End of the Year Items
Final Checkouts (for students): The last week for checkout will be the week of May 4-8, so your checkout that week will be the last checkout for the school year.
Final Returns (for students): Students will need to return all materials the week after their final checkout. So, for example, if your class checks out on Monday, May 4th, all materials will be due for them on Monday May 11th. If your last checkout is Friday, May 8th, all materials will be due Friday, May 15th.
*Please note that if your students are using library books for a project, they may keep them until they are done with them. Just let me know if this is the case.
*Teachers may keep materials until the end of the school year.
Fee Notices: Fee notices will be sent to any student that does not have their items turned in by their final due date. After check-in on your class' final due date during the week of May 11-15, I will run fee notices for any child in your class that still has items checked out.
I need your help! :-) During your next couple of checkouts, please note any student that has items that are past due. Please encourage them to get them turned in ASAP. If you want me to print a report to send home so that students know what they are looking for, please let me know names. This is a l-o-n-g process at the end of every year. Please help! :-) I will even offer a little incentive! The first class in each grade level to get all materials turned in, will earn a 30 minute time with me. We might use an app on the iPad, read stories, etc. (That means an extra 30 minute prep for the teacher. :-)
Student Work and iPad Apps
I want to share out their projects with you. The first reason is it gives them a larger audience than just their classmates/teachers. The second reason is I have been playing around and learning about some new apps. I want to share them with you...things to keep in mind as you plan for next year. Please remember that I love learning about new apps and how they might be used for education. I am always happy to learn something new if you ever want to try one and don't feel you have the time to look into them yourself. And, I am always willing and eager to help you implement their usage with your students.
I will share these projects and different ways to view them via email later this week; please keep an eye out for them and take a couple of minutes to view them. You might find some ways that you might want to try sharing projects out next year. (Or, ways for students to share their work.) The apps that I am using to share their projects are Aurasma, Pic Collage, and ThingLink. (There are more ways to use them, but there is a brief description of how I used each of them below.)
This is an augmented reality app. I used this app similar to a QR code, but the target can be a picture of choice or something student-made.
This app is just a way to make a collage of images and/or videos. You can add text, backgrounds, etc. The collage can come out looking like a poster.
With this app, you choose or create a picture. You can add targets to the picture so that when you click on them, text, another, picture, or a video comes up.