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with Hornet Library -- March 19, 2018

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Giving a student creative rights to their work production allows the process of the work to be more engaging and the work outcomes to be of higher value to the student.

Creating eye-catching informational images is also a way to grab student attention.

Adobe Spark in a web-based tool that can be used in the classroom, at the basic level, for free! Some of the options available for project making are:

  • Reports
  • Research Papers
  • Posters
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Flyers
  • Videos
  • Advertisements
  • Animated Stories

Adobe Sparks lets teachers and students bring words and images together to create engaging visuals and stories.

Survival Tips for New (and not so new) Teachers

"Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results." ~ John Dewey
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Try Something New

Ever wonder how to generate those cool looking Infographics like the one pictured above? Those eye-catching informational sheets can be time-consuming to make. With Zanifesto the frustration and hard work are minimized. A gallery of templates and a plethora of user tips make this a user-friendly web 2.0 tool. Upload any graphics you might want to use (the images offered are limited) and download to print or upload to Twitter, Facebook, and even Pinterest.

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Starbucks, Anyone?

Who doesn't like candy, especially this time of year?! For this week's challenge, stop by Lisa's office in the Library and add your guess for the number of M&M Candies in the jar! The person with the nearest guess will win the jar! Since this is an "in-person" activity, your submission time will be extended until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2nd.
Reservations for Technology

All reservations for Lab, ChromeBook Carts/Tubs, iPads and VR Equipment can be found here.


Lisa D. Merrifield, MLS

Certified Librarian, EC - 12

Certified Instructional Technology Specialist