October 2015

Media/ Tech Integration Newsletter

Sign up for Your Media Classes

Students have been very successful locating 'right fit' books for themselves and being independent while in the Media Center. Many classes have already signed up to learn how to use the Online catalogue. Some of our younger students have come in to learn where books are located in the Media Center and can now check out books from the shelves using their library card as a shelf marker. We have lots of reasons to celebrate in the Media Center this month. Please sign up for a Media Lesson with Mrs. Dekorsi so that your students can take full advantage of all that we have to offer.

USA Today newspaper online

I was able to get us another Grant for USA Today online newspaper subscription. Please contact me for the username and password.

http://usatoday.va.newsmemory.com/charitablefoundation.php

Common Sense Media

We often get requests for books in our Media Center. Common Sense Media is where to go to help decide if the book is a good fit for our preK - 5th grade Media Center. A sample page is below- This book will not be found in the MES Media Center.

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Top 100 tools for learning

It's no surprise to me that twitter has been #1 for the last 7 years in a row. Check out what Twitter can do for your own PD.

Interactive Websites Perfect for MIMIO

Many of you have your interactive Mimio up and working- Now what? This resource has put together many interactive sites for all subject areas and ages. Contact me if you want additional support in your classroom with your Mimio.

Newsela

Your students need to read more Nonfiction. Your students need to read at their Lexile. But how? Get them signed up on Newsela. You can assign articles to your class based on lexile. Contact Suzanne if you need help getting started.