Schroeder Library Media Center
June 2022 Newsletter
Important Library Dates
June 10: All staff checkouts due
June 13: Last day to check out books for the summer (return date: September 8)
June 14: We start packing up N101 in anticipation of beginning the 2022-23 school year in our newly renovated library!
June is Pride Month
Resources for LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum
Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History: This project examines individuals who questioned and broke the normed expectations of gender and/or sexuality, and who were therefore often “hidden” from the traditional historical record.
Aligned With Hidden Voices: These videos from PBS Learning Media are aligned to the Hidden Voices Project.
LGBTQ Inclusive Science Curriculum: STEM Teaching Tools offer best practices for inclusive biology lessons.
The Queer Mathematics Teacher: This site includes resources for inclusive mathematics lesson planning.
The LGBTQ Library: From Learning for Justice, an annotated list of films and books to diversify your curriculum.
Poems and More for LGBTQ Pride Month: Explore the rich tradition of LGBTQ poets and poetry through the American Academy of Poets’ showcase of audio, video, poetry, and prose.
It's so Hard to Say Goodbye to UPK
In our story walk around the lower east side, staff readers will bring us through Derrick Barnes' The King of Kindergarten. We know that our youngest warriors will be kindergarten royalty.
NYC Banned Book Challenge
The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
Will Grayson, Will Grayson | John Green & David Levithan
Being Jazz | Jazz Jennings
All Boys Aren’t Blue | George M. Johnson
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You | Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds
Last Night at the Telegraph Club | Malinda Lo
The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
1984 | George Orwell
Out of Darkness | Ashley Hope Pérez
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Summer Reading on a Budget: Sora Audiobooks and eBooks
1. Log into Sora at soraapp.com using your school Chromebook or laptop credentials.
2. In Sora, open the menu (in the top-right corner).
3. Select Add a library.
4. Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.
5. Enter your school email address.
April by the Numbers
876: Total number of student library users
58: Average number of student library users per day
903: Number of database searches
31: LibGuide Hits
213: Physical materials checked out
396: Ebooks accessed
4: Classes Receiving Library Instruction
Panopto Migration- Instructional Software News from Joe Montemaro
Ensemble was recently purchased by another company called Panopto and we wanted you to inform you of this change before the school year ended. Monroe One BOCES has spent the last several months working with the company to determine how this will affect our usage moving forward. First, all of your content and libraries will be migrated over to Panopto this summer. Your current use of Ensemble and any permalinks, videos that you are using will not be affected in any way. Panopto is an established company that has worked in the higher education realm for many years. BOCES believes the functionality will be greatly enhanced by this merger.
What are the next steps for you? As you prepare for the summer, review videos in your library and purge any that you may never use again. If you have trouble connecting to your Ensemble library you can use the following: WCSD Ensemble Tutorials to help. We will be working with BOCES to create training for the new interface to be available in August/September to help you begin the school year. You can view this video tour of the Panopto Library and have a sneak peek of the platform. Please reach out with any questions you may have.
Media News from Monroe #1 BOCES
Learn 360 added 254 new titles. These can be accessed through our SAFARI Montage platform. BOCES school library staff has created playlists and included individual titles below for your convenience.
