Library and Media Center: Student Work

Student work in the Library and Media Center focuses on research and computer skills in collaboration with the grade level curriculum. The student examples will give you an idea of the various projects. Some of these are coordinated with classroom projects and some are independent of the classroom. Please click here to take a look at the Library and Media Center curriculum.

Here is an example of a 6th grade prototype web page. Students participated in the Hour of Code and learned basic HTML tags to create their own web pages. Each web page had an image and a working link.

Here is an example of 5th grade work with Ozobots. Each student created a pathway on paper and programmed their Ozobot to run on that pathway. Students also shared about book that he or she enjoyed and practiced constructively commenting on each other's opinions through student blogs. Comments were required to be at least 3 sentences long and include a reason that the person commenting agreed or disagreed with the original book review.

In 4th grade, students further their keyboard and design skills through writing Diamonte poems. Students also enjoy experimenting with the learning of a computer hard drive and its software.

Reaching out across the world to learn more about students in another country is a 3rd grade activity. Students write stories, poetry and introductions for their "pals" in Taiwan. Students share thoughts and ideas about their cultural differences and similarities. The classes use wikispaces to post information and then respond to their counterparts from elementary schools in Taipei, Taiwan. A video conference in December brings students "face-to-face."

Students in 2nd grade learn about different authors and genres. Students write letters to their favorite authors and many receive responses.

First grade students are just learning the concepts of word processing and using the keyboard. First graders learn about farm animals and write sentences and draw pictures electronically about their animals prior to their field trip.