7th Grade students are working hard on an interdisciplinary unit focused on Sub-Saharan Africa. For English Language Arts, they will be writing an argumentative essay, and in Social Studies, they are producing multimedia products using their choice of Web 2.0 tools like Animoto, Glogster, XtraNormal and others. Stay tuned for their final products. We will… Continue reading
Nothing will work unless you do.– Maya Angelou According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a strong work ethic is rated as one of the three “most important” skills needed in the workforce. School Librarians help students develop self –direction and work ethic, increasing motivation by developing projects that are personally relevant and focused on… Continue reading
Can it really be almost October? Wow, this school year has started off with a bang! One of the coolest things to happen this year has been the Google Apps for Education pilot in the 8th grade. We are excited to offer Google Apps as it represents an important step towards developing a 21st century approach… Continue reading
Love books? I LOVE books. I love reading books and I love reading about books. So I was very excited when EMS student Anqi e-mailed a link to a great new blog, Ink, that she and three friends have started devoted to great reads. The four friends, known as The KAJA (for Kaylin, Abby, Jada,… Continue reading
EMS is starting National Poetry Month in style. Mr. Mason’s 8th grade Literacy students did a great job with their Blackout Poetry; students voted for the top 5 poems and they are outstanding! Enjoy:
Click on a blog header above to visit any of our fanatastic Blogs O’ Persuasion Writing Power! East Middle School sixth graders are AMAZING writers! During the month of January, Mrs. Doss’ and Mr. Smith’s Literacy classes teamed up with me (your humble librarian) to research controversial topics and write persuasive blog posts. We have some… Continue reading
Here at East, we are celebrating the wonderful spirit of giving and P.R.I.D.E that was exhibited by our awesome students! Camren made a short video about the success of the EMS canned food drive. We collected over 1,000 cans, which were greatly appreciated by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Yay, Cheetahs!
I’ve been experimenting with different free tech tools for creating book trailers. PhotoPeach is great, but unless you pay for the pro version you are limited to their music selection. I love Animoto, but the free version is limited to 30 second videos. I just discovered a fabulous new video maker called Flixtime. Similar to… Continue reading
It is Book Fair time in the library once again, and in this librarian’s humble opinion, the selection of books in this year’s fair is outstanding! Some of the books featured this year are: The entire Hunger Games trilogy, including the much sought after Mockingjay Many of the 2011 Blue Spruce nominees The Red Pyramid, Book 1 of… Continue reading
This made my day! Dixie brought her “Ode to Librarians” into the library today. Thank you, Dixie, from Librarians everywhere! Ode to Librarians by Dixie View more documents from Rebecca Johnson.