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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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/