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Check It Out: 11/6/19

Your monthly news from the OPS Library Services Staff


November 7 - New Librarian Meeting at TAC in Library Services from 4:45-6:15

December 11-13 -  Holiday Open House and Book Bonanza TAC, Library Services

SORA Resources

Educate your users about Sora with a fun set of missions and tasks to complete. The kit contains two options, one for young readers (basic) and one for older ones (advanced). Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt?

I  updated some of the SORA promotional materials with our district information and I added hyperlinks. See below:

OverDrive for Everyone!

Read Across America Year Round!


Did you know the NEA's Read Across America  is now a year long celebration of books and reading? That's right! So get on board and join in celebrating a nation of diverse readers with recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that represent an array of experiences and cultures.

I especially love their digital calendar with monthly themes, teaching resources and book ideas. November's theme is, "Grow Gratitude."

They have ideas for elementary, middle and high school. What are you waiting for?Check out everything on their website:

From Britannica

Did you know that Britannica has a wealth of ready to use graphic organizers for you? Check them out here!

And, under 'promotional materials, you can download this great infographic on Fake News:

Visual Literacy

Check out Rebecca Granatini and Maureen Schlosser's blog, Library Lessons: Curating Picture Books to Support the National Library Standards for some excellent picture book lesson ideas that  support the  AASL Standards.

For additonal ideas, check out her Maureen's recent article in Knowledgequest: Improve Visual Literacy Skills with Picture Books.


November Is Picture Book Month

Access to Class TEAMS

Are you wondering how to gain access to classes on TEAMS? Cynthia Jackson (Columbian Elem.) shared this tutorial that she created for her school to show teachers how to add her to their TEAMS.

Around the District

King Science Humgry Book Monstrer

Reading scary stories before Oct. 31 - King Science

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 (531-299-9822).

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 (531-299-9822).