Matters of the Library Media Center
DHS Teacher Edition: May 2015
Wrapping Up the 2014-15 School Year
You are welcome to begin turning in textbooks as soon as your classes are finished with them for the semester. The sooner we can get textbooks checked in, the sooner we can start tracking down all those that have been lost during the school year. If you would like a library cart to use for collecting textbooks, please let us know and we will bring one to your classroom. We will be glad to pick the cart up from you, if you'll email us and let us know when it is full. Once the EOCs are finished this week, you may bring your students to the library to turn books in.
Also, we will be placing inventories in teachers' mailboxes this week. Please check your classroom inventory and let us know if there are any materials you no longer use and would like to turn in, or materials you no longer have in your possession.
"Google It" Better With Google Search Education
In this article, Tiffany Whitehead, librarian in Baton Rouge, LA, presents educators with ideas on how to help their students "Google" a little smarter, using Google Search Education. Google Search Education provides teachers with lessons plans (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels), as well as "A Google A Day" daily challenges, and live training videos. Please visit this article, and the Google Search Education website, for more information.http://www.slj.com/2015/03/technology/google-it-better-with-google-search-education/
Common Core: Headache or Brain Tumor?
Below you will find a link to a condensed post that Amber Chandler, middle school educator in Hamburg, NY, shared on her blog, "Points to Ponder." Amber expresses some valid points regarding conversations on the topic of Common Core.http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=101787385&site=ehost-live
Gale School Toolkit
This website has some great lesson plans, activities, assessment rubrics, guides to resources, Common Core alignments, and more. You'll find excellent tools such as worksheets on citing sources, writing topic sentences, creating outlines, etc. I encourage you to give this site a look before the next school year. There are some really cool projects that I know your students would enjoy!