Leota Library Update
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Main Leota Library Page
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A Classroom Connections Page
Custom pages for a specific class or department
Other Library News
Research Opportunities for Everyone
Sixth and seventh graders have been researching! Sixth graders were introduced to the available databases from both the Leota Library website and their KCLS school account. They've also created a works cited list in Noodletools. Seventh graders are learning how to evaluate a website and why Wikipedia isn't an acceptable research source.
These skills can help students across all subject areas! Research can be done through any department, and library lessons can be tailored to your class needs.
Want to have your class research in the library? I can help! Let me know what you need, and we'll create a lesson to take your students to the next level in research.
Evergreen and Young Reader's Choice Book Awards
Sixth graders are reading titles from the Young Reader's Choice book list, and seventh and eighth graders are reading titles from the Evergreen Book Award list. With action, adventure, mystery and more and ranging from non-fiction to graphic novels, there's something for everyone on these lists.
Students can read at least two titles from their list and vote on the one they liked best in the spring. Our school totals will be sent in to help decide the state winner for both awards.
Small but Mighty Makerspace!
Digital Citizenship Update
Part of the Northshore Curriculum includes two digital citizenship lessons for each student per year. Through the Social Studies department, classes meet in the library to learn how to be better consumers of information, be aware of benefits and dangers of talking online, and how your decisions today can affect your future.
6th grade: How is Your Digital Diet?--What are your personal media habits and how much time do your spend in front of a screen? Is your technology use "nutritious or junk"?
7th grade: Safe Online Talk--how to navigate talking with others online, keeping yourself safe, and what to do when something doesn't feel right.
8th grade: Trillion Dollar Footprint--what is your online footprint and how do others see you online? Future employers, schools and others can see many things about you online. Does your Digital Footprint represent how you want to be seen?