· Common Core Math 4 Kids (PreK-4) - Eight titles explaining strategies to help with math concepts. (Grades PreK-4)
· Common Core Math 4 Kids (Gr 2-6) - Math strategies for students (Grades 2-6)
· Highlights for Children Reading Practice (Spanish) - A series of very short story videos en espanol. I was unable to turn on closed captions, so really this series should be called Highlights for Children Listening Practice (Spanish). Designed for young children, but could be great for Spanish Language learners at the middle/high school level. (Grades PreK-3)
· Liberty’s Kids (Season 1) – An American animated historical fiction television series, which teaches its viewers about the origins of the United States. (Grades 1-5)
· WordWorld (Season 1) and WordWorld (Season 2) – an American children's CGI animated television series that is based on the books and the wooden puzzles of the same name. The series shows the adventures of a group of animals whose bodies resemble the name of their species, for example, "Dog" has a 'D' for its head and an 'O' and 'G' for its body. Most objects and places are also made of words as well, which include 'Barn', 'Log', 'Drum', 'House', 'Jungle', 'Sub', 'Boots', and 'Pie'. Sometimes an 'S' gets next to a word, and the object starts to multiply. Other objects including clouds, water from a distance, and miscellaneous objects, such as envelopes, and buckets, are not made with letters. (Grades PreK-2)
Jr/Sr High School:
· Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves – These streaming videos from the UK, bring you ecological case studies filmed in the Tropical Rainforests. (Grades 7-12)
· Random Pumpkin TV Titles – Short clips from Pumpkin TV out of the UK looks at a variety of science topics. (Grades 7-12)
· American Experience: Tesla – This title chronicles the life of Nikola Tesla, a man whose ideas revolutionized his time and ours. (Grades 9-12)
· Vietnam – Part of the America in the 20th Century series, this program explores the genesis of Americas painful military quagmire from the roots of Vietnamese nationalism through a century of French colonial rule to the first Indochina war; it then takes viewers from John F. Kennedys initial deployment of military advisers through increases and escalations under the Johnson administration to the final, tragic moments of Saigon’s fall in the spring of 1975.
BOCES also just purchased 3 new independent titles from Human Relations Media (HRM), which will become available on July 1st.
Upper Elementary/Middle Title:
· 10 Reasons You Should Never Try Vaping - This brand new early intervention video and print program is designed to protect elementary and middle school students from the dangers of vaping by presenting age-appropriate facts and information with a strong no-use message. Four kids, ages 10-13, and an older teenage host lead viewers through a list of 10 reasons why vaping is harmful, including nicotine addiction, damage to the brain, lungs, heart, teeth, and more. Strong graphics and humor reinforce the message that vaping is illegal for kids and dangerous for kids' health. Includes a PDF Teacher's Resource Book with printable activities and fact sheets to reinforce the video's content. (Grades 4-8)
Jr/Sr High Titles:
· Binge Drinking and Blackouts: What Every Teen Needs to Know - Binge drinking is the most common, costly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. This program interviews two teenagers who are recovering binge drinkers. Each recounts the details of their drinking and the related dangers including blackouts, hospitalizations, memory loss, and impacts on relationships with family and friends. Expert counselors weigh in on how alcohol binging has become an epidemic problem among teenagers. They share information on how alcohol damages the brain and can lead to various related health issues including addiction. ER doctors talk about what they see and some of the extreme treatments they use to save teens who have passed out, blacked out or worse. This program is a very visceral, candid look at binge drinking from teenagers who have experienced it first-hand and have recovered. (Grades 7-Adult)
· Health Risks of Vaping Marijuana - Vaping marijuana is touted as “safer” than smoking marijuana---but, vaping marijuana comes with its own set of serious risks. Marijuana vapor releases harmful chemicals into your lungs that can negatively impact your respiratory system, your heart, your central nervous system, your immune system, and your mouth, throat and teeth. This program explores the latest research and assesses the risks, focusing on teen health. (Grades 7-12)
BOCES has also renewed our streaming rights for the following 4 titles until June 30, 2027:
· The Antidote to Bullying: Kindness and Respect (Grades 3-6)
· Mind and Body Connection: How your Emotions Affect Your Health (Grades 7-12)
· Caffeine: How Much is Too Much (Grades 7-12)
· Benefits of Exercise (Grades 9-12)
BOCES has been adding titles to our Swank K-12 Streaming catalog as requests roll in. These are to be used only for instructional purposes, (unless used in conjunction with the Swank Public Performance Movie License). The newest titles are:
· Dark Waters
· Flash of Genius
· I Love Lucy Season 2 Episode 1: Job Switching
· A Smile as Big as the Moon
· As Good as it Gets
· Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
· Sing 2
· Sometimes in April
· The Tempest
· True Grit
· Monsters University
If you have any questions about Swank, or about any of our other Multimedia services, please reach out to your librarian.