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Earn CEUs for Taking FREE Online Courses! SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: Hot Stuff and other things! Google Has a Library of Free Lesson Plans! 8 Tips to Remember What You Read Take Your Students on a Virtual Field Trip



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The Book Fair is Here!!! The SHS Book Fair is here! The library will be hosting the Book Fair from Dec. 3rd—Dec. 7th. The hours of operation will be from 7:00 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to make it to the library during that time we will also be having an Online Book

Fair. The Online Book Fair will

and books

start on November 21st and last until December 11th. All

make an excellent

items will ship to the school before Christmas break for

gift! We will also have posters, pens, pencils, erasers, and bookmarks.

free! At the Book Fair you will

These items make great stocking stuffers! To access the Online Book

find the latest and finest titles for students as well as books

Fair please visit the SHS Library Website.

of interest for adults. Christmas is right around the corner


Hot Stuff: and other things!


NaturalReader is a free text-to-speech program with natural sounding voices. This program is great to use to differentiate assignments for students who may have difficulty reading.

Museum Box is a free online application that allows you to create an online display of “artifacts” collected in a virtual box in order to describe and/or craft an argument for a certain topic.

GoVenture offers free resources that include online simulations and free online courses. GoVenture programs are designed for youth and adults, and for self-directed or facilitated learning. They can be used on their own or as components to enhance other courses, learning, and entertainment experiences.

Google has a Library of Free Lesson Plans! then again so do most high-tech

“If we do not plant

Did you know that Google

lesson plans these days. You

knowledge when

offers a sortable library of

can sort the listings by the type

lesson plans that are free to

of Google product you want or

young, it will give us

download and use? It’s part

you can view the plans organ-

of the company’s big push

ized by subject.

no shade when we are

into education and involves thousands of free lesson


plans just waiting for you to try out. Most of the lessons incor-

porate Google products, but

—- Lord Chesterfield

8 Tips to Remember What You Read


1.Read with a purpose

5. Think in pictures

2. Skim first

6. Rehearse as you go along

3. Get the reading mechanics right

7. Stay within your attention span and work to increase that span

4. Be judicious in highlighting and note taking

8. Rehearse again soon








Take Your Students on a Virtual Field Trip! What is a virtual field trip (vft)? It is an instructional approach that uses multimedia to bring the sights and

sounds of a distant place to a learner through the use of a computer. Virtual field trips are inexpensive ways to take your students to places they have never been and they only require an Internet connection! Below is a list of various websites that offer a variety of virtual field trip experiences. Google Earth Cool Places— Planet in Action— Tramline—

Smithsonian Museum Virtual Fieldtrip— Virtual Field Trip Station—

Vicki Blackwell’s VFTs— KET Electronic Field Trips— NASA Quest— ThinkPort— Tech Trekkers—

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Edudemic gives everyone access to the leading edge of thinking in the most accessible, consumable, compelling way possible. While no one can tell you what the future holds, Edudemic tries to bring you the bleeding edge of edtech on a daily basis.

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Adopt-A-Classroom Adopt-A-Classroom partners donors with teachers so you can have funds to purchase critical resources and materials for your classroom. By registering, your classroom will be posted on the Adopt-A-Classroom website available for donors to select. When adopted, you will have full discretion to purchase items that meet your unique classroom needs.

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Earn CEUs for Taking Courses on InfOhio’s 21st Century Learning Commons

INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons is an online resource for all educators to explore. It is designed to: Enhance 21st century learning Provide a technologically-advanced method to utilize INFOhio electronic resources Foster a sense of global community through a variety of technology and learning methods The Learning Commons provides an array of resources to help educators understand how learning has changed, adapt teaching methods and discover new ways to inspire students to think critically, solve problems, collaborate, innovate and create. The Learning Commons also supports Ohio joining the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. The Partnership is the leading national advocacy organization focused on integrating 21st century learning into core subjects.

December 2012 Library Newsletter  

December 2012 Library Newsletter