November Numbers 2015

Palmer Learning Commons

November Highlights

November was a busy and fun, but quick, month in the Media Center! Mrs. Wickline had the pleasure of attending the Georgia Educational Technology Conference in Atlanta on November 4-6 where she got inspired and learned lots of new technology tools for the classroom! Also in November, the Student Attendance Reward Party was held November 2nd in the Media Center. This was a game time during all lunches!

Media Center Use

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Georgia Educational Technology Conference

GAETC is one of the highlights of any school year for me. I learned so much, but following are my three take-aways I'm most excited about using in future:

  • Sway - a Microsoft Office 365 presentation tool that is so fun and engaging. It's sort of a cross between a PowerPoint, a Prezi, and a Glogster.
  • Smithsonian Tween Tribune, Newsela, and - great sites to help students and teachers find leveled texts
  • Movenote - site for creating video tutorials for flipping the classroom or student presentations!
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Thanksgiving Bags for Teachers

Students enjoyed coming in to the Media Center to write thank you notes to their teachers for Thanksgiving. Sponsored by the School Culture Committee, the gift bags were a tangible reminder of the appreciation students and colleagues have for them every day! The teachers were given the bags to take home as a memento the day before Thanksgiving Break.