Monday, September 28, 2015

Tim Green Author Visit

There is an author that is coming to visit SCSD!  Tim Green, former NFL player for the Atlanta Falcons, will be visiting with students in grades 3-6 on October 28, 2015.  His message will include the topics of education, reading and good character.

Mr. Green will hold a book signing after his presentation.  Students may order copies of his books by completing and turning in the order form, with payment, to either the Lakeview or SMS Media Centers.

To learn more about Tim Green and his work, visit his website

Friday, September 25, 2015

New things are happening!

There are a few new things happening in Media Services and we are excited to share!  

The Lakeview Elementary PTO purchased a fabulous new rug for our reading area.  It is such a great addition to our space.

There is a fortune teller at the SMS Media Center who will help you find a book to read.  Students use the fortune tellers to guide them to a section of the library that they may not normally visit.

Fourth grade students are amazed at what the Guinness Book of World Records 2015 app does with the book.  The book has a few pages that have augmented reality connections.  One example is being able to stand next to the world's tallest man!

The first meeting of the SMS Tech Club (SparTech) took place this week.  Students explored the use of green screen technology to take images and videos.  Amber Bridge from GWAEA Digital Learning Team worked with the group.  The GWAEA Digital Learning Team has a challenge through their program Think, Make, Innovate to work with a green screen.

View some of the video's students created using the green screen.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Dot Day!

A few classes at Lakeview Elementary celebrated Dot Day, inspired by the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  It is a day, usually around September 15th each year, where individuality, creativity, and "making your mark" are celebrated.

Mrs. Brown and Ms. Eimer's class celebrated Dot Day by creating their dots on special coded paper from the app, Quiver.  After coloring their dot, they used the app to look at their dot in 3D augmented reality.

Also in celebration of Dot Day, these classes connected with two other classrooms through Skype.  Mrs. Brown's class connected with another first grade class in Katy, TX.  Ms. Eimer's class connected with another second grade class in Mason City, IA.  Both classes shared the dots they created, as well as had question and answer time between the two classes.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kicking Off the Year with Enthusiasm!

Happy New School Year!

We are off to a great start!  Here is a highlight, in photos, of the first part of the year.

I was so excited to walk into the middle school and see students browsing the shelves!

Mrs. Butterfield took a look at how many books were put into middle school students' hands after the first day of school!

One student caught me off guard by recognizing me from a World Read Aloud Day connection we made last year!

Begindergarten visits Media for the first time.  Mrs. Day read a great book!

Third and fourth grade students got to know what others read over the summer through a "Find Someone Who..." activity.

Third and fourth grade students completed a Library Scavenger Hunt.

Fourth grade helper getting the daily announcements ready.

Club Rush took place in the High School Media Center.

Third and fourth grade students reviewed and updated Destiny Quest.