Media & Tech Tips

November 13, 2015

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Laptops & Thanksgiving Break

If you do not take your teacher laptop home with you over the break, please make sure you secure it in a locked cabinet in your classroom. It is also necessary for you to store your student laptops "out of sight". Please do not leave them out in the open in your room.

Library Books & Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break and Library Books: Students are welcome to keep their library books over the break. If you would rather have your students turn in their books, you may do so. Just a reminder, students with overdue or lost materials are unable to check out until the book is paid for or returned.

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Letters to Veterans

Allison delivered 200 notes and pictures to the Veteran’s Hospital in Decatur on Tuesday. Everyone at the hospital was so appreciative to receive all of the kind words from our students.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program: We have 37 classes who have signed up to participate in this year’s program, challenging students to read 360 minutes or 6 hours by February 16, 2016. If you registered, you should have received all the information you need to send home with students. If you have not signed up, it’s not too late, please see Allison or Debbie to do so!

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TumbleBooks

Ever heard of TumbleBooks? TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture, non-fiction, and chapter books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic book which you can read, or have read to you. It also includes National Geographic videos. Check out the Online Research Library Tab to try it out! We have a free trial courtesy of the Gwinnett County Public Library through March 31st.

Mimio

Thanks to those of you who attended the Mimio class on Tuesday, November 10th. The flyer for the session has been posted to the Technology Training Items section of the Norton Training page.

Title I Inventory

Please return all Title I resources/inventory to the Media Center between now and Friday, December 11th. We will communicate with staff in January when the inventory is open for check out after our inventory monitoring is complete.


Allison will begin sending notices to staff after Thanksgiving break up until Dec. 11th.

ABCYA

Have you ever tried using ABCYA Storymaker with your students? If you want your students to be able to draw and write about their picture, try this fun web tool! http://www.abcya.com/story_maker.htm