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1 Steps to Research Helping Students Research One step at a time…

2 Agenda Short History of the Virtual Library The design of our virtual library Student Link Marketing and implementation

3 Instructional Responsibilities Curriculum Development Responsibilities Consultative Role Selection of Learning Resources Management Function Program Advocacy

4 Short History of the Virtual Library The central virtual library started 9 years ago by Linda Langdon The vision was to have a central place that was organized in a logical research method. In February of 2005 the model for elementary schools was changed and along with that came the elementary virtual library. In September of 2005 Jan Reynolds was hired as the Board Librarian for Elementary Schools. In February of 2008 Kate Shields started as Board Librarian for Secondary School.

5 Near North District School Board Seven Step Model 1.Encyclopedias 2.Books 3.Current Resources 4.Internet Links 5.Government 6.Maps 7.Search Engines

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10 Before the students begin… How to read a screen How to skim, scan and highlight Edit find feature How are they to save their work What is a search box What are the keywords + boolean New terminology (active x) Match your instructions to what they see

11 What are the seven steps? Step 1 – Encyclopedias Step 2 – Books Step 3 – Current Resources Step 4 – General Resources

12 Step 1 - Encyclopedias FREE Grolier (OSAPAC) Canadian SUBSCRIPTION Britannica World Book Découverte

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15 What are the seven steps? Step 1 – Encyclopedias Step 2 – Books Step 3 – Current Resources Step 4 – General Resources

16 Step 2 - Books Near North Board is fully automated You can search from any computer on the internet Automating book rooms

17 Step 2 – Books (continued) ReadPlease (text to speech) VozMe (Text to MP3) Forest of reading Battle of the Books SUBSCRIPTION FREE Literary Reference Centre-EBSCO Literary Reference Centre-EBSCO Literature Study Centre-Proquest Literature Study Centre-Proquest

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21 What are the seven steps? Step 1 – Encyclopedias Step 2 – Books Step 3 – Current Resources Step 4 – General Resources

22 Step 3 – Current Resources Free Knowledge Ontario (Galenet) National Geographic National Geographic Time Magazine for Kids Time Magazine for Kids Les Debrouillards (French) Les Debrouillards (French) Subscription Proquest Elibrary History Study Centre SIRS EBSCO Student Research Centre Academic Complete & CanadianComplete Canadian Canadian Points of View Galenet Science Resource Centre Health and Wellness

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30 What are the seven steps? Step 1 – Encyclopedias Step 2 – Books Step 3 – Current Resources Step 4 – General Resources

31 FREE Petit Monde (French) Petit Monde (French) Cybersciences (French) Cybersciences (French) lib.nearnorthschool s.ca/ lib.nearnorthschool s.ca/ Homework helpers SUBSCRIPTION Student Link

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33 Step 5 – Government Step 6 – Maps Step 7 – Search Engines

34 STEPS - 5, 6 & 7 Step 5 Government Free Canada Ontario North Bay Stats Canada E-Stat Step 6 Maps Free Canadian atlas Canada from Space CIA World Factbook NASA maps Step 7 Search Engines Free Yahooligans Ask Jeeves Kids KidsClick! Kidadoweb (French)

35 How do they do that? Passwords – two ways of authentication Solution – same password – simple think grade 1 or 3 Stats – Library Bookings and SubscriptionsLibrary Bookings

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37 Techie Behind the Scenes Stuff We are currently using Front Page. Board Librarians are the only two people who have access to make changes. Budget for all the subscriptions are shared to an extent between elementary and secondary. The library clerks in the high schools maintain their own pages with Kates guidance.

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40 Thank You! Questions? Comments? Kate Shields Board Librarian – Secondary Schools Jan Reynolds Lead Teacher Librarian Elementary


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