Glenview Library Letter
January 22, 2015
Notes from the Library...
- If you are on Twitter, please follow our library account @GlenviewLibrary! If you are not on Twitter, I encourage you to sign up and try it out. It's a great way to build your PLN (Personal Learning Network). The Library is also on Instagram @GlenviewLibrary.
- Check out the awesome event below...it's tonight! ...more information can be found at http://www.parnassusbooks.net/event/panel-discussion-sharon-draper-diversity-childrens-books. Click here http://weneeddiversebooks.org/ to find out more about the grassroots "We Need Diverse Books" movement, or check #WeNeedDiverseBooks.
Limitless Libraries Contest for Teachers
If you have not yet used Limitless Libraries, try it out before January ends! You can request books, audiobooks, DVDs, curriculum kits, and more. Each item requested before the end of the month is an entry to win an iPad Mini. Please let me know if you need the directions again or if you need any help with it.
Wonderful Website - www.vocabulary.com
Description from http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2014:
"Don’t assume that Vocabulary.com is just another digital flashcard site. This innovative site uses an adaptive learning system to help users learn the most essential English words needed in academic and business environments. Users quickly begin building their vocabulary knowledge as the adaptive learning system questions, reviews, and leads users to word mastery. Fun example sentences and responses “with an attitude” help keep the users’ attention, along with the level and achievement badges that can be earned. Leaderboards keep track of top achieving students and schools, creating a challenging game-like environment. Customized vocabulary lists can be added and grouped by categories, such as literature, historical documents, and speeches. Grades: 3-12.
Tip: With teacher guidance in a computer lab setting and the site’s “learning hints,” ESL students can learn the context and meaning of new words while keeping track of their progress using the My Progress tab."
Glenview Library... More than just books!
Items available for teachers:
Professional Collection-- located in the Conference Room near the library entrance
Playaways (audiobooks)-- on Playaway display rack
Big Books-- located in the Library Office/Workroom
DVDs-- located in the Library Conference RoomBooks on tape-- located in the Library Office/Workroom