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For Technology Assistance regarding District devices or student accounts:
Call 715-852-3411 or helpdesk@ecasd.us

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For curriculum help or questions about your class: Please contact your teacher.

2020-2021 Library Lessons

October 26- October 30
For Grades K-1
What to Expect:  Students will hear a read-aloud of the book Gustavo the Shy Ghost, learn about the author of the story and the holiday, The Day of the Dead. 
After the video, students should fill out a Book Menu and do an activity/coloring sheet about Gustavo.  If time is left, they may read, go on PebbloGo or Tumblebooks. 

Materials Needed: Crayons for coloring 

For Grades 2-3
What to Expect:  Students will hear a read-aloud of the book Dragon’s Halloween and The Monster’s Monster and create a monster fortune teller/cootie catcher.
Video: https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/DragonandMonster
After the video and craft, students should fill out a Book Menu.  If time is left, they may read, go on PebbleGo or Tumblebooks.
Materials Needed:  Scissors and gluestick for craft

For Grades 4-5
What to Expect:  Students will hear a read-aloud of the book Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg and read/do a “Spot-It” Halloween Challenge Capstone Book on their iPads.
After the video, students should either fill out a Book Menu (they can access it on the library website now) or request books using the online catalog (also on the library website).  If time is left, they may read.  
Materials Needed:  iPads (for activity at end of video and Book Menu/requests) 

October 19- October 23
For Grades K-2: Old MacDonald Had a Dragon & Safety Smart Online
What to Expect:  Students will watch a read aloud of the book Old MacDonald Had a Dragon and then watch a 2nd video “Timon & Pumbaa Safety Smart Online” for Digital Citizenship Week.
Videos-
1) https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/OldMacDonaldDragon
2) https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/f7W4Dys6/view
For Grades 3-5:  Be a Super Digital Citizen
What to Expect:  Students will watch a video that discusses digital citizenship, cyberbullying, and being an upstander.  They will create their own Digital Citizen Superhero that they may share with the class if time permits.  After this activity, students will then watch a 2nd video that shows them how to use the library catalog and request books on their iPad.
Videos:
1) Super Digital Citizen (20 minutes): https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/SuperDigitalCitizen
2) Library Catalog & Request Video (13 minutes): https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/f2FSg3y8

October 12 - October 16
For Grades K-2: Duck for President & PebbleGo Biographies
What to Expect: Students will watch a read aloud of the book Duck for President and learn about democracy, elections, and past Presidents in PebbleGo.
Video- https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/DuckforPresidentK-2
Materials Needed: iPads for exploring PebbleGo Biographies and Pencil/Crayons for Book Menu and coloring sheet.
After the video, students should fill out a Book Menu to help select new library books for the week (they should circle 5 or MORE topics). When their Book Menu is done, they may explore PebbleGo Biographies on their iPad, color, or read.
For Grades 3-5: The Next President & PebbleGo Next Introduction
What to Expect:  Students will watch a read aloud of the book The Next President and get an introduction to the research database PebbleGo Next.
Videos-
https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/NextPresident3-5
https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/PebbleGoNext
Materials Needed: iPads for exploring PebbleGo Next and for Grades 4-5 Book Menu Online Form. Grades 3- pencil for Book Menu.

October 1 – October 7
K-2 The Very Impatient Caterpillar, Insects, & PebbleGo Introduction
What to Expect: Students will listen to the book The Very Impatient Caterpillar and do a song/movement activity.  Then they will watch a video that introduces PebbleGo and shows how to access it.
 Videos:
1)  https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/ImpatientCaterpillar
2)  https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/PebbleGo
‚Äč3-5 Genres- Fantasy Genre & Sora Tips
What to Expect: Students will listen to a video that discusses genres (focusing on fantasy), booktalks fantasy books in our library, and learn tips for navigating the Sora app to find books to read and listen to.
 Video:  https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/FantasyGenre

September 24 – September 30
 K-2  How Rocket Learned to Read, Tek, & Staying Safe Online
What to Expect: Students will listen to the book How Rocket Learned to Read and do a song/movement activity.  Next they will listen to the story Tek and the book Staying Safe Online
 Videos:
1) https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/RocketK-2
2) https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/TekK-2
3-5:  Nerdy Birdy Tweets and Online Safety
What to Expect: Students will listen to the book Nerdy Birdy Tweets and write a short response to the story. After pausing for that activity, continue the video to listen to the book Stay Safe Online and do an activity about sharing personal and private information online.
 Video: https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/NerdyBirdy3-5
Last Updated 10/25/2020

Technology Help Videos

Basic iPad Setup Instructions (17 minutes):
https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/z7X4Mia9 
iPad Help- Changing your Wallpaper(7 minutes): 
https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/b8J9LpRd
iPad Help- Setup Outlook and Teams (12 minutes): 
https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/i7YMe8w3
Sora Setup Tutorial (8 minutes):
https://ecasd.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/r7G2JfDp
 

If these do not help, please call our I/T department at 715-852-3411.