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Why a Makerspace in the Library
 
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5 minute presentation for 10/7/2015 Parent Faculty Association meeting - know your resources.
Views: 6296 Michelle Luhtala
OP-ED? What's that
 
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So you've been asked to write an OP-ED article, but you have no idea what that means? Look no farther. We have answers for you.
Views: 5038 Michelle Luhtala
Citing CIA World Factbook
 
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How to cite the CIA World Factbook using EasyBib
Views: 2039 Michelle Luhtala
Uploading a book trailer to Destiny, the online catalog
 
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This tutorial will show students how to upload multimedia files like book trailers to Destiny, the online catalog. This video is available in better quality at http://vimeo.com/mluhtala/videos
Views: 3302 Michelle Luhtala
MLA 8 Self Guided Lesson (Element 3 - Container)
 
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Number 4 of 14 This is one of 14 tutorials meant to help students learn how to cite sources in MLA 8. It was designed as part of a student-paced instructional experience for high school students. It can be administered via Nearpod or Moodle with embedded checks (in the form of quiz-like questions) after each video. Teachers administer a five minute quiz after all students have worked through the entire series (either at home or in class).
Views: 992 Michelle Luhtala
New Furniture For The Library!
 
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During lunch and after school, students helped assemble twelve chairs and five sofas for the New Canaan High School library. Thank you students (especially George, who was the first one in, and last one out)! This entire video was created and published on an iPhone.
Views: 386 Michelle Luhtala
What is Web 2.0 to a digital native?
 
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Originally, I planned on having kids tell me about how they used Web 2.0 technolgies in school, but when I saw their reaction to my question, that they clearly had no idea what a Web 2.0 was - by name, at lease, I realized I had stumbled onto a fascinating little bit of information. Web 2.0 is so innate to digital natives, that they can't even identify it by name!
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S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst
 
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I am fascinated by this book. End of story - NOT!
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World Read Aloud Day at New Canaan High School
 
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New Canaan (CT) TV (NCTV) 3/9/2012 broadcast re: World Read Aloud Day celebration between New Canaan High School in Connecticut, Van Meter School in Iowa, and Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania. World Read Aloud Day is a LitWorld event.
Views: 990 Michelle Luhtala
n p n d - No publisher, no date? Really? Are you Sure?
 
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Time after time, students grab a URL, plop it into EasyBib, and create a citation without checking the fields and filling in the "red boxes", which makes for lousy citations. Here is a 2 1/2 minute video to help students fix their "n.p. n.d." works cited list.
Views: 732 Michelle Luhtala
Using PaperPort Notes
 
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This tutorial shows students how to capture and annotate an article in PaperPort Notes on an iPad.
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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
 
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New Canaan High School has a cool new research tool - one that cross-searches most of our databases. It's called EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). We've been trying to get a product to do this right since 2008, and we think we may have finally found it. This is how it works.
Views: 524 Michelle Luhtala
MLA 8 Self Guided Lesson (Element 6 - Number )
 
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Number 7 of 14 This is one of 14 tutorials meant to help students learn how to cite sources in MLA 8. It was designed as part of a student-paced instructional experience for high school students. It can be administered via Nearpod or Moodle with embedded checks (in the form of quiz-like questions) after each video. Teachers administer a five minute quiz after all students have worked through the entire series (either at home or in class).
Views: 592 Michelle Luhtala
MLA 8 Self Guided Lesson (Formatting Part I)
 
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Number 13 of 14 This is one of 14 tutorials meant to help students learn how to cite sources in MLA 8. It was designed as part of a student-paced instructional experience for high school students. It can be administered via Nearpod or Moodle with embedded checks (in the form of quiz-like questions) after each video. Teachers administer a five minute quiz after all students have worked through the entire series (either at home or in class).
Views: 726 Michelle Luhtala
Facebook Group as Collaborative Research Log
 
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Traditionally at New Canaan High School Library, we asked juniors to post their research topics to a Moodle (open source course management system) forum. But the Moodle forum is hard to access and complicated to navigate. It wasn't a popular destination, so this year, we decided to open a Facebook group and use that as a forum instead. Students from two English classes (so far) posted their thoughts on topics, added keywords, and resources, then they were asked to provide feedback and suggestions to their classmates' posts. This is what three students had to say about their experience. Note: this is day two in the process.
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Gale Google Integration
 
