You know how I am always raving about the library catalog? Well, Follett just released a Chrome browser extension that allows you to search Google and the library catalog AT THE SAME TIME!
The extension is already installed on all the Chromebooks so you can play around with it there. See the royal blue icon in the upper right corner of my web browser below? You can do a direct search of our catalog from the drop down menu that shows up right underneath it. I did a search on Football. Boom! It takes you directly to everything we have on Football.
Notice the Open Educational Resources available on the Results page. Follett worked with the Office of Educational Technology to make thousands of curated, free resources available from within their search engine.
Here is my favorite part. If I search Football in Google, a black band shows up along the top of the search page.
If I click on SHOW, Chrome not only shows me what is on the internet but what is in our catalog as well. Efficient!
Here are instructions for installing the Destiny Discover Chrome extension on your computer.
1. Go to the Chrome Web Store.
2. Search for "Destiny Discover" as an Extension. It'll look like that top Result.
3. Install it.
4. The first time you use it, it will ask you for your state and your school, so just tell it where you are.
This video from a lady in California shows exactly how to go about this if you are still fuzzy about the process.
Visit Your Public Library and Read (or Listen) for Free! Just a few pages a day can make a big difference. This is your chance to read something you choose and will enjoy. If you need a few ideas, check out TeenReads Ultimate Reading List for 2016 or browse the catalog of your local library.