Seneca East Media Center E-News

Fall 2015

I hope that you are all having a good fall! I recently attended our national school library media specialist conference (the AASL 2015 Conference) & came home with a cornucopia of ideas to share with you and to put into practice in our library. As always, if I can help to make your classroom richer or spice up student projects, please don't hesitate to ask. I am happy to help! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2015

Each year the American Association of School Librarians chooses the best apps and websites for teaching and learning. Check out the list for some new ideas. Here are a few video highlights.
Remix: The New Buncee Experience Quick Tutorial
Getting Started with Storyboard That

Post-it App

Do you have students use Post-it notes as exit tickets or to brainstorm ideas? If you also have an iPad or iPhone, check out the Post-It Plus app. You can take a picture of your students notes, and then have them re-organize the notes into categories, etc. You can then export your notes to PowerPoint, Excel, Dropbox, PDF, etc.
Post-it® Plus App v1.1

Upcoming Makerspace Programs

Deconstructing Digital Devices and More: Friday, November 20th

Students can join Mike Waldon & Zach McClellan during activity period on November 20th for a hands-on program to take apart old equipment and learn what's inside. Students will find the hard drive, RAM, power supplies, etc. If you know of a student who might like this hands-on experience let them know about this upcoming program. 15 high school students and 15 middle school students can sign-up in the library media center to participate in this program.


Make and Take a Holiday Origami Ornament: Friday, December 18th

In the spirit of the holiday, students can sign-up to make an origami ornament on December 18th during activity period. Once again, 15 high school students and 15 middle school students will be able to sign-up in advance in the library.