Monday, October 17, 2016

How to Trap a Ghost OR How to find a scary story in the Library using Destiny's OPAC

     My students start begging for the scariest stories I have as soon as the calendar is turned over to October. So, I wrote a lesson plan with a Ghost Buster hook that would teach the students how to use Destiny's OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog- from Follett Corporation).
The demonstration is presented with a power point containing screen shots. We then move into some live searches using the projected computer screen. The students take turns testing their brainstormed terms and locate a book. The student's exit slip is the completed Ghost Trap/call slip with the successful term used. The terms will be added to a mini poster that will stay near the OPAC stations to assist others in later searches.

 You can access my PowerPoint here.

You can access my Ghost Trap/Call Slip activity sheet and mini poster here.