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  • Mrs. Lester (Librarian/Tech Integrationist)

Questions? Contact Mrs. Lester, katherine.lester@pccsk12.com or 734-416-4951.

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General Info

Mrs. Lester, Librarian/Technology Integrationist is dedicated to providing students and staff with current resources, curriculum support, technology integration facilitation, as well as great books to read!

Mrs. Lester, Librarian/Technology Integrationist can be reached through email at katherine.lester@pccsk12.com or by phone at 734-416-4951.

Procedures

Circulation...
  • Students may check out books and/or magazines for for three weeks.
  • Students may have up to two items checked out at a time.
  • Fines are 10 cents per day for each item that is overdue.
  • Students with overdue books or fines are not able to check out materials.

Library Usage...

  • Students may use the library to read, do homework, work with one another, and check-out books.
  • Gum, food, and colored beverages are not permitted. Bottled water with a cap is allowed at the tables and seating area. 
  • Productive noise is encouraged, but students who are disruptive or disrespectful to materials or resources will be asked to leave.
  • The signs outside the library will indicate if the library is open for lunch recess. Students must come in BEFORE lunch to get a pass in order to come in for recess.

Computer Lab Usage... 

  • Computer use is intended for school related work only, and procedures follow the Student Internet Guidelines in the Student Handbook. 
  • Black and white printing is available to students with permission.

Black History Month Resources

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA GUIDE TO BLACK HISTORY - This site provides a timeline; articles on biographies, events, and institutions; as well as audio/video. For biographies, click on Biographies link on left side of the main page.

INFOPLEASE BLACK HISTORY MONTH - Look at right hand column for links to 500 Notable African Americans by categories such as Civil Rights Leaders, Scientists & Inventors, Entertainers, Athletes, etc.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH from the History Channel - Resources from the History Channel including videos, people and groups, themes, events and more.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH by Time for Kids - Time for Kids resources for Black History Month.

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD from National Geographic - You are a slave in Maryland in the 1800s. Can you escape? Learn what challenges slaves faced in National Geographic's Underground Railroad adventure.

USA CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT - This site provides short biographies for Civil Rights Campaigners (1860-1900), Civil Rights Campaigners (1900-1980), and short descriptions of Civil Right's Issues, Events & Organizations.

JAZZ LINKS

Book Lists


CSPAN StudentCam Contest

C-SPAN StudentCam 2017:Your Message To Washington

What is the most urgent issue for the new president and Congress to address in 2017?

IDEAS FOR TOPICS

Political Issues: Presidential Election.com

On the Issues

ProCon: The Candidates and Where They Stand on Issues

2016 StudentCam Winning Videos (“Road to the White House: what's the issue YOU most want candidates to discuss during the 2016 presidential campaign?” )

Issues your house representative or senators have worked on or are in their newsletters, etc.

Bill that your legislators were involved in

Local newspapers

Find articles on your chosen issue:

C-SPAN Clips


Chromebooks

HAVING TROUBLE CONNECTING AT HOME?: Take a Look at These Tips 

2016-2017: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students were issued Chromebooks on 9/16/2016 at East MS.

Students MUST return a signed 2016 Chromebook User Agreement AND pay an insurance fee or deposit (info here) before 9/14/2016 to receive a Chromebook.

All 6th Grade Students will be taught lessons as part of our "Chromebook Bootcamp" to get students familiar with their Chromebooks.

Below are the links to the Debrief Documents and Presentations that are part of the Chromebook Bootcamp.

You can access your student's Google Account and Chrome Bookmarks and Apps from any computer.  You can find directions to access a Google/Chrome account here: http://bit.ly/chromeSignin


eBook Info

You can search for eBooks by using the East Library’s Online Catalog system.

  • Go to the East Library Website
  • Then click on the link to the Library Catalog.
  • In the “Narrow your search to…” area, choose “Electronic Book (eBook)” from the “Material Type” pull down menu.
  • You can then click on “Keyword” to see all of the eBooks (or type a term in the search box to narrow your search).

When you find a book you would like to read,

  1. click on “Open.”
  2. You will now need:
    1. For Follett eBook (green eBook icon) - a username/password (use your pccs username/password)
    2. For Overdrive eBooks (blue eBook icon) - a 'Student Number' (use your Student ID Number)
  3. Read your eBook as follows:
    1. For Follett eBook (green eBook icon) - you must read on a device or a computer with an Internet Browser. (If you want to read offline, click on the "Checkout" icon in the Information window.)
    2. For Overdrive eBook (blue eBook icon) - click on "Borrow" and then you can choose to 'Read in your Browser' (Chromebook or other device with browser) or check out the book in Kindle or Adobe ePub format.

IMPORTANT: If you check out an eBook and are not reading it. Please return it, so that others may read it.

If you're only interested in Overdrive eBooks, you can also go directly to: http://east.lib.overdrive.com/

If you need additional help for Overdrive eBooks, you can go to: http://east.lib.overdrive.com/Help.htm


Informational Text


Places to find copyright-friendly sounds and pictures on the Internet

As responsible users of multimedia (sound and/or picture) content, East Middle School students should search the following websites when looking for multimedia (sound and/or picture) files. Because we are ethical creators and consumers of information, we do our best to know our own rights and respect the copyrights of others.

Places to find images and pictures:

Places to find sounds and music:


Teacher Resources