Shiloh Middle School

February 2020 Media Center Updates, Volume VI, Edition III

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Welcome to the third edition of volume VI of Shiloh Middle School's media center updates. This newsletter will inform staff about media center resources and general media center information.

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The fastest way to transform presentations into classroom conversations.


Imagine if you could engage every student in your class every day? What if you could instantly see who is confused and who is ready for more? That is the power of Pear Deck. And now, with the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on, you can add the magic of formative assessments and interactive questions to your presentations, right from Google Slides.

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GCPS Book Mobile

Gwinnett County Public Schools is committed to providing the children in our community with opportunities to read quality books that encourage the love of reading. The GCPS Book Mobile 5K will take place May 2, 2020. This annual family event is our primary fundraiser for purchasing new books for the Book Mobile.


This program has a positive impact on our communities, improves literacy, and provides an unforgettable experience for children. Since 2017, over 55,000 Gwinnett children have received new books at 295 school and community visits.


Please consider being a sponsor of this worthy cause! Your commitment will allow us to continue to provide students from Pre-K to Grade 12 with a new book of their choice to add to their personal library.


Please visit gcpsbookmobile.org for photos, the registration link, and information about how to donate online or by check. Let's work together to support literacy in our community!

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featuring our IPEVO Document Camera

Ms. Alexander, SMS's media clerk, is showing Ms. Sadri how to take her lessons to a new level by using the IPEVO Document Camera.


Ms. Alexander is demonstrating how teachers can record science experiments, explain math lessons, or show models for geography lessons.


The IPEVO Document Camera Media Morning took place on February 21st. Please join us at our next Media Morning scheduled for April 17, 2020 at 8:30 am in the media center! Teachers will learn how to incorporate ebooks in the classroom with small groups.

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The media center staff has tracked SMS's media center usage since August 5, 2019. According to our most recent media center data, the media center has serviced 10,387 patrons to date. Of those visits, 2,086 of our media center patrons have participated in media center lessons facilitated by Ms. Bonaby. These lessons included: sixth grade orientation, science fair research, social studies research, digital escape activities, and many more lessons. In addition, 3,380 students have participated in "whole class book checkout" via their language arts classes. Please stop by for more media center experiences.

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