Swain Library News
Middle and Upper School November/December Edition
Submit and Evaluate PowerPoint
Students are often asked to demonstrate their knowledge and communications skills in various disciplines by making presentations. Turnitin now supports student work submitted in the powerful and popular PowerPoint presentation format. Turnitin instructors can check originality, provide feedback using QuickMark comments, voice comments and rubrics, and include the submission in a peer review exercise. Turnitin converts the PowerPoint slide deck into a static PDF, leaving all text and images in their original format but leaving out dynamic touches like embedded video and animations. Turnitin support for PowerPoint is available through all integrations, and to instructors in the Turnitin for iPad® app (http://www.turnitin.com).
Want to learn more about TurnItIn? Attend a mini workshop on Wednesday, December 11th at 3:00 in the Library Tech Center. Click here to sign up.
Hour of Code
Tech Tip of the Month!
Using a Google Form as an Assignment Dropbox- Are your students emailing you URL's from the work they have created using an online tool? (such as Glogster) Want everything in one place? Use a Google form! Click here for more information.
Did you know EasyBib has a free app? The app allows you to either search by title or scan the barcode of a book. It is not linked to your school account, but you can email the citation to yourself. Great for on the go research!
If you need assistance with a web tool or are looking for something different, contact Kathy or Krystal in the library. Our Teacher Resource section on Libguides is always being updated with new web tools. Take a look!