As we look at the changing digital landscape and the increasing need for e-learning opportunities, Ms. Mueller and I went looking for resources to expand our e-reading options.
It’s no secret that we offer e-reading with our AXIS360: Ebooks and Audiobooks service. However, did you know that e-content also includes magazines and newspapers? Now, through June 30, we are participating in an RBdigital trial to determine interest in purchasing these products for next year.
Ten reasons why you should check out our digital media library Axis 360. Let's start with #10.
Our Magic Wall eases your search for the ebook that's right for you. It looks and functions a little bit like Netflix. If you hover over the book thumbnails, a pop-up will give you a snapshot of information about the title, including whether or not it is available for checkout.
What a time we are living in. If you are like me, you are trying to keep updated on the status of the coronavirus and its impact on us. It is also important for us to be cognizant of what information is credible.
Enter news literacy. News literacy is “the ability to determine what is credible and what is not, to identify different types of information, and to use the standards of authoritative, fact-based journalism as an aspirational measure in deciding what to trust, what to share and what to act on.” (News Literacy Project)
Now is an opportunity for us to teach ourselves and our students about news literacy because information matters. Truth matters. Keep reading to find out more about news literacy and to discover some teaching strategies and lessons you can use with your students.
Congratulations to the following students! Each won a book from the 2020 Abraham Lincoln Book Award nominee list. Students earned raffle tickets for a chance to win a book by participating in ILC events and for reading for fun in the month leading up to National Library Week.
All students are invited to participate in the Abe challenge for 2020, which is sponsored by the Association of Illinois School Librarian Educators. Learn more here.
More than 100 students participated in the first-ever ILC Putt-Putt Challenge during National Library Week. Seven student teams designed and constructed book-themed putt-putt holes for the student body to enjoy; four of the holes were related to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, thanks to Mr. Plinske's AP Language students. After completing the course, students voted for their favorite. The winning team was Ashley Alm and Sav Garrett, who built a complex Dr. Seuss-themed hole. They each won a gift card to America's Action Territory.
Lakes hosted the inaugural NLCC Battle of the Books on Thursday, February 21. Eight teams from five NLCC schools participated in the challenge, which began in October. Congratulations to The A Team from Antioch Community High School for winning first place! The runners up were Reader Fever from Wauconda High School. Thank you to all of our volunteers! View the complete results here, and enjoy the photo gallery of the event below.
There's still time to register for the ILC's Spring Reading Challenge! All you have to do is track the number of minutes you read for fun between now and Sunday, April 7. When you achieve 2,019 minutes, you get a prize, either a $10 Culver's gift card or a $10 Antioch Pizza gift card. You choose! Pick up a bookmark in the ILC to start recording your daily minutes. Let Mrs. P. or Mrs. Kent know if you have any questions.
Take a look at these book recommendation lists from Goodreads, NPR, and more to help you choose a book or two to enjoy over Winter Break. They make excellent gifts, too!
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