Common Core Meets One Search


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  • Good Morning! Sandi, Michelle and I would like to thank you for joining us for this hour long conversation about One Search and the Common Core. In fact we are awed by your overwhelming response…..We all know that learning is based on participation and the sharing of knowledge. In this new age of participatory librarianship we no longer learn through lectures or being talked to but rather share our ideas through a collective and more often than not virtual conversation. We communicate, collaborate, and create with the hope of encouraging critical thinking. We expect the end result will be a cross-pollination of ideas and learning that ensures easier problem solving. Whatever the outcomes, libraries and librarians have entered into a rapidly changing era of dialogue and cooperation.
  • Now just a quick explanation of who we are….(and a little note that we are better looking and thinner than our pictures…) In 2005 , we formed a county wide school library consortium consisting of three school districts, the county office of ed, and parochial and private schools. Most of our high schools and middle schools are committed to project based learning/PBL and the bring your own device BYOD model. Some districts are large, some small and some schools are really tiny…. Since we are such a varied group, we learned that every member must have an equal voice whether a 2,000 student site or only 200…. One of our mottos is that everyone knows something and that knowledge is valuable to the group. In this spirit of sharing and mutual respect, we hope that our conversation will be the beginning of a continuing discussion that will allow all of us to pool our knowledge and voice our expectations, discoveries and frustrations to achieve our goals.
  • Even though like most districts and those especially in CA, we have endured slashed budgets and reduced staffing. However the consortium hasmanaged to keep all our libraries open and operational. A few things have helped us tremendously .. an exemplary partnership with the local public library systems …the consortium model and the efficient use of technology, especially Follett’s Destiny.
  • On top of these staffing and financial woes, we are now in the midst of a digital upheaval that requires rapid changes to our established ways of librarianship. Much as we love being the cozy book circulation librarian, it’s no longer enough to check out the newest best seller…. School libraries are now information hubs that must support Common Core State Standards and 21st century learning skills.
  • In addition to dealing with a lack of adequate staffing and funding, districts are now faced with the need to provide resources that support the new Common Core Standards to the latest type digital native that we often call the ‘free range learner.’ This newparadigm requires a radical shift in implementingnew ways of allocating resources… resources that can be accessed 24/7 by an ever increasing number of devices.
  • W believe librarians need to shift from the standard print- only resource attitude to a no-shelf mantra for providing services to the device agnostic learner. Quick access and minimal clicks anywhere...anytime.... are a must for successful information retrieval
  • So now let’s talk about the elephant in the room… the implementation of Common Core State Standards andthe College to Career Readiness Anchor standard for writing.. especially # 8 “research to build and present knowledge”. The operative terms in this standard are “authoritative printand digital resources” In short no web diving for questionable sources…. How many times have you known a student was using Wikipedia or heard “Oh, I’ll just Google it?” and then wonder about the student sifting through over a million questionable hits?
  • And the What could be clearer than that…..? This standard requires students to use credible sources that can be cited to avoid plagiarism
  • Jakob Neilsen’s Alertbox newsletter (Feb 1st 2013) reported that “Studies show that teens are over confident in their searching abilities… but impatience, lower reading levels and underdeveloped research skills reduce task success…” One Search’s targeted results will lower this impatience and improve research skills results… Sandy and Michelle will explain this in more detail….In simple terms One Search is a defined and/or specific search engine that will combine your online and print resources into two results. In other words, students can access relevant information from authoritative or credible sources from pre-selected free and/or subscription databases, eBooks and print with a minimal amount of clicks.
  • This slide will re-appear throughout the next hour and Sandy will explain it in detail….but I wanted to clear up any confusions about the three tabs that appear at the top of the screen after a search. The digital resources tab is not part of One Search… A small caveat about the term digital (because we found this tab somewhat confusing ourselves)….in our conversation the term digital refers to technology or online tools that help integrate the library into student and teacher learning. And to be very clear… both the One Search and Title will give results to a single search, but these results cannot be accessed simultaneously …. Keep in mind that the highlighted tab will indicate if you are viewing One Search or title results. 
  • Ok so how do we set up One Search….? For One Search to be used successfully, there must be a district/site administrator to ensure that setup and access levels are configured and maintained correctly. If there is an issue with your IT department about access levels, it might be a good idea to remind them that the administrator access will not affect any serveror automatic downloads or scripts. If this is a serious issue, Follett or one of our IT folks would be happy to give more info.
