Media Matters

November 13, 2014

Reimbursements

If you have not sent in your paper work for NCSLMA or Follette training reimbursement please do so as soon as possible.

Thanks

Battle of the Books Elementary

Friday, March 13th 2015 at 9pm

7940 Rocky River Rd

Concord, NC

Save the DATE!

Battle of the Books Middle

Friday, March 6th 2015 at 9pm

7940 Rocky River Rd

Concord, NC

Save the DATE!

Media Meeting

Our next media meeting is Tuesday, November 18th. We will be meeting at Central Cabarrus High School Media Center, at 8:30. Kathy Parker from NCDPI will be conducting the first half of the meeting. You are welcome to invite any of your administrators for her presentation. After lunch be prepared to share best practices, lessons, etc. that you received at NCSLMA. This will be a very busy day!!!

Helping Students Avoid Plagerism

(http://learni.st/users/maggiemessitt/boards/17689-helping-students-avoid-plagiarism?utm_source=LearnistMaster&utm_campaign=239ab82b4b-Learnist_Digest_35_03_26_2013&utm_medium=email)

This Learnist board is a great tool for helping students understand plagiarism. It begins with a quiz to see what students already know. Options for learning about the plagiarism policy in your school along tips for what information to cite are included. A wide range of tutorials, some of which are quite whimsical, are also presented. A series of articles which describe teaching strategies for high school and college students round out the over twenty resources found on this one Learnist board.

Teacher Resources from the Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/teachers/)

Take time to explore this newly organized Library of Congress site. The ability to search for resources by Common Core, State Content, and Organization standards make the site worthy of a new look. The search option for Common Core provides access via grade and either English/Language Arts or Social Studies standards. A quick search for kindergarten in English/Language Arts reveals a primary source activity designed to practice the skills of asking and answering questions about key details in pictures and text. Another search for tenth grade in Social Studies finds twenty-seven primary source resources that provide activities on the standard analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them. Be sure to share this one with your colleagues as a time saver!