TexQuest:

These Ain’t Your Momma’s Databases

Team up with Teachers

and Stretch Into the Curriculum

Ann Vyoral

Educational Specialist, Digital Resources & Library Services

Education Service Center, Region 20

ann.vyoral@esc20.net

TexQuest Team

Make sure at this point that participants understand that TexQuest is a Program (coordinated through the state library), and that there are partners who provide Resources, along with ESC-20 who provides support for training and outreach.

Easy to identify

Easy to find

Don’t hide the digital resources - make links easily available on district webpages, and remove links that don’t work.

One bad click could “poison the well” for future tries

Easy to decide

Decision fatigue - paradox of choice

display the resources they will use and tell what they do

Easy to start

Keep the keys (passwords) where you can find them, but not where they can be stolen

Where will TexQuest take you?

Opportunity: Curriculum Integration

Horizontal learning - kw a little bit about all the disciplines, make connections, put people together

Lesson make over Enhance learning, collaborate

Link to Individual Items

Articles

Images & Videos

eBooks

Link to Resource Packs or Lists

Links to Databases

Persistent Link Language

Adam Matthew Digital

Use url

Britannica

Use url

EBSCO eBooks

Permalink

Gale Cengage

Bookmark

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer

Copy url

TeachingBooks.net

Permalink

PermaLink

A Persistent Link is a link that is less likely to change.

Fracking

"Fracking Site." Gale Science in Context, Gale, 2015. Science in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/PC4205142037/SCIC?u=esc20&xid=fdfadaf5. Accessed 5 Feb. 2017.

Video

Graph

Books

Diagram

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Opportunity: Staff Development Provider

Librarian is the best person for PD. Get beyond Just google it by showing teachers what else the digital resources can do for them. Reach teachers, reach students. What can a librarian do/know that an outside PD provider doesn’t? Explain plan for roll out

TexQuest Resource Guide

Content Level

Resource Name & Provider

Contents of Resource

Features in Resource

Target Content Groups or Special Populations

Start Small & Follow up

Language makes a difference

Database

Research

My Library

Premium Digital Resources

Explore

Investigate

Discover

Our School

Share and Support Library Community

TexQuest.net Resources Referenced

Sign Up for Program Updates

On the first page of TexQuest.net, please have all participants sign up for TexQuest X-Press. They can also see the back issues from here.

More Information

TexQuest Support at ESC-20

texquest@esc20.info (email)

1-844-719-1501 (toll free)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

k12@tsl.texas.gov

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