Library and Tech News

April 29th, 2016

Surface Update

If you were not at the Surface distribution training yesterday and are getting a Surface, please contact Chris.

If you would like to have an adapter (and do not have one) so you can use your Surface with your projector, please let Chris or I know.

Finally, if you need help with anything as you get acquainted, please let Chris, Matt or I know!

Best Podcasts for Grades 6 to 12

Have you ever thought about trying a podcast with your students? It is a nice way to mix it up, save your voice, and work on listening skills.

Check out this blog to learn more about some great ones to start with including:

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class
  • StarTalk Radio
  • Quirks and Quarks
  • Stuff to Blow Your Mind
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Math Mutation
  • Smart People Podcast - advice from successful athletes, MDs, etc...
  • Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • Practical Money Matter

Get more information and links to the podcasts here:

Book Use Over the Summer

I have had quite a few questions about checking out books over the summer. Staff is welcome to check out books to take home! What a great time to catch up on what everyone is talking about!

Also don't forget about Ebooks and audiobooks. You can read on a personal eReader, computer, or smart phone! All you need is an internet connection and your login info!

Library Card Number for staff = Your 5 digit staff ID number (no zero)
PIN = 123456

To access the digital library, go to: or visit Mrs. Raszler's Library page at for more info!