Media Center News

October 2015

Young Hoosier Book Awards

Each year the Young Hoosier Book Award Committee nominates picture books and chapter books that they feel deserve recognition. There will be a bulletin board displaying these. So far, I have read all of the picture books and they are great! Check out the link below to see what titles have been nominated this year!

Upcoming Book Fair

Please mark your calendars for November 11, 12, and 13th. We will have a sign up for your class to shop at the Book Fair during the day. Also, there is a video to show about the titles that I would appreciate you showing while you are in the media center the week before. I would also like to make Tuesday the 10th a preview day for the students to take a tour to write down titles they might be interested in.

Skype in the Classroom

Did you know you can get an Skype Educators account through your Microsoft 365 account? Skype Education allows you to connect with authors for free, take virtual field trips, and more. You don't have to know the person on the other end first to Skype with. Skype education helps you find people to enhance your student's learning!


Check this out! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/educators/default.aspx

Skype in the Classroom with Authors

Explee

Explee is a free account for students to do a presentation. It is much like Powtoon but easier and more user friendly. See the trailer below!
Explee Official Trailer: Get ready to ROCK your audience