Category - Funded Projects

2015 Funded Project: Information at Our Fingertips (Peaslee School)

The library is a place where inquiry and discovery are encouraged. Children’s naturally curious minds are constantly wondering about the world around them. “What is the tallest building in the world?” When looking at a fisherman proudly holding up a fish in a picture book about the ocean, “Is that a piranha?” “How do you[…]

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2015 Funded Project: Let’s Celebrate (Zeh School)

Culturally conscious biographies expose students to the struggles, triumphs, and distinct experiences of diverse cultural icons. The use of these biographies in guided reading groups strengthens students’ intercultural awareness, teaches multiple historical perspectives, and encourages critical thinking. This project will enable students to learn about historical representations of a wide range of cultures, gain an[…]

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2015 Funded Project: Mobile Spaces (Peaslee School)

STEAM learning comes to Peaslee School via Mobile Makerspaces. Students will be able to tinker, build, create, design, invent, solve problems and learn in a self-guided environment using a combination of high-tech and low-tech tools. Funded items include Bee-Bots, Lego WeDo, Little Bits and Osmos.  

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2014 Funded Project: Creating and Applying Augmented Reality in ELA and Library

Granted: Funding to purchase three iPads Summary Description: Students at Melican Middle School  will use iPads and augmented reality technology to create multimedia projects. The project files are embedded in a “trigger image” that allows the multimedia project to be viewed when the image is scanned with a mobile device. Using augmented reality technology provides[…]

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2014 Funded Project: Continued Development of 21st Century Skills: Project Based Learning with Portable iPads

Granted:  Funding to purchase three iPads plus protection plans. Summary Description:  By increasing the number of iPads available to Proctor School students,  staff members will have flexibility in using them for whole class, small group, or individual lessons across all curriculum areas. iPads facilitate the use of Project Based learning activities where students work collaboratively to[…]

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2014 Funded Project: Northborough/Southborough Children’s Book Award

Granted: Funding for new books for a town wide reading contest. Summary Description:  The Northborough/Southborough Children’s Book Award  (NSCBA) Program is a cooperative venture among the school and public libraries in Northborough and Southborough. The program is for children in grades 3-5. In late November, the librarians vote on a list of 10 books to[…]

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2014 Funded Project: Northborough Reads Together-Community Reading Day

Granted: Funding for new books, for approximately 80 classrooms, to be used by community members to read on Community Reading Day. Summary Description: Northborough Reads Together – Community Reading Day, will bring all of our students pre-K through 8th grade together to celebrate literacy in a distinctive manner as guest readers from the town, business,[…]

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