Foothill High School Library
We're celebrating humor this month in the library. Stop by and check out one of the humorous books on display. Join in the fun and share an "appropriate" joke, pun, word play etc., post it on the LIBRARY JOKE BOARD and be entered to win a prize! (appropriate means you could tell it to your grandmother and neither you or she would be embarrassed or upset!) Mrs. Ligamari
Computer Keyboard Shortcuts Challenge
To help students learn about keyboard shortcuts I have a new bulletin board up in the library - it's a win, win situation. Either you tell me what the shortcut does and get a treat, or I tell you what it does and you earn a treat. The current short cut is: CTRL-Z - what does it do and how do you use it? Hope you'll stop by the library and give the new bulletin board challenge a try.
The Role of the Teacher Librarian
Look at the DIGITAL SKILLS our students will need to be successful 21st century students.
MATH OPEN RESOURCES - A free interactive math textbook on the web. Initially covering high-school geometry. http://www.mathopenref.com/index.html
SOCRATIVE - join in on any device!
To join me at Socrative click here: http://m.socrative.com/student/#joinRoom
Type in FHSLibrary for room number and we can begin!
SAVE YOUR WORK TO SCHOOL LOOP!
Please remember to save all your work to your SCHOOL LOOP locker!
Do NOT save your work to the desktop - you may lose your work!
Plagiarism - What is it? How do you avoid it? What is Copyright?
Click here for an animated slideshow reviewing the problem of plagiarism. http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/
Take this quiz about plagiarism from Monash University: http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/citing-quiz/quiz.swf
From the University of Southern Mississippi's library a Plagiarism Tutorial to help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. This site includes a pretest, tutorial and post test.
COPYRIGHT - This site includes topics such as:: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators. http://www.teachingcopyright.org/
COPYRIGHT & FAIR USE - learn what they are and how to use materials properly - http://21cif.com/tutorials/micro/mm/copyright/
Public Domain, Free Use & Copyleft Media - from Dulcinea, Librarians of the Internet - http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides.html?topic=/categories/technology/free-use-media
LEGALLY RE-USEABLE MEDIA - http://beyond4walls.pbworks.com/w/page/59336520/Legally%20Reusable%20Media A wiki with lots of resources dealing with fair use, copyright, avoiding plagiarism etc.
Videos discussing PLAGIARISM:
By Common Craft: http://www.commoncraft.com/video/plagiarism
From BrainPOP: http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/plagiarism/preview.weml
A Prezi about plagiarism: http://prezi.com/aplvxx64g8bm/copy-of-plagiarism/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
Bibliography & Citing Sources/Templates
MLA CITATION BASICS - MLA 7th edition - click here for a 24 page explanation of MLA citations - from EasyBib
This site has a research tutorial to help you understand how to set up a proper bibliographical citation:
Citation Research Tutorial (from Eastern Washington University) http://support.library.ewu.edu/reference/tutorial/flash/citation.html
Sites to help you create a proper bibliography:
World Book Citation Maker to access go to the California Learns Portal, http://teens.californialearns.org/ in and click on World Book (on left hand side of page) and click on any level EXCEPT KIDS and then look for Citation Makerunder the heading RESEARCH TOOLS.
Citation Maker -MLA Secondary/Elementary & APA are available. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the CITATION MAKER http://secondary.oslis.org/cite-sources
CITING SOCIAL MEDIA - wondering how to cite Twitter, Youtube, Blogs etc. check here: citing social media
SON OF CITATION MACHINE - Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources. http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?start=#
LITERACY EDUCATION ON LINE - this page will walk you through the process of writing an annotated bibliography
EASY BIB is an automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately. http://www.easybib.com/
MLA CITATION WIZARD - from 21st Century Information Fluency - http://21cif.com/tools/cite/mla/index.html
BIB ME - fast & Easy Bibliography Maker - http://www.bibme.org/
KNIGHT CITE CITATION SERVICE - http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/
NOODLEBIB - Just need one or two quick citations? No need to log in or subscribe -- simply generate them in NoodleTools Express and copy and paste what you need into your document. Note: citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor using this version of the tool. http://www.noodletools.com/login.php
GROUP PRACTICE - How Do You Spell Ms?
Looking for information about
Annotated Bibliographies? Try here:
Click here for a Power Point about
From Cornell University’s Library “How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography" - http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill28.htm
OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab – Annotated Bibliography http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/03/
University of Maryland University College Video/tutorial on ‘HOW TO WRITE AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY"
School of Liberal Arts Indiana University University Writing Center, Preparing an Annotated Bibliography
Writing an Annotated Bibliography from Writing Across the Curriculum by Sandra Nagy - contains clear breakdown of how to write an annotated bibliography, step by step and has many samples and examples for you to review.
EasyBib MLA Visual Guides:
depending on your material, click on Part 1 or Part 2
Part 1 -Websites, Journals, Databases, Films & Videos, Photos & Digital Images, Books, Newspapers, Magazines & Chapters.
Part 2 - Encyclopedias, Interviews, Dictionaries, Bibles, Lectures, Reports, TV & Radio Broadcasts, Scholarly Projects, Blogs & Musical Recordings
The Purdue Online Writing Lab - OWL
MLA Formatting & Style Guide
APA Style Guide
10 STEPS TO BETTER WEB RESEARCH - Want to learn how to do better research on the Internet? This resource organized by Dulcinea Media is broken into 3 sections - "Where to search?", "Planning your research" and "Evaluating your results". http://www.sweetsearch.com/TenSteps
MLA TUTORIAL: From The University of Southern Mississippi, this site has a pretest, tutorial and post test to prepare you to use MLA style properly. http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/tutorials/mlatutorial/tutorialindex.php
ENCYCLOPEDIA.COM has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations. http://www.encyclopedia.com/
SHMOOP will make you a better lover (of literature, history, life). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how literature & history are relevant today. Shmoop makes learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age. http://www.shmoop.com/
PUTTING THE RESEARCH PROCESS TO WORK - a step by step tutorial walking you through the research process (A project of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia) http://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit02/search02_01.phtml
ProCon is a nonprofit public charity that has no government affiliations of any kind. Their purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We do not express opinions on our research projects. Go to: http://www.procon.org/
Creating Key Terms - check out this TACKK
Spanish Stories, Vocabulary Practice & Recipes Sites
NOAH COMPRENDE is a PBS show that introduces children to the Spanish language through animated videos with embedded games. Go to Noah's homepage to see what is offered. http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html
This site has games in Latin, French, German & Spanish
http://www.dmoz.org/Home/Cooking/World_Cuisines/Latin_American/ Click on your country's name to link you to their food and recipes
http://www.world-recipes.info/ Recipes are listed by country or region. Look at the country list on the left side of the page, find your country and click
http://www.spain-recipes.com/ Authentic recipes from Span
http://mexican.food.com/ Food.com's mexican food section
http://user.xmission.com/~dderhak/recipes.html Favorite food recipes from Spain
http://recipesource.com/ Recipes are organized into two major groups - recipes primarily identified with an ethnic cuisine are broken down by region and ethnic group, while other recipes are categorized by the type of dish.
http://allrecipes.com/recipes/world-cuisine/european/spanish/ All recipes site with Spanish recipes.
http://www.spain.info/en_US/saborea/recetas/ Recipes from Espana
http://www.foodnetwork.com/regional-international/traditional-spanish-recipes/pictures/index.html The Food Network's Site - Traditional Spanish food.