November 2013

Cross Curricular Initiatives
Janine Kimmel Author Visit
7th Grade Slavery Project

Cal 2 Cross Curricular Initiatives coming up
8th Grade Shakespeare/SketchUp
7th Grade Classification in Virtual Worlds/Jokaydia
8th Grade WW2 Diary and/or Letters home/iBooks Author
7th Geography Ecosystems/Minecraft
8th Grade Circuits/Redstone
Survival Island ICT/English/Science

What is New?
Crazy Talk
8 New iPad Minis
2 New Lego Mindstorm Robots
New surveillance cameras and dvr for recording rooms
New LRC ICT Lab

Conferences/Presentations/Training
ISTE
Jennifer Garcia attended the ISTE Conference in June along with Silvia Serrano, at which they presented the KS3 A Better World Project. Presentation proposals fro ISTE 14 have been submitted by all three ICT teachers.
Library 2.0
Ivette, Yensi, and Hilda all planned presented
Los LRC Lugares para la Formación Continua con Acceso a Multi Recursos para Todo Tipo de usuarios
at the Library 2.0 conference.
ABES Events Coordinated by Yensi Vides

Jennifer Garcia:
Professional Development and Activities
-ISTE 2013 A Better World Presentation
-San Vicente Teachers Group-November 10th 2013
-Completed Google Trainer Exams and earned Qualified Individual status
-Co-organised the Hour of Code Plan
-Co-lead Hour of Code inservice for participating teachers
-Worked with Department planners on identifying and planning for cross curricular links and LRC support
-Co-organised the 7th grade Slavery project with Carmen Duarte
-Created new Pinterest boards for curation of useful resources for teachers and students
-Lead the Online Gaming Club in collaboration with a 9th grade student
-Oversaw the presentation work for Library 2.0
-Created Badges and prepared for implementation of ICT Class Badges 6th, 7th, 8th
-Taking part in the pilot of Socrative Beta for starters, quizzes and feedback, along with ICT teachers
-Organised Janine Kimmel's Visit and work with 5th and 6th grade
-Lead and supervised LRC Events, Displays
-Application submitted to present at ISTE 201
-Completed LRC orders with help from Yensi Vides
-Lead Book Weeding
-Organised reorganisation of the LRC due to new construction.


Rodrigo Alfaro
Professional Development and Activities
-Co planned, prepared and ran Theatre Week
-Co planned for the Hour of Code
-Ran Animation Club
-Runs Robotics Club
-Enrolled in Robotics Course Online -Robots for Education. Lego & Beyond https://cs4hsrobots.appspot.com/preview
-San Vicente Tutor Workshops Support
-Production of a Video for ABES - Easy Reading Association in El Salvador
-Application submitted to present at ISTE 2014
-Assisted members of staff with video work
-Taking part in the pilot of Socrative Beta for starters, quizzes and feedback, along with ICT teachers

Yensi Vides:
Professional Development and Activities:
-Participation in the "I Semana del Acceso Abierto El Salvador 2013" Council of University Libraries of El Salvador- 21st to 25th of October.
-Participation in the workshop “Uso de Herramientas Web 2.0 en el Mundo Académico”.IRC of the American Embassy- Thursday 24th of October.
-Participation as a presenter at the “Library 2.0” online coference- **Los LRC lugares para la formación continua con acceso a multi recursos para todo tipo de usuarios**” -18th October
-Participation in the “CONGRESO VIRTUAL MUNDIAL DE E-LEARNING CONGRESO E-LEARNING” 7th to 18th October.
-Personal Blog -Bibliotecari@ E-comparte
-Participation in “Lectura Fácil, una herramienta para fomentar el hábito lector” 13th to 14th of December in Barcelona by way of a video report on the work in El Salvador by the Comisión Lectura Fácil.
-Aided with Janine Kimmel's Visit
-Helped with compiling and processing the LRC orders
-Organised disposal of weeded books

Hilda Gomez:
Professional Development and Activities:
- Collection of displays for libraries on Pinterest
- Spiderscribe.net
- Blog-Murales Educativos
-Met with French and Spanish Departments together for new projects.
-Discarding of weeded books
- Member of IFLA,ABES and ALA library associations.
-Teaching Ivette Applications: Diigo, QR Codes and others.
- Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Los LRC Lugares para la Formación Continua con Acceso a Multi Recursos para Todo Typo de Usuarios
- Playing with books: Centro Cultural de España en El Salvador
- Congreso Virtual Mundial de e-Learning
-Aided with book weeding
-Lead LRC Displays

Ivette Moreno
Professional Development and Activities
- Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Los LRC Lugares para la Formación Continua con Acceso a Multi Recursos para Todo Typo de Usuarios
- Playing with books: Centro Cultural de España en El Salvador
- Congreso Virtual Mundial de e-Learning
-English Classes
- Blog -Miscelania Cultural
-Shelfari, Pinterest and Diigo curation

-Aided with book weeding
Collaborated on LRC Displays




Extra Curricular
Gaming Club: the ABC El Salvador WoW Blog has been resuscitated and is used for student reading and reflection responses. Both Minecraft Edu and WoW Trial versions are being used as the gaming platforms for the club.
Animation Club: This focused on traditional and modern techniques of animation, such as: flipbooks, clay animation, digital drawings; as well as watching short animated films which are historically important for the genre.The club was discontinued because the members wanted to try other activities in the same time slots as the animation club.
Robotics Club: Four Lego Mindstorms Robots which are used in the club as well as in ITGS lessons.
The Robotics Club has run continuously for the length of the term. The students have been very supportive and enthusiastic about hand-on working with the 4 Lego NXT Mindstorms 2.0 and the newly arrived Mindstorms Evolution 3 Sets have also been put to good use. We are constantly building, programming and documenting robots, some of which you can see in this video.


Events and Displays
Events
Book Week
Theatre Week

Displays:
Welcome to the LRC display.
Civic Month El Salvador
Peace One Day
Banned Books Week
United Nations Week
World of Warcraft
Book Week
Slavery
Cool Non-Fiction

Displays in Progress
Festivals of light- December.
Hour of Code promotion


Communication
The following channels are those most frequently used to communicate with the ABC Community and share happenings at the LRC: Facebook, ABC LRC Blog
LRC Website, LRC Twitter, LRCABC Youtube, LRC ABC Flickr. These sites are updated by the LRC Staff members on a regular basis. The LRC newsletter has been discontinued in favour of the LRC Blog and Facebook Page.

Reports

Usage
LRC Pass Totals: 1512 (29/11/13)

Circulation Reports
Loans


Cataloging



Orders
The LRC Purchased 8 mini iPads which brings the set of tablets including the iPad 3s and Surface tablets to 22.
The book and equipment orders for 2013 are complete although a few books remain pending.

Construction and Changes
The new ICT Lab has proven to be a vast improvement and has help teachers to improve delivery, vary methodology and engage students throughout lessons in one self contained area.

The LRC will soon lose Small Seminars A and B as well as the Green screen studio area. The studio will move to the Non Fiction area and Non fiction which has been greatly reduced through a massive book weeding initiative, will move to the centre, back area of the LRC.-