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- Mrs. Lester (Librarian/Tech Integrationist)
Questions? Contact Mrs. Lester, firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-416-4951.
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- General Info
- Library catalog
- e-Resources Passwords
- Black History Month Resources
- Book Lists
- Britannica School (Encyclopedia)
- Britannica Image Quest
- CSPAN StudentCam Contest
- Digital Citizenship Lessons
- eBook Info
- Informational Text
- Places to find copyright-friendly sounds and pictures on the Internet
- Research Resources
- Summer Reading
- Teacher Resources
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 email@example.com or by phone at 734-416-4951.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Current Newbery Winners
- ALA Notable Books 2018
Past Notable Books Lists
- Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) Summer Reading Lists (Grades 6-8)
- ALA/ALSC Tween Recommended Reads
- Guys Read Recommendations
- NYPL (New York Public Library) Best of 2017
- NYPL (New York Public Library) Best of 2016
- NYPL (New York Public Library) Best of 2015 click on ages 9-12 for good middle school recommendations
- Goodreads List - Top 100 Middle School Must Reads
- We Need Diverse Books
- We're the People Summer Reading 2018
- We're the People Summer Reading 2015 (Multicultural Reading List) scroll down to Middle Grade books
- 21 Multicultural Middle Grade Novels for Summer Reading
- YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Book Awards and Lists
- NoveList (Find books by subject, age, genre, if you like..., etc)
- Series and Sequels (List the order of books in series; search by series, title, subject, or author)
C-SPAN StudentCam: What Does It Mean To Be American?
Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience.
Your video should evaluate how this right, characteristic or event is upheld in our society, or challenged by current events. Rights or characteristics may include aspects of democracy, opportunity, liberty, justice, equality, diversity, unity, individualism, other rights, guiding principles, or shared values.
2018 StudentCam Winning Videos (“The Constitution & You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it's important to you.”)
Collection of Resources & Links:
Find articles on your chosen issue:
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2016-2017: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students were issued Chromebooks on 9/16/2016 at East MS.
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
- Debrief Sheet for parents - Day 0 - http://bit.ly/chromedebrief0
- Presentation - Netiquette, Cyberbullying, Digital Footprint - Day 0 - http://bit.ly/chromebootcamp0
- Debrief Sheet for parents - Day 1 - http://bit.ly/chromedebrief1
- Presentation - Chromebook Care, Logging On - Day 1 - http://bit.ly/chromebootcamp1
- Debrief Sheet - Day 2 - http://bit.ly/chromedebrief2
- Presentation - Google Drive - Day 2 - http://bit.ly/chromebootcamp2
- Debrief Sheet - Day 3 - http://bit.ly/chromedebrief3
- Presentation - Google Bookmarks, Gmail, Calendar, Apps - Day 3 - http://bit.ly/chromebootcamp3
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.
- Login to the Library Catalog by clicking on "Log In" in the upper right corner. Then click on the blue button saying "SSO with Google for Destiny"
- Scroll down to see the available eBooks or search for a particular book that you would like to read.
When you find an eBook that you would like to read,
- click on “Open.”
- Read your eBook as follows:
- 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.)
- 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
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: