Norwalk High School Library

March 2014

Books to Know About

Google Tool to Know About


WeVideo is a Google app that makes video editing easy for everyone - from novices to experts. There are many features with this editing app, including the ability to enter text, images, music, transitions, effects, and more. As with other Google programs, WeVideo allows multiple users to work on a project at one time, encouraging collaboration among peers. Once added to an account, this app automatically creates a WeVideo folder in the user's drive where projects and videos are saved. Visit the Chrome Web Store to download this app today!

Web Tool to Know About


MackinVIA is an eResource management system, available through Heartland AEA, that provides staff and students with easy access to eBooks and audio books. Recently updated, MackinVIA now includes nearly 600 titles, ranging from fiction to nonfiction and informational texts. The eBooks allow for unlimited, simultaneous as well as one book-one user access all hosted on the Mackin server. Many are interactive and designed for struggling or reluctant readers. The audio titles may be streamed for on-demand listening, or they may be downloaded for offline use. Individuals can create their own backpacks to keep track of favorites, checkouts, requests, and notes. Visit the Norwalk High School Library webpage's symbaloo webmix and click on the MackinVIA tile to access this great resource.

Other Information to Know About

Google Like a Boss

TeachThought recently shared a very useful infographic that provides 7 simple strategies that take searching on Google to a whole new level. See the infographic below or visit to learn more.