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 Library Technology Teacher: Joseph R. Nielsen 

During our school closure I will be checking my school email daily. If you have questions about how to find or access library resources for school assignments, please send me a message via my school email account; joseph.nielsen@slcschools.org. I will be reading my emails each morning, and will respond as quickly as possible – I will try to respond before noon.

 

I encourage each student to read (or to be read to) a minimum of 20 minutes each day.

Try taking on the UTAH JAZZ BEAR’S READING CHALLENGE to read 600 minutes by April 27th. Prizes are available to those who complete the challenge and submit the form. Details and forms can be found at: https://www.nba.com/jazz/reading-challenge.

 

 

Parents and guardians – please be aware of and monitor what your students are sending through School email and class teams. These messages are seen by School Faculty and Administrators, and a record is being kept at the District offices. We want to be sure no one is receiving hurtful or inappropriate content, or is being bullied or harassed in any way.

The link to Commomsense Digital Citizenship resources (on the right of this page) has been provided as a resource for you to help your students be aware and act responsibly online.

 

 

“Since 1992, a growing body of research known as the school library impact studies has consistently shown positive correlations between high-quality library programs and student achievement (Gretes, 2013; Scholastic, 2016). Data from more than 34 statewide studies [including Utah] suggest that students tend to earn better standardized test scores in schools that have strong library programs. Further, when administrators, teachers, and librarians themselves rated the importance and frequency of various library practices associated with student learning, their ratings correlated with student test scores, further substantiating claims of libraries’ benefits. In addition, newer studies, conducted over the last several years, show that strong school libraries are also linked to other important indicators of student success, including graduation rates and mastery of academic standards”

for the full text of this article, please go to

http://www.kappanonline.org/lance-kachel-school-librarians-matter-years-research/

 

 

Please help me to help our student by volunteering in the library, the classroom or the school.

    Mr. Nielsen

 

 

LIBRARY / RESEARCH

UTAH’S ONLINE LIBRARY

Utah’s Online Library has many great references and tools. Please contact Mr. Nielsen for the login and password information. 

World Book Online

World Book Online is an amazing site for the students in the Salt Lake City School District. Use it to help with class projects, science fair ideas and more. You can access this site through Utah's Online Library above 


Bibliography/Citations

  • EasyBib - Look at this great way to create a bibliography! Use mybib, put in all your sources
    (DO NOT CHOOSE INSTACITE!), and Save List as a Word File. It's that easy!
  • Citation Machine - Fill in the blanks and paste your entries into your bibliography.

Encyclopedias

  • Utah’s Online Library - (Formerly known as Pioneer.) Has access to World Book Online,CultureGrams, Gale & EBSCO databases, eMedia, as well as many local newspapers and National and State Historical Society resources.
  • Encyclopedia.com
  • InfoPlease - Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas and Dictionary

Online Dictionaries

Search Engines

Research Web Site

Research Process Evaluation

  • Intel - we reflect on and evaluate our research skills

MORE REFERENCES:

 

 

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