1/27/15

1/23/15

"Makers" Projector Stand for a Chromebook, Laptop, or Tablet



I took apart an old print ordering kiosks stand to make this projector stand. The shelf that holds the projector is the insides of the old monitor. To keep small fingers and heads safe from the edges of the projector shelf, I used an old hose from a CPAP machine. 

Titles KIT students want

  • I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis 
  • Sleuth or Dare Series by Kim Harrington

1/21/15

Connecting a Chromebook with HDMI to projector with only VGA

I wanted to connect a Chromebook (Acer C720) to an old projector, however the Chromebook only had HDMI and the projector only had VGA, so I bought a HDMI Male to VGA Female Video Converter Adapter for $11.00 (Amazon). It did not work. I tried four different projectors.  I searched online for hints of what I could do or use to make this work, and found nothing helpful. I was ready to return the adapter, when I tried plugging in the Chromebook to the charger and POP it worked. I tested all four projectors and they all worked.  The Chromebook does not have enough battery juice to do the conversion from HDMI digital signal to VGA analog signal; you have to plug it in to an outlet!
PS: In NHUSD at the K-5 level, you have to be in a "staff" account to use mirroring. 

Here is a tip from Stephen Politzer:
There are two types of HDMI to VGA adapters: passive (no power boost) and active (USB power boost). The adapter you tried is passive. I had an active one at some point but can't find it. What it does is connect the HDMI and VGA AND adds an additional USB power cable to provide more power to the adapter. I suggest trying one of these. 

1/15/15

Lesson Plans: 2/23-2/27: Dictionary and Google Slides

3rd-5th: Google Slides
Kinder-2nd: Reading Nonfiction: Useing a Dictionary

Model School Library Standards: Use digital or graphic tools to support a presentation. Select appropriate information technology tools and resources to interact with others for a specific purpose.

CCSS: Writing Standards 6: With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.


https://prezi.com/signup/public/

1/12/15

Lesson Plans: 2/16-2/20: Index and Google Slides

3rd-5th: Google Slides
Kinder-2nd: Reading Nonfiction: Index

How to get to your Google Drive 
  1. Log into Google Chromebook
    1. At other computers log into your email account.
  2. Open your Apps (at bottom of screen on left)
    1. On email screen, it is at the top of screen on right.
  3. Click on Google Drive
  4. Double Click on your presentation

Model School Library Standards: Use digital or graphic tools to support a presentation. Select appropriate information technology tools and resources to interact with others for a specific purpose.
CCSS: Writing Standards 6: With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Lesson Plans: 2/9-2/13: Glossary and Google Slides

3rd-5th: Google Slides
Kinder-2nd: Reading Nonfiction: Glossary


Model School Library Standards: Use digital or graphic tools to support a presentation. Select appropriate information technology tools and resources to interact with others for a specific purpose.
CCSS: Writing Standards 6: With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Lesson Plans: 2/2-2/6: Keyboarding and Make-ups

Working on Keyboarding and make-ups

1/9/15

Lesson Plans 1/26-1/30: Reading Nonfiction: Table of Contents

3rd-5th: Reading Nonfiction: Glossary, Index, and Table of Contents
Kinder-2nd: Reading Nonfiction: Table of Contents



Model School Library Standards: Understand and respond to nonfiction. CCSS: Reading Standards for Informational Text Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. Activate prior knowledge related to the information and events a texts. Use illustrations and context to make predictions about a text.

1/8/15

Lesson Plans: 1/19-1/23: Reading Nonfiction: Graphics

K-5th: Unit: Reading Nonfiction: Graphics
Reference: Read and Succeed: Comprehension. Shell Education, 2010.
Presentations at http://yow510.blogspot.com


Model School Library Standards: Understand and respond to nonfiction. CCSS: Reading Standards for Informational Text Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. Activate prior knowledge related to the information and events a texts. Use illustrations and context to make predictions about a text.

Lesson Plans 1/12-1/16: Reading Nonfiction: Typeface and Captions

K-5th: Unit: Reading Nonfiction: Typeface and Captions
Reference: Read and Succeed: Comprehension. Shell Education, 2010.
Presentations at http://yow510.blogspot.com

Model School Library Standards: Understand and respond to nonfiction. CCSS: Reading Standards for Informational Text Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. Activate prior knowledge related to the information and events a texts. Use illustrations and context to make predictions about a text.

1/2/15

Lesson Plans 1/5-1/9: Reading nonfiction: Titles and Headings


5th-4th: Finish Google Doc
K-3rd: New Unit: Reading Nonfiction: Titles and Headings
at http://shelfelfpage.blogspot.com/

Model School Library Standards: Understand and respond to nonfiction. CCSS: Reading Standards for Informational Text Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. Activate prior knowledge related to the information and events a texts. Use illustrations and context to make predictions about a text.

11/20/14

2014-15's Main Focus in the Library

2014-15's Main Focus: Model School Library Standards: Standard 4: Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning. The student will independently pursue information to become a lifelong learner. 4.1 Read widely and use various media for information, personal interest, and lifelong learning: a. Read a good representation of grade-level-appropriate text, making progress toward the goal of reading 500,000 words annually by grade four (e.g., classic and contemporary literature, magazines, newspapers, online information). b. Read poems, rhymes, songs, and stories. 4.2 Seek, produce, and share information: a. Share information orally and creatively with peers and other audiences. 4.3 Appreciate and respond to creative expressions of information: a. Recollect, talk, and write about materials read.

