Library Media and Technology
Computer Education Week: December 9-15, 2019
The Hour of Code is a global movement sponsored by Computer Education Week and Code.org, reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through an introduction to computer science and computer programming. It is an attempt to teach people the basics of computer programming in 60 minutes in a fun and simple way. It is celebrated during the first week in December, to coincide with the birthday of computer pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (Dec. 9, 1906), but you can code ANY time!
SORA - the OverDrive app for students!
To access and use Sora:
1) Download the FREE & SAFE Sora App* by OverDrive, or click directly on the Sora link in the Library Media and Technology menu to the left.
2) Find & select: Lewis-Palmer School District
3) Login using your school username & password (do NOT add the gmail @lewispalmer.org address)
4) Bonus: add PPLD to your list of libraries and search both the District and PPLD collection at the same time! You will need a PPLD card & PIN# to access their content. By using the Sora app, only PPLD content appropriate for children and teens can be accessed (no adult content).
*At this time the Sora app is not in Amazon. The traditional OverDrive app may also be used to access the LPSD digital collection.
Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award Winner & 2019 Nominees
The 2019 winner is: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas! This powerful book is available at both LPSD high schools and in the public library, although not in the LPMS collection due to mature teen content and themes.
The Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award is voted on each year by Colorado teens ONLY, from a list of nominees chosen by Colorado students in middle through high school.
Teens - read at least one of the twelve new book nominees and vote for your favorite by the end of December. LPMS has or is in the process of acquiring most of these titles (including several on Sora/OverDrive). Look under the blue spruce tree in the library for available print copies.
Click on the Blue Spruce emblem to the right to find out more about the current nominees, how to vote, and the rules for nominating titles for the 2020 list.