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Check It Out: September 9, 2015

Your weekly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

Office 365 Classroom Dashboard

All Infinite Campus classes will sync into the Office 365 Class Dashboard.  If librarians want to use Dashboard with a class, they should choose one of the following options:
* Ask the classroom teacher to add them as a co-teacher to their class
*Create their own class and add the students in

As the technology trainers learn more about Dashboard, they will create tutorials on how to create a class and how to add a teacher as a co-teacher to a class.  

Alerts from Sites

You may have noticed an email popping up in your mail box around 11:00 AM letting you know there is new content available on one of the library services sites pages.  We have set up separate alerts on the main, elementary, and secondary sites pages. You will only receive an alert when something has been added or changed. 

We set up an alert so that you will know when to check in and see when something has been added.  We tried to make it as unobtrusive as possible by only alerting once a day.  I know there have been additions to all three pages since we set up the alerts.  If you are not receiving these alerts, please let us know!  If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the alerts, let us know that too.  I have heard back from several people already who are NOT receiving alerts, so instead of asking if you are not, please email and let me know if you HAVE received an alert.  Thank you!

Thank you!  Courtney

Resources to Use Other Than Google Images

A Librarian's Brain

Just substitute the word "teacher" with "librarian" and that would be pretty accurate.

FREE Online PD!

It is that time again… Time for school to start and time for us to kick off the year with amazing new tools and ideas! In this webinar presented by The Digital Educator: Skills for Success community, Shannon McClintock Miller gave attendees 20 new digital tools, apps, and ideas to inspire learning and engage our young people. She even had a few tips and tools for teachers to use in their own practice. This webinar armed attendees with a toolbox guaranteed to start the year off right!

The following is just a sampling of all the great teen literature podcasts out there—a place to start your listening.  If you find that you enjoy a particular podcast, do provide feedback to its hosts to encourage them to continue their work!  I also hope that you will add your own favorite teen literature or other media podcasts in the comments area of this post.

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).