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Students can highlight and take notes from their text directly in Gale products, then send them directly to Google Drive. Very cool.
Views: 363 Michelle Luhtala
Using the Standards feature in Destiny
 
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This is an add-on feature in Destiny, Follett Software Company's library management system. It helps locate websites and school or district resources that are aligned with state standards, including the Common Core State Standards.
Views: 975 Michelle Luhtala
Citing a Reference Article in NoodleTools
 
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We are switching to NoodleTools. Here is how to cite a reference article in ABC-CLIO.
Views: 538 Michelle Luhtala
EasyBib note-cards
 
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This is a 4 minute video that explains what to write in the EasyBib note-card fields. We find that students are frequently overwhelmed by what may feel like many unfamiliar descriptors. This video should held students understand what to spend time on - the comments - and what requires less attention - the rest (that's all pretty mechanical).
Views: 274 Michelle Luhtala
MLA 8 Self Guided Lesson (Element 1 - Author)
 
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Number 2 of 14 14 tutorials meant to help students learn how to cite sources in MLA 8. It was designed as part of a student-paced instructional experience for high school students. It can be administered via Nearpod or Moodle with embedded checks (in the form of quiz-like questions) after each video. Teachers administer a five minute quiz after all students have worked through the entire series (either at home or in class).
Views: 879 Michelle Luhtala
MLA 8 Self Guided Lesson (Element 7 - Publisher)
 
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Number 8 of 14 This is one of 14 tutorials meant to help students learn how to cite sources in MLA 8. It was designed as part of a student-paced instructional experience for high school students. It can be administered via Nearpod or Moodle with embedded checks (in the form of quiz-like questions) after each video. Teachers administer a five minute quiz after all students have worked through the entire series (either at home or in class).
Views: 936 Michelle Luhtala
We Trust You 2012
 
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This video was shown to freshmen on their first day of high school at New Canaan High School on August 28, 20121. This was shown in lieu of opening remarks from the library department chair at the freshman assembly.
Views: 5919 Michelle Luhtala
Formatting Bibliographies
 
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This under two-minute tororial will show you the easiest way to format your MLA bibliography page with hanging margins and double-spacing.
Views: 5818 Michelle Luhtala
Narrowing topics
 
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How to use Gale database searching to narrow the focus of a broad topic
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MLA 8 Self Guided Lesson (Introduction)
 
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Number 1 of 14 This is one of 14 tutorials meant to help students learn how to cite sources in MLA 8. It was designed as part of a student-paced instructional experience for high school students. It can be administered via Nearpod or Moodle with embedded checks (in the form of quiz-like questions) after each video. Teachers administer a five minute quiz after all students have worked through the entire series (either at home or in class).
Views: 924 Michelle Luhtala
Research Process, step-by-step
 
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This video will help Millennial learners, who have grown up with the advantages of Google and Wikipedia, understand the value of setbacks when doing research in a database. You can also view this video in higher quality streaming at http://vimeo.com/mluhtala/videos. It demonstrates how to use secondary sources to identify keywords that will help locate primary sources. It also highlights the importance of using the lexicon of the era, rather than contemporary search terms when trying to locate primary sources. PS for students: Lima is in Peru, not Chile! I included the article because the transitional government between full-on colonialism and independence was housed in Lima, and the article was relevant.
Views: 17864 Michelle Luhtala
NCHS Library Construction
 
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This movie was project for EDIT 625 at University of Bridgeport (spring 2008) with Ken Boehm. It describes the library renovation project at New Canaan High School in Connecticut. The project lasted from 2004-2007.
Views: 2029 Michelle Luhtala
MLA 8 Self Guided Lesson (Element 5 - Version)
 
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Number 6 of 14 This is one of 14 tutorials meant to help students learn how to cite sources in MLA 8. It was designed as part of a student-paced instructional experience for high school students. It can be administered via Nearpod or Moodle with embedded checks (in the form of quiz-like questions) after each video. Teachers administer a five minute quiz after all students have worked through the entire series (either at home or in class).
Views: 663 Michelle Luhtala
Accessing EasyBib, Logging in, coupon codes, premium services
 
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This is the first in a comprehensive suite of tutorials organized into slide show that will help students pick and chose the EasyBib learning they need in short (all under 2 minutes) segments. We think this will unclutter THE [email protected] posts.
Views: 163 Michelle Luhtala
Junior Research Paper topics
 
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In this video, Mr. Gallo's B and D period junior English students tell us what they will be researching for their project.
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Using Twitter for Current Events Research
 
