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FOLLETT AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL

Jim Belair Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES SLS Director
Genesee Valley BOCES
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  


BOCES Training Site: you can use this to play and explore!  Click on Training then Buffalo High School.


1.       One Place for everything

·         Books

·         Websites

·         eBooks

·         Databases

·         Streaming Videos

2.       WebPath Express: Librarian vetted websites that can be accessed using Destiny

http://library.cccsd.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=101



3.       One Search: Federated searching for databases, streaming videos and some free online sources.  Remember- less is more!

·         Not necessarily a great way to search, but a great way to access the main site

4.       Resource Lists: a great way to pull in books, database articles, websites, eBooks, streaming videos... on a specific topic

·         Churchville Chili Middle School South for Literature

http://library.cccsd.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=101

·         Churchville Chili Middle School North for 6th grade Social Studies

http://library.cccsd.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=102

·         Greece Olympia High School for Rulers project

http://destiny.greece.k12.ny.us/common/welcome.jsp?site=113

·         Greece Craig Hill- tied with Common Core

http://destiny.greece.k12.ny.us/common/welcome.jsp?site=106

5.       Visual Search: Similar to a Resource List...but it is done with keyword or subject headings.  Not just an elementary thing.

·         Hilton Merton Williams Middle School

http://destiny.hiltoncsd.net/common/welcome.jsp?site=101

6.       Book Rooms: Use Destiny to create a leveled reading room.  Then set up a Visual Search by reading level.

·         Churchville Chili Churchville Elementary

http://library.cccsd.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=104

·         Gates Chili Brasser

http://destiny.gateschili.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=102

·         Kendall Elementary School

http://library.kendallschools.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=101

 

7.       Video Book Trailers: Great way to engage kids in a technology project to promote books.

·         Hilton Merton Williams Middle School

                                                               i.      http://destiny.hiltoncsd.net/common/welcome.jsp?site=101

                                                             ii.      Could link with a QR Code on Book Jacket

8.       Book Reviews: Students and staff can write and publish their own book reviews that will display in Destiny.

·         Spencerport Middle School

http://follett.spencerportschools.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=101

9.       Reports: Lots of reports that can help you with instruction!

·         Battle of the Classrooms- most checked out grades

·         Most searched for titles

·         Searches with no results

·         Student history as a reading log

10.   Citations: Can create MLA bibliography or list with items