March 2016 archive

Learning Commons Updates March 28-April 1

Please see below for details about what each grade level worked on this week in the learning commons.

Kindergarten, 1st,and  2nd grades: All K-3rd grade classes continued to check out books from the learning commons. Mrs. Scarpinato’s second grade class worked with Cobb Digital Library to work with resources for research Also, 1st grade classes continues working with word problems and the bee bot robots to “drive” their bee bot to the correct answer (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

3rd, 4th and 5th grades: Classes continued to check out books with their classes and use the computers to complete their research  (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

Technology Tip Tuesday

We hope everyone is having a great week so far! Don’t forget that next week is Cobb County School’s spring break week! Last week we shared how to download and install the Destiny Quest app on apple devices. This week please see below for how to download and install the Destiny Quest app on Android devices.

How to set up Destiny Quest App on an Android device:

  1. Download the free app
  2. Double-click to open the app.
  3. Enter the following URL when prompted:

http://mediacenter.cobbk12.org

  1. Select your school
  2. From there you can enter in your Destiny log-in or browse in guest mode.

Learning Commons Updates March 21-25

Please see below for details about what each grade level worked on this week in the learning commons.

Kindergarten, 1st,and  2nd grades: All K-3rd grade classes continued to check out books from the learning commons. Kindergarten came into the learning commons to participate in a lesson about homophones and homonyms. Mrs. Scarpinato’s second grade class worked with Destiny to find appropriate books for their topics of internet. Also, 1st grade classes started working with word problems and the bee bot robots to “drive” their bee bot to the correct answer (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

3rd, 4th and 5th grades: Classes continued to check out books with their classes and use the computers to complete their research  (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

Technology Tip Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! This week’s technology tip is information about setting up the Destiny Quest app on an Apple device. Destiny Quest would allow students to search for books available in the learning commons while on their device. Next week, we will post Android instructions.

How to set up Destiny Quest App on an ipad/iphone:

  1. Download the free app
  2. Double-click to open the app.
  3. Enter the following URL when prompted:

http://mediacenter.cobbk12.org

  1. Select your school
  2. From there you can enter in your Destiny log-in or browse in guest mode.

 

Please contact the learning commons if you have any questions!

Learning Commons Updates March 14-18

Please see below for details about what each grade level worked on this week in the learning commons.

Kindergarten, 1st,and  2nd classes: All K-3rd grade classes continued to check out books from the learning commons, and some classes continued to participate in a reading of Score One for the Sloths to discuss character traits or compare to another characters or stories (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

3rd, 4th and 5th grade: Classes continued to check out books with their classes and use the computers to complete their research  (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

Technology Tip Tuesday

This week’s tip serves as a reminder about the opportunity for Frey students called KidTalkCobb.

This is a great opportunity for the students of Frey to raise their voices and represent our school! The theme this year and link for more information are below:

Theme: “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”

Link to more information: http://www.KidTalkCobb.com

Learning Commons Updates March 7-11

We continued to celebrate Dr.Seuss’s birthday this week by playing Dr. Seuss bingo, listening Dr. Seuss book review podcasts, and continuing to do our Dr. Seuss photo booth!  (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

Classes also continued check out this week. Kindergarten classes recorded their Dr. Seuss writing, and Mr. Tesar’s fourth grade class worked with the Bee Bots to work on their fraction addition and subtraction practice.

Technology Tip Tuesday

We hope everyone is again having a great week! This week’s technology tip is a little different from some. While Mrs. Sherman and Mrs. Gresh do provide book recommendations, sometimes we need help finding out about strong books to recommend to Frey readers. This blog is written by a school library director at Brook Forest Elementary School in Oak Brook, Illinois, and Mr. Schu provides students with book recommendations through the form of book trailers. Some books are geared towards middle school students, but Mrs. Sherman can look into titles to add to the Frey learning commons. We hope you enjoy looking through this resource!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! (Learning Commons Updates February 29-March 4)

We hope everyone had a great celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday in the learning commons! See images below of where we had Dr. Seuss bingo, Dr. Seuss book review podcasts, and our Dr. Seuss photo booth! We will be celebrating all week, so be sure to stop by! (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A)

Mr. Cathey and Mrs. Faklaris in the Dr. Seuss Photo booth

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Mrs. Gresh and Mrs. Sherman in the Dr. Seuss Photo booth

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Dr. Seuss readings!

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Dr. Seuss bingo!

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Podcast book reviews!

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Technology Tip Tuesday

We hope everyone is have a good week so far! This week’s technology tip is a little different! This week is a celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday! In honor of his birthday, we have some special activities in the learning commons! The first is the Dr. Seuss photobooth (as seen below). Please stop by and have your picture made this week!

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