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What is the Learning Commons?
The Learning Commons is a place for personal learning, creating digital content and projects and collaboration. It is spacious for hosting group projects and allowing students to explore a variety of digital tools.
Here are some of the offerings inside the Learning Commons:
Collection Totals-The Learning Commons houses over 10,000 copies in the fiction and
eBooks-Currently there are 131 ebooks that can be accessed from the Learning Commons
website http://slmsmedia.wikispaces.com Follett Shelf in Destiny, MackinVia and
eSebco house our ebook collection. See the Learning Commons flyer in Learning
Commons Folder on Silver Lakes Middle Server for login information.
Database Access-All online databases are available though the B.E.E.P. website. Students and teachers gain entry the database by choosing doorway #2 in the student portal.
The databases are:
Sirs Discoverer and Researcher
Each of these resources offer articles, newspapers, academic journals, digital media and more. Citations for each database are integrated within each article.
Available Technology-The Learning Commons offers the following equipment for circulation: Document Cameras, Mimeo, Promethean Activ Expressions and Activ Votes, DVD players, LCD projectors, and VCRs.
Circulation of Materials-Materials will be circulated beginning Tuesday Aug. 19. Please remember to keep all cables and cords with the device.
Student Access-Students can visit the Learning Commons in the morning by securing a Learning Commons pass from an administrator in the cafeteria.
Class schedule book-The Learning Commons sign up book is located in the middle workroom on the counter. Please sign up at least 1 day prior to your visit.
The Learning Commons Orientation!
World Book or NetTrekker are no longer part of the B.E.E.P. suite of databases.
B.E.E.P databases offer many useful resources that support research projects in all subject areas. I will be showcasing InfoTrac Gale, and Sirs Researcher in an upcoming meeting. Later, when Brittanica has been officially added to the district's web portal, I will conduct a training to explore all of its many elements. Please plan to incorporate these great resources into your lessons and projects.
See me to build your lib guide to support your students success.
Scholastic Reading Challenge!
TV Production & Morning Announcements
If you have announcements, please email me and cc administration at least 24 hours prior to the date you would like it to air.
Please allow about 2 weeks to get started to train new students.
Reading Across Broward
Scholastic Book Fair
The Learning Commons hosts a Fall and Spring book fair. The Scholastic Book Fair offers many current titles for teens, books for younger students and a few adult books such as recipe books. Students will visit the book fair through Language Arts classes. Plan to purchase books to support the Learning Commons. Language Arts teachers please sign up in the Media Center book located on the counter in the middle workroom.
When: September 3-Sept. 12
Where: The Learning Commons
Time: Daily 9:15-3:45