March 2014 Report
Patti Bogert, Assistant Library Media Specialist
What's Been Happening?
*Mrs. Nichols' World History class is creating videos for our YouTube channel showing how colonization continues to affect the modern world, while focusing on research strategies.
*Mrs. Nichols' US History class has been working on presentations and projects showing how New England played a role in slavery and abolition. Final projects will be on display in the Sandwich, Center Harbor, and Meredith Public Libraries.
*Mrs. McGurkin's Advanced Biology class created videos (that are also on our YouTube channel!) on parts of the cell for an election campaign. Posters are hung up around the school with QR codes that link to the videos and voting!
*We held our standing room-only March Open Mic with a record number of performers!
*7th and 8th grade book club started up! We read See You at Harry's, meeting once a week for lunch discussions. And then, on March 19, we had a great Skype session with the author--Jo Knowles--an ILHS alum!
*Hannah Simmons has been working in the library to complete her technology credit. She is writing about her experiences on her blog, The Library Intern. Follow her!
*Planning for the 9th grade Renaissance Project has begun and the freshmen have been visiting to start research, while also covering note-taking strategies.
*7th grade planning for their giant environmental project has begun! The teachers have sat down with us to really examine the research process and to think about some exciting changes to help students succeed.
*New items--the little things that students are always looking for--have come in: Apple charging cords, tripod mounts for cell phone recording, mini card readers, more SD cards, headphone splitters, USB chargers, and more!
*Mrs. Miller was named to the New Hampshire School Library Media Association's governance board, taking the role for Advocacy and Government Relations.