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Melissa Jacobsen (staff)'s picture

School Library Media Month 2010

When: 
Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 8:00 am to Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:00 pm, Global

AASL's month-long celebration of school library media specialists and their programs. Stay tuned for information on the spokesperson and activities to share with your school and local community. The theme will be "Communities thrive @ your library."

Susan Hess's picture

School Library Media Month 2010 is the 25th Anniversary of the creation of this event. Thank you, Lucille Thomas, for your work to bring awareness to the public of the amazing work that school librarians do.

LaVerne Poussaint's picture

School students and library patrons have an opportunity to engage in live exchange with space science researchers – space weather meteorologist Dr. Janet Green and space architect Constance Adams – and to communicate with fellow science students around the globe during a real-time, Web-based video chat on Wednesday12 April 2010, 13:00 EDT

How to submit questions for the event:

Queries on space science phenomena, solar astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences, cosmology, solar flares, renewable energy, outer-space habitats, geomagnetic storms, satellites, power grids, rocket science, and the personal and professional voyages of these trailblazing scientists will be answered during this dynamic dialogue.

Questions will be accepted (via video, text, or audio recording) for preview until Wednesday 5 April 2010. Participating students, classrooms, libraries become components of the interactive event.

Questions can be submitted live via text, but students and educators are strongly encouraged to do so in advance of the event to ensure that they are considered by the scientists.

The archived webcast will be made available by JASON for those classrooms, homeschoolers, and patrons unable to participate during the scheduled time.

Log into the JMC. Click Live Events on the left. Under the selected upcoming event, click "login now". Submit query/comment form, or video file, or phone option.

Who can participate?

Any student or patron with a JMC account can submit a question to a Live Event.

 

All of JASON's online resource materials and science curricula content are available at no cost to teachers, students, school district administrators, parents, homeschoolers, librarians, and the inquiring public.

http://www.jason.org/public/Get/InvolvedStarted.aspx

Educators are invited to join the JASON Volunteer Corps. The JVCers help JASON to design, test, review, and evaluate its literature selections, curriculum components, initiatives, and and pilot programs. http://www.jason.org/public/Get/InvolvedJVC.aspx

 

SLMM Suggestion: Host the JASON DEMO,  Student Webcast, & JASON Science Gaming/Interactive Digital Labs in collaboration/conjunction with National Library Week & School Library Media Month

To view in real-time:
Sign onto JMC shortly before 13:00 EDT on 12 April 2010. Click the Watch Now link. If utilizing a single computer to view the live event, a projector connection is recommended.

Minimum system/device requirements:

PCs: Windows 2000 and higher
Macs: OS 10.2 and higher
Broadband: 256 kbit/s (0.256 Mbit/s) 
Browsers: Internet Explorer (7.0 or higher for best experience); Firefox (2.0 or higher); 
Safari (2 or higher); Opera (10.51 is optimal)
HDD: 15 MB free hard-drive space
Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player

Participants are urged to conduct setup testing one week prior to viewing the live event. To test throughput: log into the JMC gated community following steps above; click the "See if your system is set up correctly" link.

Tech Trouble-shooting CheckList for Computer Lab WorkStations /
Library & School Networks:

http://www.jason.org/Common/Content/other/Technical_Checklist.pdf

How to ensure that your students' and patrons' questions will be selected: 

Because questions are quite numerous, not all can be selected for responses. JASON offers these tips to "up" one's chances:
• Learn about the researchers. Watch videos of Janet and Constance and learn about their work in Mission 1 and Mission 5 of Infinite Potential. The more relevant your questions, the more likely they will be asked. 
• Be unique! Think of interesting, UNCOMMON, outside-the-box questions that will provide for an interesting reply.
• Send in a video question. JASON project coordinators suggest that students record video questions using a Web cam or digital video camera, and upload them using the question submission page in the JMC. Video questions have a much better chance of being asked of Janet or Constance during the event.

Contact: live@jason.org for further inquiry.
Website: http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/start.aspx

Logo: Courtesy of the JASON Project; expressed permission obtained

LaVerne Poussaint's picture

Uploading from schools and public libraries, students/patrons are urged to enter to win supplies and equipment (including Camcorders)

 

National Lab Day Online Science Video Contest:

http://www.nationallabday.org/contest

 

STEM Education Coalition / Letter to the White House:

http://www.nationallabday.org/pdfs/letter_to_POTUS_Nov20.pdf