Josiah Quincy Elementary School Library Website
Josiah Quincy Elementary School Website
The Josiah Quincy Elementary School is a vibrant public school located in the Chinatown neighborhood in downtown Boston. Chinatown does not have a public library branch, so for many of our 800 plus students, the school library is it! With the increase of free digital content available to our students, we have begun transforming our library into a learning commons environment. To achieve this, the library has been very successful in securing funding for our technology projects through DonorsChoose.
Our school's community has begun to channel energy into making our school and its curriculum more universally accessible to our diverse student population. We enhanced our school library with a media lab, a white board with a projector, and a mobile microphone system.
We have a twenty-two station media lab with a mounted large screen TV. The lab includes five touch screen monitors with jumbo size keyboards and voice-to-text features. Digital lesson materials are visually interesting and allow for multiple ways of learning language and comprehension. We are able to accommodate our students with visual impairments, attention deficits, and other disabilities with voice-text features, touch screen monitors, and large keyboards. In this way, we engage all our students with exciting lessons and improve learning by keeping students stimulated and interested. Our entire school community has benefited greatly from this interactive library lab!
Mobile Microphone System:
Understanding the urgent need for interactive technologies in our school, we purchased a mobile microphone system. For our shy children with small voices, the mobile microphone has encouraged students to share their school projects. We can observe their growing confidence, lessened anxiety, and happy faces as a result. Classmates engage their peers with their exciting presentations. Students will use the system to present their projects at our annual STEAM science fair, where our school community gets very excited to show off their hard work!