Schedules are overdue! Please add yours to the OPS School Libraries notebook or send it to Laura via email and she will upload it for you.
The elementary cycle day calendar for next year is attached above.
Author funds for this year will be $1800 per school per year.
Elementary Materials Review Committee begins September 6. Good books, Great company and snacks!! 4:45 PM until 6:00 PM at TAC, Library Services. Contact Gwen Jackson if you would like to join.
September 6 January 17
October 11 February 7
November 15 March 21
December 13 April 25
Have you planned activities for Banned Books Week (BBW)? In 2017, BBW occurs from September 24-30 with the theme “Words Have Power.” To learn what the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is planning for this year (and to glimpse what happens behind the scenes), I interviewed Ellie Diaz, OIF program officer who provides support for BBW.
The fastest way to get your questions answered is to contact the right person!
These resources can be used in addition to Common Sense Media resources. Be sure that you are still using the CSM lessons for grades 3-5 listed at libguides.ops.org/csmlibrary
Exploring and understanding the ups and downs of technology!
Helping your students cultivate their digital citizenship footprint can be tricky. That's why we've created this engaging collection of Ruff Ruffman videos to help address topics including texting, sharing photographs online, conducting searches, and finding the appropriate balance of technology and media use in everyday life. Discover the Collection
Project Aware: Ages 13+
We know parents often look to schools and teachers for help and tools to keep their children safe online. This collection is designed for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers to help them understand the complex world of social media and online safety. Explore Collection
How Do Different Social Media Platforms Affect Your Mood? Grades: 6-12
This video will help your students understand the serious effect that social media can have on our mood by exploring the science behind the ways different social media platforms may affect their brains. Explore More
With talk of “fake news” most everywhere and lots of great media literacy resources for students of all ages, practitioners may be asking: How young can kids be to start learning about news media?
The good news is that it is never too early to start teaching students how to evaluate, analyze, and create media. However, there are some specific considerations for younger learners, especially given the complex and often frightening current events that children may be exposed to.
How can educators teach elementary and middle school students to be critical consumers of news and media? We asked media literacy experts—teachers and librarians—for their best tips. Here’s what they had to say.
This is a great list to read and to share!
A good fact-checking site uses neutral wording, provides unbiased sources to support its claims and reliable links, says Frank Baker, author of and creator of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. He adds, “Readers should apply the same critical thinking/questioning to fact-check sites.”
Here's a rundown of 10 of the top fact- and bias-checking sites to share with your students.
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).