Emporia High School Learning Commons 
Media Matters - March 2016

Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read across America Day!
Visit the library for Dr. Seuss coloring pages, books, and games.
Digital Learning Day
Thanks to the Emporia Community Foundation for granting materials for the Emporia High School Library. The books, ebooks, and Zing Air Cut support the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. These materials were displayed at the Learning Commons MakerSpace event celebrating the Digital Learning Day February 17, and will be available to all students throughout the year. This extension of the school day provided a space for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) activities for students to "Make and Take" projects. The donation enhanced the library collection and promoted learning beyond the traditional textbook.
Students played board, card, and electronic games and enjoyed refreshments provided by WalMart.  Students interacted F2F and digitally at the after school event. Photos are available.

March is Women's History Month

Celebrate strong women past and present by visiting the National Women's History Project complete with great resources. Browse the inspirational collections at the Library of Congress. Review the Women in the World Conference details.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week @ Your Library!

The purpose of Teen Tech Week is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of digital media, especially the nonprint resources offered through libraries, such as e-books, e-readers, databases, audiobooks, and social media. This year's DIY theme is Create it @ your Library. Enjoy these craft ideas.

Battle of the Books - Vote for your Favorite Read!
Join the Madness of March, Play, and Win! 
Kansas March winds provide chaos; basketball tournament action offers exhilaration; and books teach overcoming obstacles. Enjoy the playlist.
The Maze Runner by Dashner v. Divergent  by Roth
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone by Rowling v.
The Lightning Thief by Riordan
Fullmetal Alchemist by Arakawa v. Yukarism by Shiomi
The Fault in Our Stars by Green v. The Notebook by Sparks
The Ruins of Gorlan by Flanagan v. Revenge of the Witch by Delaney
The Body Finder by Derting v. The Raven Boys by Stiefvater
Throne of Glass by Maas v. Grave Mercy by LaFevers
Pride & Prejudice by Austen v. Wuthering Heights by Brontė

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes March as National Nutrition Month with recipes, activities, and exercises. Visit ChooseMyPlate for additional resources.

Unite for Literacy
"Unite for Literacy is a project that provides online books that include audio in multiple languages and videos, celebrating different cultures and providing language support for English Language Learners." 
Imagine a world where all children have access to books celebrating their languages and cultures and develop into life-long readers!

Invention starts at LittleBits whose mission is to "democratize hardware by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with easy-to-use building blocks." 
Enjoy the TED Talk about these blocks that blink, beep, and teach.

Google Flips for Education

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