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Week of 3/25

Library Google Forms Are Now Live!

Our new suggestion form is now live and ready to use. You can link to it here: http://bit.ly/10j9l6C . I've also created a form for a weeding request. You can use that form to suggest a title be removed from our shelves due to age, condition, or quality. You can find that form here: http://bit.ly/WIKoBw . Let me know if you have any trouble using these forms!

April is National Poetry Month

March is already winding to a close...can you believe it? April is National Poetry Month and I would encourage you to share a poem or two that you like during class. It can be something silly by Shel Silverstein or something meaningful like Psalm 23. Whatever you choose, let's encourage our students to read different kinds of literature while they're here at FBA.

Tech Tip

Many of you know about our digital video streaming service with Safari Montage. I wanted to use this week's tech tip to remind you that we have it and introduce it to those of you who were not aware. Point your web browser to http://safarimontage.hfba.org in order to take advantage of thousands of vetted videos, including the whole Reading Rainbow package and full episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy. When you get to the login screen, just enter your personal FBA login and password (like you would for your email) and you'll get into the system. If you have any questions about the service, please let me know!

Bonus tip

I have also learned that our online encyclopedia through World Book has been optimized for the iPad. Just point your browser to www.worldbookonline.com and login with the user name and password (Which you can get from me via email!) and enjoy a variety of content from the publishers of World Book Encyclopedia and World Book Kids.

App of the Week

This week's app is called Living Lung. It's a simulator of your lungs in action and has several different views within the app. I was amazed with the level of detail that is presented and I think this would be a really interesting app to demonstrate respiration and the biology behind breathing. Here is an iTunes link to the app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-lung-lung-viewer/id575926350?mt=8&uo=4

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