LOCAL INNOVATION PLAN
Posted February 1, 2017
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Redwater ISD Libraries
Campus Library Contacts
Elementary: Kim Flanery firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School: Kristy Otwell email@example.com
Junior High: Rhonda Caudle firstname.lastname@example.org
High School: Janet Haflich email@example.com
The Texarkana College Library website has academic support opportunities offered by Texarkana College to the dual credit students.
Follett Destiny is the library on-line "card catalog". Students may login using their school computer login and id number as the password.
TexQuest is a statewide digital resources program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that provides anytime, anywhere access to high quality, authoritative digital resources to all educators, students, and students' immediate families in the public schools and open enrollment charter schools in the great state of Texas.
EBSCO Host Research Databases offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases available for our high school students.
Gale Resources is an educational publishing company that offers numerous online subscriptions for K-12. Redwater ISD has access to the following online databases from Gale: Gale Student Resources in Context, GREENR, Literature Resource Center, Health & Wellness Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference library, InfoTrac Newsstand, National Geographic Kids, Informe, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Kids InfoBits, Academic OneFile, Scribner Writers Series, Educator’s Reference Complete, Student Resource Center Junior, General OneFile, Twayne’s Authors Series.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online offers three complete online encyclopedias with related Internet links and a multimedia collection. This resource includes access to an online dictionary, atlas, bibliographies, annotated timeline, Spotlight features, Learning Materials, and much more.
American Indian Histories and Cultures Collection features a wide range of materials including:
Manuscripts (treaties, speeches, petitions, diaries, travel journals, ledger books)
Artwork (illustrations, sketches, watercolors, oil paintings, American Indian art)
American Indian Newspapers covering the 1960s to 1990s
Rare Printed Books
American West Collection includes:
Over 300 manuscripts – ranging from the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon, and a twelve page letter of General Custer, to the logbook of a cattle trail driver and the Hinman papers describing the overland trail to California and the Gold Rush.
Broadsides – a host of extremely rare or unique ephemeral material including advertisements, claim certificates, cheques, photos, wanted notices and news-sheets – all of which are superb visual resources.
Maps – an important and underutilized resource for teaching the American West – partly due to their size and unwieldy nature – partly due to their rarity.
Rare printed works – the Graff collection includes many unique or extremely rare items – ranging from extra-illustrated volumes and association copies to city directories and pamphlets and leaflets.
Discovery Education streaming is a digital video-on-demand and online teaching service. Discovery Education streaming integrates seamlessly into any curriculum with 4,000 full-length videos segmented into 40,000 content-specific clips. Discovery Education streaming is available for the entire school community including parents as well as school staff.
TeachingBooks.net provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.
For login and password information to any of the databases, contact the campus librarian.