October 31st – November 4th
In-library hours: 0 hours Total in-library hours: 54/40
Out-of-library hours: 16 Total out-of-library hours: 63
Total hours: 115/120
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to spend any physical time in the library this week. I had a number of days with sick kids and meetings after school that did not allow for me to be in our library after school.
My main focus out of the library was working on building book trailers with my junior English classes. Each quarter, I ask my students to read at least one fiction book and take an AR test over the book by the end of the 9 weeks. Instead of doing traditional book reports, we chose to complete book trailers that the students could use to develop a bank of ideas to utilize when choosing their books each quarter. I hope is to transfer their links to QR codes that we can attach to the library books and give access to all of the students in the school.
I taught the students about tone and we discussed the plot of their books to determine what was vital to share and what would be considered a “spoiler.” From there we wrote scripts then brought in our technology specialist, Elaine Abanatha, to teach us how to work Wevideo.com. The students learn how to find copyright appropriate pictures and music online and how to place it all together with voice over into WeVideo. We had a great time watching our book trailers and reflecting on our work.
Check out a couple of my favorite book trailers:
CEBS Disposition of the Week: Values diversity – Welcomes feedback and interaction with others. Listens carefully to others and respects the views of those perceived as different from self.Values collaboration. Actively seeks out and incorporates ideas of others.
I believe that I displayed my ability to value diversity this week by incorporating collaboration with our technology department into our literacy related lessons. I love technology and feel very comfortable trying new things, but I also loved to collaborate with Mrs. Abanatha and I know that she will bring something new and exciting to my students every time I work with her. Working with her on this project taught me a new program and took our book trailers to a whole nother level.We are already discussing how we can collaborate on a new technology book related project in our next quarter.