Ok... it's already October! Good GRAVY - where is the time going? It'll be second semester before we know it!
3rd Graders finally received their Lenovo e300 Chromebooks! There is a problem with some of them and we will be collecting all of them in November so that they can be repaired. Teachers will send home information closer to that time. This recall is for 3rd graders, teachers and staff who have Lenovo Chromebooks.
Don't forget that if you lose or deliberately damage the Chromebook or charger, you will need to pay to replace the items.
Once there was a witch who wanted to make pumpkin pie...
This month Pre-K and Kindergarten students are participating in the re-enactment of Big Pumpkin by Eric Silverman. It's a JPES tradition for the past 12 years.
JPES Media Policy Handbook
Download the file below to see many of the Media Center policies for which students and parents need to be aware. It has recently been edited and I'm still looking for mistakes. Please let me know when you find some!
Yes, Jo presented TWICE at GaETC. Both presentations were fabulous as expected!
HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma)
- you must follow the channel of the person who created an AR activity.
- Jo's ar JNase1's Public Areas and MES Media Center
Chromeville - has 3 apps
Barcy - eco friendly - save the Earth - g00d for Earth Da
Chromeville - also has sheets. You can add a kid's picture to the sheet and the app will pick it up and add it to the AR
Quiver - download sheets - color and then activate with App. Jo read a fiction and nonfiction book about Penguins then gave them the Quiver coloring sheet. Kids LOVED it!
Crayola - has AR coloring books - app is free but you have to buy the coloring books.
AR Flashcards -
AR Flashcards Space Free - planets
Guinness Book of World Records - 2013, 2014, and 2015 have triggers throughout the book. She marks the pages with AR triggers so that kids can find them more easily.
Look for AR Trigger books on Amazon, book sales, yard sales.. etc.
The Dragon Brothers series
Ernie's Wish Trail
Merge Cube has 30 apps so far. Just about to release 6 apps that are just for education.
You can make your own merge cube with paper.
Be sure to join the Merge Cube Educator's Facebook pages
Merge Cube ideas can be found on TPT.
Create your own AR
HP Reveal - Aurasma
HP Studio - more involved - Jo uses this at the beginning of the year to review sections of the media center. Scan the cover of a book to get the next clue.
leslie.link/gaetc - download within 2 weeks.
Jo is a fabulous media specialist in Coweta County. She shared some of the wonderful MakerSpaces she has used in her media center.
My name is Mary Dean. I have been a library media specialist since 2007. I have taught Pre-K, 1st and 2nd grades. I was also an Instructional Technology Specialist and worked with all grade levels as well as teachers.