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Bristol Eastern High School
Teachers are encouraged to visit us when planing lessons. I love planning collaboratively, but am also happy to help you tweak existing assignments. Please schedule visits at least two days in advance using our electronic form .
Go to the school homepage
Mouse over the "School" tab and click on Library Media Center from the dropdown menu
On the library page, click on the Calendar tab
Review the calendar and select dates/times
Click on Schedule a Class button
Fill out Google form
We will review the request and email you a confirmation once it is scheduled.
Call or e-mail for any help.
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I hope everyone's settling into the new school year! To our new faculty, we are happy to have you join the Lancer family. If there is anything the library can do to help, just let us know. We are eager to help you plan a lesson, select library resources to support a lesson, or find ways to integrate technology into your instruction.
Looking ahead, the library will continue our various annual reading promotions for Banned Books Week, Halloween, Black History Month, and National Poetry Month.
Over the summer, I attended training to teach AP Capstone's research class with Jay Cirillo. If funding permits, I plan to run another Google Certification Dine and Discuss. Techie Tuesdays will continue and I'd love for you to suggest topics. In October, I am presenting a Screencasting workshop at the CECA/CASL conference.
What are the Media Center’s hours?
Monday – Thursday: 6:30-2:30; Friday: 6:30-2:05
How do I get in touch with a Media Maven?
How can I schedule a class?
See the front page of this newsletter.
Can I send MY students to the Media Center?
You may send students in your class to the media center.
To ensure that space/resources are available, please call before sending students
Please use the student’s agenda as his/her pass.
EACH student must have HIS/HER own pass.
Teachers should only be issuing passes for their own assignments (eg: not an English teacher writing a pass for a science assignment).
SUBSTITUTES MAY NOT send students, so please include a note to that effect in your sub plans.
Can I send study hall students to the Media Center?
What are your Circulation Policies?
Circulation periods (teachers and students)
Books: Students: 3 weeks / Teachers: for as long as needed
Reference books – Overnight
Magazines – NA (see us if you want our old magazines)
Students may not be allowed to check out materials if they have any overdue materials.
Students can renew books indefinitely. They need not present the item to renew it.
Students can have up to 5 items checked out.
Teachers may have an indefinite number of items checked out.
Students will be billed for damaged or lost items.
Lost or damaged items checked out to teachers will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Students may check out materials for a teacher by presenting a valid note or the teacher calls ahead.
Don’t hesitate to call us or visit us with any questions you have throughout the year!
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LMC Facts and Figures for 2016 -17 (compared w/2015-16)
"Fake" News - how you can help
(re-printed from an e-mail I sent last spring)
The term "Fake News" has been in the headlines a great deal lately. Studies are showing that young people cannot tell the difference between sponsored information and actual information, real and fake news. As a media specialist, it has been weighing on me a great deal lately. It's the rise of a problem I think we could have all predicted: young people aren't savvy about technology and information found online. Sure, they can use technology to socialize, but many aren't especially good at being critical or productive with computers, tablets, and phones. Rather than lament and complain about how they don't know how to do things, I'd prefer to think about what we can do to help them. I've got my Techie Tuesday videos, rubrics and presentations to help them evaluate resources, and a common assessment that measures their "information literacy" skills; but I know everyone is busy and cannot always utilize them. Plus, students think they know plenty already--but here's the catch: they don't know what they don't know (deep-I know)! They need adults to be information seeking role models for them. How many times have you discussed something with a class and it led to a "hey, let's look that up" situation? You head to Google, you type, you search, you click, and you look at the answer with the class. I implore you to all take an extra minute to explain why you used the search terms you did, why you skipped certain sites in the results, why you chose the site you did, and then why the site was good or not (e.g. it didn't answer your question, it was too old, it was biased, etc). If you're feeling bold, take another minute to ask them what they would have done differently. I firmly believe we are each making a series of internal choices when we search online, so why not take a small amount of time to reflect on the thought process with the students? You are wiser in the ways of the world and the web than our students, so share your wisdom. We live in a world where Kardashians are digital role models and our students need something more than that.
Google Forms now has "questions" that allow users to submit files. Google classroom is a better way to collect Docs, Slides, and Sheets; but this recent file upload feature certainly has its uses. Our World Lanugage Department could have students submit .mp3s of them speaking. If you've got a club or other group that doesn't need a classroom, you could still use this Forms' feature to collect image files, PDFs or more.