Lesson Plans: 12/15-19: Google Doc and record a book

 K - 5th:  Read and record: 



Model School Library Standards: 3.3.b Use digital or graphic tools to support a presentation. 4.2.b Select appropriate information technology tools and resources to interact with others for a specific purpose.

Lesson Plans: 12/8-12/12: Google Docs and CYRM voting

 5th-3rd:  Writing a paper using Google Docs

 K - 2nd:  Voting for CYRM books and read Christmas Cookies

Model School Library Standards: Standard 4. Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning. The student will independently pursue information to become a lifelong learner.
4.1 Read widely and use various media for information, personal interest, and lifelong learning: a. Read or be read to from a variety of sources.

CCSS: Writing Standards: 6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Model School Library Standards: 3.3.b Use digital or graphic tools to support a presentation. 4.2.b Select appropriate information technology tools and resources to interact with others for a specific purpose.

Lesson Plans: 12/1-12/5: Google Docs and CYRM book: Too Tall Houses

 5th-3rd:  Writing a paper using Google Docs










 K - 2nd:  Meet the author, look at her art work, and read the book Too Tall Houses written and illustrated By Gianna Marino <http://www.giannamarino.com/>

Standard 4. Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning. The student will independently pursue information to become a lifelong learner.
4.1 Read widely and use various media for information, personal interest, and lifelong learning: a. Read or be read to from a variety of sources.

CCSS: Writing Standards: 6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Model School Library Standards: 3.3.b Use digital or graphic tools to support a presentation. 4.2.b Select appropriate information technology tools and resources to interact with others for a specific purpose.

11/16/14

Lesson Plans: 11/19-11/21: Recording on the Doc Cam

K-5: Reading and recording on the Doc cam ...
Little Humans by Brandon Stanton (meet him http://vimeo.com/85667490)













or a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


11/7/14

November is a short month this year

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Fiction or nonfiction?

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Lesson Plans 11/12-11/21: The Exclamation Point

EXCLAMATION MARK! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
Call # E ROS 

2014-2015 CYRM Nominee
Synopsis
A punctuation mark feels bad that he does not fit in with the others; it’s not easy being different having grown up in a world of periods. Exclamation Mark does not discover his special ability to convey strong emotion—including joy and happiness—until he meets Question Mark and must listen to his seemingly endless questions. However, these questions reveal the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted. From: CYRM Web page at <http://www.californiayoungreadermedal.org/books/exclamation-mark>



Exclamation Point by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
Call # 428.2 SAL This book introduces readers to the proper use of the exclamation point.

11/4/14

Lesson Plans 11/3-11/7: E book or F book?

K-5: we will read the CYRM book RANDY RILEY'S REALLY BIG HIand meet the author Chris Van Dusen, We figure out if it is fiction or nonfiction, what section and shelf will be found in or on. 

Lesson Plans 10/27 - 10/31: Call numbers

K-5: Understanding Call Numbers and why we need to know them

10/19/14

Lesson Plans 10/20 - 10/24: You cannot tell a book by the cover or title (what is fiction and nonfiction)

CYRM Nominee 2014-15 City Dog, Country Frog” by Mo Willems
Fiction: NOT REAL
Nonfiction: NOT NOT REAL (cross out double negatives)
3rd-5th
1. Write down one question that comes to mind after I have read the story, “City Dog, Country Frog” by Mo Willems.
2. Go to a computer, using Google search, type in that question.
3. Write down the answer and turn it in.
Kinder-2nd 
1. Is the story fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction stories are made up in someones head.
Nonfiction stories are true stories.
2. Think of one question that comes to mind after I have read the story “City Dog, Country Frog” by Mo Willems.
3. What three things can we use to find the answer to your question?

10/9/14

Lesson Plans 10/13-10/17: How they work: Scanners and Computers

Kinder and 1st: Parts of the computer and how to turn it on, off and use Shelf Elf Page http://shelfelfpage.blogspot.com/

2nd-5th: Presentation: How they Work: Barcode Scanners and Computers (http://shelfelfpage.blogspot.com/)

Standards: Library and CCSS
Library: c. Identify basic digital devices and parts of a computer (e.g., DVD player, remote control, digital camera, monitor, power button, keyboard, mouse). f. Demonstrate correct procedures to turn the computer on and off and open and close applications.
CCSS: (3) use technology to teach students, assess their knowledge, develop information resources, and enhance computer literacy. 

10/7/14

Books read in September

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Lesson Plans 10/7-10/9 Tues - Thur: Using KOHA OPAC

Grades 1st - 5th: How to search for a book using the Online Public Access Catalog or OPAC at http://koha.nhusd.k12.ca.us/ on our library system KOHA http://www.koha.org/
Presentation at <http://yow510.blogspot.com/>

10/6/14

Lesson Plans: 10/6-10/10: Internet safety

Kinders will explore the library for the first time and play "I Spy" and Internet safety.

Monday and Friday classes: 5th-1st: Finish up Internet safety units

9/28/14

Fieldtrip: Oct 1 for NHUSD Teacher Librarians

The Teacher Librarians of NHUSD cannot wait to attend the Educators Day at Imagine K12 on October 1st.

http://www.imaginek12.com/educator-day.html

Lesson Plans 9/30-10-6: Internet Safety

Last week of Internet Safety Training for grades 1st - 5th

9/6/14

Lesson Plans 8/9/14 - 8/15/14: intro to the library

First day of Check in
  • Students will check-in books and presort books.
  • We will review classroom management policies. 

9/1/14

Lesson Plans 9/2/14-9/8/14: intro to the library

First day of Check out
1. Students will bring their textbooks to class
2. Students will find their library cards
3. Students will check out one book of their own selection and their textbooks