Wired on Wednesday

January 22, 2014

Storyboard That

The creation of comic strips by students is a great way for students to summarize content. The free version of StoryBoard That provides 3 or 6 slide storyboards that are each watermarked. However, the subscription for educational institutions are very reasonable. Look at the example below.


EasyBib and SweetSearch Team Up!

Many of you have already experienced how helpful EasyBib is in the classroom. Now, the ability to help students locate and cite credible sources has gotten even better. SweetSearch is a powerful search engine which provides credible sources carefully researched by librarians and educators. EasyBib and SweetSearch have partnered to combine their expertise. Find out more about how these two resources work together by contacting Andrea or Kelly.


So What is a Learning Commons?

The district recently highlighted the transformation of libraries to learning commons by sharing the video below at the December board meeting. Take a look for yourself. Besides a brief cameo by yours truly, you will also notice FHC student, Jack Webb speak about what the LC means for students. Jack did a great job! Please pass along some kind words for his participation.


Gateway Nominated Titles

If you like young adult fiction or just want a way to strike up a conversation with FHC readers, then take time to read one of the 2013-2014 nominees. Divergent, Anna Dressed in Blood, and Delirium are just a few of this year's popular titles. Want to see more? Take a look at all 15 nominated titles here.