Books & Bytes

FDHS Library News Volume 1 Issue 10

Tech Tidbit: Google Classroom "Share to Classroom" Feature

Have you ever found a webpage and wanted a quick and easy way to share it with yoru students? If you're using Google Classroom, there IS an easy way! It only takes a few steps to get going.

  1. Sign into Google Chrome with you account
  2. Go to
  3. Click Add to Chrome.
  4. Click Add.

    You’ll now see the Classroom icon to the right of the address bar in Chrome.

  5. Click the icon to open the extension. You need to be signed in to Chrome to use the extension.

There is an awesome function with this that allows you to push the webpage to the students but this is really only a reasonable function in a 1:1 Chromebook environment from what I've found. The feature that I like is that you can post a quick announcement or assignment with a webpage attached. It is as simple as finding a website and then clicking a button to share it. :)

Erase Your iPad

Have you erased and restarted your iPad yet? Please do so! There are just a few stragglers who haven't successfully completed the process yet.

If you need assistance, please let me know!

YA Choice Project

DHS is one of 4 lucky CPS secondary schools to be participating in the YA Choice program! This program is hosted at only 11 sites nationwide. Here's what the ILA website says about the program: "Since 1987, the Young Adults' Choices project has developed an annual list of new books that will encourage adolescents to read. The books are selected by the readers themselves, so they are bound to be popular with middle and secondary school students. The reading list is a trusted source of book recommendations, used by adolescents, their parents, teachers, and librarians." (source)

The titles are shelved separately in the library so they are easy to find. There is a huge variety of titles available. Encourage students to check them out. This is really a cool opportunity to have their voices heard about what kinds of books they like and don't like. After reading there is a short survey they need to complete to voice their opinion. (Super easy, I promise!)

Featured Titles: 2016-17 Preliminary Gateway Nominees

Book Trailer: MADE FOR YOU by Melissa Marr


Who is Jessica Morales and why is she famous?

*Know the answer? Come to the Media Center to claim a prize. :)

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