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TCS Media Center - A Magical Summer of Reading
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This year we are starting a summer reading program entitled A Magical Summer of Reading.  Below you will find several helpful hints and tips to help your child succeed in our program. 

1) Start by picking up the take-home-tablet from the Media Center as soon as possible. Be sure to fill out all appropriate paperwork. 

2) On the left side of this page, under "Quick Links," are several sites that have a large collection of reading material. 

3) With the tablets, you can access the following:

    • Younger children may like EPIC! more than others.
    • For PreK - 1st, 6th -8th Grade: to login to EPIC! using the following class code: CIB-6273.
      • 2nd Grade Class Code - ZBS-4149
      • 4th & 5th Grade Class Code - JLQ-2300
      • Be sure to select the grade you were in during the 17-18 year. 

 

    • Older students should really enjoy Open eBooks or SimplyE
    • You can also go to www.myON.com and enter the following information (everyone will use the following log in) 
      • School Name: Get Georgia Reading
      • Username: taliaferrocounty
      • Password: read

 

 4) Be sure to log in to https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/ to log your child's reading time.

Leader Board 

5) Students can use Flipgrid to review books. Each Flipgrid post is worth 2 entries into the Grand Prize Bag. The link to use is <https://flipgrid.com/fvhw06>. Directions to complete a Flipgrid are below. The password is Summer2018.

  1. Go to the provided link above.
  2. Choose and click on your appropriate category: elementary, middle, or high.
  3. Click the big green PLUS button (+).
  4. Allow the website to access your mic and camera.
  5. Frame yourself within the box and test the volume of your voice by watching the meter in the bottom left corner.
  6. Click the Big Red Record button in the middle.
  7. Wait for the countdown then begin recording your review. You've got 90 seconds to get it done.
  8. Review your recording, decide if you want to re-do it or not.
  9. Take a selfie for the video.
  10. Add stickers if you want.
  11. Enter the required information (name, email, and title)
  12. SUBMIT!
To record from your phone,
download the Flipgrid App
enter the flip code: fvhw06

Choose and click on your appropriate category: elementary, middle, or high

  1. Click the big green PLUS button (+). 
  2. Allow the app to access your mic and camera. 
  3. Frame yourself within the box and test the volume of your voice by watching the meter in the bottom left corner.
  4. Click the Big Red Record button in the middle.
  5. Wait for the countdown then begin recording your review. You've got 90 seconds to get it done.
  6. Review your recording, decide if you want to re-do it or not.
  7. Take a selfie for the video.
  8. Add stickers if you want.
  9. Enter the required information (name, email, and title)
  10. SUBMIT!

 

Some tips for recording these videos:

 

-Script it out beforehand so that you know what you are going to say.

 

-Find a quiet-ish place to record your video so that there is not a lot of background interference.

 

-You can also download the app and do your recording from your phone, rather than your computer.
If you are having any problems or isues with your tablet,
please feel free to email Mr. A, sarenal@taliaferro.k12.ga.us

 

 

     

Media Center Links 

TCS Catalog - Search for all materials in the TCS Media Center

AR/STAR Testing Site - This site will only work at school due to the

article feature licensing agreement. 

GALILEO - A Research Database

PASSWORD: (See Ms. Adams) 

Reading Level Checker - This website will show you the Accelerated

Reading level of books

AR Level to Lexile Level - This link will take you to a conversion chart.

The chart will show you have to switch from AR reading levels to Lexile

Reading Levels. 

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