December 9, 2013
Student Tools, Teacher Tools, Technology
primary sources, research, student tools, teacher tools, web tools
Educational Resources and Mobile Learning just put together a list of 14 Free Resources for primary sources. The article has a great definition of primary sources and then the links to 14 free digital sources. Lots of classes are doing research papers at WHS right now, so the timing could not be better.
Have fun researching!!
December 6, 2013
Book Club, Book Reviews, Library Happenings, World News
book club, books, reading, students
The results are in…..Goodreads has asked their readers to choose their favorite books for 2013!
Here is the link….Reader’s Choice 2013. Be sure to take a look. How many have you read???
December 3, 2013
Student Tools, Teacher Tools, Technology, WHS News, World News
student tools, teacher tools, technology, web 2.0, web tools
I came across an article on the Free Technology for Teachers blog, about Metta, a new web 2.0 multimedia tool. It looked interesting so I decided to give it a try. I spent a little time over the weekend adding some content and creating a multimedia presentation to see how it works. All in all, it seems like a great tool. Metta allows you to combine videos from YouTube, pictures from the web or from your desktop, text, and voice recordings to create a presentation. This tool is also available through Edmoto! I have not done any extensive projects or things so if you decide to give it a test run, please let me know how things turn out.
November 20, 2013
Book Reviews, Library Happenings, WHS News, World News
books, reading, students, teachers
Choose the best books of the year in the Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. This is the final round of voting, they are down to 10 selections per category, so be sure to cast your vote. The winners will be announced in December.
November 18, 2013
Student Tools, Teacher Tools, Technology, WHS Stuff
student tools, teacher tools, technology, web 2.0
I came across a great tool for students: an online thesis builder. In order to use this tool you need to know your topic, opinions about your topic, and reasons for your opinions and reasons others might disagree. Once you have that, all you need to do is fill in the blanks and the tool does the rest. You can access the tool directly from the link, Thesis Builder or from the Library Media Center webpage on the Web 2.0 tools tab.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
November 13, 2013
Teacher Tools, Technology, WHS News, World News
copyright, fair use, teachers, technology
Edutopia had a great article about copyright and fair use for schools, Five Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators. This article has several great video examples that you can share.
I think that this one is my favorite. It is short and does a great job explaining the basic laws that everyone should be aware of when using copyrighted materials in a school setting.