Tech 101

Fast and Easy Tips to Make You Look Like A Tech Genius!

February 2016

Boise School District librarians offer this monthly newsletter to provide tips and information about some of the digital resources available to both teachers and students.
All of these programs and tools are available at the Boise Schools Library Portal Page or on individual school library websites.

FactCite Mythology

With tales of 760 Greek & Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, places, and events, FactCite Mythology includes multidisciplinary approaches that connect mythology to art, music, science, literature, and language (word histories and modern usage). It also includes hundreds of articles on World Mythology (Hindu, Norse, Chinese, Native American, etc.).

Although designed for grades 4 to 12, FactCite Mythology now includes an Easy Reading feature for younger readers.

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Google Extension Spotlight of the Month

Save to Google Drive

The Save to Google Drive Chrome extension helps you save web content or browser screenshots to your Google Drive.
  • Adds a browser action to save the current page.
  • Adds a right-click context menu to save hyperlinks and media.
  • Configurable through an options page.
This extension allow you to save web content directly to Google Drive through a browser action or context menu. You can save documents, images, and HTML5 audio and video all by right clicking and selecting 'Save to Google Drive'.
"Save to Google Drive" Extension

Google Extension Spotlight of the Month


View, annotate, share and collaborate your files on Chrome. Kami (formerly Notable PDF) is your cloud-based all-in-one office productivity tool. With Kami, you can do more with your files. Basic features such as highlighting and commenting are free, and you can sync with your Google account to save your annotations, or use without signing in.
Adding Chrome App: Kami

Better Together? Combine both to be a power researcher!

Combine Save to Google Drive and Kami to streamline web research for students. Use Save to Drive to collect and sort webpages or other items from the open web in Docs or PDF format. Any website, video, image, or interactive page element now has the option to Save to Google Drive when you right-click.

Once you've gathered your sources, use Kami to take notes, highlight, and annotate. Or use Kami to have students save articles from database sources as PDF, take notes, and share with you to show their understanding. Assign a reading through Google Classroom, have students read and create Cornell notes.

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