Posted December 12th, 2012 by PTA
On November 30th, Ms. Jen Latimer of the Clinton School Library presented at the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference in Long Branch, NJ. Over the course of 2 days she learned about many exciting teaching tools and technology that she has brought back to share with her Clinton students. One of the things she learned was how to make and use movie trailers as book trailers. This is a fun way to have students review a book using 21st century technology.
This link will bring you to an overview of Ms. Latimer’s presentation on fables and gaming with Clinton parent Chris Shamburg, done in a movie trailer form. http://youtu.be/m_9UCY-tl7M
Posted November 26th, 2012 by PTA
Dear Clinton Families,
The library is looking for CD Walkman’s that you may no longer need. If you have one tucked away in a closet or in the back of a drawer, please consider donating it to the Clinton Library for student use. We have lots of books on CD for kids to use, but they do not have CD players at home.
Posted June 12th, 2012 by PTA
School is almost out and it is critical to keep reading over the summer. Clinton Elementary has a TumbleBooks account which allows you to enjoy e-books from many levels and genres including graphic novels.
To access the collection, click on the link here: TumbleBooks
The username is clintonelem and the password is books. Many of the books can be viewed on an i-Pad and i-Phone as well.
Additionally, the school has a summer account to TumbleReadables where you can access books for late elementary and middle school. To use this site, please click on the following link: TumbleReadables. There is no login required for this site.
Clinton Elementary School Library
Posted December 14th, 2011 by PTA
Jen Latimer presented at the New Jersey Association of School Librarians conference two weeks ago with Dr. Chris Shamburg, a Clinton parent who is a professor of education technology at New Jersey City University. They presented the third grade digital storytelling project Mrs. Latimer undertook last year with Clinton third graders over a period of 5-6 weeks in their library class.
The YouTube link is an edited highlights version of their hour-long presentation. It can also be accessed from Mrs. Latimer’s blog, www.anywherelibrarian.com.
Posted December 2nd, 2011 by PTA
Tumblebooks are e-books that you can access from any computer. Previously you could not view them on an Apple device. Now you can check out the first batch of iPad-compatible TumbleBooks by signing into TumbleBookLibrary on your iPad and going to the Story Books section. There are currently 44 iPad books to choose from!
Just below the “Story Books” heading, there is a link called “Click here for iPad-compatible titles.” Click on this link, and the iPad books will be sorted for you. Now, simply click on the “iPad” button to launch the book of your choice! The book will appear in a small window at first, but to expand, simply click on the “full screen” button.
In the coming months, Tumblebooks will be creating iPad content for the entire TumbleBooks animated picture books collection.
Posted October 25th, 2011 by PTA
Dear Students & Families:
At Clinton Elementary, we support literacy all day and every day. In order to encourage more reading and less non-educational screen time, we are offering each student an extra library book each week. In return, we are asking all students and parents to make a pledge.
I pledge to:
R READ EVERY DAY
E ENGAGE MY BRAIN IN LEARNING
A ASK QUESTIONS
D DEVELOP MY CREATIVITY
How is this different than TV turnoff?
TV Turnoff encouraged 0-60 minutes of television each night. In our families, television rules differ and there are some excellent educational options available. We also recognize that some students use e-books and audio books and this use of technology is a natural extension of reading and should not be viewed negatively.
Studies show that students who read more do better in school. Thank you and congratulations to all the students (and their families) who undertake our new challenge. Please return this form to school now and have access to an extra library book each week!
READ Program form
Clinton School Library