SAMS Media Center News

August/September Edition 2013

Media Center: Destiny Card Catalog Update

Every teacher at SAMS has access to the Destiny Card Catalog. Your username is the same as the prefix to your email address. Your password is your employee ID/Sub Center number. Searching as a guest is also permitted. New to Destiny is the option to search for online information. As in the past, you can search district wide for resources and have them sent to St. Andrews for your use. Please visit the media center to see additional uses for Destiny.

New Books

Special "Thank You!" to Ms. Louise Smith for the "new book" display above. Her idea inspired me to create additional book displays. Check them out below.

READING ROCKS 2014 "Reading Rocks Around the Clock"

Saturday, Sep. 28th, 9am-1pm

3455 Pine Belt Road

Columbia, SC

Join Richland One as they celebrate their annual literacy family event. Special guests include Jonathan Greene, artist; Carole Boston Weatherford, author and poet; Jessica Khoury, author; and Karen Alexander, president and CEO of the Auntie Karen Foundation.

Don't forget to update your E-Chalk page.

Parents use E-Chalk to keep abreast of your classroom activities and to stay in contact with teachers. Be sure your page is updated. Jennifer Thornsberry and I are available if you need assistance with setting up or updating your page.

Computer Labs - Reserve Online

You can now reserve the computer labs online! Login to the SAMS E-Chalk page and search for the labs under the "Groups" link.

Tech Thursdays

We are excited to have Jennifer Thornsberry back this year to facilitate our Tech Thursday sessions. Be sure to join us for the remainder of the year as she introduces us to new technology. Don't forget to sign in when you attend the sessions!

Dates & Topics:

September 10 - Good Drive/Docs

October 10 - Edmodo

November 14 - SmartBoard

December 5 - Content Supported Web Resources/Symbaloo

January 16 - Common Core & Virtual Learning

February 6 - IPAD/IPOD

March 20 - IPAD/IPOD Supporting CCSS

April 10 - Supporting CCSS through Content - Related Technology

Visual Literacy Festival

This is a collection of contests to celebrate visual literacy. Students and adults may compete to receive top honors in a variety of categories. Please see Ms. Wylie for additional information and assistance with completing forms. Click the link for more information. RICHLAND ONE VISUAL LITERACY FESTIVAL

Ms. Wanda Wylie, Media Specialist

I have been at SAMS for more than fifteen years and have taught seventh and eighth grade ELA. This year, I am embarking on a new career in the media center. Be sure to stop by for information regarding technology and ideas for teaching literacy in the your classroom. In addition, I am available to assist with research projects. I want the media center to be an extension of your classroom.