Sterling Middle Speaks ~ 2014
Sterling Middle School Library Media Center
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 http://lcps.org/Page/103648 .
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 thefreedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
See Animoto videos created for Sterling Middle School below:
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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.