Welcome to the Arapaho Classical Magnet Library
A Makerspace in the Library
Students in K-4 have been exploring with Makerspaces in the library. They have been creating and working with others to create and build with various materials. There was lots of fun and problem solving gowing on!
What's APP in the Library?
We have been learning to use a variety of different Apps on our iPads to share what we have been learning as we prepare to go 1:1 with mobile devices next school year. Some that we have learned to use are:
- Chatter Pix Kids
- Draw and Tell
- Shadow Puppet edu
There are many more that focus on practicing math and reading skills that are used in the classroom.
The fifth and sixth grade students are becoming more proficient using the "Google Suite" products. Their teachers use Google Classroom with them to share information and assignments that can be acccessed through wifi on any mobile device. These include:
- Google Drive
- Googe Docs
- Google Forms
- Google Sheets
- Google Classroom
- Google Mail
- Google Sheets
- Google Search
All students are learning how to navigate the internet in a safe way. Some of the things we have learned include:
- Keeping your personal information PRIVATE
- The dangers of "pop-ups"
- What is copyright and why do I need to know about it.
- What is a virus, what do you need to do to prevent your computer from getting one.
Ask your child what they have been learning.
ClassLink with Ease
We have recently been given the ability to have students in grades K-2 login to ClassLink with a QRcode. This will make the process easier to connect students with the library resources we have been used to using. Check out Pebble Go, Tumble Books and Discovery Education just to name a few.
If you need a copy of the QRCode to use at home contact your child's teacher for a copy.
Hour of Code
Students in grades 2-6 particpate in the National Hour of Code week by trying a bit of coding. Coding is what we do to program computers to do the tasks we want it to do. Many skills can be learned by coding. It's fun and sequencing a big part of coding. Give it a try. www.hourofcode.com
What's going on in the Library?
Students in grades K-6 have been learning about ways to keep themselves safe online. We've been talking about what information people need to keep private and what information can be shared. Our students know they don't want to create a very big digital footprint.
We have also been using iPads to create short videos that share what we have been learning. They are anxious to share so ask them what they have been learing.
A Magical Summer Reading Celebration
Summer readers are invited to attend a Magical Celebration
to reward them for reading and completing their summer readongs logs.
Readers be on the look for your invitation.
We will have a "Magical" time that includes a snack, prizes
and a special surprise that you can share with your friends.
Arapaho Classical Magnet Library
1300 Cypress Drive
Richardson, TX 75080
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