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New teacher resources and tools

  1. 1. New Teacher Workshop: Pathways to Supplemental Texts and Digital Learning Tools for Teaching
  2. 2. Incorporate the Common Core ELA shifts in every subject area and grade level:
  3. 3. Your building’s Library Media Specialists are here to help you: • • • • • Collaborate on technology and research lessons Provide technology tools for classroom Find newspaper and magazine articles Determine reading levels for texts Provide helpful websites for classroom use, projects, and research • Suggest supplemental resources for classroom use.
  4. 4. Destiny© Library Online Catalog Find fiction and informational texts- novels, primary sources, memoir and biography, narrative nonfiction- in each school’s library. *Find the link to Destiny on building homepages. • Each building is targeted to grade level • Quick links to databases and websites built by building Library Media Specialist • Access WebPath Express for credible research websites • Request new titles from your building LMS
  5. 5. Accessing The library OPAC Find a book: 1. Find “Library OPAC” link on you building’s homepage under “Important Links” or go to 2. Select your school. 3. Click on Catalog. 4. Search titles, authors, subjects by typing in the search bar 5. Optional: Filter reading levels at the drop down sections
  6. 6. Destiny© Library Online Catalog: WebPath Express WebPath Express is an educational search tool that provides today’s K-12 students with a safe, fun and familiar search tool that integrates more than 85,000 trustworthy, relevant websites into your library catalog while filtering out questionable content. Directions: 1. Access your building’s Library OPAC ( 2. After clicking on your school, select “Webpath Express” on the left toolbar. 3. Enter in a subject.
  7. 7. Virtual Reference Collection of Online Databases provides digital articles for multiple subject areas
  8. 8. Virtual Reference Collection: Online Database Magazines Newspapers Primary Sources Educational Journals Encyclopedic
  9. 9. Online Databases: Login information for all building levels esb Digital Media Library first initial + last name tek
  10. 10. Digital Media Library Educational Multimedia
  11. 11. DML – K-12 DIGITAL MEDIA LIBRARY Click on the DML tab in the VRC or go to Contains digital media including video, audio, images, interactives, maps, podcasts… Vendors include: • Discovery Education • • • Learn 360 Espresso Education (Pre K-5) NBC Learns (Intermediate-12) • PBS Media
  12. 12. Resource Cheat Sheet Note: All of the following can be found on district homepages, Destiny, or Library links. Destiny Library OPAC Link: Used for: books in your schools’ libraries WebPath Express Link: Used for: credible, research-based websites Virtual Reference Collection (VRC) Link: Used for: online magazine, newspaper, primary source, journal articles Digital Media Library Link: Used for: videos, images