The Gnome Knows, Do You?
The Scoop at the WCCC Media Center, September 2013
WCCC Digital Library (Link)
The digital Library is now live and available in Sharepoint under the media center tab and in general announcements. To use the library, you and your students must be logged in with your district-issued credentials. The library consists of four categories of information:
- eBooks & databases
- copyright-friendly video
- copyright-friendly pictures & music
- online courses
WCCC Online Catalog (of resources within the media center and online through INFOhio) Link *NOTE: This can be easily linked to your log-in page in your new Windows 8 software. See me and I can help.
Materials Available for Check-out
- iPads (10)- presently for teacher check-out only
- Kindles (8)- for a week at a time
- Digital Cameras (6)- as needed
- Flip Cameras (25)- to be used as classroom sets or individually
- Headset microphones (30)- as needed
- TV & DVD carts (4, only 1 Blu-Ray)- as needed
- Four person CD Listening Stations (2)
- Laptops (30)- in school use only
- Chromebooks (5)- for long term check-outs
- Laptops (?)- for longterm check-outs coming soon
*NOTE: In order to check-out any of these materials, your students will need to have their 2013-2014 Technology Requisition Form.
This now in!
National "Talk Like a Pirate Day"
Thursday, Sep. 19th, 7:30am-3pm
Everywhere that fun exists
I would absolutely love if you would like to participate within your own classroom. There are several staff members on board and working to tie the swashbuckling day into their lesson plans and curriculum.
I realize on the surface that this is a somewhat silly day, but if you look back on your high school experiences, it is no doubt similar days that you remember. "Remember the day Mr. Tarkin talked about Pythagorean theorem in a pirate voice?" Well, I don't know about you, but I certainly would look upon that memory quite fondly. So with that sentiment, I hope I can encourage you to inject a little fun and fond memories into your students' high school experience. Argh!
Mr. Welch practices his best pirate lingo.
Walk the PlanK!
Last year's seniors walk the plank.
All of the temporary tattoos were gone by the end of second period.
The Gnome's Cool New Tech Tool
Yes, these links pertain to the general core academic areas, but this cool tool is just begging to curate CT areas as well. For more information or help using Edcanvas, please see Winnie Milner.
Just in case you missed our zombie video. . .
The premise of the video is that zombies have taken over the Warren County Career Center and all technology has failed. What do the students do? Go to the media center of course! There they try to solve the zombie dilemma by reading books to come up with a solution. The neat part of the video concept is that every time the students opened a book, the invading zombies reenacted an iconic scene in each book. It's a bit on the long side (9 minutes), but if you've reached the point of full brain saturation, it might be just the thing you need to recharge. My favorite parody includes super heroes. What's not to love?