  • After ensuring that you have administrator access, locate the site configuration button located underthe back office tab and beside the site configuration key on the left hand side. Checking this box is so important..... Without checking the box, there won't be a tab in the catalog module that will allow you to configure One Search … just a lot of frustration. Remember if you do not have administrator access, you will not be able to configure One Search 
  • The next step is user access setup ……Under the back office tab , in the access level module, you must check the Search One Search as student/staff for every user type… remember this program is not intuitive …. This would also be a very good time to check to see if Destiny Quest is enabled for all users
  • Once again… each patron level from administrator to guest must be checked for One Search to be accessible. I know this sounds like boring little house-keeping details….trust me it’s happened to us an we had to scramble
  • Once site configuration and access levels have been completed, from the catalog module, search setup can begin
  • Now for the fun part… configuring OS.. Following the red arrow
  • Enriched content includes subscription databases and free internet libraries and resources ……add or edit at will.
  • The subscription databases use your existing passwords or can be configured to an IP address.
  • Setting up and editing One Search resources is really straight forward . Just read the small print and click or unclick the appropriate boxes … also if you have an online resource that is not listed, give Follett a call.. It’s been my experience that they can often add a requested resource. That’s it for the admin part… I’ll turn it over to Sandy to explain PBL and One Search.
  • Hi Everyone. This is Sandy. I work in three very different high school libraries- One BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for 3 years-one in their first year and one transitioning a little more slowly. American Canyon High School is a BYOD school and their main teaching platform is PBL.Project based learning or PBLJust so we are all on the same page, PBL is really a construct where students learn key academic content and those 21st century skills of collaboration, communication and critical thinking through the process of inquiry. It is this process of extended Inquiry that leads students to research. However, as we know- the first place students go when asked to research is Google. According to a study done by Pew Internet & American Life Project last November, 94% of the teachers surveyed say their students are “very likely” to use Google or other online search engines in a typical research assignment. Next was Wikipedia at 75%. Students click on information quickly and seldom delve deep into the information to determine credibility.They want the information now. Click clickclick
  • Why not just search engines? Back to the College and Career Anchor Standard on Writing Research that Kate covered. The key words relating to One Search here are gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectivelyOne Search scaffolds this perfectly by allowing the students to search print and preselected digital resources at once. It allows them to start thinking critically about what resources they will use when conducting a search. Let me show you how to use One Search.
  • As I shown before One Search is under the Power tab in the Catalog page. You can make this your default by going to the patron access page.
  • You can disable the basic search or you can click search setup and designate One Search to be the default search by placing it as the first tab viewed under catalog .
  • You can disable the basic search or you can click search setup and designate One Search to be the default search by placing it as the first tab viewed under catalog .
  • -HOW DOES IT WORK?To Use One Search students simply type in Keywords. They can search by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject Series and Note. You can also search All Words, Any Words and Exact Phrase by clinking the dropdown menus.
  • The key to get Online Resources is to click the box Include Online Resources
  • Students then choose the Online resources they want to search. This uses those 21st century skills…Critical thinkingCollaboration (if working in groups)Communication
  • Once they search, the Titles tab shows the resources you have in your library- Print and eBooks
  • eBooks.Notice the Read It! Tab. They can click on this and it will take them to your Follet Shelf. Note: They need to be signed in.
  • Click the One Search tab and you see the results from your chosen Online Resources. Note: You will need to click Get Results
  • The beauty of using One Search is that students do not need to have the username and passwords to access subscription databases. Once you have your results, you can click Show to view the results without leaving Destiny. Note: If you click the Link next to the results it will take you directly to the webpage. Not your results.
  • Once you see something you want to use, simply click on the link. Keyword searches are still important to narrow information.
  • Add to list
  • Lists: Now that you have seen One Search, Michelle is going to show you how she uses Destiny Quest with her middle school students.
  • This is what the Destiny Quest interface looks like on a computer screen (vs. a smart phone or tablet)As opposed to Sandy’s high schoolers, I have found that the younger students really work better with this interface – once they have logged in, they even have the option of changing the background themeFeatures include the top ten most checked out books from my library (click slide)
  • the last 15 titles to be added to my collection (click slide)
  • and the resource lists I have created for various purposes (click slide)
  • you can see the most current list “Manifest Destiny” was created from the 84 titles that I added to “My List” in the drag and drop box on the far right.
  • One Search on Destiny Quest looks very different from the main Destiny interface, but the functionality is basically the same. (click slide)When I first set up One Search I got super excited at all the free resources available – I added anything and everything possible. When I tested my first search, it took a bit to load all the results and I had more than thirty online resources, many of which didn’t even have information about the topic I searched – too many to choose from. I thinned it out to include what I felt were the most relevant sites/resources and I settled on twelve. The beauty of it is – YOU decide how many you want to appear in the resultsI find that with my middle schoolers, too much information isn’t always a great thing.
