Library Lowdown (week of 2/1/16)

News and Technology from the OCMS library

Important Announcements

  1. Ms. Stellmann will continue working with Mrs. Blair's class for the rest of the year. However, she has switched to period 4A. Therefore, plan with her carefully if you want to bring in a 4A class, as she will be unavailable until at least 2 PM.
  2. Ms. Stellmann also has a student during 2B for at least this quarter.

Library Usage

During the week of January 20-21 84 students visited the library with 9 classes and 29 students visited on their own.

Teaching and Planning with You!

Remember that Ms. Stellmann is available not only as a planning resource, but as a co-teacher. She can come to your classroom and teach lessons, assist with small group instruction, help you with finding differentiated resources, provide you with ideas for lessons or projects, or answer questions.

Tech Tool of the Week

Photos for Class

Looking for Creative Commons/Public Domain photos? Look no further than Photos for Class, a searchable database with several useful features: age appropriate results (less likely to be blocked by the filter), automatic citation, and guaranteed public use rights.

BCPL Resources

Did you know that BCPL (Baltimore County Public Library) offers BCPS wifi access and access to your H:/ drive? This is a great resource for students who do not have computers at home. Download this flyer for more information


Also, the Randallstown branch offers a great series of programs called Randallsteen, after school homework help, and free meal programs for students age 17 and under. For more information, see the branch's complete calendar of events.

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Adding event instructions

1. Type the following password: ocms0252

2. Put your entire BCPS email in to the box marked email

3. Click Add Event on the left-hand side

4. Follow the instructions in the box below.

Note: If you are co-teaching with me title the lesson Stellmann/"Your Name" or vice versa.

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