NCHS Library Media Center
NCHS Library icon navigation menu New Canaan High School Library hom page This is Destiny Quest, our online catalog. Click here and sign in with your personal NCPS user name and password to access eBooks, websites, audio files, and locate print books and DVDs. This is our database page. Please sign in with our generic school user name and password to access our resources. Do not use your personal user name and password! This is our instructional portal. All library lessons for Social Studies, English, Visual and Performing Arts, and World Languages are archived here. Check the top right corner for active lessons. Teachers, please refer to the 'Teachers' link in the left navigation menu for the teacher portal. Like us on Facebook! We archive over 100 instructional tutorials here. Our videos are indexed in Destiny Quest, the online catalog, as well. New videos are announced on Twitter and Facebook. This is the link to our @ncps-k12.org Google Apps domain. You do not need to add @ncps-k12.org to your user name when you log in here. Remember that this is how you access EasyBib! Follow us on Twitter! We post up-to-date responses to student inquiries, and we also post photos of library activity ;-). Log in to Moodle here. We post library instructions for Science, Math, Health, and Career & Tech Ed courses here. If you want to contact us old school style, you can email us here. But you can also post to our Facebook page, Tweet us, text or call us at (615) 669 6670. If you have questions, please ask!

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We deliver our library program using a hybrid online/face-to-face model.
This allows us to (EASEMI):

  • Engage students in an ongoing conversation about learning
  • Assess student learning organically - as it is occuring
  • Share instructional responsibility with teachers
  • Embed Information and Communications Technology (ICT) instruction across discilplines
  • Model using social and collaborative tools to embed 21st century skills into the curriculum
  • Involve community stakeholders in the instructional process

First Semester Research at NCHS:

 9th grade10th grade11th grade12th grade
Career &
Tech. Ed.
Meal Management
Food Labels
Comp.
Health
My Personal WellnessSubstance AbuseChoice Project 
EnglishTo Kill a Mockingbird
The Odyssey
OP-ED
Catcher in the Rye
Junior Research Paper
The Great Gatsby
Huck Finn
Liberty & Limits
American Dream
Conflict, Stress & Coping
Scientific Revolution
French Revolution
Social Contract
ICTEmbedded across disciplines
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Social
Studies
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World
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Lesson 14 (revised 10/26/2010)

Class meets in health classroom

Instruction:

  • Use FITT model and My Pyramid Tracker results (Dietary Guidelines & Nutrient Intake Ananlysis) to develop a list of keywords and research questions


Task(s) - due at the end of the period:

  • list of at least six unique keywords relevant to your personal wellness, as defined by the FITT model, and using your personal results from My Pyramid Tracker.
  • list of at least three research questions that will help you resolve a personal wellness issue raised by your My Pyramid Tracker results and the FITT model.

Homework - due at the beginning of the Lesson #15:

  • Bring the keywords and questions you developed here in class today to class for lesson #15 (next class meeting). Be prepared to share these with the class, your teachers, and the librarians at the start of the period. You will also need to bring them to class for Lessons #16 and #17, so make sure you have them in a safe place!

Essential Questions:

  • What do you need to be able to do to live a balanced life
  • What do you need to know to live a balanced life?
  • How can decisions about diet and exercise affect short and long term health?
  • What foods should you eat and avoid?
  • How can I research what affects my personal wellness?
  • How do I use what I have learned to develop a plan to live a balanced life?
  • What adjustments can you make to raise your wellness and fitness levels?


Additional Resources:
Better understand the health benefits and risks of each group:

Grain group
Vegetable group
Fruit group
Milk group
Meat and beans group
Fats
Calories

Link to passage of a book, The Anatomy of Sports Injuries , by Brad Walker, that explains the F.I.T.T. principle


Lesson 16 (updated 10/26/2010)

Class meets in library computer lab

use Firefox!Use Firefox!


Instruction:

  • Use ProQuest Platinum database to locate one newspaper article that will help answer research questions developed during Lesson #15

Task(s) - due at the end of the period:

  1. Take the My Personal Wellness ICT Pre-Test to measure your information literacy know-how. Be sure to click "Submit all and finish"
  2. Submit all and finishWatch the "ProQuest Platinum Lesson" video.Watch it all the way through the first time!
  3. Using your list of keywords, and the research question you developed in lessons #14 and #15, find, print and email (@ncps-k12.org) to yourself a current (last two years) newspaper article from ProQuest Platinum (the big one) during class. Use the ProQuest interface to accomplish this (see below*).

