Media Center Buzz

Burnside Elementary Media Center, Winter 2014

Computer Science Education Week December 8-14, 2014

Burnside students celebrated Computer Science Education Week by participating in an Hour of Code. By combining logic, geometry, and fun students were able to write simple computer code telling characters from Angry Birds and Frozen what to do.

Visual Literacy Festival

The next Visual Literacy Festival contest is puppetry. Entries must be submitted by January 19, 2015. Applications and Guidelines are available in the media center.

Read Around The Planet

Registration is now open for Read Around the Planet. This celebration of reading connects classes around the world. During the video conference students exchange information about their school, city, and state. They will also share something you have been working on in class. Ideas may include skits, artwork, reports, poetry, or songs.

If your are interested in participating in Read Around the Planet, contact Mrs. Turner.

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New Equipment

The media center now has a collection of Neo2s that may be used in your classroom. These devices may be used for students to type reports and practice math facts. They will be available for checkout in the new year.

District Email

Microsoft Outlook 2013 will be replacing Novell Groupwise as the district's email this school year. Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Office 365 Training is being offered at Olympia on Wednesdays during January to help you with the transition. Participants must register in Avatar to reserve a seat.

For further information contact Elizabeth Kohut 400-1680 or

Technology Proficiency Training Dates

Mrs. Barber will be at Burnside Elementary on the following dates for your required technology proficiency training.

  • January 7, 2015
  • January 14, 2015
  • January 29, 2015

Richland One Digital Learning Enivornment: Tech Tip of the Day Monthly Calendar

The Instructional Technology Services department has created a calendar with daily technology tips to use in the classroom. For further information contact our technology educator, Debra Barber.