Media Center and Technology Updates
Media Center Updates
We have now completed at least the first part of our orientations with all grades. Book selection classes begin the week of September 22nd. Research classes are also in full swing. I am really hoping to work with students on all teams this year, especially in the areas of Academic Integrity (including works cited) and evaluating information. I'm anxious to try out a few new tech tools, too. Even though you may be only using the lab and not the media center for some projects, doesn't mean I can't help you. I've already planned with one teacher for a project their classes will be doing with the laptop lab in the classroom. I can do quick mini lessons/reminders in your classrooms or in the labs, if my schedule allows it.
We are in the process of setting up a makerspace in the media center. This will be a location where kids can create. I have been accumulating a variety of things for this space--looming things, kinetic sand, old technology items that can be used for parts, etc. There are still some things to gather. We are hoping to have it up and running by second quarter. We are still not sure how we are going to run it, so suggestions are welcome.
Is there a team that would like to take on this Service Learning Project? Research, devise and (hopefully) implement a plan that would make the media center courtyard a sustainable, usable outdoor classroom. I would happily work with the group to get it started--identify the problems, research solutions, research materials, etc. Joe has already approved the idea. Who is willing to take on this challenge?