Hubbard School Library E-News

October 25, 2013

New Library E-News Format

From now on all three schools will receive a combined weekly Hubbard School Library E-News bulletin through All Media Center staff will contribute to this e-news and it will help to link the three schools and provide more continuity within the Hubbard School Library Media Program. It also enables us to better serve you and meet your needs.

SMART Board Websites

Here are a few sites that can be helpful when creating SMART Board Activities.

Gynzy-- (Grades K-5)
Gynzy is a web based interactive whiteboard software designed for the convenience of both the teacher and the student. It’s easy to use and offers a variety of content. Gynzy offers a free trial period and you have the option to purchase a year subscription for about $100 when the free trial ends.

PBS Kids Interactive Whiteboard Games -- (Grades K-5)
PBS Kids offers fun and educational interactive whiteboard games for students. Topics include Language Arts, Math, Social Science, and Art. These resources are free and you do not need to create an account to access them.

ABCTeach -- (Grades PreK-8)
ABCTeach is a free educational website for teachers. You do not need an account to access the 5,000 free printable worksheets, interactive activities, theme units and more. Click on the “Interactive” tab to connect to the SMART Board activities.

Internet 4 Classrooms -- (Grades PreK-12)
Internet 4 Classrooms free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction. Click the link above and then scroll down to access the list of SMART Board lessons and activities.

Discovery Education Session Offered a Second Time!

Did you miss the PD session on Discovery Education?

Don't fret! Learn how to reap the benefits of Discovery Education on 10/30/2013 in the Middle School Media Center. The session for high school and middle school teachers is from 2:30-3:00pm. The session for elementary teachers will be from 3:15-3:45pm.

Discovery Education is a fantastic resource that offers access to videos, audio clips, images, and curriculum resources such as lesson plans aligned to Common Core that you can download and edit to meet the learning needs in your classroom.

Earn Contact Hours!

The Hubbard School Library program offers free workshops to assist staff with learning new technology and programs. Staff can earn contact hours by attending these events. All workshops are held after school from 2:30-3:00pm in the Middle School Media Center. The sessions for elementary teachers will be from 3:15-3:45pm. All workshops are free and nonsequential.

Additional workshops

SMART Technology--(10/29/2013)

Session Handouts Available Online

The handouts from the sessions are available online at...

Elementary Teacher Resources

Middle School Teacher Resources

High School Teacher Resources

Media Center Resources

Below are links to the Media Center resources.

Please disregard any email you receive from an event you create on any of the Media Center resource calendar saying that your event was declined.

How can we help you?

Amy E. Slade, MLIS

Mary Ann Smiley