North Star High School Library Media Center

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Helping broaden skills, access to and use of information by students and teachers using information for lifelong learning


Interactive Science Virtual Reference Library
ResearchInContext Smithsonian USHIstory in Context
FactCite
Teaching Books WorldBook

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Library hours are:  7:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.  (with some exceptions)

Overdrive App site:

http://app.overdrive.com/

The truth students and staff must know about copyright:

Fairly Used: Why Schools Need To Teach Kids The Whole Truth About Copyright

The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit  by Craig Badura

How to safely live in a digital world:
Padlock
The padlock is to remind students to set strong passwords and to set up passcode locks on all of their digital devices.   “Lock ‘em down” as we like to say in our Digital Citizenship lessons.
Toothbrush
I tell students to think that passwords and toothbrushes are very similar in the fact that you NEVER want to share passwords.  (I do highly encourage/recommend that students to share passwords with parents)
Permanent Marker
Everything that you put online is permanent….even if you hit the delete button after posting.  Odds are someone has retweeted, favorited,  or taken a screenshot of the material if it was questionable.
Toothpaste
Imagine the information that you are putting online is like the toothpaste coming out of the tube.  Once it is out, it is almost impossible to get it all back in the tube!  (Thanks to @Mandery for that prop idea!)