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PSJA Early College High School
Congratulations to PSJA ECHS Teachers & Students
MackinVIA is taking off strong at PSJA ECHS
Thank you teachers for using MackinVIA with your students, the use of these resources serve as a vehicle to help students learn content knowledge as well as problem solving and higher-level thinking. When your students go to MackinVIA for articles, journals, or any information while researching your students get creditable and reliable information.The library offers students increased access to knowledge and innovative opportunities. We have a sign in sheet for you to bring in your classes when you are ready for your students to work on research papers and projects. Stop by the library so we can get you signed up to use the computer lab.
Teen Read Week A HUGE SUCCESS IN THE LIBRARY!!
Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. This year theme is "Unleash your Story" , students stopped by the library all week long to participate in several activities. Teen Read Week kicked off with a Book Club Luncheon with over 80 new students added to the Book Club, and throughout the week, we spotlighted many activities with great resources to help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun of it. On Friday teachers were invited to checkout a class set of books in return they would get free hot chocolate or coffee for one whole week.
Teen Read Week Events –
- Monday: Author visit
- Tuesday: Checkout a book from the Books & Movies Display
- Wednesday: Take the Krispy Kreme Challenge and Read #BEARSREAD
- Thursday: Be informed and check out a book on Veterans from Veterans Day
- Friday: Teachers checking out a Class Set- Free coffee or hot chocolate for 1 week
TEACHERS LEAD THE WAY TOWARDS LITERACY
Special shout out to our teachers for leading the way and making literacy important in the classroom at PSJA ECHS. During the 2nd six weeks teachers were asked to read a book before introducing the book to their students. When reading is made relevant for students in the classroom, they are more likely to become engaged and competent readers. Thank you teachers....#BEARSREAD
TEACHER'S CHECKOUT A CLASS-SET FOR YOUR STUDENTS AND EARN AN INCENTIVE FOR FREE HOT CHOCOLATE OR COFFEE
Reading made easy....download your free book app to your phone for easy reading
Free Books with Open eBooks
Open eBooks is able to make new, high-quality eBooks available to you thanks to generous support from our partners and publishers such as First Book and Clever, Stop by the library to receive free access codes to the Open eBooks app.
You can now explore your school’s eBooks on the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone with the MackinVIA Reader, an easy-to-use app that’s fully integrated with your MackinVIA Backpack. The MackinVIA Reader gives you instant access to your eBook checkouts and downloads
Brain Hive eBooks
You can access your Brain Hive eBooks in MackinVIA by simply logging in using your student ID number and adding a zero at the end as your username and password. Brain Hive offers K-12 content correlated to national and state standards to support independent, small group, and differentiated instruction. Educators, students, and parents can access more than 10,000 free paperbacks and eBooks in a variety of formats and collections for the classroom, media center, and home. Brain Hive eBooks allows multiple users at one time to read the same book. Great tool for teachers to use with the whole class project.
Free Books with Open eBooks
Brain Hive eBooks
THE LIBRARY HELPS TURN FUTURE GOALS INTO REALITIES
MackinVIA gives you access to digital resources in TERC for online practice exams for the TSI exams. Help your students pass the TSI exam when using MackinVIA with free TSI practice tests. You will find resources to prepare for the TSI exam along with 3 practice test. Students create an account before logging in
Drop in with your technology questions during the week. Every Tuesday during your lunch or conference I can help you with eBooks, tablets, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Library online resources, internet searching and more! Use the lab computers or bring your own device. No registration required. Stop by to see me so I can help you with all your technology questions.
Book Buddies in the Library
To keep students motivated to reading the library offers a little motivation and rewards. For every book students checkout to read and test they get a chance to win some nice prizes. Ipad mini, eReaders , Letterman jackets , Famous Bear mug and great gift cards from favorite restaurants. Take a look at our 2nd six weeks winners....
Congratulations to the following students 2nd six weeks Winners
Delilah Gomez - Ipad
Callista Tamez - Letterman jacket
Rosaida Rodriguez - Bear Mug
Alya Chavez - Giftcard
Book Club members get a special visit from author Daniel Chacon
A visit with an author is a wonderful way to connect students with books. Over 200 students attended our Book Club meeting, during the meeting author Daniel Chacon stopped by to visit with our students. Students enjoyed listening to Mr. Chacon read his book. Thank you Mr. Ochoa for providing this great opportunity for our students and to Mr. Edward Vidaurre 2018 McAllen Texas Poet Laureate and author of Chicano Blood Transfusion, we are truly grateful for your visits to our campus, listening to you read and share your poems inspires our students to continue to read and write..
STUDENTS AT WORK IN THE LIBRARY
Upcoming Technology Training's:
Senior Capstone Projects
Student Email- reset passwords
PowerPoint/SWAY/Adobe Sparks - great tools for student projects
TSI practice tests
* Teachers stop by the library to signup your classes for Technology Training's