PMHS Library Newsletter

March/April 2016

Library News

It's amazing how fast the year has gone! Thanks to our brand new laptops, February and March have been extremely busy months for us. We've had over 7,000 students visit the PMHS library during study hall and lunch periods. Additionally, we taught over 170 classes. We have many useful resources in this newsletter. Read below for more information.

Please let us know how we can help you.

Dawn & Kelly


Visit our website at: http://www.pmschools.org/webpages/dfranzese/

Web 2.0 Tools Review: Edueto

Edueto is extremely useful for teachers and students. And it’s free! Teachers can create exercises in any of the forms listed and assign them to a virtual class they create. Students can do the activity and teachers can track their progress. You can also access a library of exercises created by other teachers that you can assign “as is” to students or edit. The exercises are very easy to create, and each has a short instructional video. One of the most important features it has, is that teachers can strategically place the blanks to be filled in the “gap-fill” exercise, instead of just having an algorithm choose them. If you have time, take a look at Edueto.


Edueto Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Rqg0_D_iQu0

Database Spotlight: World Book Online

World Book Online is a comprehensive database that includes 40,000 encyclopedia articles on several different topics. The Biography Center offers 10,000 biographies of historical and contemporary figures. Key features include videos, timelines, and headlines. Also, Research Tools explains the basics of research, how to create a bibliography, and has an option to save articles to a personal account. Check it out today!

Go to the library for more information.


World Book Student Tutorial:

http://www.worldbookonline.com/training/html/webinars_student.htm

April is National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, we've compiled a list of websites that include lessons to use in your classroom.


Education World: Poetry Ideas & Lessons

Info Please: National Poetry Month

Poets.org

Read, Write, Think: Poetry Lessons

Scholastic: Poetry Ideas & Lessons

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