September 2008 Monthly Report, Creekview HS Media Center
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  • 1. September 2008 Creekview High School Media Center Monthly Report September 2008 Buffy Hamilton, Media Specialist Ruth Fleet, Media Specialist Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk
  • 2. Creekview High School Media Center Monthly Report September 2008 Buffy Hamilton and Ruth Fleet, Media Specialists/Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk Program and Instructional Highlights  Celebrated Banned Book Week 2008 with blog entries and special book displays related to the event.  Added resources and blog posts related to YA lit authors and using Web 2.0 resources for learning more about YA writers.  Mrs. Fleet published her first Web 2.0 newsletter of the year for faculty and staff.  Added additional Pageflakes pagecasts on diseases and biology current news/events at http://www.pageflakes.com/theunquietlibrary/2496 9308 .  Created a special display area to feature anime and manga books for our patrons.  The Unquiet Library blog, http://theunquietlibrary.wordpress.com/, surpasses 65,000 hits; the blog received 8313 hits in September 2008.  Purchased and installed two additional HP Scanners for student and faculty use.  Purchased additional titles for our GALE Virtual Reference Library.  Set up a two month free trial to ABC-CLIO to facilitate research and study of Election 2008.  Ordered over 1,100 new fiction, nonfiction, and reference books to support current/upcoming research projects as well as student requests. 2
  • 3. Creekview High School Media Center Monthly Report September 2008 Buffy Hamilton and Ruth Fleet, Media Specialists/Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk Media Center Statistics September 2008 Individual Non-Class Student Visits 1300 Class Sessions Served 126 Student Patron Circulation 9th 448 Student Patron Circulation 10th 151 th Student Patron Circulation 11 331 th Student Patron Circulation 12 206 Total Student Patron Circulation 1254 GALE Total Sessions 4199 GALE Virtual Reference Library 2116 GALE Discovering Collection 346 GALE Student Resource Center Gold 496 GALE Literature Resource Center 26 GALE Opposing Viewpoints 1215 3
  • 4. Creekview High School Media Center Monthly Report September 2008 Buffy Hamilton and Ruth Fleet, Media Specialists/Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk Georgia Performance AASL Standards Supported Through ISTE Standards Supported Instructional Standards Media Center Instruction Through Instruction Partners Activities Chemistry students researched the properties, uses, and importance of Mr. chemical elements from the periodic table. SC2c, SC3b,d, 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select Creativity and Purugulla, appropriate sources to answer Innovation Mr. Dennis SC3f, SC4a,b questions. Research and http://tinyurl.com/4t73qw (SC1a,b), (SC3a,c) 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in Information selected sources on the basis of Fluency accuracy, validity, and Critical http://tinyurl.com/3s5ova appropriateness for needs, Thinking , importance, and social and cultural Problem context. Solving, and 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for Decision information presented in any format Making (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. 1.2.2. Demonstrate confidence and self- direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information. 1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats. Introduced students to Glogster for creating electronic posters; 1.3.1 Respect copyright/ Creativity and Ms. discussed the ethical use of images, video, and sounds. Discussed the SB3 SCSH1 SCSH9 intellectual property rights of innovation Schmitt concept of creative commons license and showed students sources for creators and producers. Digital copyright friendly multimedia. 1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal Citizenship guidelines in gathering and using Introduced print, web, and database resources for researching facts information. about viruses to Biology students. 1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly. http://tinyurl.com/44gy93 4
  • 5. Creekview High School Media Center Monthly Report September 2008 Buffy Hamilton and Ruth Fleet, Media Specialists/Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk Activities Georgia Performance AASL Standards Supported Through ISTE Standards Supported Instructional Standards Media Center Instruction Through Instruction Partners Introduced resources for senior research projects, including books, 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select Creativity and Ms. Tillery, databases, and authoritative websites. 12RC1, 12RC2a-f appropriate sources to answer Innovation Ms. 12RC3a-c questions. Research and Bennett, Introduced Career Cruising and resources for finding information on careers 12RC4a-c 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in Information Ms. through databases, web resources, nonfiction books, and reference books. selected sources on the basis of Fluency Pickart, accuracy, validity, and Critical Thinking Mr. http://theunquietlibrary.wikispaces.com/senior_research_project2008- appropriateness for needs, , Problem Lawson 12W1a-g 09 importance, and social and cultural Solving, and 12W2a-m, 12W3a-f context. Decision 12W4a-f 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for Making information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. 