Presentation on theme: "Let’s Build a Media Center"— Presentation transcript:
1 Let’s Build a Media Center Collaborative Projects for the Library and Computer LabJennifer Krayewski and Judy SotoGreenwich Country Day School
2 Role of the Media Center Prepare children with library and technology skills for the 21st centuryBring together the library and computer labEnsure that students learn to be effective users of ideas and information while supporting the school's curriculumProvide current and appropriate resources for students and faculty
3 SessionThis session will focus on collaborative projects for research, enrichment and skill development that engage kindergarten through third grade learners in the library and computer lab.
4 Resources and Tools Books, both online and in print Information servicesCamcordersComputers - we use Intel iMacsDigital CamerasMicrophoneiPodiSight CameraSmartBoard
6 Kindergarten Using the circle tool - draw a pumpkin or a spider 5 little pumpkins poemSpider poemPenguin Poem and WebCamKindergarten students alternate weekly between library and computer class. In library, we focus on skills such as handling books appropriately, sitting and listening attentively and using visual aids for assistance and resources. We provide the students with resources such as books, magazines, audio CDs, Internet sites, and DVDs. In computer class, we continue to focus on those skills as well as using the computer as a tool. Our classes always include a book, poem, or online resource in addition to the project of the week.
7 Kindergarten Jan Brett's The Mitten Use Kid Pix to decorate a mitten Leaf Graph Read the The Leaf Man by Lois Elhert, collect leaves and used The Graph Club to create a collaborative class graph
8 First Grade The Leaf Man by Lois Elhert Students create their own leaf manUse digital camera to take a pictureUsing Kid Pix, the students add their pictures and create a story about their leaf manStories are posted on the first grade websiteFirst graders attend library and computer class weekly for a half hour at a time. In library their skills are enhanced to include finding a book in alphabetical order, a basic understanding of the Dewey Decimal system, treatment of library materials, and introduction to the online catalog. During their computer classes, students are encouraged to learn basic software skills such as practicing on the keyboard, learning the painting and drawing tools, copy and paste, drag and drop, etc. They learn to move from one application to another, save their work ont e server, then later ind their work again if needed.
9 First Grade Roar, the GCDS Tiger Online, collaborative project Read Knuffle Bunny by Mo WillemsUsing Kid Pix, the children drew Roar hiding and wrote about where he could possibly be on campusAs well as being online, a book was also made for the library
10 First Grade Flat Stanley Read Flat Stanley by Marc Brown Using Kid Pix, students create their own Flat Stanley or Flat Sara to bring home over vacationUsing Print Shop, children write about their adventures and include a pictureWe also accept Flat Stanley's from other schools, allowing the children to participate in online collaborative projects
11 First Grade Frosty WebQuest Uses Internet collaboration, problem- solving, organizing skills and promotes a higher order of thinkingThe Mitten by Jan Brett is read during library
12 Second Grade Roar, the GCDS Tiger Online, collaborative project Using AppleWorks, students imagined that they were Roar and wrote and illustrated what they would like to see and learn during a visit to GCDS's media center
13 Second Grade Tiger Pride Blog Each week the boys and girls are assigned a "Pride of the Week"Using iMovie and the built in camera on the iMac, the students worked in pairs to record the Pride of the week and offered suggestions on how others can show their prideOther students use the blog to record and tell about how they practiced their prideThese sites are password protected
14 Second Grade Halloween Spooky Math Stories Read A Creepy Countdown by Charlotte HuckUsing Kid Pix, the boys and girls created Spooky Math Stories and saved them for the InternetOnce posted, the children shared their math stories for enrichment and practice
15 Second Grade Animal Habitat Provide website for research Students create a habitat and write their first research paperUsing iStop Motion and iMovie, habitats are then transformed into claymationProjects are posted on second grade webpage for students to share
16 Third Grade Halloween Spooky Stories This project promotes collaboration, creativity, reading and use of technology as a resource and toolEach class was given a Halloween story.They worked with a partner and recorded their voices on an iPod.In Kid Pix, they illustrated their stories and saved them in a JPEG format.Using Garage Band, the students created spooky music to play behind their readings and added their pictures to their voices.The entire book was then put together in Garage Band and saved in Quick Time for the Internet.
17 Third Grade My Favorite Book Podcast Also project promotes collaboration, creativity, reading and use of technology as a resource and toolPlanned in Kidspiration, published in AppleWorksRecorded voice with iPodIn Kid Pix, they illustrated their stories and saved them in a JPEG formatTeacher collected files in Garage Band and saved in Quick Time for the Internet
18 Contact Judy Soto at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Krayewski at