Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Summer Reading: Now's the Time to Suggest a Book!

We always want the summer reading list to include books recommended by current UHS students - you know best what you want to read! If you have a book to recommend, please fill out this form online or a recommendation card in the library. Thanks!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Resources for Mrs. Bouchard's A & D Block Classes

Creating a Video
  • PowToon (cannot create videos on the iPad)
    • Create a video using images, music, text, and animated characters and images.
    • Example:

Creating a Webpage
  • Adobe Spark Page (iPad app available)
    • Create a page using images, text, links, and videos. There is a lot of flexibility in the available layouts, and the results look very professional.
    • Example
  • Google Sites
    • A versatile canvas for building a website or wiki. You can use the older version on the iPad, but the new version of Google Sites, which can only be used on a computer, is much easier to use.
    • Example
Citation Resources

Monday, March 13, 2017

Links for Mr. MacKenzie's B & G Block World Lit Classes

Below are some recommended resources for your research paper on The Kite Runner. Feel free to use other resources, but especially if you're searching on Google, keep the CRAAP test in mind!

Citation Resources
Databases and Online Reference Materials
(full list of available databases is here)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Try these eBooks:
    • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
    • Encyclopedia of Religion
    • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
    • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
    • World Religions Reference Library
    You need a free BPL eCard to access JSTOR; sign up here.
  • Global Issues in Context
    Try these pages under Browse Issues:
    • 9/11: Tenth Anniversary
    • Afghan War
    • Afghanistan
    • Al-Qaeda
    • Islam: Sunni and Shiite Disputes
    • Islamophobia
    • Pakistan-Afghanistan Conflict Over Border Region
    • Taliban Resurgence in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Try these pages under Browse Issues:
    • 9/11 Attacks
    • Afghan War
    • Islamophobia
    • Taliban
    • Terrorism
  • U.S. History in Context
    Try this page under Browse Topics:
    • 9/11 and Its Aftermath
  • World History in Context
    Try these pages under Browse Topics:
    • Afghanistan
    • Islam
Open Web

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Links for Mr. MacKenzie's F Block Class's To Kill a Mockingbird Paper and Project

Databases and Online Reference
    Citation Resources

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    April 6 Book Club Meeting: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

    Book Club's next pick is Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld; all are welcome to join the discussion after school in the library on Thursday, April 6. If you need a copy, see Ms. Charpentier or stop by the public library.

    From Goodreads"Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With World War I brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way… taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever."

    Join us to discuss Leviathan, or come to the last Book Club discussion of the school year on Thursday, May 4, to talk about Fallen by Lauren Kate.

    If you enjoyed any recent Book Club picks, don't forget to look for similar books on display at each meeting and archived on Pinterest!

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Links for Mr. Bennett's C Block Public Speaking Class

    Databases and Online Reference Materials 
    The full list of available databases and online reference resources is here. See below for a few databases that might be particularly helpful, depending on your topic.
    Open Web
    • Always use the CRAAP test to decide if an online source is worth using!
    Citation Resources

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    March Library Newsletter

    The March library newsletter is here - check it out!

    Featured this month:

    • A snapshot of semester 1 in the library
    • Spotlight on the Youth Media Awards
    • Update on events at the public library
    • Anime and Book Club dates for the spring