January 2014

NPHS Library Media Center News

Digital Learning Day--February 5, 2014

The Alliance for Excellent Education states "Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career." Alliance for Excellent Education ["Digital Learning." Alliance for Excellent Education. Alliance for Excellent Education, n.d. Web. 2 Dec 2013. <http://all4ed.org/issues/digital-learning/>.]

Join classes across the country celebrating digital learning!

Vanessa Vega's article on the website Edutopia "Technology Integration Research" includes not only tips for technology integration but also pitfalls to avoid.
Technology Integration Research

Health Resources Webinar Available

Find out about--Gale Health Resources from Inspire (April 17 – 2:00 PM): Learn about using Health and Wellness Resource Center and the Nursing Resource Center for healthy living, as well as reference and research assistance.
Registration page

Literature Resource Webinar

Find out about--Literature Resources from Inspire (January 29 – 10:00 AM) & (March 5 – 2:00 PM): This course covers INSPIRE resources that help with literature research and reference questions.
Registration Link for January 29
Registration Link for March 5

Integrating Inspire Resource Webinar

Integrating Inspire Resources into the Classroom (February 11 – 2:30 PM):This webinar will instruct teachers and media specialists on how to integrate INSPIRE resources into their daily classroom procedures.
Link for Integrating Inspire Resources Webinar

Local Author Gives Workshop to Writing Club

Sarah Schmitt--local teen librarian at the Sugar Creek Branch of HCPL--will have her first book published Fall 2014. The book, in editing phase now, is a Young Adult book; her hints of the upcoming book had us all on the edge of our seats!

Sarah presented a writing workshop on character development to the New Pal Writing Club at the January 16th meeting. If you would like her to work with your students, I will help you contact her or you can contact her at the local HCPL. Also, she can help your students get registered at HCPL--so they have use of resources like Zinio (online magazines) and Overdrive (ebooks, audios).

LiveBinders Now Up and Running!

For Students--

This LiveBinder provides access to many creditable sites in a variety of subject areas. If there is a site which you would like added, please let me know and I will include.

This LiveBinder can be accessed by students from the Moodle Homepage as well as from the NPHS Library Media Center Homepage.

For Teachers--

This LiveBinder focuses on resources for lessons, tools to support lessons, and lesson planning. Please let me know of other resources which should be added.