Curtis Library Media Center Update

August 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! It is sure to be a GREAT year and the Curtis LMC is here to help YOU! Here are some things to look forward to this year:

* Dot Day

* Global Read Aloud

* Book Fairs

* Skype Connections

* Reading Contests

New Technology

Check out our new technology in the library! It will be perfect for class project presentations! Reserve the library media center for your next class meeting or Skype!

First "Appy" Hour

Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 3:45-4:15pm

Curtis Library Media Center

Bring your iPad and come share your favorite app! You should leave with a few new ones! Drinks & snacks will be provided!

Technology Tip


If you haven't yet, try Twitter for professional development. Follow me @curtislibrary1 and then search your grade level/subject to find 10 other people to follow. In addition, follow @cybraryman1 for information on Twitter chats that would pertain to your grade level. For information on children's literature and authors, follow @MrSchuReads! Looking for great technology ideas, follow @TechNinjaTodd for great technology ideas for older students or @mattBgomez for technology ideas for younger students. Let me know if you need any help with Twitter! I will hold an after school session for Twitter soon!


This is a fabulous website to use in your classroom to log the books that your students are reading! Let me know if you need help setting this up!

More About Smore

Smore is an easy to use flyer creator that can be used for your class newsletter. There are templates that you fill in to personalize for your classroom. Newsletters can be embedded or shared through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) After you have created one, you can duplicate and edit to change it weekly. Let me know if you would like help creating one!