LEE HS Library
May - June 2021
LEE HS Library & Hybrid Instruction
Thank you supporting the LEE Library throughout this school year. Before heading into the summer holiday, please read about the programming and resources offered by the LEE Library. Highlights include:
- Summer Reading: FUN, FREE, & MOBILE Digital Resources
- Book Return
- Teens & Media Literacy
- Showcasing Project Based Learning
- Podcasting: Get Started
Summer Reading: We Have Resources for You!
Find tutorial videos to get you up and running with Sora (the audiobook and ebook delivery app available via Launchpad), links to free audiobooks and ebooks, and reading lists to give you ideas for books that match your interests:
Looking for a way to track your reading and have fun at the same time? Try NEISD Library Services' Summer Reading "Loteria" promotion:
ALL NEISD Students have access to FREE ebooks and audiobooks from May 5 - August 20 through Sora's "Sweet Reads" summer reading promotion. These "always available" titles allow an infinite number of students to checkout the books simultaneously. Check out their YA offerings!
Library Book Return
- In-person students may return books by using the drop box at the library's main entrance during the school day.
- ALL LEE & ISA SENIORS: if you have not yet returned checked out items, please bring them to the library as soon as possible.
Questions about returning items? Please email the LEE HS Librarian, Ms. McDevitt for assistance: email@example.com
Teens & Media Literacy: What Can Teachers Do? (Part II)
Self-Assessments Engage Students: An effective way to engage students in the practice of fact-checking is to offer them an opportunity to test their own skills via quizzes or scenario-based experiences.
Consider taking a quiz as a whole-class experience to allow for discussion or allow students to work through the items individually and then debrief the quiz as a class.
Links to online self-assessments:
BBC School Report designed a fast-paced game that puts the participant in the role of a journalist who must act quickly to prepare a story while making accurate choices about potential misinformation. Super fun and authentic!
Penguin Books offers students an opportunity to identify ways in which statistics are manipulated to create false or misleading statements.
An outstanding source of practical information in the media literacy space is Jennifer LaGarde. She can be found at librarygirl.net or on Twitter @jenniferlagarde. The self-assessments mentioned above are just a few that are recommended on pages 76-77 in the book she co-authored with Darren Hudgins (on Twitter @dhudgins) titled "Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News."
Virtual Instruction & Curriculum Support for Teachers
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
- primary sources
- lesson plans
- student activities
- collection guides and research aids
Looking for something specific? Please let Ms. McDevitt help you navigate the resources offered on this website.
Want to Start Podcasting With Your Students?
Answers to FAQs and FREE resources for teachers and students in the "Teachers and Students" and "Frequently Asked Questions" sections of this resource from The New York Times:
FREE articles and step-by-step guidance for getting set up:
Teen-created Podcast Inspiration:
Podcasts for Teens (or Adults interested in Teen Issues) About Teens:
Project Based Learning: STEM Physics
Elaena offered these reflections about the assignment:
What did you find surprising about the assignment?
It was was a lot harder to balance items on the mobile that you thought it would be.
Why did you choose candy?
I had a lot of candy at home!
What were some of the other things you liked about this assignment?
I could collaborate with a friend. I liked making a Flipgrid (to present the final project) to Mr. Garcia (STEM physics teacher) because it allowed me to re-record until I was confident with the final product. As opposed to presenting something in front of the whole class when I would be nervous.
LEE Community Loves Reading
She said (with all seriousness) that this brief stop in his home state was "the highlight of her trip." Thank you for spreading your love of reading and for your support of the LEE Library!
OverDrive eBook & Audiobook Circulation
The LEE Library continues to see a huge increase in eBook and Audiobook checkouts (based on the same time periods in the 2019-20 School Year). A huge thank you to all LEE and ISA teachers who promote the library's electronic collection!
OverDrive Checkouts (eBook and Audiobook combined)
May 1 - May 31, 2021: 39
Coming in August:
- Inquiry Mindset
- Student Creativity
- NEW Digital Collections
- College Prep Resources for Seniors