Media Center News December 2016

Check out what's happening in the NMES Media Center!


Welcome to the newsletter for the NMES Media Center! Read below for information and updates on media center programs and lessons. If you have any questions or need more information, please email Mrs. Siderius, our media specialist, at

Digital Citizenship

Students today have access to so many digital devices, apps, games, websites & more! Not sure what apps and websites are age appropriate for your child? Not sure how to start a conversation on digital etiquette? Check out the great resources and app & website reviews at Common Sense Media!

Student Work

Throughout the fall, 5th grade students have studied digital citizenship in the media center. In teams, they picked a topic to learn about and then wrote a public service announcement or commercial to teach others about their topic. Using Google Docs and Flipgrid to communicate and provide feedback to one another, they kept enhancing their work. Finally, they filmed their commercials on our green screen wall! Check out their work below! NOTE: Students will need to sign in with their FCPS usernames and passwords to view the videos. Check out the videos at the media center website!

Text/Email Reminders When Books Are Due

Would you like to have a weekly text or email to remind you when your child's library books are due? Sign up for our free text and email alerts through! Visit and click on the day of the week for your child's homeroom below. After you click on the day of the week your child has media, a PDF will open. This PDF contains directions on how to sign up for free text or email reminders about returning library books.

Works Cited

Two Apple iPad 2 tablet computers desktop and app store on their displays. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 20 Dec 2016.

Vector illustration of detailed beautiful calendar icon isolated on white background. Clip Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 20 Dec 2016.