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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.
(Dimension 1: Learners and educators use information to effectively accomplish a specific purpose; they also access and evaluate print and digital resources for their inquiry needs, academic needs, and/or personal needs.)
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
World Kindness Day
Thank goodness for National Chocolate Day!!
Second six weeks students are introduced to different genres in the library, one of which is the mystery/scary books for October activities. A good book has the ability to delight its reader to a completely new world through vivid descriptions, a cast of captivating characters, and a plot so compelling you're reluctant to put it down. In addition, if horror novels are your thing, you'll know that the greatest part of reading a scary book is the choice you have to put it down if it gets to be too much! So many students found the scary books display and activity a bit exciting.
(STRAND 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community. Dimension 1: The library encourages students to read a variety of literature for information and pleasure. )
TEACHER'S CHECKOUT A CLASS-SET FOR YOUR STUDENTS AND EARN AN INCENTIVE FOR FREE HOT CHOCOLATE OR COFFEE
SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECTS
Reading made easy....download your free book app to your phone for easy reading
(STRAND 4: Digital Learning - Effective school libraries are a vital hub with equitable access to emerging technologies which provide curated and open access to a variety of print and digital resources. They support best instructional practices and curriculum standards through the integration of resources while assessing the impact on student learning. Dimension 1: The library program effectively uses and promotes the use of)
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
(Dimension 1: The library program effectively uses and promotes the use of technology applications and tools across all content areas for discovery, collaboration, critical analysis, creation, and presentation of learning.)
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.
Parent Meeting in the Library
SEE YOU @ THE LIBRARY!
We have over 150 students in line ready to walk into the library doors each day during both lunches to use the lunch time to relax, read a book, meet up with friends and work on completing assignments.. The library is a place where we want students to discover how to use the library and all its resources as we also motivate them to read. Books are exciting and our goal is to connect books together with students…
(Dimension 4: The school library program is a central element of the school through its impact on student achievement, digital literacy, and school/culture.)
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
Karina Rangel - Ipad
Juan Carlos Soto - Letterman jacket
Yania Saavedra - Bear Mug
Christopher Gonzalez - Giftcard
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