The Information and Learning Center is a versatile space. As you begin thinking about your second semester curriculum, I challenge you to break out of your classroom for at least one day to visit the ILC. We are so much more than a computer lab.
Here are some ways students and teachers use / have used the space or could use the space:
Students are invited to join the ILC on Tuesday, December 18 from 3-5 p.m. for Crunch Time — extended ILC hours to study for finals and/or finish culminating projects. Teachers will be on hand to tutor, and students may study/work alone or with a group of friends. It’s an energizing experience!
Please REGISTER by Monday, December 17 at noon.
Are you interested in a career that utilizes your creativity and problem solving skills? Do you think you have what it takes to create technology? Would you like to find a career that offers plenty of openings, career growth, and great wages?
All of us continue to look for ways to increase reading and writing in our 1:1 classrooms — specifically, the use of non-fiction, informational texts. To that end, we thought you’d be interested to learn that many newspapers offer free educational subscriptions.
Are you an aspiring writer? Looking for ways to expand your writing prowess and get recognized for your talent? If so, check out two upcoming writing contests that will channel your inner creativity.
In 2009, District 117 checked out 69 different textbook titles to students. This year, only nine years later, we checked out 27 titles. That’s 42 fewer titles. Evidently, teachers and students alike are turning to digital sources for their curriculum development and information/research needs. We want to remind you to keep databases in mind.
Lakes and Antioch high schools are proud to subscribe to 18 databases covering a range of topics and issues. Is that enough? You tell us.
Throughout the year, Mrs. Mason and I are often asked, “What database should I use for my research project?” Whether students are working on their I-Search project or just needing to find peer reviewed articles, JSTOR stands out as one of our favorite databases. Check out the six reasons why we recommend students use JSTOR.
Summer is one of our favorite times of the year. Not only do we get to spend more time reading, students and staff members are asking us for reading recommendations. Whether you are looking for a reading contest or a book list, we have compiled some suggestions that can be used for a variety of readers.
Staff members Lorenzo Gomez, Barb Mason, and Kellie Piekutowski attended NewsLitCamp at the Daily Herald on April 18. Here are some of their takeaways.
The ILC blog keeps Lakes students and staff up to date with news and events related to reading, research, technology, and more.
Contact us with topic suggestions or to contribute your own post to the ILC blog.