AnHS Library News and Resources
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Building a Literacy Culture
Native American Heritage Month Resources
American Indians/Indigenous Peoples/Native Nations Reading List (Sort by grade)
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2021 - statistical data
Digital Citizenship & Ethics through Dystopian Texts
Use the poem The Quiet World by Jeffrey McDaniel to spark a discussion on digital well-being and the understanding that technology may play a role in both advancing and impeding human connection.
Use the poem Like Any Good American by Brynn Soto to spark a discussion on digital safety and the understanding that digital identities, data, and online activities are commodities.
Click here for other texts to spark digital citizenship and ethics conversations.
Want me to pop into your classroom for a 15-20 minute activity with one of these texts? Shoot me an email to pick a time and day!
Technology Tips and Tools
NPR Book of the Day Podcast
Applied Digital Skills from Google
Digital skills are more important than ever for our students and for us as educators.
- Our students need digital skills to be prepared for the jobs of their future, and to function in daily life now.
- As educators we need digital skills to communicate more effectively with our students, provide them with more engaging learning experiences, and to stay organized ourselves.
There are loads of wonderful resources to help all of us improve our digital skills from blogs to YouTube channels to podcasts and more. One fantastic, and totally free, resource is Google's Applied Digital Skills.
Applied Digital Skills is a totally free, video-based, online curriculum to teach digital skills for your students in any subject area and for your own professional development. There are over 150 ready-to-use lessons covering a wide range of age levels, tech tools, and topics (Curts, 2021).
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.
SCHOOL DATABASES GIVE YOUR STUDENTS QUALITY SOURCES AND HONE THEIR RESEARCH SKILLS
How to Research on ABC Clio Social Science Database
How-to at the AnHS Library
WANT TO ACCESS THE SACRAMENTO BEE IN THE CLASSROOM?
Access to the Sac Bee through the Sac Library
Sacramento Library (Scroll down to Sac Bee)
Apply online for an eCard to access long term or use the following temporary login