AnHS Library News and Resources
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Textbook Returns December 14-18th!
Also, please encourage your Cohort C students to sign up (bit.ly/ANHSReturns2020) for a time to bring back their textbooks and library books during off-campus hours from 1:30-6 pm. Cohort C students and parents have been sent the signup link but please post it in your Google Classroom as well!
On-time returns are extra important this year because we must quarantine all books before we can check them back out again in January. If we don't have enough students returning books before they leave for Winter Break, we will be short books in January.
Thank you for your help in having enough sanitized textbooks for next term.
Build Empathy through an Inquiry Based Curriculum
According to Andrew Arevalo (2020) from the OneEducation Podcast with Dave Blanchard, STEMpathy projects "allow students to recognize how science, technology, engineering, and math intersect in meaningful ways to transform their world into a better place for everyone [...] while internalizing the design-thinking process so that the empathy comes naturally."
I just worked with our very own English 10 team on a similar type of project surrounding human rights. Shout out to Moreno, Shakespeare, and Chronister for challenging our Titans and having them engage with global issues.
Technology Tips and Tools
GSuite Technology Training Modules from CUE
Sharing Student Pics Safely
One Google Doc All Year!
Want to save hours of your time? Have your students use one Google Doc all year long for small assignments. Then use the Google Eye to quickly preview each student's newest entry. Click here for details!
Student Info for Your Google Classroom - Please Post!
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Our next two book selections are Washington Black by Eli Edugyan and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Students can choose which book they would like to read, or they can read both! Pickup for the books takes place Mondays/Tuesdays and Thursdays/Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm for on-campus students. Off-campus students can come to campus from 1:45 to 3:45 pm on those same days. Students should pick up their books the week of December 14th! Our next Book Club Zoom meeting is on January 15 from 3-4 pm.
If students have specific needs or want to request additional research or technology help from me, they can schedule an in-person appointment or Zoom through Calendly.
Please Promote the Library Website
Please encourage your students to access my website and the resources that are found there. I have recently reorganized the website to streamline the navigation.
Under Search and Research, students have access to several wonderful databases, including Cameron’s Collection (Health and Wellness ebooks), Gale, ABC-Clio, SIRS Issues Researcher, ProQuest, and more. They also have access to our online library catalog and WebPath Express, which allows them to search vetted websites.
Many student tutorials on how to research, evaluate sources, identify misinformation, access apps and e-texts, and use our online catalog already exist under the Student Help tab in order to help students find information, achieve, and be successful.
Encourage your students to bookmark the Library website and follow me on Instagram @librarygirl7801 and/or Twitter @anhs_lib. You can also post the link in your Google Classroom! Thanks for your support!
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 campus and turn in their CBs. They will be given loaners to use until their CBs are repaired.
Teacher and Librarian Collaboration
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.
Click here for a curated list of excellent, culturally responsive titles, to share with your students or incoporate into your curriculum. All types of cultural and gender experiences are included.