Category Archives: Webinars

EBSCO Mini Sessions

NOTE: the times listed on the online registration form are in Eastern time, so they will be listed one hour ahead!

The recordings do not require a password so please share.

Overview of EBSCO Resources
October 25, 2017    29 min 1 sec  Recording here
All new school librarians will want to join this session to learn about what is available in your online library and how best to search it. Topics include K12 and professional development content. We’ll also review EBSCO’s Help site where you can find materials to promote these great resources. Even if you are a seasoned librarian, join us and you might pick up some new tips and tricks!

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
October 25, 2017    18 min 27 sec Recording here
Join this 15 minute session to learn about this newest resource for high school students. This fast-paced tour will include a content overview and some of the cool “browse by” tips students can employ to quickly find exactly what they need. These include browsing by author, poem or short story, poem forms or techniques, period, movements and more.

Maker Space Activities in Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
October 26, 2017   18 min 42 sec Recording  here
Have a maker space in your library? Then you won’t want to miss this quick tour of another new library resource. In addition to maker space topics, we’ll showcase how to quickly find projects for all your holiday crafts. Easy access to favorite crafting magazines makes this a wonderful value for students and parents alike!

Psychology & Behavioral Science Resources
November 6, 2017    3:30 – 3:45 PM   Register here.
This resource is an essential tool for students, counselors and researchers studying the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. This session provides an overview of the EBSCOhost interface and how to use limiters and filters to find relevant articles.

Integrate EBSCO content with Google Classroom
December 11, 2017    3:15 – 3:30 PM      Register here.
If you are a Google Apps for Education user, you already know that Google Classroom allows you to create classes, distribute assignments and communicate with your students all in one place. Now compatible with Google Classroom, Explora makes it easier than ever to share authoritative articles and multimedia content with your students. Join us for this quick “how to” session to see just how easy it is!

EBSCOadmin – Retrieving Statistics and Scheduling Reports
December 11, 2017   3:45 – 4:00 PM      Register here.
Want to see how your EBSCO resources are being utilized in your school? Join us for this micro session on usage statistics and learn how to retrieve and schedule them so they are delivered directly to your inbox. Don’t have an EBSCOadmin account? No worries – we’ll show you how to request one!

EBSCOadmin – Top Customization Features for K-12 Resources
January 23, 2018    3:30 – 3:45 PM    Register here.
Ever wonder if you can change features in your EBSCO resources? If so, then this session is for you! In this quick lesson, we’ll cover the top customization features requested by school librarians – and show you how to enable them in your EBSCOadmin account. If you don’t have an EBSCOadmin account, you can still join the session to learn what’s available and how to request the change via our Technical Support department.

Computer Source Overview
January 25, 2018   3:30 – 3:45 PM    Register here.
Geared to those students interested in technology, this resource covers topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. In this session, we’ll review the EBSCOhost interface and share tips on how to find relevant articles.

Britannica Training

Homework Help with Oklahoma Digital Prairie Resource – Britannica K-8! (30 minute live session)
Thursday, March 9th 3 PM      Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5877094538684256770

Britannica to the rescue!  Find ways to help students with homework questions, additional information, and special projects.  Britannica’s wide variety of content types, including text, images, and information videos, help students different learning styles understand new and complex topics.  A great resources for parents, teachers, and homeschooling!

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Britannica Comes Alive in 5! (Pre-recorded video tutorials – under 5 minutes each).

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Britannica K-8 Basics (30 minute recorded session)
This webinar was to learn new ways to do research projects with students using Britannica School K-8 and to get ideas for integratihttps://vimeo.com/201048821/1b865085a9ng technology and 21st Century Skills into your library and classrooms!

Attendees will learn about special features including:

  • ‘My Britannica’ to collect, organize, and share favorite content
  • Classroom curriculum resources for American History, World Studies, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and all levels of Language Arts and Math.
  • Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature.
  • Creating standards aligned lesson plans with the lesson plan builder.

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Help to Meet Edge Benchmarks  with Oklahoma Digital Prairie Resource – Britannica K-8! (30 minute live session).  Recording will be linked here soon.

Looking for ways to better serve your community with digital resources and technology?  Join us for this 30 minute webinar to discover ways to integrate technology into your communities with Britannica K-8!

Happy viewing!

Make the most of Britannica School

All libraries and schools in Oklahoma have FREE access to Britannica School for the elementary and middle school levels through Digital Prairie. Digital Prairie is a production of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and is funded with state and federal funds. Federal funds are provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Make the most of this resource by attending an upcoming training webinar hosted by Britannica.

Click here to register for a Britannica School Elementary webinar

Click here to register for a Britannica School Middle webinar

Can’t make a webinar or want one-on-one training? We are here to help! Contact the trainer at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries for more options. We provide in person training for Digital Prairie resources. We can even conduct training sessions for your staff at no cost to you.

Please contact us using the following web form if you have any questions. Hope to see you soon!

Request Training Web Form

 

Recorded Ebsco Webinars- Updated 2015

Want to get better acquainted with the Digital Prairie Databases but can’t take time away from your library? Thankfully both EBSCO and Britannica offer online webinars. All these require are an internet connection, headphones, and time. Here is the Ebsco schedule and here is Britannica’s. Of course, even the webinar schedule may not work for you. With this in mind, EBSCO’s Lisa Jones has graciously recorded and shared the following sessions she held for Oklahoma librarians. You can watch them at your convenience!

Digital Prairie/Ebsco: Highschool Resources in your Electronic Library (1 hour, 3 minutes)

Digital Prairie/Ebsco: Middle School Resources in your Electronic Library (54 minutes)

Digital Prairie/Ebsco: Elementary School Resources in your Electronic Library (52 minutes)

Digital Prairie/Ebsco: Basic EBSCOhost using Academic Search Premier and MasterFILE Premier (58 minutes)

Digital Prairie/Ebsco: Advanced EBSCOhost using Academic Search Premier and MasterFILE Premier (1 hour)

Digital Prairie/Ebsco: Finding Online Books for K12 and Beyond using EBSCOhost (26 minutes)

Digital Prairie/ Ebsco: It’s Time for Professional Development (52 minutes)

Digital Prairie/Ebsco: Exploring Your Business Resources (1 hour, 14 minutes)

Digital Prairie/Ebsco: Find Current Event Topics in Newspaper Source (1 hour)

Digital Praire/Ebsco: Your Health Resources (1 hour, 1 minute)

Happy viewing!