Library Media News

January 2016

Where's Kim?

Jan 4 - SPE

Jan 5-7 - GWE

Jan 8 - SLC

Jan 11-15 - SPE

Jan 19-22 - GWE

Jan 25-28 - SPE

Jan 29 - GWE

Research on the Internet

Not all websites are created equal.

While the library department offers many paid resources that are ad free and chock full of good information, it's essential that we work to make sure kids begin to question, confirm and verify information that they find online.

I'm happy to work with you to offer lessons related to this idea at any grade level. Just say the word and we'll get something scheduled!

See the article below for more information...

(And I won't invite my French model boyfriend -- the one I met on the Internet! Ha!)

Did Santa bring E-Readers?

If the holiday season brought more e-reading devices to your classroom, I will be happy to meet with individuals, small groups or whole classes to review Overdrive (Grades 3-6) or Follett Shelf (Grades 2-6).

Remember these digital reading tools work well with the Chromebook as well!

Hour of Code

Learning to program a computer provides deep levels of problem solving practice, critical thinking and perseverance. Students feel empowered, remain engaged, and have a blast!

The Hour of Code event took place the first week of December, but the curriculum for coding through is available year round.

I would welcome the opportunity to share coding with any of your classes (from Kindergarten all the way to 6th). If you're interested in learning more, let me know. I'll be happy to get your class started!

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During a coding lesson in Mrs. Hamby's 4th grade class, Lydia coaches several of her classmates through a difficult coding problem.