“Flipping” the Media Center

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I am currently in the process of creating some “flipped” media center videos for the WHS library.  I have been working with Mrs. Smith at WMS over the last month to come up with a list of what we think would be the most viewed and the most important videos to share with our staff and students.

Just last week I received a tweet from my friend and fellow Media Specialist, Dave Franz, the Media Specialist at Mascenic Regional High School.  He was looking to start “flipping his Media Center and wanted some ideas.  His thoughts included getting some other media specialists on board and do this intense project together.

What a great idea!  

I am excited to say that we have joined forces along with Pam Harland, the LMS at Sanborn Regional High School and we are off and running.  We are looking for others if you are interested, and of course we are looking for suggestions, ideas, thoughts, comments…we are looking for it all!

Please let us know your thoughts and ideas.  You can comment here, email us or send a tweet.  Follow us all on twitter for updates and just some great tweets.

Deb @deb_morin13

Dave: @davidfranz

Pam: @pamlibrarian


Third Grade Ladybug Book Awards

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FullSizeRender 2The third graders in the media center are currently reading the 10 books nominated for the 2014 NH Ladybug Book Awards.  The books were selected by librarians from NH and not its time for the students to choose which they love the best.  Once we read them all, we will decide which are our favorites and submit our selections to the New Hampshire State Library.  I will be sure to update you with our favorites and the 2014 winner.

WHS Book Club

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The LifeBoat

Just a friendly reminder that the WHS book club is meeting weekly in the Media Center.  Our meetings are held on Thursday’s at 2:30p.  We are currently reading The Lifeboat by Charlotte Dugan.  Here is a link to the website so you can get some additional information about the book.


We are always looking for new members and new reading selections so be sure to contact us or stop by the Media Center for more information.

Happy Reading!

Mr. Naroian & Ms. Morin

Google Word Cloud

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Everyone loves a word cloud right?!  I just read that Google has added another useful add-on to their collection…Tag Cloud Generator! It is simple to add to your Google doc’s and it works automatically.  Once you add the generator all you need to do is select it for any Google doc and it will automatically generate the word cloud from the words used in your the text.

The only downfall that I can see currently is that the cloud is attached to your document and I have not found a way to save or print it…yet.  Hopefully they will upgrade that soon.

Be sure to stop into the Media Center if you have any questions or if you are looking for Google help.


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Hashtags…how do they work? Knowing how to use hashtags is fundamental to your success on social media. Here is an article that I came across yesterday with some hashtag do’s and don’ts.    #hashtaghelp  #jagpride #happyreading

Hootsuite: The Do’s and Don’ts of Hashtags 

Banned Book Week

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Books have been challenged or banned from libraries across America for years.  It is always interesting to revisit the lists each year and see what has been challenged or banned and learn the reasons why.  My favorite part of celebrating “Banned Book Week” at WHS is listening to the students talking about how many books they have read from the lists.

Celebrate Banned Book Week, September 21st-27th 2014.


Welcome Back

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WindhamHighJaguar-copy4I know that this is about two weeks (okay maybe three weeks) late, but I wanted to take a minute to welcome all staff & students back to WHS.  We are looking forward to another great year.  The Media Center is already off to a great start.  If your looking for materials in print, digital resources, movies, or just even a quite spot to get some homework done be sure to visit us before school, after school, or during your study halls.

Don’t forget, the technology department is also located in the Media  Center & learning center so if you are looking for support feel free to stop in.  We look forward to helping you with all your media , library & technology needs.

Have a great year Jaguars!!

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