North media center highlights and statistics january 2012
North Media Center January Highlights and Statistics
Monthly Highlights -- Collaborative Lessons <ul><li>Students in Mrs. Price’s Environmental Science class created a Wikispace page with information about a biome. The classes will then view their peers’ pages to learn and study from during the unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Many classes are creating “Facebook pages” for characters or historical figures, including characters from Romeo and Juliet and current political party figures, using a Google Presentation template for the “Facebook pages.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Trocchia’s Fine Arts class created museum walking tours for Henri Rosseau using Voicethread. </li></ul><ul><li>Students in Mrs. McGowan’s AP Language classes explored current events related to the novel, Fahrenheit 451 . They curated their topics using Scoop.it. </li></ul>
Monthly Highlights --Events in the Media Center <ul><li>The Media Center purchased 6 Nook Simple Touch E-Readers. After parents and students signed the permission slip, all six Nooks were circulated to students. The e-readers contain a library of the latest and most popular young adult reads, and students are welcome to suggest titles for the e-reader library as well. There is now a wait list for the Nook, and the Media Center hopes to acquire more in the future to meet student demand. </li></ul><ul><li>The book club met twice in December to discuss Wendy Maas’s best selling novel, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life . The book club selected the next novel, Room , by Emma Donohue for February meetings. We are inviting staff members to read the novel and join us for discussion at this meeting as well. </li></ul>
Monthly Highlights --Professional Development <ul><li>Mrs. Stout attended a Brookdale Communiversity workshop on Enhancing Instruction with Visual and Multimedia Learning. She plans to utilize the resources shared in this workshop in collaborative lessons with staff, including lessons incorporating podcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Stout and Mr. Ritter attended a district professional day to discuss possibilities for implementing new technology tools in the classroom. The focus of the discussion centered around the best means for driving instruction with new technology. </li></ul>
January Statistics 2021 LibGuides Usage 185 After School Visits 763 Lunch and Pass Visits 403 Before School Visits 94 Circulation 13 Classes scheduled for Presenters/Events 11 Drop In Class Sessions 44 Direct Instruction Class Sessions
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