The Library and Innovation Lab

SUMMER IS HERE!

Did you know that your child has 24/7 access to

THOUSANDS of FREE eBooks and audiobooks this summer?

 

The DPS OverDrive eBook and audiobook collection has titles for every type of reader, and is the perfect resource for preventing summer learning loss!

Research shows that children who do not read over the summer can lose 2-3 months of reading skills, and this can add up to 2-3 grade levels by fifth grade!

The good news is that summer learning loss is 100% preventable. Students who read as few as 10 self-selected books during the summer continue their reading progress.

Please check out our amazing collection today! http://dpsk12.lib.overdrive.com

 ¿Saben que este verano su niňo/niňa tiene acceso a miles de libros electrónicos en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar?

 

Los Servicios de Biblioteca de DPS suministran acceso a una colección de miles de libros electrónicos, audiolibros, y cuentos grabados para acompaňar la lectura en inglés y espaňol. Es el recurso perfecto para evitar la baja del aprendizaje del verano.

Las investigaciones demuestran que los estudiantes que no leen durante los meses del verano típicamente pierden dos o tres meses de habilidades de leer. Al final del quinto grado, los estudiantes que sufren de la baja del aprendizaje del verano pueden ser tres grados atrás de sus compaňeros de escuela.

Las noticias buenas son que la baja del aprendizaje del verano es evitable. Los estudiantes que leen entre 10 y 20 libros (que se seleccionan a si mismos) durante el verano continuan su progreso de habilidades de leer.

¿No pueden ir a la biblioteca? ¡No hay problema! Tomen prestados neustros libros electrónicos en http://dpsk12.lib.overdrive.com para acceso al instante a títulos interesantes para su niňo/niňa.

Welcome to Library and Innovation Lab!

Visit Overdrive this summer to find hundreds of audio and ebooks at your fingertips! Download the app to your phone or read books using your Kindle account.

Overdrive

Academic Search Prem

Britannica High School

Culture Grams: World Ed

Student Resources in Context

Class Reservations:

To sign up for any of the Library Spaces, please check availability in the calendar below for your desired date/time and then fill out the Google Form attached to each space.  If you would like to reserve more than one space, you must fill out a form for each space separately.

The Commons (CM)- This is the largest space in the library with seating for your entire class. The area also features a Promethean Board and is perfect for large group projects.  To reserve, please fill out the Reserve the Commons form after checking the calendar.

Makerspace (MS)-  This space features several 3D printers, hands-on tools, space to create and a spill-resistant floor.  It is a the perfect place for project-based learning!  There is space for up to 15 people in the room.  If your class is larger, consider reserving the adjacent Collaboration Zone & Makerspace Overflow.  To reserve, please fill out the Reserve the Makerspace form after checking the calendar.

Collaboration Zone & Makerspace Overflow (CZ)- Located at the southern end of the library adjacent to the Makerspace, this open area has seating for up to 20.  It is excellent for a smaller class project or as an area to work on the “cleaner” aspects of project-based learning.  To reserve, please fill out the Reserve the Collaboration Zone & Makerspace Overflow form after checking the calendar.

Video Production Space (VP) – This small space will feature a green screen used with chroma key compositing for advanced video production.  It can also be used as a a quiet space for small group collaboration.  To reserve, please fill out the Reserve the Video Production Space form after checking the calendar.

Student Resources:

Easy Bib

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Web 2.0 Research/Presentation Tools:

Colorado Encyclopedia 

Colorado Historic Newspapers

Digital Denver Library

World Digital Library

Congress

Recommended Reading:

American Library Association

Denver Public Library Teen Reads

Pearson Prentice Hall