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TVMS Library: Green Project

Library resources, project guides, and more.

The Green Project

Finding articles using Google News

  1. Go to http://www.google.com
  2. Enter your keywords and hit "search".
  3. At the top of the page, click the "News" tab to show only results from local and national news sources.

Books in the Library

Big Idea

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Your goal is to make the world a greener place.  You will make your school or community greener by using the information that you learned about natural resources, renewable resources, non-renewable resources, recycling, and conservation.

Things you may want to consider;

  1. All of the things read and discussed in class
  2. Any new things that you learn in your research for this project
  3. Energy uses – types and how to cut back
  4. The 3 R’s
  5. Changing transportation styles to reduce pollution
  6. Use of water, food waste, and conservation
  7. Other topics – teacher approval

 

WHAT MUST BE TURNED IN?

  1. A video presentation demonstrating your ideas and learning. Choose one of the following:
    1. WeVideo
    2. Screencastify using Google Slides
    3. Powtoon

 

RUBRIC for Green Project video:

Green Project Notes Sample

How does one organize information from various sources?

...with good notes, of course!

Search the Library Catalog!

To request books to be delivered:

1) Click the link above and click "Log In"

  • username = your email address, without the @tvsd.info (example, 28jsmith)
  • password = your 6-digit ID number

2) Find a book you'd like to request (be sure to click on it to view the book details)

3) Click "Hold"  (You'll see a message saying to pick it up.  Disregard this--we will deliver it!)
CLICK HERE for a video that shows you how to do this!

A couple of notes on requesting books:

  • Books will be delivered to your LA teacher.  (Livestreaming students' books will be placed on the shelves outside the office)
  • You may request a maximum of 2 books at a time
  • Book returns are made the same way as in the past--drop it in the book return slot in the library.

Websites

Google Tools

Google Slides:

Slide presentation tool (like PowerPoint).

Google Classroom: 

Virtual classroom for assignments,

communication, and resources.

Google Drive:

Cloud storage for files.


 

Tips for Better Presentations

How do task, purpose, and audience influence how speakers craft and deliver a message?

...by following these guidelines!

1) Don't put too much text on one slide
2) Don't read off your slides
3) Make eye contact
4) Speak loudly, clearly, and expressively
5) Show enthusiasm for your topic
6) PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

 

For an example of how NOT to do a presentation, click here:  The Worst Presentation Ever

Help!

HELP!! Working from home?   Click here for usernames & passwords for the library resources.  (You'll need to access the document through your tvsd.info account)