The American Library Association releases a list of the top 10 books challenged in 2013. It is an interesting list, which includes several books that we read here at WHS. Take some time to check it out, you might be surprised. :)
April 17, 2014
April 15, 2014
April is School Library Month. This year’s theme is Lives change @ your library and the national spokesperson is Jeff Kinney, New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Here is a link to the American Association of School Library’s website which has more information about the week. Make sure you take some time to visit your school library.
April 1, 2014
Most people that I know use Microsoft products for creating documents. We have all been waiting for years for an app to be created to support our ipad. We have all used other products to try to support our documents, but most fall short.
I have stumbled across some good news…Finally, Microsoft has decided to create apps for the ipad. Here is an article about some of the key features of the apps: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. The apps are currently free, but it seems that they are for viewing only and not editing. One can dream that Microsoft will be making some updates soon.
I just downloaded the apps myself and have not had the chance to use them. I will keep you posted on how they work. Be sure to let me know your thoughts and concerns.
March 14, 2014
I am so excited about this news…I came across an article today about Google adding some new add-on’s to their Google Docs & Spreadsheets. One of the best add-on’s that I came across is Easy Bib. You can now do your citations right in Google.
Take a look at the article from Free Technology for Teachers . They have step by step instructions for adding this feature to your Google Docs. I tried it today and it is super easy to use and it works great. I can not wait to roll it out to all the students here at WHS.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
March 5, 2014
DESTINATION IMAGINATION TEAMS TO PERFORM
February 12, 2014
It’s research paper time at WHS. I know that freshman in Cultural Foundations have visited the Media Center looking for resources and the same questions always comes up. “What is a primary source and how do I find them.”
Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later. Primary sources are characterized by their content, regardless of whether they are available in original format, in microfilm/microfiche, in digital format, or in published format.
Here is a great short video that Easy Bib has put together that lists 5 Awesome Primary Source websites.