1.2.2. Demonstrate confidence and self- direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information. 1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats. Mini-lesson on how to use the card catalog and resources for independent book 4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and n/a Ms. Lester selection/independent reading for assigned reading and pleasure reading. personal growth. ELA10RL1 4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make ELA10RL2 connections with self, the world, and http://theunquietlibrary.wikispaces.com/lester_peachbooks_september2008 ELA10RC1 previous reading. 4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres. 4.1.4 Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres. 4.1.5 Connect ideas to own interests and previous knowledge and experience. 5
  • 6. Creekview High School Media Center Monthly Report September 2008 Buffy Hamilton and Ruth Fleet, Media Specialists/Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk Georgia Performance AASL Standards Supported Through ISTE Standards Supported Instructional Standards Media Center Instruction Through Instruction Partners Activities Introduced research pathfinder on resources for researching diseases, including SCSh1 Mr. databases and our Pageflakes pagecast with RSS feeds from the latest medical SCSh8 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select Creativity and Purugulla journals. SCSh9 appropriate sources to answer Innovation questions. Research and SAP1 http://theunquietlibrary.wikispaces.com/diseases_purugulla2008 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in Information SAP4 selected sources on the basis of Fluency accuracy, validity, and Critical appropriateness for needs, Thinking , importance, and social and cultural Problem context. Solving, and 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for Decision information presented in any format Making (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. 1.2.2. Demonstrate confidence and self- direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information. 1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats. 6
  • 7. Creekview High School Media Center Monthly Report September 2008 Buffy Hamilton and Ruth Fleet, Media Specialists/Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk Georgia Performance AASL Standards Supported Through ISTE Standards Supported Instructional Standards Media Center Instruction Through Instruction Partners Activities Mr. Introduced and explored resources for learning about the concept of Civics/Government 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select Creativity and Hunsucker federalism. 1a,b; 2a,b; 19; 3a- appropriate sources to answer Innovation c; 4a,b; 5a-f; 7; 8a- questions. Research and http://theunquietlibrary.wikispaces.com/hunsucker_federalism_research e; 11a-c; 9; 10a,b; 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in Information 14a,b; selected sources on the basis of Fluency accuracy, validity, and Critical appropriateness for needs, Thinking , importance, and social and cultural Problem context. Solving, and 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for Decision information presented in any format Making (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. 1.2.2. Demonstrate confidence and self- direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information. 1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats. 7
  • 8. Creekview High School Media Center Monthly Report September 2008 Buffy Hamilton and Ruth Fleet, Media Specialists/Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk AASL Standards Supported Through ISTE Standards Supported Instructional Media Center Instruction Through Instruction Partners Activities Introduced resources for exploring media bias and how it influenced the 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select Research and Ms. decision to create Japanese American internment camps during World War II. RL1(2)a-c, RL3a,b, appropriate sources to answer Information Kennedy RL4b, RL5a,c questions. Fluency http://theunquietlibrary.wikispaces.com/kennedy_media_persuasion 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in Critical Thinking , RC1, RC2a-f, RC3a- selected sources on the basis of Problem Solving, c, RC4c accuracy, validity, and appropriateness and Decision for needs, importance, and social and Making W1a-c,e-g, cultural context. W2(2)a-h, 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for W3c,d, W4a-e information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather LSV1a-j, meaning. LSV2(1)a-e LSV2(2)a,c AASL Standards Supported Through ISTE Standards Supported Instructional Media Center Instruction Through Instruction Partners Activities Introduced Career Cruising and resources for finding information on law n/a 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select Research and Mr. enforcement careers through databases, web resources, nonfiction books, and appropriate sources to answer Information Hubbard reference books. questions. Fluency 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in Critical Thinking , http://theunquietlibrary.wikispaces.com/criminaljusticecareers_2008 selected sources on the basis of Problem Solving, accuracy, validity, and appropriateness and Decision for needs, importance, and social and Making cultural context. 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. 8