Tech Tip Tuesday

1 December 2015

First up, Hour of Code

Try your hand and some of the activities your students can try next week during Hour of Code on the link below! Made with Code by Google has an extra focus on girls and computer science. Less than 1% of girls study Computer Science. They want to change that.



Google’s Made with Code is a movement launched in June 2014 to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream careers.

This year, Google is proud to have partnered with the National Park Foundation and National Park Service to give girls from across the country the opportunity to bring the 56 holiday trees to life with code. More Information

World Book eBooks

This is just a reminder that the Mountain Range Library has purchased eBooks from World Book! Renewal is coming up soon...is it worth it?


Key features include:

  • 24/7 unlimited simultaneous access and downloads for offline reading
  • World Book eBooks are continually updated through the term of our subscription
  • Offline notes synchronize with online reader
  • Personalize with customized Bookshelves
  • Annotate and highlight text
  • Save annotations, highlights, and bookmarks to individual accounts
  • Interactive games, videos, and audio clips


These eBooks span grades K-12 and are simultaneous user eBooks. This means an entire class can be using these eBooks at the same time, and they can be read on any device. (Subscribers using a supported tablet device may download the World Book eBook app for offline viewing.) With the eBooks covering K-12, this may help with our varied reading levels, too! Some of the topics include:

  • Animals
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Biographies & Autobiographies
  • Environment
  • High Interest
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Nonfiction
  • Science & Nature
  • Social Studies
  • Space
  • Transportation


World Book eBooks also includes World Book Classics, spanning drama, fiction & literature, poetry, and more.

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Interested in trying it out?

To access the eBooks, visit the Database and eBooks page on the library website and look for the eBook icon above.

Shout-Outs

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