  • And yet again, Destiny Quest looks different on the tablet version of the mobile app, but you still have the same features.
  • And this is what One Search looks like on a tablet
  • If you would like to download the free app, (click slide)
  • you can go to Google Play or the App Store on the iPhone/iPad.
  • Once you’ve downloaded the app to your device, you will need to connect to your Destiny server – under the basic tab, you’ll just need to enter the url or web address where your library database resides
  • If you belong to a consortium, like ours – Napa Valley Schools – you will see several districts
  • And then you’ll find your school
  • This is where it gets fun for students. I assign each student an account when the come in as a 6th grader. During library orientation in the beginning of each year, they are trained how to use Destiny Quest to it’s fullest.
  • Students can see their accounts – see what they have checked out, when items are due, etc.
  • This is the smart phone version of the mobile app – so far, most devices seem to work
  • If I begin a search on Mormon history, I’ll see that I only have two print resources in my library (change slide)
  • But in One Search, I have many, many results – this snapshot doesn’t even show all of them
  • The little drop down arrow on the right side of each result allows you to add it to “your list”
  • One of our favorite features in DQ is the use of My List. Students can use their mobile device to add One Search resources to their list (Just like the standard view that Sandy talked about) and when they are ready to cite their work…
  • When it’s time to cite, they go to their list and with one click, the student has their MLA citation. My students rely on this feature all the time. They add the books that, websites and One Search results they’ve used. And…
  • boom! Awesome!(Back to Kate)
  • From Sandy’s and Michelle’s conversation you can see that BYOD students use every device imaginable ….Whether it’s a smart phone, IPad, mini, or an android tablet…. And as staff it really is not our concern. We provide the wireless and specific content. Sometimes we refer to this as being device agnostic and content specific.
  • One Search allows us to centralize that specific content and push it out in various ways…. the Destiny OPAC, Destiny quest or the Destiny Quest app…..
  • To paraphrase Bobbi Newman, It is no longer enough to focus only on the ability to read and write …. But instead we need to embrace all literacy's including print, digital, media and especially information.
  • And then usethese literacies to interact, construct, create and communicate
  • As librarians we need to change constantly
  • If we do this then I do believe the best days are ahead…… Borrowing a quote from Buffy Hamilton’s post It’s Not Just Story Time and Bookmobiles (from the new York Times Room for Debate .com on Dec 28,2012)“Contemporary libraries have shifted from warehouses of books and materials to become participatory sites of and learning that invite, ignite and sustain conversations….. “Let’s ignite that conversation among our selves and with our students!
  • Bobbi Newman’s slide says it all…………….
  • Common Core Meets One Search

    1. 1. Common Core Standards Meets One SearchThanks to Buffy Hamilton & Bobbi Newman
    2. 2. “….it was the age of wisdom, it was the ageof foolishness…”
    3. 3. closing school libraries & cuttingstaff
    4. 4. in the midst of a digital revolution
    5. 5. providing resourcesto free range learners
    6. 6. anchor standard for writing (6-12)# 8 research to build and present knowledge•gather relevant information from multipleauthoritative print and digital sources,assess the credibility and accuracy of eachsource….
    7. 7. ………..and integrate the information whileavoiding plagiarism……Continued
    8. 8. one search combines print & digitalwith easy access
    9. 9. According to the Buck Institute:“In Project Based Learning (PBL), studentsgo through an extended process of inquiry inresponse to a complex question, problem, orchallenge.”
    10. 10. grade 6-12 anchor standard:writing research 8•gather relevant information frommultipleauthoritative print and digital sources.
    11. 11. WOW
    12. 12. Insert new screen shot of the Add ToList Page
    13. 13. free range learners are device agnostic
    14. 14. smartphones, iPads, tablets, notebooks,Kindles, eReaders, iPods, computers and print
    15. 15. connect, communicate, collaborate &construct
    16. 16. interact, create & communicate
    17. 17. “…I believe the best days of librarianshipare ahead of us….” (Lankes)
    18. 18. Thanks to Bobbi Newman & Buffy Hamilton
    19. 19. Works Cited•Purcell, K., Rainie, L., Heaps, A., Buchanan, J., Friedrich, L., Jacklin,A., . . . Zickuhr, K. (2012, November). How teens do research in thedigital world. Retrieved from Pew Research Center website:•What is PBL. (n.d.). Buck Institute for Education. Retrieved February15, 2013, from•Wiriawan, C. (2009, March 11). Dream classroom [Photograph].Retrieved from