December 24, 2013

So Long 2013

- Taking down decorations

- Judging student foot traffic and deadlines

- The Cold Weather

- Christmas shopping

- Holiday Assembly

- Prepping for January Behind the Paws shows

Here's a couple pictures that describe the last two weeks of school. 


December 19, 2013

2014 Dr King Show and Educator Resources

   Inspired by Dr King's powerful words and fueled by the Chicago Public Schools chicken patty lunch meal.  My students are Bad! They researched recited and edited their Dr Martin Luther King quotes for the King Holiday tv show.  #AheadOfTheGame  #BossLibrarianChronicles #teens #highschool #library #ipaded

Here's a listing of some of my 
2014 MLK Resources for teachers

Here's my slideshow I created last year that devoted to the MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C.

December 16, 2013

True Story by Ni-Ni Simone

My student Jada is happy to be the first student allowed to check out the new
 Ni-Ni Simone release, True Story.   Check out the author's website, 
which has sooooooo many things that teen girls just love.  

Follow Me On Instagram!

My LMC Instagram page is still developing.  Follow me at phillipslmc and see what takes place in my busy Library Media Center.

Holiday Greetings from Behind the Paws

Continuing in the holiday spirit, here's another episode of the Phillips High School, "Behind the Paws" student news show. Enjoy!
Behind the Paws S2 E7 from WPAHS Video Page on Vimeo.

December 11, 2013

Proud Moment

I finally found it.   A blast from the recent past and a very proud moment.   Below is a picture of me receiving the Chicago Public Schools 'One's to Watch' award January - 2013.  #librariansrock

December 10, 2013

Teens, Language & Texting

Just pulled this off of Twitter.   Very interesting....

If I were a parent, I would especially 
pay attention to this one below!

Preparing for the King Show

The Behind the Paws students are preparing for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. show in 2014.  Here's a couple of pictures from today's class period.

Students wrote critiques of the current episode of Behind the Paws and researched possible quotes that will be read during the segment. 

I'm really proud of my students Myiah and Rossanli.  Both ladies are showing strong leadership and technology skills with using the iMovie app.  You will see in the picture how the girls are showing their peers how to pull images from Google and insert them into iMovie.


December 9, 2013

RIP Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
1918 - 2013
Anti-Apartheid Icon and 
Father of Modern South Africa

BTP Holiday Show

     Here's the latest episode of my students news program, "Behind the Paws".  This is a fun show where the students have the opportunity to capture holiday greetings from the teachers and staff members of Phillips High School.  This show is shot on iPads.
     I'm so proud of my students and the hard work demonstrated last week to produce this show.  Make sure you check out the segment produced by my two students Myiah and Rosalini.  The students used the iMovie app to create the Nelson Mandela tribute.

Behind the Paws S2 E2 6 from WPAHS Video Page on Vimeo.

December 4, 2013

Follow Me On IG

Just a quick blog post. 

The Phillips Library Media Center now has a offical Instagram page.  Follow @phillipslmc to view posts from this busy library in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.