CHS Library News
Welcome to the CHS Library newsletter!
Google Tools Instructional Strategies Team: Teaching Resources
This is a follow up to the Google Tools Instructional Strategies presentation at the Wednesday morning staff meeting, during which we shared a couple of ways Google tools can serve you and your students. We mentioned embedding Google slide shows in Haiku and using the "site:" limiter when searching Google, but we didn't have time to share it all. For a more comprehensive look at what we learned this year, visit the Teaching Resources page on the CHS Library Haiku site.
On the Teaching Resources page on the CHS Library Haiku site, you'll find:
- Instructions for embedding Google Slides presentations
- Google search tips
- Tips for getting the most out of the Chrome browser and Google Drive, including grading and rubric add-ons, online annotation extensions, and screenshot apps
All teachers have access to the CHS Library Haiku site (under the Extras tab), but if you're unable to get in, email or call Robin Lang (x2088). And if you have any questions about using one of these tools, Robin or anyone else on the Google Instruction Team would be happy to help.
Celebrate Reading in Honor of National Library Week, April 11th-15th
What are your three favorite books?
Responses will be posted around the Library next to each book if the book is in the Library's collection. To see if the Library owns a book, search the catalog here: http://cusd.follettdestiny.com/. Books do not have to be in the collection to be included.
Simply complete the form by Friday, April 8th, 2016. (Don't forget to hit submit!)
Next week feel free to stop by the Library to see what everyone's reading. You might find your next favorite book!
P. S. All staff are welcome to borrow books from the Library :)
Digital Resources for Student Reseach
CUSD provides all students, teachers and staff access to high quality academic databases through the Digital Content Portal. Content in DCP includes magazine and academic journal articles, newspaper articles, encyclopedia essays, videos, images, and lesson plans. Databases provided in DCP include:
- EBSCO databases such as EBSCO Complete, History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, EL Learner Reference Center, and Point of View Reference Center
- World Book Encyclopedia
- California Streaming (search by grade level and standard)
- EBSCO eBooks
- Teaching Books.net
If your students are working on a research paper or project, the EBSCO databases offer higher quality sources and a more powerful search interface than an equivalent search in Google. Talk to Robin Lang about setting up a time for your class to visit the computer lab for an instruction session on using DCP and EBSCO databases.
Access the DCP through the Online Resources page of CHS Library Haiku site or at dcportal.sdcoe.net.