Session 2

Everyone Has a Story to Tell – a 6th Grade Oral History Pathfinder
Annamaria Basile, Graduate Student, University of Maryland

A wide variety of resources and technologies are featured in this web-based pathfinder for a sixth-grade Oral History Project. Students will learn about oral history, conduct their own interview, search for artifacts placing their story in history, write an essay linking the two, and present their work as a multimedia project.

Boys, Brains, and Books
Judith Shane, Jacksonville ES, Baltimore County Public Schools
Sharon Delgado, Reading Specialist, Jacksonville ES

How does the latest brain research shed light on the reading habits of boys? Participants in this presentation will learn this research can be used to develop special reading programs targeted to males in the library and the classroom.

Crystal Ballroom:
**Screenagers and the Digital Window: Teaching, Learning, and Reading with the Digital Screen**
Joquetta Johnson, Milford Mill Academy, Baltimore County Public Schools

Participants will be provided with resources that facilitate 21st century teaching, learning, and reading. Screenagers are connected to cell phone, computer, television, and video screens. They are reading texts, symbols, videos, and images. Reading is the window to the world if students can analyze, interpret, and understand the window “screens.”

What We Can Do to Foster a Wonderful World of Reading
Tatanisha Love, Windsor Mill MS, Baltimore County Public Schools

Creating a reading environment can be difficult, especially when you need to coordinate times and locations for students to discuss the literary works that they are reading. Learn about ways various technological tools, such as wikis,, etc. can be used to create a wonderful world of reading.

Library Media Meets Art in an Integrated Project
Rachael Barnhart and Christine Hurley, Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology, Washington County Public Schools

Participants will view the process and outcome of a semester long integration project completed by third graders at Emma K. Doub Elementary School. The art teacher and media specialist created a unit project incorporating literature, digital photography, digital art, and more to create a book inspired by Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williams.