(Research Articulation Document)
Most of the faculty who responded to the Library Interest Survey last fall expressed an interest in learning how to integrate research into their classroom curricula.
A group of SFUSD Teacher Librarians has just finished drafting a Research Articulation Document (RAD) for use by Teacher Librarians and ELA Teachers. This versatile document articulates the research component of the Common Core standards across the curriculum, and is appropriate for all disciplines and levels. Please take a look at the RAD Google Doc through the link above, and start implementing research strategies in your classes right away, in collaboration with your school's Teacher Librarian, Mr. Melton.
Library Databases Slideshow
Take a look at this slideshow highlighting the databases available to SFUSD teachers via the School Library Pages and on the Destiny homepage. Please encourage your students to use these sites for their research projects and papers.
NOTE: Use the following login information:
for these databases:
Annals of American HIstory
Facts on File American History
Facts on File Modern World History
Facts on File Science Online
Ferguson's Career Guidance
For current events and issues, use
SIRS Issues Researcher
Teachers Using their Noodles
On the morning of March 4th, five teachers from both SOTA and the Academy, and the school librarian met for a hands-on mini-workshop on Noodle Tools, given by Library Media Content Specialist Michelle Powers. They learned how to create a teacher account and dropbox, create a student account, create and share a project, and create citations for various types of sources. They also got an introduction to using notecards and creating outlines with the program. They are now integrating Noodle Tools into class projects and research papers. If you want to learn more about Noodle Tools, ask one of the workshop attendees:
Claire Darby (AAS-Social Studies/English)
Salome Milstead (SOTA-English/Media Arts)
Andy Padlo (SOTA-English/Russian)
Aliya Trump (SOTA-English)
Heather Woodward (SOTA-Creative Writing)
If you would like more information about Noodle Tools, please let Mr. Melton know.