Prospect Connect

October 2016

Prospect Heights Campus Library

"Embracing a new culture of learning"

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Events in October

  1. Google Classroom Workshops - check library schedule
  2. Technology Workshops - information is posted on the bulletin board
  3. Banned Books Competition

Google Classroom Workshops

Classroom is a free web-based platform that integrates your G Suite for Education account with all your G Suite services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.

Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.

Banned Books Week: "Celebrating the Freedom to Read.”

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.

Classroom 101

App of the Month for Organization

OneNote is a mobile and tablet digital note-taking app. The pages, tabs, and notebooks features will remind most users of a traditional physical notebook. Users can invite and share notebooks with others via email or link. This app also has a full desktop version for Windows and iOS, which allows students to work across multiple platforms and devices. Users can use a finger or a stylus to utilize the handwriting feature in this app. Additionally, you can record audio, capture images, and annotate text. You can even use the app on Apple and Android wearable technologies.

Tip: Create notebooks to share assignments and feedback with students

Library Resources Suggestion Form

Please complete Library Book Suggestion Form if you want the librarian to purchase a copy for the library.

Quote of the Month

“Books won't stay banned, they won't burn, ideas won't go to jail.”

― Alfred Whitney Griswold