Davidson County Schools began subscribing to World Book Online district-wide in January of 2016. At our Oct. 30th meeting, Michele Hamer from World Book Online met with us to get us reacquainted with this awesome digital resource. She brought along this beautiful gift basket to be awarded to the SLMC that ran the most successful PR campaign in their school. Well submissions were due last Friday, and we've had some pretty impressive results! I'm sad we don't have more than one basket to give away because we've had some great ideas circulating out there! So before I announce the winner, I would like to share some of the honorable mentions.
Since Nov. 1st - 19,736 searches have been conducted in DCS!
Most Improved - Brown Middle
Thanks to Jackie Hunt, students and teachers at Brown Middle School have rediscovered World Book Online. Since November 1st, students have conducted 5,864 searches! Way to go, Jackie!
Most Creative - South Davidson
Not only did Mary Howell teach classes in both the middle and high school about how to access World Book Online, she also challenged her media assistants to create a brochure advertising this resource for a grade. The brochures showed creativity, and provide a very useful resource to be used in the media center.
Most Innovative - Tyro Elementary
Shanna Leonard, SLMC, promoted WBO to ramilies by issuing a challenge: parents and students were encouraged to do some independent research on a topic of their choice. Students that participated returned the completed activity sheet to enter into a drawing for one of 25 posters. Classes that achieved 100% were entered into a contest to win a doughnut party.
But this brings us to the final campaign: This media coordinator collaborated with teachers across the curriculum to show students how to effectively conduct research using World Book Online with current units of study. Students researched topics such as careers, mythology, geography, foreign language, the arts and American icons. This media coordinator also documented authentic learning through photos and shared extensively on social media....
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