Database pageRemember that you must go through the library database page to access ProQuest Platinum! Watch the video again, if you aren't sure how to do this.
UN: nchs
PW: library

The recent newspaper article (last two years) must be related to areas of concern, as described in the list of keywords and research questions from Lessons #14 and 15.
     

Homework - due at the beginning of Lesson #17:

  • Read and highlight points from your ProQuest Platinum newspaper article that answer your research question(s).
The article must be current (last two years).
  • Type, in either Word, or Google Docs, a summary of your article (150-200 words), as it pertains to YOUR personal wellness. You may NOT copy and paste the ProQuest summary! That would be plagiarizing. Copy and paste the corrected ProQuest citation** to the top of your summary.
Save it to your U drive on the school network. Bring a hard copy (paper) to class with you for Lesson #17. Be prepared to share with your classmates.
  • Bring to class for next session (lesson #17)
    • hard copy (paper) of your keywords and research questions (from Lessons #14 & 15) with you to class.Be prepared to share with your classmates.
    • Bring a hard copy (paper) of your ProQuest Platinum newspaper article. Be prepared to share with your classmates.
    • Bring a hard copy (paper)of your ProQuest Platinum newspaper article typed summary (that you prepared for Lesson #16 homework) to class with you for Lesson #17. Be prepared to share with your classmates.

Essential Questions:

  • What do you need to be able to do to live a balanced life
  • What do you need to know to live a balanced life?
  • How can decisions about diet and exercise affect short and long term health?
  • What foods should you eat and avoid?
  • How can I research what affects my personal wellness?
  • Why can't I just Google this?
  • Why use a database?
     

Related Resources:

www.nchslmc.org Database icon (blue computer), Username: nchs Password: library, ProQuest Platinum (the big one)

Your ncps email address ends in ncps-k12.org

Handouts from the video

My Personal Wellenss - Lesson #16 (2010) from michelle luhtala on Vimeo.

Sample search, as shown in video:

search strategy

**Here is the screenshot that shows you how to fix the ProQuest Platinum MLA citation

Correcting ProQuest Article


*Here is how to print, email and cite the article using the ProQuest Interface:

print, cite and email using ProQuest Platinum interface


Book Trailers D'Acosta & Dardani

Remember to comply with copyright law when creating your trailers! They will be public, and they will be linked to your account! You are accountable.

  • You may only use 30 seconds or less of any commercially marketed song (i.e. Arcade Fire, Jay-Z, Radiohead, Taylor Swift or The Beatles - the stuff you have to buy in order to own it legally)
  • You must attribute credit for images accessed on the web (unless through Creative Commons - see below)
  • If you borrow dialog or a description of your book, be sure to attribute credit to the source.

Music Files
Must log in to ncps-k12.org Google Apps account to access:
NCHS Music Tech compositions


Instructions for searching for Creative Commons files

Creative Commons MP3 files:

http://www.jamendo.com/en/creativecommons
http://www.goingware.com/tips/legal-downloads.html#websites

Free midi files:
http://www.mididb.com/
http://rock.mididb.com/
http://www.musicrobot.com/
http://www.classicalarchives.com/midi.html

Images
http://search.creativecommons.org/ (see instructions above)


File conversion tools
Music
http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/free-mp3-rocket-share.html
http://www.video2mp3.net/
http://www.convertingfilestomp3.com/
http://www.convertfiles.com/

Video
http://vdownloader.com/
http://youtubedownloader.com/

Uploading your movie to Destiny

Uploading a Book Trailer to Destiny from michelle luhtala on Vimeo.

Additional Resources:




Assured Experiences at NCHS
Subject9th grade10th grade11th grade12th grade
HealthMy Personal Wellness   
Social Studies

RUWhatUEat?

(AKA Hungry Planet Harness Planet)

   
English Book Trailers
   
Science    



9th grade

My Personal Wellness

10th grade

Napoleon's trial