Sterling Middle Speaks ~ 2014

Sterling Middle School Library Media Center

September Events

We’ve had a busy first quarter. Through 6th grade orientation to class mini-lessons, we hope you found some time to visit us.

We ran a successful “royal” book fair, staying open for a “Breakfast Bites & Books” event, and during both Back to School Nights. We thank the teachers for bringing their students, and all the purchases they made for either personal or classroom use. All profits from the fair will go towards new books, media and programs for the library.

Slideshow Vocabulary Rigor– Thanks to the combined efforts of the librarians & staff, our students receive vocabulary rigor during the morning slideshow. Teachers of each department are invited to contribute content specific words & definitions for inclusion.

New Videos on Safari Montage– The librarians have uploaded new “It’s Okay to Be Smart” videos for Sterling Middle School users.

Reading eBooks Day and Night—Our school community provides digital reading through MackinVIA, see .

Students: login with PID & current password

Teachers: regular login & LDAP password

Banned Books Week - September 21-27

This year's theme was banned Graphic Novels. Did you know that Captain Underpants is the #1 banned book for two years running? Libraries support the

freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

See Animoto videos created for Sterling Middle School below:

About the Library Media Center

The library is open Monday thru Friday from 8:15 - 3:30. The online "search apps" are

available 24/7 for academic and recreational searching. Visit our Webpage for other interesting stuff!

School Librarians:

monica light

toby abrahamsen

Library Assistant:

karen schray

Follow us on Twitter: @STM_Library

Follow us on Twitter @STM_lib

Get Kahoot!

Create and play fun educational quizzes on Kahoot! The library staff from another school has generated two quizzes: Orientation and Intervention and Enrichment. Test your knowledge and learn while having fun!


What is Web 2.0? (and more importantly, why is it important to me?)

According to the Oxford Dictionary, Web 2.0 is the second stage of development of the Internet, characterized especially by the change from static web pages to dynamic or user-generated content and the growth of social media. When you use Web 2.0 tools in the classroom, students are more engaged with the content, which means they are more active learners. Web 2.0 tools will help you differentiate not only the learning process, but vary the ways students can demonstrate mastery as well.