PHS Media Minute

Plainfield High School Media Center Newsletter

November 2013

Media Center Newsletter

The Plainfield High School library newsletter was created using an online site called Smore ( The purpose of this newsletter is to share some of the opportunities and resources that the media center has available for Plainfield High School students and teachers.

Digital Learning Day - February 5, 2014

Digital Learning Day will be on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. "Digital Learning Day 2014 is a nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential." -

Digital Learning Day 2014 - Short Intro
Big image is an easy-to-use website that adds to the reading experiences of children and young adult books. The online database contains thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books. It also includes common core booklists.

Below is an introductory video over

Animoto is an online video creation service. You can use your own pictures and video clips. Then you can add words and music to your video. Animoto helps with the production of your video. The free version allows you to create a video up to 30 seconds.

Check out today. The 2013-2014 Eliot Rosewater "Rosie" (Indiana High School Award winning books) promotional video was created by using Animoto. Check out the video below.

Top 10 Books Checked Out - October

New Arrivals

Don't forget to check out the "New Arrivals" book display. Over 150 books have been added to the collection. Stop by and check one or two out today.

PHS Media Center Statistics - October 2013

90 classes attended out of 126 class periods = 71% scheduled

1285 students from study hall and sent from classes

2375 students in scheduled classes

3660 total students for October

Estimated: 203 students per day

Estimated: 29 students per class period

678 student book/material checkouts

42 teacher book/material checkouts

Lael DuBois

Lael DuBois is a certified School Librarian / Library Media Specialist (grades K-12) who has been the media specialist / school librarian at Plainfield High School for 7 years. Prior to that, she was the school librarian at Pike High School and Pike Freshman Center.