Norwalk High School Library

November 2013

Books to Know About

Google Tool to Know About

Kaizena

Kaizena is a Google app that allows users to provide verbal feedback in a Google Document. This can save teachers a tremendous amount of time because they no longer have to type out feedback; it can all be done verbally. In addition to verbal comments, users can also highlight text and tag it to outside resources, including those that offer further explanation on a topic or concept. To use this app, click the create button in drive, then click on connect more apps, search for Kaizena, and add it to the account. From there, users can right-click on a document and choose "open with Kaizena." Super easy!!

Web Tool to Know About

PowToon

Students love PowToon!! PowToon (http://www.powtoon.com) is a fun and easy-to-use website that allows users to create animated videos using "dynamic characters, eye-popping images, and active text sequences." Finished videos can be saved in and shared through PowToon, downloaded to a computer, or even uploaded to YouTube. This is a great resource for both formative and summative assessments as well as for enhancing instruction.


Other Information to Know About

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

As we all know, there are many benefits to reading. Check out the following website that explains 10 reasons why reading is so important, including reducing stress, building vocabulary, and possibly preventing Alzheimer's. Read the article here: http://goo.gl/UyN5mM.