ANHS Library News and Resources

March 2021

Parent & Student Newsletter March 2021

Click here for Women's History Month resources, library happenings, contests, and more to share with your students!

Curriculum Corner

Racial Equity Tools

"Offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large" (Racial Equity Tools, 2020). Click here for a easy to use Google Doc Site Map. Scroll to pp. 5-6 for racial equity resources by category.

Choice 360 Webinar: Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in STEM

Join the When You Picture a Scientist: Who Do You See? webinar on March 24, 2021 at 12 pm for a candid conversation with world-renowned scientists.

Learn with Google Arts & Culture Launches

Learn with Google Arts & Culture is a "dedicated gateway for teachers, parents and students that brings together the stories, knowledge and treasures from cultural institutions around the world" (Google, 2021). Augmented and virtual reality interactive features are engaging and virtual fieldtrips allow students to explore a topic in a variety of ways. Learn with Google Arts & Culture engages students and covers a broad range of themes, including History, Computing, Music, Literature, Chemistry, Biology & Natural History and Geography.

Immersive Art: Sounds Like Kandinsky

The abstract artist Vassily Kandinsky’s world of sounds, shapes, and colors can now be explored in Google Arts & Culture.

Tech Tips & Tools

ISTE EdTech Podcast

"ISTE’s new podcast tackles critical questions at the juncture of edtech research and classroom practice. In each episode, Zac Chase, PK-12 language arts coordinator at St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado, and Amal Giknis, an English teacher at Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy, turn your edtech questions into practical edtech answers with the help of an ISTE expert" (ISTE, 2021).

"Hack" Your Standards to Model Ethical DigCit Behaviors!

Model how to engage in respectful dialogue online, how to tell accurate information from misinformation, and how to navigate norms in digital communities with the content standards you are already teaching. The underlined text was "hacked in" to show you that content area standards can be covered through a lens of digital citizenship (Mattson, 2021). Check out some examples from Mattson below and start "hacking" your standards.

Social Studies Standards from the C3 Framework:

  • D2.Civ.9.9-12. Use appropriate deliberative processes in multiple settings, including digital communities.

  • D2.Civ.5.9-12. Evaluate citizens' and institutions' effectiveness in using digital tools and communications for addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.

English Language Arts Standards from the Common Core:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.9-10.1.A. Come to digital discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic of issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas in online communities.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.9-10.1.C. Propel conversations in digital spaces by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a digital citizenship story respond to major events and challenges.

ANHS Library Resources for Students and Staff

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