News from the Dutch Fork High School Media Center
Welcome Back! Reminders:
- Take advantage of your two free posters on our Postermaker!
- We will continue to accept both media center and pink passes.
- Please don't send more than 5 students on passes at a time.
- If you have a sub, please see us before scheduling the class visit.
- If you have information for the scrolling announcements, please send a ppt (97-2003) file to Arlitta Eargle.
- If you have information for the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please send it to Arlitta Eargle.
- We'll show the pledge before the announcements at the beginning of 2nd block.
- Using media center printers: If you are printing more than 25 copies, please use the circulation desk computers to print to the copy machine.
- Save the trees! If requiring students to print out presentation slides, please ask them to print them as handouts.
Media Center Information Folder- Google Drive
- Off Campus Equipment Checkout Form
- Resource Recommendation Google Form (tell us what you need!)
- Video Request Form
- Lists of resources, equipment, databases, etc., available
- Turnitin school code and instructions
- And much more!
Flexible Structure: Adapting Google's GENIUS HOUR for your classroom
What does it look like?
1. Students create a research question: brainstorm a list of topics they're passionate about. Pair or group students based on interest. Students develop assessment criteria for their final project.
2. Pursue answers: Incorporate technology-- students could use a bookmarking tool (such as diigo or symbaloo) to keep track of all research, and easybib.com to properly cite work. Students could maintain blogs describing their progress.
3. Share Knowledge: Students give a 5-minute presentation at end of the semester, year, etc.
We created our collaboration area for projects like this. We have a stand up whiteboard, green screen, group meeting spaces, charging stations, and more- all to support your students. See us to reserve space and resources!
Click here for more about Genius Hour.
Padilla Vigil, Virginia, and Rebecca Mielwocki. "Genius Hour: A Learner-Centered Approach to Increasing Rigor in the Classroom." Instructor 124.5 (2015): 45-47. Academic Search Premier. Web. 1 Sept. 2015.