BSHS LMC Media Matters Summer 2011

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BSHS LMC Media Matters Summer 2011

  1. 1. -2061982114300BSHS LMC Media MattersVolume II, Issue 5 Summer 2011<br /> BSHS LMCHours: 7:30-3:45Lead Librarian: Fran BullingtonExt. 1483AV Librarian: Jay CampbellExt. 1484 <br /> The summer reading challenge sponsored by the South Carolina State Department of Education is one of the victims of budget cuts. However, the Spartanburg County Public Library System is offering summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults. The adult program, Rock and Read, begins June 1st and runs through July 31st. To qualify to win weekly, as well as grand prizes, just fill out short book reviews on the books you read this summer. This can be done by completing paper forms available at all branches or submitting online reviews (http://www.infodepot.org/forms/AdultSRform.asp) The program’s kickoff is June 4 from 1-2 pm and features Spartanburg’s own Marshall Chapman. For information on other performers throughout the summer, visit this site.(http://www.infodepot.org/zReaders/concertseries-2011.asp) Teachers often use the summer to improve their knowledge and skills by taking classes or catching up reading their professional journals. Need renewal credit hours? Don’t forget to register for the Upstate Technology Conference June 14-15 at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville. Not only is it free, it is fantastic! http://www.utcsc.com/ The list of sessions offered both days is now online. Alice London and Fran Bullington would appreciate your support as they present!Professional DevelopmentRock and Read: Summer ReadingVisit this newsletter on the library website to click on the links! http://bit.ly/bshslmcBSHS LMC: Information Unleashed!***Poster created at BigHugeLabs.com using the Motivator featureImportant Dates:June 1st – Public library’s adult summer reading program beginsJune 14-15 Upstate Technology ConferenceJuly 8National Summer Learning DayJuly 25 – 28ETV Technology Workshops Looking for ways to spice up your projects or to differentiate instruction for your students? Why not check out these technology tools this summer?PowerPoint AlternativesAnimoto - Easily create videos incorporating images, text, video, and music. http://animoto.com/educationPrezi – Create non-linear eye-popping presentations using images, text, and video. http://prezi.comVoiceThread – Create presentations that can combine images, text, videos, and your own narration. http://ed.voicethread.comPoster AlternativesGlogster – Create interactive poster-style multi-media documents. http://edu.glogster.com/***BigHugeLabs - Choose from a variety of formats. (see example) http://bighugelabs.comAs always, I am eager to assist you in incorporating these into your curriculum.Have a great summer!Fran Image credits: bulldog www.flickr.com/photos/flickr4jazz/3953371233/in/photostream/; Relaxing on the Beach http://www.flickr.com/photos/virtualphotographystudio/; Testing Technology Treasures Looking for that next great read? A plethora of online sites exist to assist you in selecting your next book.Books and Authors One of the databases provided by SC DISCUS, this site allows you to enter a variety of search terms to narrow the results. Choose your preferred genre, then try the “Who, What, Where, and When” browsing feature. (http://scdiscus.org) Ask Mrs. Bullington or Mr. Campbell for the username and password.YourNextRead This has fast become my favorite way to search for new books. Enter the title of a favorite book, and you’ll be provided with several books other readers have recommended. Click on any one to see the Amazon blurb and reviews. Clicking on the “Options” button under the book covers will allow you to narrow the results by genres. http://yournextread.comShelfari, GoodReads, and LibraryThing These are multi-purpose sites. They are designed as social networking sites for booklovers, but you can choose not to friend anyone and use them solely to catalog your books and find book recommendations. GoodReads also has a mobile app for smartphones.Recommended Reading<br />

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