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SLS Update 09/13/2016

1.     Monroe 2 Makers

Our SLS has purchased many tools that you can use with your students for learning and exploration.  Currently, we have the following items available to lend to our school libraries: 3D Printers, Lego Story Visualizer Kits, Green Screen Kits, Learning Alive (Augmented Reality for Primary Grade Level), Makey Makey, and littleBits.  We have additional tools that we are in the process of ordering (such as Squishy Circuits and Ozobots).  Stay tuned for more information.  Attached is a brochure designed for our librarians on what we have and what can be done with them.  Additionally, Lindsay Neumire would welcome the opportunity to work with you on how to use these tools instructionally with your students.

Note, these are for library use and not for classroom use.  For classroom use with many of these product please contact ESP. 


2.     Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

During November 5/6 (first weekend in November), Barnes and Noble is hosting a Mini Maker Faire.  Each store is doing something a little bit different.  The topics covered include: Coding & Programming, Exploring Mechanical & Motorized Building with a First Look into Digital Gaming, Intros into Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality, Discoveries in Pen-Invent Technology, and The Latest in 3D Printing.  They also invite makers from our local community and schools to participate with displays and/or demonstrations of their own projects.  If you are interested in doing a demonstration OR for more information, please visit:


3.     Plagiarism Infographic

Great infographic on plagiarism:


4.     WXXI Updates

Attached are WXXI September Off Air Highlights.  If you or any of your teachers would like these recorded, please complete this form.  Additionally, WXXI is looking for students to do Homework Hotline Book Reviews.  WXXI will come to your school and videotape students giving reviews.  Attached is additional information.  To view the full WXXI Educators Newsletter, please click here.


5.     Common Sense Media

A great organization with lots of information to use with students and teachers around digital citizenship and ethical use of information is Common Sense Media.  This year they came out with a Digital Citizenship Pledge.  This could be a great activity to do with students!  Also, teachers can receive a FREE back to school guide.

The pledge states: I pledge to empower my students to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively. Together, we will provide young people with the digital literacy and citizenship skills they need to thrive in today's world.




Jim Belair
Coordinator – School Library Systems
Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES
Desk: (585) 349-9099
Cell: (585) 465-9906
Fax: (585) 349-9090

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