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 What is Digital Media at Forest Glen?

All students attend Digital Media class each week.  

Digital Media includes four areas of skills to better equip students for the 21st century and lifelong learning.  
Forest Glen Makerspace
Now open for students! 
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, computer programs, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.  
Forest Glen is proud to offer students the opportunity to visit our new Makerspace!  We are excited to welcome all grade levels into this space to explore, build, tinker, and create.   
Typing Club
I am excited to share that students now have access to a new keyboarding program for 1st - 5th grade students that will assist each student in mastering keyboarding. Read the Typing Club parent letter (Spanish version)here. 
GAFE (Google Apps for Education)
Students can access their student Google accounts from school and from home.  Students log in using their and the password is their student ID number (the 2080 number).  Read the Google Home Access parent letter here.

Monarch Readers (Grades K-2) 

All students in grades K-2 are reading books off of the 2016/2017 Monarch list.  Second grade students are read to qualify in a Monarch Mingle Celebration in the winter.  Access the Monarch Parent Letter (Spanish Version) here.   

Bluestem Readers (Grades 3-5) - Participate NOW!

All students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to participate in our Bluestem reading incentives program this year.  There will be 3 major events for Bluestem readers throughout the year.  Check out the 2016/2017 Bluestem list and submit an online Bluestem Response Form after you complete each book.  Access the Bluestem parent letter (Spanish Version) here.  


Battle of the Books - Starting after winter break!
Start reading now, but teams will form after winter break.  Check out the 2017 Battle of the Books Book List here. 

Welcome to your Forest Glen Library Media Center!  

We are excited to offer many opportunities to our students.  Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or ideas for the library.  We look forward to a rich year of learning in the 2016-2017 school year!


Marcie Callicoat, Digital Literacy Specialist IMG_4037.JPG
Mrs. Callicoat has taught at Forest Glen for 12 years.  She is loves embedding technology skills into teaching and learning at all grade levels.  Mrs. Callicoat loves providing students with activities that enhance their experiences at school. Please contact Mrs. Callicoat at or 630.534.7655.

Kathleen Hokenson, Library Media Aide

Mrs. Hokenson has been in the LMC for 15 years.  She is a Glen Ellyn resident.  Her own two children attended Forest Glen! Mrs. Hokenson loves helping Forest Glen students find the “just right” book for them. Please contact Mrs. Hokenson at or 630.534.7347.