Today during our harambee, we learned about Japan.
The GLGB Award is given by the Michigan Reading Association to one of eight nominees in five grade level categories each year. They are voted on by Michigan students, teachers and parents.
Bryant received a generous Donors Choose matching grant for multiple copies of all of this year’s K-1 and 2-3 nominees!
Learn more about the 2017-18 nominations for the GLGB award. You can vote, too! All votes must be submitted by Thursday, January 25. You can vote in three ways:
Each year books are nominated (suggested) by students, teachers, librarians and parents in Michigan. The nominees for 2018-19 have already been chosen. If you have suggestions for the 2019-2020 award, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or tell Mrs. Rohde.
Welcome back to all returning Bryant students, and a big hello/hei to all new families! I'm Mrs. Rohde, the Bryant media specialist.
The Bryant Media Center blog is where you'll find regular posts about the work we're doing in the Bryant Media Center.
Students have two different kinds of library classes this year:
My kids Ivy (10) and Dexter (8) and I have had a great summer! I visited Norway for a week, and we went to North Carolina and the Renaissance Faire. I also taught summer school at Bryant, as well as helping with the annual tech conference for Michigan educators.
I'm so excited to be FULL TIME at Bryant this year as your media specialist! Write a comment here and let me know what you and your kids have been reading.
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Some of our wonder questions:
Next week we'll talk about open- versus closed-ended questions (we call them THICK questions) and also learn strategies for searching online using kid-friendly search engines such as Kidtopia and Kid Rex.
I love using and introducing new technology with students. Their enthusiasm and willingness to try hard things goes way up when technology is involved. It's especially exciting to see things you have made appear on the big screen - wow!
This month we're learning a new classroom portfolio tool designed just for young students. Almost all of the buttons and instructions are symbols rather than words, to make it accessible to new readers and English language learners. Students use QR codes to log in, instead of using a typed code. This speeds up the process greatly and also increases security.
When I showed our K-2 students Seesaw at the beginning of November, I gave them some very basic guidelines: take pictures of books, and only say nice things. After a period of time for guided practice, we expanded these guidelines in a student discussion to come up with these five rules:
By giving our students an opportunity to try out digital sharing in an authentic setting, we can allow students a lot of ownership over their own learning process. It is my hope they will apply these rules to future social networking and digital environments as they get older.
I've been a media specialist for over a decade, with a little classroom teaching mixed in. Before that, I was a public librarian, a web designer, a microbiologist and an opera singer.