The OS Information Center
Newsletter - May, 2016
BOOK THE NOOKS FOR 2016-17!
It's time to Book the Nooks! The Nook Classroom Sets may be checked out for a 3-week period. The sets are usually shipped at the beginning of each month. Each set of Nooks (1-Kindergarten, 1-Elementary, 1-Secondary) comes pre-loaded with books. Books cannot be added to the Nooks and the pre-loaded books cannot be deleted. A list of pre-loaded books in each set can be found at the end of this article.
Email the following information to Judy Hauser if you would like to check out a set of Nooks:
Name, School, Email, District, School Phone, Nook Set Requested, First Month Choice, Second Month Choice.
You must have a library card to check out the Nooks. If you do not have a current card, or need to update your information, please fill out the library card application and send it to Judy Hauser. In addition, you must not have overdue books or fines. The sets are checked out on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an email response if you are the first person to request a set for a particular month. A list of available months will be sent to library card holders.
(25 Nook Tablets)
1. Charlie the Ranch Dog
2. I’m a T-Rex (Little Golden Book) by Dennis Shealy and Brian Biggs
3. Max Makes a Friend by Grosset and Dunlap
4. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
5. Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
6. LeRoy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo
7. Henry and Mudge: The Best Day of All by Cynthia Rylant
8. Look! By Jeff Mack
(31 Black & White Simple Touch Nooks)
1. Miami Gets it Straight (ages 6-9)
2. Nory Ryan’s Song (ages 8 and up)
3. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (ages 8 and up)
4. Outlaw by Stephen Davies (ages 12 and up)
5. The Space Case by Stuart Gibbs (ages 8-12)
6. Rain Reign by Ann Martin (ages 9-12)
7. Lost in a River of Grass by Ginny Rorby (ages 12-17)
8. Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin (ages 10-14)
(29 Black & White Simple Touch Nooks)
1. Adventures of Tom Sawyer
2. Wuthering Heights
3. The Time Machine
4. Pride and Prejudice
5. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
6. Don Quixote
7. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
8. Gulliver's Travels
9. A Tale of Two Cities
10. The Scarlet Letter
11. Jane Eyre
12. Call of the Wild and White Fang
13. Stories of E. A. Poe
14. The Wind in the Willows
15. Alice in Wonderland
16. The Jungle Book
17. Last of the Mohicans
18. Frederick Douglass
19. Sojourner Truth
20. Stories of Zane Grey
21. Wizard of Oz
22. Treasure Island
24. Arabian Nights
25. Declaration of Independence
26. Common Sense
27. Grimm's Fairy Tales
28. Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
29. Bullfinch's Mythology
30. Maze Runner by James Dashner
31. The Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
32.The book thief by Markus Zusak
33.Legend by Marie Lu
CHRISTINE SCHNEIDER, MICHIGAN eLIBRARY EDUCATION SPECIALIST - MeL INFO!
Christine Schneider, Michigan eLibrary Education Specialist, has provided the following important information for educators:
Who we are:
MeL.org is the Michigan eLibrary; MeL provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet. MeL is administered by the Library of Michigan. This service is funded by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library of Michigan, part of the Michigan Department of Education. Additional funding is provided by the State of Michigan.
Where do I start?
For educators new to using MeL.org, I recommend starting with one of our Gateways. For elementary, go to MeL.org/kids and for middle/high school, go to MeL.org/teens. To access the age appropriate pre-paid subscription databases, click on Homework Help. If you know of a specific database (pre-paid subscription resources) that you would like to access, you may go to the A to Z list at MeL.org/databases.
I have a Weebly that I use as a follow up for group PD/Training and wanted to share this with you. I created a page specifically for MACUL 2016 that has links to the PowerPoints we used at our sessions as well as to handouts, training support, and files you may find useful for either yourself or other staff members. You may reach this page at http://meltraining.weebly.com/ and click on the MACUL 2016 tab.
District Professional Development:
I do conduct free professional development for districts throughout Michigan. Depending on my schedule, PD can range from a 1-hour overview to a half day hands-on curriculum integration. Please email me at CSchneider.MeL@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule PD.
How to get updates about MeL:
If you would like to receive updates about MeL, including teacher tips and an educator newsletter, please go to:
You will enter your email address, choose how often you would like to receive updates, and enter an optional password. On the next screen, you can choose which subscriptions you would like to sign up for. Please choose “K-12 School Library/Media Center Community”. Once you submit, you will see additional lists from the State of Michigan that you may sign up for. These are optional. Please be sure to "submit" and "finish" to ensure you will receive my K-12 MeL updates.
MeL Educator Spotlight:
If you or someone you know is using MeL in the classroom, please email me. I am always looking for educators to spotlight and share their success stories.
I hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to email me with MeL questions, success stories, or if you need help with curriculum integration or training. I look forward to hearing from you!
Michigan eLibrary Education Specialist
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL SUMMER DIGITAL LEARNING CONFERENCE!
NEW BOOKS ADDED TO THE INFORMATION CENTER COLLECTIONS
My Google Apps (2nd edition)
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge & Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
Using Technology to Engage Students With Learning Disabilities
By Billy Krakower & Sharon LePage Plante
Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning. A Roadmap for School Leaders
By James Rickabaugh
Learning to Choose Choosing to Learn. The Key to Student Motivation & Achievement
By Mike Anderson
Continuing to Engage the Online Learner. More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction
By Rita-Marie Conrad & J. Ana Donaldson
What Connected Educators Do Differently
By Todd Whitaker et al
50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom
By Alice Keeler & Libbi Miller
Digital Leadership. Changing Paradigms for Changing Times
By Eric Sheninger
Creating Media for Learning. Student-Centered Projects Across the Curriculum
By Sam Gliksman
Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology.
By Catlin R. Tucker
Tool Time for Education. Choosing and Implementing Quality Improvement Tools
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