SPHS High School Library Newsletter

Teacher Edition May 2015

This video is dedicated to Jerry and all our teachers and students in the throes of testing!
Testing Funk - SONG

How to Incorporate Newsela in the Classroom-Literacy Circle Debate

After our PD on April 29th- here is a great lesson flow using Newsela and

Socrative that can be used in Social Studies, English, Science, Tech Ed and many other elective classes. https://www.graphite.org/lesson-flows/literacy-circle-debate

Get your students talking about Baltimore!
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Facing History and Ourselves

A wealth of resources explore racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism- these valuable materials empower students to understand and address difficult ethical choices -- past and present. Promotes honest discussion and awareness of the dangers of discrimination and prejudice. Materials help students develop academic and social-emotional skills. Students are challenged and supported as they grapple with controversial issues and the complex nature of human behavior. https://www.facinghistory.org/

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Get The Math

Solve real-life algebra problems with diverse crew, delightful video. Grades 7-10
Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, video games, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers. http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/

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Game-like student response tool can spark competitive fun-lets you create and administer unique, game-like quizzes. Questions, along with answer choices, are projected onto a classroom screen while students submit responses using a personal (likely mobile) device. https://getkahoot.com/

A New Way to sign up for Library Time, Chromebooks, or Computer Labs.


Please use this Google Doc to sign up for all library requests. Thank you!

Movable Media! Library Time and Testing

Even though testing is taking up a lot of library time- don't despair. Books and Chrome Books or iPads, and I can come to your classroom. Just email me and we can set something up.