• Library Lessons
     

    Library Lessons are presented to students during their library visit with their Language Arts/Reading class. Students will also checkout books and AR quiz during their visits. Please schedule additional lessons at least one week in advance through the library media specialist.

    1st Semester

    Aug. 28 to Sept. 10 - Orientation

    Sept. 11 to Sept. 24 - Resources Lesson: HCISD Email

    Sept. 25 to Oct. 8 - Digital Citizenship Lesson: Internet Safety

    Oct. 9 to Oct. 22 - Make-Up Lesson

    Oct. 23 to Nov. 5 - Research Skills Lesson: Dictionary & Thesaurus

    Nov. 6 to Nov. 19 - Digital Citizenship Lesson: Digital Communication

    Dec. 4 to Dec. 17 - Resources Lesson: Tumble Books Cloud & Overdrive

    2nd Semester

    Jan. 4 to Jan. 22 - Research Skills Lesson: Copy/Paste/Print Images

    Jan. 23 to Feb. 12 - Digital Citizenship Lesson: Cyber Bullying

    Feb. 13 to Mar. 9 - Databases Lesson: Brain Pop & Power Videos

    Mar. 10 to Apr. 9 - Databases Lesson: Britannica School (Middle) & TeachingBooks

    Apr. 10 to Apr. 30 - Digital Citizenship Lesson: Copyright/Creative Credit

    May 1 to May 14 - Last Check Out (No Lesson)

    May 15 to May 21 - Book Round-Up

    May 22 to June 2 - Inventory

     
     
     
    Mini Library Trainings @ Faculty Meetings
     

    Mini (5 to 10 minutes) Library Training will be presented at the start of faculty meetings once a month. The following topics will be addressed:

    1st Semester

    August - Copyright, BYOD, Equipment/Work Orders; Preferred Substitute List

    September - Vela Website 

    October - MackinVia

    November - Vela Newsletter

    December - Destiny Online Library Catalog & Interlibrary Loan

    2nd Semester

    January - Accelerated Reader Program

    February - Laptop/Tablet HCISD Inventory

    March - QR Codes (Click for QR Generator Website) (Click for Creat QR Codes PDF) (Click for How to Upload File PDF)

    April - Snipping Tool

    May - Inventory & End-of-Year Library Clearance 


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