Ruth Kaiser has been at SKDS since August 1995. She is the
Librarian/Information Specialist. She has weekly Library classes with
students in 4K through grade 5. She also assists in the teaching of
online research skills for grades 6 through 8 as requested by other
teachers. In addition to teaching research skills both with traditional
texts as well as online, she also teaches digital citizenship and online
safety. She works closely with teachers in all curriculum areas, always
evaluating needs when selecting library books to supplement classroom
Prior to her service at SKDS, Mrs. Kaiser taught at Pardeeville High
School for five years (ninth grade English for one year, Librarian for
four years). She spent 12 years away from the workforce to raise her
children. She and her husband, Bob, have been married over 35 years.
They have four adult children: Therese, Geoff, Sarah, and Breanna.
The family has
recently been growing with the arrival of grandchildren.
Kaiserís words of advice for students: ďYou canít always expect to be
the best, but youíll never regret trying your best. Also, youíll never
be truly happy if you always try to be what you think others want you to
be; you need to be true to yourself.Ē
Kaiserís words of advice for parents: ďThere is only so much I can cover
with only one 45 minute class per week up through fifth grade.
Therefore, it is vitally important that YOU help guide and teach your
children on these topics at home. If you are feeling a bit unsure of how
to sift through all the information available, donít hesitate to contact
me and ask for help. I will gladly schedule a time when we can meet to
discuss your needs, and I will do my best to point you in the direction
of the information you need.Ē
Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org)
has a wealth of information, including reviews for games, movies, books,
apps, etc. Included with those reviews is the appropriate age level.
Register on the site for the most complete information.
information about the importance of reading aloud to children. Only 15
minutes a day will have a big impact on a childís success. Spread the
Safety (www.wiredsafety.org) offers online safety information and
help. Currently the site is undergoing some changes, so some links are
not fully functional. However, donít let that stop you from looking for
information. Not only does Wired Safety provide information about the
use of technology in todayís world, but it offers real help to those who
are suffering from online abuse.
Kaiserís Digital Literacy links on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/rhk4455/digital-literacy-lessons-ideas/
Kaiserís wiki which contains information and links specific to each
(Note: This is always a work in progress and there may be dead links
while the pages are updated.)