Sunday, August 17, 2014

DonorsChoose: Lights! (Read) Camera! (Write) Action! (Film)

Subject: Help me add technology to our school libraries

Hi Friends,

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at

Lights! (Read) Camera! (Write) Action! (Film)

Give to my classroom by August 23, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

Lights! (Read) Camera! (Write) Action! (Film)

Ms. U.
High Poverty, Lancaster, WI
Have you ever been convinced to go to a movie after seeing the movie trailer? I want to help the students in all three of the school libraries create ... read more

My students need need a green screen, iPad tripods, and action signs to make movie book trailers.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Book it to the Library

Conjure this image...books, coffee, a comfy chair...a favorite place to unwind and become reinvigorated with words. Words that teach. Words that inspire.  Words that transcend generations.

Now imagine a room abuzz with people collaborating, connecting globally, utilizing the latest technology to enhance learning! 

Can these two worlds coexist?  Absolutely!  Come check out my new adventure as I embark on a new challenge as the K-12 Library Media Specialist in the Lancaster School District

Through this journey I will be connecting with students, teachers, and families. I get to share my passion for books!  I get to challenge myself daily! I get to promote deep thinking! I get to connect students with resources and help them expand on their passions!  I have the job of my dreams! Can you tell that I am excited about the possibilities?  

I plan to use this blog as a resource to share literature, tech activities, links for learning, and activities that we are engaged in in the school library media centers!  I will share my successes and failures. I will promote the amazing work of our students and staff!  

Now get after it and "Book it to the Library!"

Ms. Micki Uppena