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Check It Out: Oct. 14, 2020

Your weekly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

Diversity Resources

Harper Collins has put together some great resources for educators looking to diversify their collections. Check out all of their resources:

Shake Up Your Shelves

Blended Learning Training

Monthly Choice Boards

Excerpted from Shannon McClintock Miller's Blog, The Library Voice:
Each month, I will add the monthly choice boards and any other that are focused around special events, holidays and celebrations. 
You will find Our Monthly Choice Boards Google Site at bit.ly/ourmonthlychoiceboards here.  
I am excited to share them with all of you and your students too. 
You can find out more about the first one for October here. And you can make a copy of it to make changes here

Carts on Parade

 

          

Critical Thinking Resources

Thinkalong™ is a learning tool designed for middle school students (and can be used at the high school level) to build critical thinking, media literacy and debate skills. Thinkalong™ asks students to put social issues under a microscope by evaluating sources, considering multiple sides of an argument, and engaging in respectful dialogue. 

Topic are introduced as questions around a framework for evidence-based discussion with its three-step process, investigate, contemplate, and debate. Students read, watch, and listen to credible news sources, analyze them with a media literacy lens, and debate the question with their peers.

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