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February Shout Outs

Big shout outs go to Ms. Mikan for letting me teach her English 10 classes! Her students are working on a mini research project on the 1950s and teenagers. In addition to showing her students how to use the library catalog, I taught them how to evaluate websites. If you are interested in having me teach your students research methods please let me know!

In addition, thank you to Ms. Cordero, Robin Johnson, Mr. DiMauro, Mrs. Teed, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Tierney, Ms. Sacco, Mrs. Noheimer, Mr. LaPorte, and Mrs. Carvalho for bringing their students to the library this month.

Technology Spotlight

Infographics are a great alternative assessment. Infographics are a visual interpretation of data. Using infographics in the classroom can tap into your student's creative juices. When students create these posters they use information, visuals and technology.

Piktochart is a free and easy to use website that allows you and your students to create infographics.

Copyright and You: Getting Your Students to Understand

Teaching students about copyright can be very difficult and frustrating. Teaching Copyright is a wonderful resource for teachers. They have a variety of lessons, articles, handouts, and other resources to help you explain the importance of this issue to your students. I would be more than happy to collaborate with you on a lesson using these resources.

Skype Session with Sharon Biggs Waller

We are so excited!! The author of A Mad Wicked Folly (see description below) has offered to Skype with us! We are in the process of getting a date and time. In the meantime, if you are interested in reading the book we will be getting copies via inter-library loan. Stay tuned for more details!

"Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl. After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?" (

Blind Date With a Book

Thank you to all those who entered the Blind Date With a Book contest! Congratulations to our winners Renee Midford and Shalya Pierce!!