Friday, January 31, 2014

Coding and Chocolate Covered Bananas (Digital and Print Information)

coding in Javascript

Every week RES scholars use both print and digital information in their learning. For instance, this week fourth graders continued work on their independent research "Capstone" projects. The scholar pictured above was answering his Capstone research question, "How do you create your own online game?" by learning to code in Javascript. The third grader pictured below taught herself how to make chocolate covered bananas using one of the library's cookbooks. Our 21st century scholars move back and forth between print and digital sources depending on their information needs. They are learning to judge their sources by their content and reliability as well as by their format.

learned to follow procedures from a library book

In other awesome library news this week, our fabulous RES art Teacher Joanna Elliott took some of our library books on a field trip. She attended a book signing by Jarrett Krosoczka, author-illustrator of the super popular Lunch Lady comic books as well as many other excellent titles. He was generous enough to sign and draw pictures in all our books...thank you Mr. Krosoczka, we think you rock too! And thank you Mrs. Elliott for making this happen!

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