wonderful resources to students who need access to support information or utilize for students doing research on mental health topics. Students can download and access these resources from home and as many times as they need to. They can also share them with friends!

Want to Access The Sacramento Bee in the Classroom?

Find current articles in English or Spanish by visiting the Sacramento Bee News in Education website. Log in as a student using the AnHS Class ID lewis and password 2843 found on our Library website under electronic resources. Once you log in as a student select "Read Today's Paper" to choose The Sacramento Bee or El Nuevo Herald. You can also access many other student resources on their website for use in your classroom.

Staff Corner

Staff Reading Recommendations

Recommended by Rija Gorkhali: "I could completely relate to these amazing stories."

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

Recommended by Alicia Reynolds: "A perfect and easy to read love story."

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

Want to Recommend a Great Read to Staff?

Complete the Book Recommendation Form, and I will include it in the next newsletter!