North Media Center Highlights and Statistics February 2012
North Media CenterFebruary Highlights and Statistics
Monthly Highlights--Collaborative Lessons Thesis papers are underway in the HS North Media Center with several classes, including the Freshman Humanities classes, working on this significant undertaking. Students are working on database search skills, website credibility activities, paraphrasing direct quotes into online Noodletools notecards, and using other organizational tools like Scoop.it and Google Docs to create successful papers on many self-selected topics. The HS North Libguides page received over 9,800 hits this month. We are so proud of this testament to the students’ use of our database sources and how-to- tutorials made accessible to students from school and home.
Monthly Highlights--Events in the Media Center The book club met twice in February to discuss Room by Emma Donohue. The book club was the first group to pilot the new Nook Simple Touch e-readers. They loved the experience and we are now circulating the readers to any interested student.
Monthly Highlights--Professional Development Mrs. Stout, along with members of the HS North Tech Committee presented several workshops at the February 17th Professional Development Day. Topics including using Google Apps for Education, Voicethread, Edmodo, and Twitter. Mrs. Stout intends to hold follow-up up workshops for any teachers who are interested in continuing work on infusing these tools into their lessons. Mrs. Stout continues to attend the District Technology Committee Meetings as a HS North representative. HS North hopes to be able to pilot several of the new devices available on the market in order to best understand how they may fit the unique needs of our student population. Mrs. Stout also joined the District Professional Academy Board, and intends to stay involved with the Board’s endeavors to continue to foster meaningful PD opportunities and teacher leaders.
February StatisticsDirect Instruction Class Sessions 110Drop In Class Sessions 6Classes scheduled for Presenters/Events 0Circulation 117Before School Visits 404Lunch and Pass Visits 522After School Visits 170LibGuides Usage 9843