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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.
Check out the LMC's student newsletter:
Are you smarter than a 9th grader? Take our Resource Evaluation asessment and see. See more on p3.
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, Teen Read Week, Black History Month, and National Poetry Month.
At the end of last year, I rearranged some furntutre to carve out a Maker Space in the library. I've been working with Mr. Diaz and his students to repurpose old furniture for the project. Techie Tuesdays will continue and I'd love for you to suggest topics. In October, I'll be attending a Google Summit and presenting a Flubaroo 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 x152 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 2015-2016 (compared w/2014-15)
Library common Assessment
Last year, my partner at Bristol Central and I launched a new assessment to use with freshman on the topic of Evaluating Sources of Information. We pre-tested all of the freshman during September, taught them how to apply the "CRAP" criteria to resources in their science classes, and then post-tested them all at the end of the year in English.
Being a new test, we took the data with a grain of salt. There wasn't as much improvement as we'd hoped for. One question, in particular, showed hardly any improvement. Nearly half the students got it wrong in September and May.
Upon reflection, we realized that many of our students don't understand the publishing process and that newspapers are daily publications. The wrong answers were split fairly evenly between the wrong answers. For this school year, we've replaced that question with a hypethical question on the same topic of currency.
Want to take the test yourself? It's online here. The freshman average is just below 80% After you submit your answers, click the "view my accuracy" link to see how you did.
Google Forms now lets you use images within questions and answers! I see potential for this in many areas. In math, you could have graphs as multiple choice answers. World languages could ask students to match pictures to vocabulary words. Sciences could include diagrams and could have students label them. Humanities courses could include artwork or maps. The possibilites are endless. If you'd like to learn more about inputting images, visit the Google Apps blog here.