Tech 101

Fast and Easy Tips to Make You Look Like A Tech Genius!

October 2015

Boise School District librarians offer this monthly newsletter to provide tips and information about some of the digital resources available to both teachers and students.
All of these programs and tools are available at the Boise Schools Library Portal Page or on individual school library websites.

Gale Artemis Literary Sources

Gale Artemis is a groundbreaking research environment that integrates formerly disparate digital collections to enable innovative research.Gale Artemis provides an unprecedented, seamless research experience that helps students find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze information.


Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!


Create a fun learning game in minutes, made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!


Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson encouraging players to look up.


Social learning promotes discussion and pedagogical impact… whether players are in the same room or on the other side of the globe! After a game, encourage players to create and share their own kahoots to deepen understanding, mastery and purpose.

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Google App/Extension Spotlight of the Month

Stanza - Date Clipper

Save events from webpages or create custom ones with a couple clicks. Set and share reminders — all without leaving the page.

Use Stanza, our redesigned Chrome Extension to seamlessly add dates & times to your extension calendar with a couple clicks.


Google Drive - Sharing Folders

Share folders to be able to quickly and easily share a large collection of files to a person or group of people. Any files that you place in that folder in the future will be automatically shared with the people you have specified.

Click here to watch a short video on sharing or here for a handout on using Google Drive.

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