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Library Newsletter January 2015  

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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BYOD Enabled Furniture

21st Century Learning in the Library

Collect  Communicate  Collaborate  Create  Share

Tayler and Jonathon

Student centered learning remains a priority in the Library.  In order to provide for relevant learning opportunities, we have rearranged the library to accommodate group work and have also  sectioned off an area for quiet study. Supply containers for final project creation are available, as well as a portable white board  for collaborative planning.

Our BYOD enabled furniture has arrived!  We have three right handed chairs/trays and 1 for lefties, plus an ottoman.  Students have this to say about their new furniture:  a homey feel, comfortable, sort of like being in a cabin or on the beach, accomodating for electronic devices,

Three more projects are planned and will be the subject of our next newsletter!


    Displaying Student Work

    The Learning Commons concept encourages creativity and innovation as well as collaboration and the sharing of ideas.   With this in mind, we are beginning to  display student work on the shelves behind the circulation desk.  So far, have we collected and displayed carnival game projects designed by Allison Ford's class.  These project products were based on their statistics and probability research.

    Our next display (in progress) will be based on Mrs. Gibson's research project on  Pop Culture. The topics (artifacts) sudents have chosen will surely result in great writing samples, as will as creative presentation products.  

    Some of their pop culture topics include:

    • Fangirls
    • Body Image and Self-Esteem
    • Cinderella, gener inequality
    • Sisters Network, Breast Cancer Awareness
    • Starwars
    • Awkward, high school struggles
    • America's got Talent
    • Justin Bieber
    • Effects of Social Media

    We are also looking forward to displaying book art created by art students..

    If you would  like to have your students work highlighted, please let us know.


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