John Wiggins-Strada, Library Media Specialist
Jennifer Carone, Library Paraprofessional
Information and Technology Literacy Curriculum
Today’s students live and learn in a world that has been radically altered by the ready availability of vast stores of information in a variety of formats. Students actively seek to construct meaning and understanding of the world from the information they encounter. The Information and Technology Curriculum identifies the essential knowledge and skills that prepare students to locate, analyze, evaluate, interpret and communicate information. It allows for the integration of information technology skills into the classroom curriculum. The library is used to do research using books and the computer lab is used to do Internet research. The computer lab is also used to produce final projects using software such as Microsoft Word, KidPix, Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft PowerPoint. Our goal is to enable students to realize their potential as informed citizens who think critically and solve problems, to observe rights and responsibilities relating to the use of information and ideas, and to appreciate the value of literature in an educated society.
Accessing our Library Catalog from Home
You can now access our library catalog from your home computer. You will be able to search our catalog of titles, see what your child currently has checked out and put holds on books. I will show students how to access these features from their home computer over the next several weeks and send information home with them.
We have added eBooks to our library collection. Beginning in January I will show students how to access our eBook collection and how to read an eBook from their home computer.
Madison's new digital libraries
Click here or access eBOOKS through Destiny.
Use your student ID to login.
The Nutmeg Children's Book Award encourages children in grades 4-6 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians, school library media specialists and teachers.
All books nominated for the award must be:
- A work of fiction, with appeal for readers in grades 4-6;
- Written by an author who currently resides in the United States;
- Copyrighted in the United States, and first published no more than five years from date of selection;
- Currently in print, and available in paper back as well as hard cover;
- Well-written, with strong characterization, a vivid setting, striking language, a well-constructed plot, and a plausible conclusion.
- Students in grades 4, 5 and 6th grade vote by official NCBA ballot in January for their favorite title at school.
- Each student may vote only once.
Click on the link for the latest Nutmeg Nominees
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