LOL@LINDEN MEADOWS LIBRARY
Welcome back to school...and starting fresh!
2014-2015 Library Theme: Get Connected!
Once again, I am so excited to partner up with you and work in partnership to deliver our curriculum with the integration of technology, inquiry based learning, awesome literature and creativity!
This year I've started off the year on a gaming theme with Twister on the bulletin board. It's not a lot of fun to play a game alone so I'm hoping you'll join me this year to make learning fun and productive for our students. I have lots of ideas for this year that I'm hoping some of you keeners will jump on board and play with me:
*The Makerspace Movement - Hands on activities and clubs at lunch time in the library. Our learning commons is about more than just research and books!
*Minecraft - It's not going anywhere and we can make it educational too!
* Social Media - "Book of the Day" on Twitter? "Number of the day" on Instagram?
I've already set up library accounts!! Let's do it!
* The Global Read Aloud Project - Connect with other schools around the world on the same book!! So cool!
*And so much more...Come see me! Let's plan!
Is this the year you are going to make Ipads a bigger part of your students' learning style? Maybe you're ready to put the learning into the hands of your students with BYOD. I've got lots of resources to give it a try and take a risk this year.
It isn't new and it's not going anywhere, it's about deeper learning and questioning! However, inquiry learning is a lot more fun and effective when we do it as a team. I can help you with the research skill development and steps of inquiry learning.
We all know how important Digital Citizenship is for today's learners and it's a challenge to find the time to fit it into your classroom curriculum. Allow me to help weave DC into your research and lessons :)
A few reminders about your Learning Commons:
- We will continue to provide a 40 minute period/ cycle for each of the classes which would include a lesson and book exchange time.
- Students' books are returned on the day of your scheduled Library class and can come with your students in your classroom Library bin. A selected "library helper" can help Mrs. Plexman with the returns/renewals.
- Students are welcome to come as individuals or small groups to the library to work on the computers as long as they are able to stay in the small alcove area in front of the circulation desk.
- Remember to sign up your classes for the computers in the library binder where there is no class already using the library space.
- The library will be open on Day 5 this year for presentations, classroom use, etc.
- Ipads, camera kits, Flip cameras and other media devices must be signed out through Mrs. Plexman by a teacher. Once again, we will not be providing batteries this year (sorry).
- We plan on another great year of learning, creativity, reading, teaming and fun!
Heather Eby and Linda Plexman
We are your library team! Linda will be working full time, with the library open from 8:30 - 4:00 with a half hour from 12:30 - 1:00 for our Student Librarians.
I am working every day except for Day 5, available all day!!
Don't forget our Library Webpage, open 24/7! www.protopage.com/lmlibrary