Really, the library has more than just books? Resources available to you through your school library
Library Services From the Convenience of Your Computer How to get there Go to the School Web site: http://aurorar8-mo.schoolloop.com/ Under the Schools tab choose: Research Links Okay, great. Now I’m here. There are a bunch of red, white and blue links. Very patriotic, but what do they mean to me?
Fortunately for you the rest of this powerpoint is a guide to help you actually use these links.
Destiny Library This is our online catalog. It enables you to search our collections anywhere that you can access the internet. If you would like to log-in and see the current materials that you have out… Username: same as school login Password: Houndawg-1
Missouri Digital Heritage The Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative is a collaborative effort that dramatically expands the amount of information available online about Missouri’s past. 5th grade teachers- I have included a link to information regarding Native Americans that may be helpful to you this year. http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/presentations/default.asp?ap=yelleyes I found it under the collections tab, and then cultures and communities.
Morenet Online Resources This is actually a collection of online services including : Gale Learning Express NetSmartz Various Publications and Reference materials
Gale Click on Morenet resources On the left side of the page (yellow) you can put in a specific search, or browse topics to find: (if you would like full text you can click this choice on the next screen) Magazine articles Academic journal articles Books News multimedia I searched technology in the classroom and have linked an article that I found. Technology article
Gale continued… If you would like to browse the different databases that are available they are at the bottom left hand side of the screen. When highlighted by the mouse a descriptor of the database will appear. These databases have different specialties. Some are focused on adults, while others on children.
A few you might want to try for yourself… Discovering collection: creative sources, primary sources, multimedia and reference are available from this database in print or audio (yes, you can now listen in your car on your way home ) General OneFile: Contains periodical and news information. You can search by magazine and then a specific issue and it will give you links to the articles in that issue. I have included a link to an Issue of Macworld, so that the next time Mr. Herrington is talking about his ipad you don’t have to just act like you understand. Macworld Online Practice Tests (Learning Express library): provides practice tests for SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, TEOFL, ESL, and basic skills for different grade levels. I have linked a test. Reading Diagnostics test grade 6 To use these tests you will have to create a user name and password.
Kid-Friendly databases in Gale The following databases may help your students find quality, reliable, age-appropriate material. InfoTrac Junior Edition: Designed especially for Junior High and Middle School students. Using the advanced search option I searched for Ancient Egypt at a lexile of 800. I have linked one of the articles for you. Ancient Egypt Article Kid InfoBits: Designed for grades K-5. It is a much easier format for students to use on their own and articles can be listened to or read. Linked is a biography of Thomas Alva Edison.
Educator’s Reference Desk Offers many resources to educators including: Lesson plans Answers to questions educators often ask Avenue to search ERIC or GEM Under the question archive tab I chose “teaching” and then “where can I find time saving tips from other teachers”. The response is linked. Time Saving Tips
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Many of you are familiar with ERIC and the educational articles that it offers. I have linked The Reading 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8
National Library of Medicine Databases and Electronic Resources Use these databases to find: Information about specific medicines Latest bioethics articles Current influenza research
Virtual Field Trip “Inside the Artist’s Studio” Provides a collection of resources using the itunes format. You will need to install itunes (free) on your computer to use this. Can be stored on an ipod or listened to on the computer. I clicked on “3 countries you ought to know about” and scrolled down to “viewers also subscribed to” section and listened to the 5 min version of how to change the world in 60 sec.
eThemes Search by subjects to find great resources. I searched for mummies and chose “Ancient Egypt” from the list of results. Linked are the resources that it gave me including Ancient Egypt History Lessons plans Activities Mummy movie
Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) Find resources by Subject Grade level Type Keyword I have linked a lesson on lining up decimal points.
Internet Public Library Resources are categorized by Kids Teens Newspapers and magazines Resources by subject Special collections I chose “kids”, “Reference”, “manners”, and then “manners and etiquette” to bring you the following link: manners
Multnomah County (OR) Library Homework Center Offers great resources for teachers and students I chose “American History” and linked my results for your enjoyment.
National Criminal Justice Reference System Yes, you too can prevent crime…. Find out how here. Also, find statistics about underage drinking and drug usage. How can we help this group? Or maybe you are looking for a career change? Crime scene investigator?
Newslink Provides news sources such as Magazines Newspapers Tv and radio News Circles And other resources If you missed the Simpsons last night, I have linked the synopsis for you
I hope that this information is helpful to you. If you have questions or need any further assistance please stop by the library, or email me, or call me, or track me down in the hallway with bloodhounds.