Especially For Teachers


I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.Chinese proverb

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Gift picture for the Professional Room


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Contact me anytime about anything! I'm here to support you and your students.
The Bill of Rights Institute
Constitution Day
National Constitution Center
Kids.gov
USA.gov
Utah.gov
White House.gov
Thomas legislative information


Native American Cultures
Native American Nation
Native Amrican Resources on the Internet

Maps That Teach
National Atlas
National Geographic Xpedition

CIA World Fact Book
Currency Converter

Colonial House
First Thanksgiving

Language Arts

Jordan Secondary Language Arts Links

Guide to Grammar & Writing

Online Video Clip Sources


eMedia : Available through Pioneer. Third link down under Genreal Reference Collection.

TeacherTube.com

WatchKnow: Imagine hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids. Imagine them rated and sorted into a giant Directory, making them simple to find. WatchKnow--as in, "You watch, you know"--is a non-profit online community devoted to this goal.

Project Look Sharp
Project Look Sharp is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing free materials and guidance for teachers on how to integrate everyday media into the curriculum they already teach. We are connecting the classroom to the 21st century. Our work has received awards from the National PTA, the National Council for the Social Studies and other organizations. We provide free online curriculum kits for K-16 education in the areas of social studies and environmental studies.

Languages
Useful travel terms ( Spanish)


Calendar


The LMC has many resources to support your work with your students:
  • Computer lab, group tables, presentation area, reading sofas
  • Professional library and conference room
  • Fiction and nonfiction books, audio-books, picture books, reference books, encyclopedias, and perioicals
  • Teacher-Librarian (me!) to help with finding resources (both print and electronic) and collaborating on lessons

See the availability of a computer lab or the library for your classes by going to the Labs and Library Reservations page. Contact me to get your classes added to the schedule.

Copyright-free images Pics4Learning

All Things PLC


This site was created to serve as a collaborative, objective resource for educators and administrators who are committed to enhancing student achievement. Includes a blog, articles, tools and resources that support Professional Learning Communities.

Copyright and Fair Use help


Lesson Plan Resources


ASCAP
An ASCAP license gives you the ability to use any of the 8.5 million songs and musical works created by ASCAP members and members of foreign organizations who are represented by ASCAP in the United States.

Edutopia© 2012 The George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

teAchnology
For over a decade, TeAchnology has been providing free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today's generation of students. We feature 42,000+ lesson plans, 9,000 free printable worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips, worksheet makers, web quests, math worksheets, and thousands of other great teacher resources. We are the online teacher resource that is designed to help busy Kindergarten through High School teachers.

Teachers First

A free-membership, ad-free, user-friendly, and practical web site full of lesson plans, units, and web resources to support teachers and save them time. Easily searchable for just what you need.

Thinkfinity

Check out Thinkfinity, a lesson-plan and interactive resource available through Pioneer.
Access the site through Pioneer at http://pioneer.uen.org, then click on ThinkFinity located under “Additional Library Resources.” Then click the Thinkfinity.org logo located in the upper right-hand corner. (Pioneer access from home requires a username and password)

PBS for teachers

Ecology of Education is a multi-author blog dedicated to exploring issues and ideas in education.

Websites with great content for teacher's professional use from the
Texas Computer Educator's Association sponsored by Sam Huston State University.

ReadWriteThink is aligned to, not only International Reading Association (IRA) and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards, but individual state standards.

WatchKnowLearn
A world-class, online domain on which educators can store, categorize, and rate the best, K – 12 educational videos on the Internet today. And to make this service FREE so teachers, parents and students everywhere may have access to those videos.


Utah Education Network K-12 Core Lesson Plans.
Teacher Link Utah State University College of Education
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SURPLUS Information and Forms


Process for Sending Books to Surplus from Teachers' Rooms

The steps below are for sending textbooks and any other books from a teacher’s classroom to surplus.

  • Teachers are responsible for boxing the textbooks and other books from their classrooms that they want to surplus, labeling each box, and sending that information to the library media teacher (LMT).
  • The LMT is responsible for tracking the total number of book boxes being sent to surplus and getting them picked up by the district.


  1. To surplus books, teachers put them into boxes. Use smallish boxes so total weight is not more than 50 lbs.
  2. For each box, tape to the front (not top or side) a completed SURPLUS tag (title, publisher, copyright date, ISBN, and # of bks). If the box contains more than one title, use the SURPLUS TEXTBOOK FORM instead of the SURPLUS tag and list each title separately. (Click on the link above to print out tags; follow the directions below to print out Surplus Textbook forms.)
  3. Send a copy of each SURPLUS tag and SURPLUS TEXTBOOK FORM to the library media teacher (LMT). You can type up the info from all your tags and forms into one document and send that to the LMT electronically or on paper. Otherwise, make a copy of each tag and form and send those.
  4. Once the LMT receives a list of tags from a teacher, she will ask the custodians to pick up the boxes and take them to the surplus room.
  5. Periodically, depending on the need, the LMTS will start the process required to schedule a district pickup of book boxes from the surplus room.

Click here for a printable version of this Surplus Information.

SURPLUS TEXTBOOK FORM Use this form for boxes of textbooks and books from classrooms that contain more than one title. After clicking on this link, go to Forms and then select Surplus Textbook Form. (Attach completed form to front of box, not top or side.)

Surplus tags Use these tags for surplused library media center books. (Attach to front of box, not top or side.)


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Video Usage


District policy states that ALL videos used in the classroom (for both clips and full-length films) must be owned by the school or Jordan District. At OHMS, shown videos must have a rating of G. Videos with a rating of PG may be shown with parental permission only. PG-13 and R videos may not be shown. Videos without a rating must be previewed first and the review kept on file.

Videos available through the Instructional Media Center can be found on Destiny, our district's online library catalog. To search the OHMS collection and the Instructional Media Center collection, follow these steps :
  1. Click Oquirrh Hills Middle School
  2. Login. All teachers have a login assigned to them. If you don't know what your username and passwords are, please see Mrs. Doehler.
  3. Select the Catalog tab across top, and the Basic subtab under that.
  4. Click the box next to Instructional Media Collection. Use Destiny to search in both OHMS's collection and the District Media Center's collection at the same time.
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