Many thanks to Stephan Abram for his Stephen's Lighthouse post about what the Pew Research folks have to say about how adults are using the Internet. I think this information could help us as we work with the parents of our students as well as in our work with each other improving our professional development and in becoming more successful in utilizing technology as a tool to engage our students and turn them into successful citizens.
Thank you Education Support Personnel for all you do, all day, every day to support our students and staff. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Library associates and assistants, give yourselves a pat on the back and please thank your fellow support personnel in your school for their work as well. Katie
..and I quote from an article in Discover Magazine by "1. Fire is an event, not a thing. Heating wood or other fuel release volatile vapors that can rapidly combust with oxygen in the air; the resulting incandescent bloom of gas further heats the fuel, releasing more vapors and perpetuating the cycle. 2. Most of the fuels we use derive their energy from trapped solar rays. In photosynthesis, sunlight and heat make chemical energy (in the form of wood or fossil fuel); fire uses chemical energy to produce light and heat. 3. So a bonfire is basically a tree running in reverse." !!!! (my exclamation marks)
This goes on for 16 more entries. What a great page to share with students studying photosynthesis, combustion, energy and a host of other areas of science. And you can find the entire one page article by searching in Ebsco's magazine article collection, selecting MasterFILE Premier collection, putting in Discover as the Publication and the article title "20 Things You Didn't Know About Fire." You don't need to put in the article's author, LeeAundra Keany or the date of the magazine, Oct. 2011, though you can if you like. You will have to login to Ebsco and if you don't know how to do that check with your school librarian.
Once there one can hear the article read out loud at a variety of speeds, download the audio as an MP3 file or have the article text translated into better than a dozen languages. Or you could print it out to share with your students. What a deal!!
Check it out.
This weekend at Wood Center from 1 to 4pm. Bring the entire family for lots of fun activities celebrating Geography Awareness Week!! Sponsored by the UA Geography Department.....you know the group...Katie Kennedy with the great HUGE National Geographic Floor maps and the fun GoogleEarth activities. Check it out!! More information from Wanda Tangermann at or call 474-7494. Katie
Check out this Smoke and Mirrors Vimeo production. What creativity!! What fun!
Read about what East High in Anchorage recorded for Library Snapshot Day. While you're at it you can see else is going on in the Anchorage School District. The portion about the East High library is at the very end of the newsletter. Be thinking about how you would collect data for a Snapshot Day. How would you collect comments that demonstrate the value of your library? Great idea to recruit student help!! Katie
This video was produced by Pamela Roehl, ANE Program tutor at Denali Elementary. She used material checked out from the Library Media Collection for her display, and you can too!!! Visit us at http://destiny.k12northstar.org
New book added to LMS Collection: Libraries Got Game, Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games by Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris. Take a look at this review by Tom Vassel on YouTube
Settlers of Caton Available at Library Media Service. KTS 974 SET 2010
Ticket to Ride Europe We don't have this one....Yet :}
Ticket to Ride, The Cross Country Adventure Game. Available at Library Media Service. KTS 974 TIC 2004
Quiddler, for the fun of words, the short word game. Available from Library Media Services. KTS 793.7 QUI 2010
Games that help promote learning. Check out the links above and get your students in the Game!!!