The week of December 16, 2013

McWhorter Library Newsletter

December Library Writing Challenge Contest Winners!

These kids worked hard and wrote high quality papers to win the December Library Writing Challenge Contest! They received a certificate, extra book check out, and a free magazine! Congratulations! You can read the winning papers on the McWhorter Elementary Library website. (Click on link below) Look for our January Library Writing Challenge next month!

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Augmented Reality Teacher Inservice

Coming to the library Jan. 8!

The Specials and Specialists teams have designed an augmented reality teacher inservice to help the staff review important concepts in Chapter 8/9 of the Math Classroom Discussions book. Faculty members will use the Aurasma app and Samsung Galaxy tablets to scan auras around the library. Each aura is linked to a different video made with apps such as Puppet Pals 2, Tellagami, and Morfo. These videos review key talk move ideas and pose discussion questions. At the end, we are going to scan two QR codes linked to videos of teachers demonstrating accountable talk skills from the Getting Started chapter. We're going to have lots of fun!

Alejandra and Kathy use the Puppet Pals 2 app to record a skit

Reading Academy Learning

Blake uses the Explain Everything app in the Vine video below to describe how Timothy and Phillip used resources around the island to stay alive in the novel The Cay. Ms. Kincaid's Reading Academy group will meet again Thursday, January 9 from 3:00-4:00 in the library to see what happens next in the novel. Click below and turn on the sound to see this app in action.