Wednesday, October 17, 2018

It's the middle of October, so we can start thinking about Halloween now. How about practicing our catalog skills by looking for books about Halloween topics? Here are our learning targets:

  • I can bookmark the library webpage on my Chromebook.
  • I can use the library catalog to locate a variety of different books.
Use the catalog to answer these questions (or CLICK THIS LINK FOR OUR DIGITAL SCAVENGER HUNT):

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Global Read Aloud - A Boy Called Bat

It was so fun to kick off Global Read Aloud this week with all the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. We are connecting within our school by all reading A Boy Called Bat together, but I would like to connect with other students around the world as well. Let's be responsible digital citizens and answer the question on this Padlet.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Battle of the Books

We have discussed what you need to do to vote for a Maine Student Book Award nominee this spring. Now let's talk about what you should be doing if you want to be part of the Battle of the Books. Here is a video from last year's Battle to show you what the night is like:

Rings of Responsibility

Dear 3rd Graders,
We will be using our Chromebooks more when you come to the library this year. Before we begin spending time on our devices, I want to talk about responsibility with you. Here are our learning targets for today:

  • I can give examples of how I am responsible at home and at school.
  • I can explain what it means to be a digital citizen and how to be responsible and respectful in the digital world.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Welcome to Digital Maine Library

Good morning, 6th graders -
In past years, we have used MARVEL to conduct research. There was a big change over the summer, and we now have access to a new set of databases. Let's explore! Here are our learning targets:

  • I can locate the Digital Maine Library icon and then select the appropriate audience for the databases.
  • I can evaluate the databases based in their descriptions and select an appropriate database for today's search activity.
  • I can practice a keyword search in one of the databases.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

You often need to locate images online for class projects. It is important that you are respecting copyright rules when you use these images. We are going to work on locating free to use images from a variety of educational resources as well as using advanced searching techniques on Google images.

Here are our learning targets:
  • I can locate images online that are free to use for class projects.
  • I can cite images that I find online.
  • I can demonstrate my ability to use free online images in a Google slideshow.