Back to School 2015-2016

OES Library Update


The OES Library Media Center welcomes you to a new school year! I am looking forward to working with you again this year. I will be sending you a newsletter periodically to let you know what is going on in our "learning hub" and to share information that may be helpful to you in your classes.

UPDATE: Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

I am proud to say that as of today (July 16th) we are ranked 782 out of over 5800 participating schools world-wide. Our student participants have read for a total of 19,974 minutes as of today. Our strongest readers are our in-coming fourth graders. I am pleased with the participation in this challenge and look forward to our school participating in it for years to come.

Teacher Tool Spotlight: Plickers

PLICKERS is the name of a web-based app that uses "paper clickers" as a way for students to communicate answers to their teacher. It is a free and unique program that can be used to assess your students in real-time and receive immediate feedback. This is a tool that teachers can use in grades K-12 for quick checks of understanding during a lesson, exit tickets, or as a poll to check students' knowledge of a topic. All that is required is one mobile device or tablet (Android or ioS), Plickers app, and Plickers cards (download from the Plickers website).

To check it out and/or create your account, click here: PLICKERS

*CLICK on the video below to watch a PLICKERS demonstration.

My Take on Plickers - Automatic Student Feedback with One Device