The Techie Librarian
Apps, Webpages, Strategies and More!
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16-20
MEDIA CENTER UPDATE
Last week we had Mrs. Landrum's class and Mrs. Moten's class come to the library to check out some books to read. Let's keep it rolling! Who's next to come down?
Overdue Fines List
Mrs. Myers put out the first fines list of the year. Please refer to the list and remind those students to return their overdue books.
New Magazines and Books are on the Way
We are expanding our magazine collection and have already received some of our new additions: SLAM!, Reader's Digest, People, Car and Driver, Wired, and HGTV. Feel free to come in and check them out. My Fall book order has been approved and should be arriving soon.
APPS OF THE WEEK
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard makes it easy to create a presentation or a lesson. Photos can be resized and moved around the pages with ease, and the colors for writing or marking the images are fun and help highlight points on the board. Recording a voice-over is as simple as a tap, and the audio plays back clearly. Watch a quick video.
Formative is another online quiz and feedback service similar to Socrative. Assignments can be created from scratch or uploaded in pdf, doc, or docx format. You can make your assignment interactive by adding content directly to the assignment. The coolest feature that sets it apart is the "show your work" option for questions. Students can draw their responses to your questions! Watch a quick video.
If you are a fan of Kahoot! in your classroom, then kick it up a notch with Quizalize. This online tool turns your quick classroom quizzes into multi-player games. Just like Kahoot!, you can create your own or select from already made quizzes. One major, and pretty cool, difference is that your students are not only competing for a high individual score, they are randomly placed on a team that competes against other students in the class, and they can see their progress live! Watch a quick video.