Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today is Digital Learning Day!

Every day at HMS is a digital learning day but Digital Learning Day 2017 is a day for educators to highlight some innovative practices that involve technology tools.  This week I have been working with Ms. Thrash's classes on a research essay.  Tuesday the students learned all about citation and plagiarism from some great web resources as well as videos. They also used the EasyBib Google extension to seamlessly transfer their citations into a Google Doc.  Yesterday, Ms. Thrash showed an informative video that explained choosing a topic and making sure your sentences support that topic. Then the students brainstormed some topics in order to start researching today. I will be assisting students with their research so that they are assured to get the very best information available on the internet.  They will be using the Alabama Virtual Library as well as Google Safe Search.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Full February


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February is my favorite month of the year.  It just happens to be my birthday month but it is also full of wonderful reading opportunities.  February is Black History Month.  Take a minute to stop by the library and look at the display of books relating to black history. I love to read books that help me learn something new.

February 14th is Valentine's Day! I love to celebrate Valentine's by reading a romance or two.  Check out the romance book display.

And at the end of the month, we celebrate President's Day.  This is another great time to read a biography on some of our nation's leaders.
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Happy Reading!