MHS Media Minutes

May 2018

(M-9 & M-10) Students Skilled for Success & Student Engagement

M-Powerment Strategies #9 and #10 go hand in hand. As teaching experts, you know that when students are engaged in their learning, they are more likely to succeed in your classroom and excel after graduation.

Check out the embedded links below where students can choose, critically analyze and evaluate resources, collaborate with peers, and communicate their ideas in creative ways.

Can You Identify the 10 Types of Plagiarism?

Sometimes students may not realize they are plagiarizing in written assignments. Knowing what plagiarism looks like may prevent students from doing it. Teachers benefit from better understanding each type as well.

Digital Literacy Bingo

Taken from the Teen Literacies Toolkit, this bingo card gives students the opportunity to practice their digital literacies, defined as "the ability to use technology responsibly and ethically and transfer everyday ideas into technology processes” (YALSA Futures Report, 2014). Feel free to adapt the activities on this card so that students can compete in teams. Teens can also complete personalized tasks on this card individually at their own pace.

Help Struggling Readers by Employing Multiple Literacies

As you work to revise past lessons or create new ones this summer, consider adding literacies in multiple formats or languages that aid students in becoming better readers while building real-life skills in the process.

Here are a few suggested ideas and tactics from the Teen Literacies Toolkit:

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Speaking of Reading...

Summer Reading 2018

Readers of ALL ages are encouraged to participate in the Mooresville Public Library's summer reading program June 2nd through August 4th. Please sign up to log the books that you and any family members read or listen to this summer. In addition to checking out books, consider stopping by the library for a variety of other activities each week.

Teen Librarian and MHS grad, Vanessa Campbell, will be in the Media Center throughout 3rd block on Wednesday, May 23rd, registering students for the summer reading program. Please encourage your students to attend.

Interested readers can open the file below for more information about the kick-off event, movie nights, and additional learning opportunities.

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Images Used with Permission by the CLSP

2019 NC YA Book Award Nominees

Every spring, high school students across the state have the opportunity to vote for and nominate their favorite young adult books, published over the past three years.

In March & April, MHS students contributed to the ballot that ultimately chose Every Exquisite Thing by NC author, Matthew Quick, as this year's winner of the NC Young Adult Book Award. They also suggested three popular titles that were approved for next year's list of nominees. You can find these featured books (and more) in the Media Center.

Looking for Summer Reads?

Although the HUB Reading Challenge ends on June 30, the award-winning books on this list "encourage participants to explore genres outside of their comfort zone." Featuring fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, the titles on the Google Sheet are located in the Media Center or through our Public Library resources. Please borrow a few print or digital copies while you vacation or staycation this summer. You can access the Public Library's ebooks or audiobooks with your library card.

Staff Book Club

Even if you've been unable to attend this semester's monthly meetings, you are welcome to read the books below independently. Our next meeting is planned for 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 31 at Monsoon Asian Grill & Sushi Bar. Please join us for food and fellowship, as we discuss The Husband Hour.

Want to read with us over the summer? Email Erin to stay connected.

Check out our past and current reads below.

Collaboration Celebrations

As always, we want to recognize the following teachers who have scheduled time in the Media Center this month or team-taught with us: Thomas/D. Kelly, Hanson, Carmendy, Schall, T. Smith, Mayfield, Harris, Stonestreet, Braddock, Bugica, A. Davis, Carpenter, Chapman, Ross, Holston, Hooper, Anderson, E. Akelman, Foulks, Hall, Fitzsimmons, House, Kunkle, and Rominger.

Thank you for collaborating/rocking out with your School Library Media Coordinators this year! Let us know how else we can assist or work with you.

Contact Brawley & Stutts

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We're happy to help with:

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  • Research, literacy, citations or other curriculum support
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  • Projector & speaker problems
  • Whitelisting, lamination, batteries, etc.