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Hillcrest Media/Digital Literacy


Mrs. Tricia Sutton is the Media Education Specialist. In Media Literacy, students learn about the parts of a book and how to take care of our books. We learn about fiction and non-fiction and how to find books in the library. We also learn how to find facts in books. We look at different genres, such as fairy tales and biographies and learn about many different book awards. We learn about the role of the author, illustrator, and publisher. We also learn how to use many different research resources: online websites, online encyclopedias, iPad apps and nonfiction books. But more than anything else, we learn how to find books we love!

Check out OPALS, our library catalog to see all the great books we have. 

In Digital Literacy class, student learn how to use the keyboard and mouse to navigate through websites. We learn how to go on the internet safely, how to find information, and how to be responsible cyber citizens. We learn how to use applications like Sonic Pics and Powerpoint to make presentations of what we learn. We even learn the foundations of coding using our Beebot robots and all the fun games on www.code.org! 

 Your child's Media Literacy class is always held on the same day of the cycle: either A, B, C, D, E or F. Please try to keep track of when that letter day falls each week--letter days are listed on the weekly HSA newsletter, Students may take out 1 book if they are in Kindergarten and 2 books if they are in 1st or 2nd grade. They must return their books each week in order to check out a new library book.

Library Volunteers are a vital part of a great library program. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at patricia.sutton@msdk12.net and let me know what times and dates you would like to come in. 

Hillcrest students in STEM lab

Book Awards