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This Paper.Li digest features links that New Canaan High School students collected for their social studies current events project. It seemed logical: If social media is changing the political landscape, shouldn't we use social media to examine its influence? This is a weekly digest. It will reflect all of the tweets captured within a 7 day period. More information about the project can be found at at http://bit.ly/ncramsss
Views: 118 Michelle Luhtala
Engraving USB Drives
 
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This video demonstrates how Mr. Zambarano engraved the USB drives for New Canaan High School's visiting NEAS&C review team in the engineering room. It was recorded and edited on an iPhone.
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JSTOR
 
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Need primary sources? Check out JSTOR!
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Objective v. Subjective Journalism
 
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This lesson is meant to be accompanied by a packet http://goo.gl/L4vbrc that is only accessible to the New Canaan High School learning community, because several sources were located through subscription services.
Views: 640 Michelle Luhtala
NCHS Library Makerspace
 
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We have room to create a makerspace at New Canaan high School Library. This video will explain A) what a makerspace is, B) our next steps in creating one, and C) the first problems we can solve in our new makerspace.
Views: 551 Michelle Luhtala
Organizing notes in EasyBib
 
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Once you have started bibliography, and created note-cards for your sources, you can use this organizational tool to reflect upon your learning, identify the gaps in your research, and get feedback from collaborators and/or or your teacher.
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Week One of BYOD at New Canaan High School
 
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In August of 2016, New Canaan High School in Connecticut rolled out its B.Y.O.D. program (Bring Your Own Device). Each student brings a mobile learning device (laptop, tablet, etc) to school every day. After five school days, we asked students and teachers how it was going. Here are their answers.
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Learning by Doing - My Personal Wellness Unit (9th grade health)
 
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After completing the Annotation Activity Document for Lesson #18 of the Health My Personal Wellness project, a few students submitted to an interview to talk about the experience. Here is what they had to say. You can also view this video in higher quality streaming at http://vimeo.com/mluhtala/videos.
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Photography research
 
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Walking students through their research for Ms. Sinski's photography project.
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Objective journalism
 
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How can you tell if you are looking at objective reporting? It is increasingly difficult with online articles. The Wall Street Journal, for example, is notoriously tricky about obfuscating the fact that the vast majority of their free articles - those that appear outside the paywall - are opinion pieces. They classify their editorial and OP-ED content under the heading "Review and Outlook". This tutorial offers some guidelines to help students distinguish between opinion articles, and news reporting.
Views: 604 Michelle Luhtala
Makerspace Rube Goldberg Machines
 
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9th Grade Students Create Rube Goldberg Machines to Demonstrate their Understanding of How Societies Collapse
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Copy and paste citations from EBSCO
 
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Here is a 52 second tutorial on how to copy and paste your database citations into EasyBib.
Views: 219 Michelle Luhtala
eBooks: Accessing them and reading them
 
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This video is designed for New Canaan High School students. It shows them how to navigate the complicated, unstandardized world of educational digital resources. It focuses on three vendor products: ABC-CLIO eBook collection, the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and individually purchased eBooks from Follett. It references browser access through Destiny the Follett Library Management System, and mobile devices.
Views: 527 Michelle Luhtala
Downloading Streaming Video from Internet for Editing
 
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Students always want to know how to download and edit streaming video from the Internet. With the video link, it can be pretty simple. All one needs is a file conversion tool. Zamzar is pretty robust. For Windows users trying to download YouTube videos, there is YouTube downloader, which is awesome. If the streaming service (Blip.tv, for example) does not provide a URL, it is a little more complicated, but not terribly so. You just need to find another way to get the information you need. Here is a good strategy for a Mac user working in Firefox. A better quality version of this video is available at http://vimeo.com/mluhtala/videos.
Views: 2318 Michelle Luhtala
Annotated Bibliography Lesson
 
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In this lesson for My Personal Wellness project at New Canaan High School, freshman health students can review their in-class activity, and check for correct answers.
Views: 7051 Michelle Luhtala
Importing a .csv file into Google Calendar
 
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Refresher on how to import a .csv file to Google Calendar.
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Where to find archived edWeb.net/emergingtech recordings
 
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folks often ask me about the Emerging Tech archive. It is on the landing page of edWeb.net/EmergingTech community. All you need to do is scroll down. All webinars are archived there.
Views: 59 Michelle Luhtala