Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It's Wednesday! What's happening in the Sommer Library?

Last week, Ms Margocs attended the Texas Library Association's annual conference in San Antonio!  Here's what she did each day at the conference:

Wednesday:  Tech Camp and Speed Dating the Bluebonnets

Tech Camp opened with a keynote address by Hadi Partovi, the CEO of!  He spoke about the importance of teaching computer science in schools, and how the "Hour of Code" is bringing in more girls and women into the field. The website even has "unplugged" lessons to help students learn basic coding guidelines without access to technology.

Ms Margocs also attended breakout sessions on how to search more effectively using Google, apps that can be used within Google Drive to edit documents, photos, and videos, and online apps for graphic design such as Jing and Flipgrid.
Online design with Dr. Sheneman
After Tech Camp, it was time to meet some Bluebonnet authors!  They each had about seven minutes to share a bit about their books.  Bluebonnet nominees that weren't represented by their authors were booktalked by Bluebonnet Committee members with fun activities to match.

Ms Margocs had a great time meeting the authors!

Meanwhile, back in the Sommer Library, Mrs. Haga was substituting for Ms Margocs.  She and Mrs. Woodul conducted Armadillo Voting with the kindergarteners and first graders, read stories to the second graders, and helped our third, fourth, and fifth graders take a library survey.

 Mrs. Haga and Mrs. Woodul caused some shenanigans while Ms Margocs was away!  The kindergarteners got to check out TWO books each, and the top shelves were off limits to all patrons!  What a wacky week in the library!

In the next post, Ms Margocs will let you know what she learned on the other days at conference, and share some pictures of animals in the library--yes, furred and feathered visitors!  Stay tuned!

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