MCW Media Center
Where Students Discover, Discuss, Create, and Evaluate
New Nonfiction Books!
Thanks to the PTA for providing us with the funds for these books!
Coming soon...Bilingual books purchased through Rotary grant!
Wishing there was a website that could help teach your students to type?
Alfa Typing is a great resource for teaching students keyboarding skills. You can create a class, add individual students, and then monitor their progress as they work through the levels. While there are typing games on this website, it offers so much more.
Let me know if you have any questions about setting up your class!
Check it out below.
What? Thousands of free eBooks?!?!
At the most recent Digital Teaching and Learning meeting, EPIC! books was shared with us as a great free reading resource for classrooms. Some of the features include:
- wide-variety of books: early readers, chapter books, non-fiction, Read-to-Me Audio (great feature for our ESL students)
- create up to 36 individual profiles based on interests and reading levels or simply have students read books as guests without having to create any additional profiles
- access digital reading logs to keep track of books and minutes read
- access via desktop, netbook, and iPads (in the process of adding app to iPads)
You can learn more and register at the website below:
What in the world???
The mount attaches to a tripod in order to produce super-stabilized and professional-looking videos with your iPad. This would be great for students working on digital storytelling projects or making a video of some sort. It will also be useful in creating a flipped lesson or any other type of instructional video. The possibilities are endless!
The mount is available for check-out, and I will be happy to show you how to use it.
Parent Tips for Encouraging Children to Read
How can we incorporate some of these reading tips into your classroom newsletter? Would all grades be interested in adding reading tips to their newsletter (or are you already?)? Let me know your thoughts. For now, please let parents know about the new addition of parent reading tips and resources to the media center's webpage in your next newsletter.