El Dorado H.S. LMC

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TeachingBooks.net Teacher Resource

Provided by the California State Library to K-12 Schools.

TeachingBooks.net is an online database of thousands of multimedia resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors. We provide immediate access to useful materials and exciting programs (short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more) that add a multimedia dimension to reading in the classroom, library, and home. These resources are also perfect for lesson planning, author studies, and Professional Development to support the many ways books can be integrated into all subject areas in the K–12 curriculum. Featuring: Book guides and lesson plans, booklists you build yourself, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, meet-the-author videos and book readings, resources for award-winning books.

Welcome EDHS Teachers!

Tips for Using the EDHS Library with Your Class:

  • Please stop by to chat with Amy about any research projects you would like to plan; she can prepare a lesson on the best resources for your project goals, instruct students in how to use library resources, create resource lists and pathfinders, and make suggestions to assist your students with the research process.

  • The maximum sign-up for a particular project in the library or lab spaces is 3 days per teacher.

  • Please remain with your students at all times -- arrive with them and stay until you dismiss them.

  • If you sign up and must cancel, please email or call Amy so another class may utilize the space and resources if you cannot.

To sign up your classes to use the EDHS Library Just come by the library, call Amy at ext. 1026, or email her at alinden@eduhsd.k12.ca.us.

When Sending Students to the Library from Your Class…

  • Please send no more than 5 students at one time. TIP: Call to find out about conflicting activities first. 😀

  • Send students with a PASS that includes the FIRST AND LAST NAMES of each student, the DATE, the TIME, as well as WHAT THEY SHOULD ACCOMPLISH in the library. You can list up to 5 students on one pass if they will arrive and leave together.

  • Students who arrive without a pass will be sent back to you to obtain one from you.

  • Ask for the pass back upon the students' return to your classroom; it should be SIGNED by an adult staff member and have the time they arrived to us and departed from the library as well

Lessons in the Library

Amy is a credentialed teacher librarian who can deliver full lessons or 5-to-20-minute mini tutorials on how to use a particular resource, powerful Internet searching beyond Google, Internet safety/responsible use, fake news, evaluating web sites, avoiding hoax or misleading sites, and MLA format citation. Amy can help prepare your students to use their higher order thinking skills! By having your students use the LMC at El Dorado High School, you are preparing them for a lifetime of accessing, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing information with confidence. Experts in information literacy agree that use of the Internet and digitization of information has only increased the need for professional lessons in order for 21st century students to be able to:

  • manage the overwhelming amount of information available on a given topic

  • critically think to evaluate and select from the wide range of sources now available to them and to

  • synthesize information needed for their projects

  • correctly cite sources for the use of ideas, quotations, graphics and images according to the fair use copyright guidelines and MLA format. See MLA Format Guide handout from Library Home page.

Books and Reading

Amy is also the resident YA (young adult) and adult literature resource on campus. She loves to talk about and recommend books! She will be happy to "book talk" a group of books on a particular level, theme or genre, or just a group of books that will fire kids up about reading -- in your classroom or in the library, the choice is yours!

Gale Database Training Videos are available to assist faculty members wishing to become more familiar with using Gale databases so they feel confident using them with their students. Click below for tutorial videos on these subjects:

*Any of the "In Context" Databases

*Using Google Tools with Gale Databases

Hoax Websites

These are good examples for your classes on why they should be careful users of the Internet. Not everything you read is true!

Explorers -- http://allaboutexplorers.com

Dihydrogen Monoxide -- http://www.dhmo.org/

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie -- http://zapatopi.net/afdb/

Dehydrated Water -- http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/

Great Northwestern Tree Octopus -- http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

Helpful Tech Tutorials for Teachers

* BITE SIZE PD resource site for Teachers -- provided by the teacher librarians of EDUHSD. Lots of video tutorials so you can learn at your own pace - most under 15 minutes!

* Distance Teaching Resources NEW tutorials and guides on Screencastify, Google Meet, integration of Google Classroom with Aeries, and much more. Fall 2020

* Google Classroom Set-Up Helpsheet

* How To Email from Aeries by Leah Applegarth

* Edpuzzle How-To by Amy Linden -- An intro to how and why to use Edpuzzle to make your video-based lessons interactive.

* HyperDocs How-To by Amy Linden -- Learn about HyperDocs for blended learning or distance learning tool that can help differentiate instruction.

* Screencastify How-To by Amy Linden -- Get started with Screencasting using this simple tool!

* Introduction to NoodleTools by Amy Linden -- Logging in, creating a project, entering sources, and using notecards -- 2022-23 update

* NoodleTools Works Cited by Amy Linden -- Generating an MLA format works cited page

* Intro to Research with the Gale Databases by Amy Linden -- Tutorial walk-through to using the updated Gale resources

* CA Digital Content Intro Video by Amy Linden -- ProQuest, Britannica School, TeachingBooks.net overview

* ProQuest SIRS Discoverer Intro Video by Amy Linden -- Learn how useful SIRS Discoverer can be for your students for research and current events!