North media center highlights and statistics january 2012

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  • 1. North Media Center January Highlights and Statistics
  • 2. Monthly Highlights -- Collaborative Lessons
    • Students in Mr. Wilson’s and Mrs. Stickle’s Environmental Science classes created a Wikispace page with information about their biome. The classes will then view their peers’ pages to learn and study from during the unit.
    • Many 12th grade English classes are utilizing the online notecard and dropbox tool in Noodletools. This process allows Mrs. Stout to provide formative assessment to students during the research process.
    • Mrs. Barca’s French III class created museum walking tours of an Impressionist painter using Voicethread.
    • Students in Mr. Ritter and Mrs. Smith’s US History I explored current events addressing citizen rights and the amendments. They curated their topics using Scoop.it
  • 3. Monthly Highlights --Events in the Media Center
    • The Media Center hosted the 2 nd annual Apples to Apples holiday tournament. Students enjoyed some friendly competition and holiday snacks after school on December 21 st .
    • The book club met twice in December to discuss Lauren Oliver’s best selling novel, Before I Fall. The book club has seen a significant increase in underclassman attendance.
  • 4. Monthly Highlights --Professional Development
    • Mrs. Stout attended the New Jersey Association of School Librarians conference on December 2 nd and 3 rd . She plans to utilize the resources shared in the e-reader session to pilot a Nook Simple Touch circulation program in the Media Center.
    • Media Specialists and English teachers at Hunterdon Central Regional shared their model for a semester long inquiry based unit on British literature. Mrs. Stout is investigating implementing a similar unit in the Media Center for the second semester.
  • 5. December Statistics 5791 LibGuides Usage 208 After School Visits 487 Lunch and Pass Visits 408 Before School Visits 250 Circulation 10 Classes scheduled for Presenters/Events 4 Drop In Class Sessions 110 Direct Instruction Class Sessions