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A NEW LEASE ON LEARNING AT ROSE HOLLOW !! Because good reading skills are needed for manyacademic activities, the Rose Hollow Lower School iscommitted to supporting our students’ efforts to becomefluent readers, to increase their expressive vocabulary, aswell as ones to understand, think critically about andenjoy what they are reading!
NEW TECHNOLOGY. . . . WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS , INADDITION TO OUR DATABASES AND PRINTMATERIALS, WITH THE USE OF NEW READINGAND CONTENT MATERIALS, IN NON-PRINTFORMAT, AVAILABLE ON E-READERS AND E-TABLETS. . .
AND. . . The RHLS library would like to help you to:• familiarize yourselves with the new software and how the different programs can be used, in a multitude of ways, on our school hardware/devices—which are available go check out and take home on weekends, *• and re-familiarize yourselves with our Play Away and MP3-player read-along materials.• Also, we can help you to upload materials onto your own child-friendly mobile devices, ie., laptops,readers , tablets, touch pads and others. *This will be for weekends , only, until we build up our classroom-sized collections.
SO. . . Besides wanting to support our students withtheir continued performance on standardizedtesting, we want to help you and your childacquire access to non-print materials. To accomplish this, we will be open everyWednesday evening, until 8:00 p.m.!
.Later, we would also like to introduceSOL content- related family activities,initiated by the library, for fun andprizes!* We have some amazing contentapps that include geographic awareness.*(Please “stay tuned” for more information. Think digitalcompass or even GPS navigation on a new mobiledigital device!)
Here is another resource for families!http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SearchWorld?ilang=English
Additionally, Tumblebooks are iinteractive books that can be read with extrafeatures to assist or entertain during the reading process. They can be accessedfrom a leased database on the library web site, or accessed for free at the Libraryof Virginia,! http://www.lva.virginia.gov/lib-edu/ldnd/tumblebooks.htm
THE FEATURES INCLUDE:- AUDIO ACCOMPANIMENT WITH HIGHLIGHTED TEXT, AND AUTOMATIC OR MANUALPAGE-TURNING.- PUZZLES, GAMES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES. - BOOKS IN SPANISH, FRENCH AND OTHER LANGUAGES. - ANIMATIONS THAT ACCENTUATE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE TE XT . www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/full_book.asp?ProductID=3322
Many public libraries have e-books for children and the whole familythat can be “checked out” or accessed for two weeks
Barnes and Noble, Google Books, Amazon and Apple Corporation ,as well as independent publishing companies distribute ebooks thatcan be viewed , or read , on various e-reading devices.
We welcome any and all suggestions for additions to ourpermanent electronic and print collections.
Next, we have “apps” which is short for "applications," which are . . . [functional]on most web-browsing devices and are nothing more than a mini-web[/database] program designed to assist users in some way or another”) (EmilyMcDaniel, 2012) They come in subjects from A-Z, but the educational apps arewhat we focus on at school.
Please come as regularly as you would like to:• Help us with your child’s skill development, especially reading.• Become adept at using our library hardware, from keyboards for word processing, using an Ipod for a read-along with a great piece of literature or entertainment to finding out how a “light touch” on a e-tablet screen will open up a world of possibilities.
ACCEPTABLE USE• Your student (and you,) will be able to check out e-readers and tablets on weekends. (Please talk to the librarians about borrowing for the summer.)• The Clay County Acceptable Use Policy for any electronic device containing school owned or leased materials, on or off school grounds, also applies to the new devices.• I f any device is lost , stolen or broken, the librarians will make arrangements for the device to be collaboratively compensated for.
ReferencesAmerican Association of School Librarians, Empowering Learners. 1st. Chicago, Illinois: American Library Association, 2009. 7. Print.Lunde, Darrin, and Patricia J, Illus. Wynne. "Introducing Meet the Meerkat." Library of Virginia Tumblebooks Library. Charlesbridge Books/Tumbleweed Press, 2009. Web. 11 Apr 2012. <http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/full_book.asp?ProductID=3322>."Standards for the 21st-Century Learner." American Library Association. American Association of School Librarians, 2007. Web. 03 03 2010. <http://www.ala.org>. Yilmaz, Kaya.University of Maryland, . "A Library For the World’s Children." International Childrens Digital Library. Internet Archive, n.d. Web. 13 Apr 2012. <http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdlglish >.Thank you to Google Images, Apple Itune Apps, (The Barefoot Atlas), and theSouthwest Virginia Over Drive Library for the use of their web site images.