Monday, September 26, 2011

Internet Safety Presentations

The first semester of our new Information Literacy Skills/Reserach Methods class is underway and students have already been creating some amazing work.  Our first major research project was to create a public service announcement to raise awareness about the importance of Internet safety.  Students used the tool Diigo to help gather their research and then Glogster to create their presentations. They were very creative in how they presented their information!

Take a look and have a listen to some of their presentations!

Anyone else interested in learning how to use Diigo or Glogster?  Stop by the UHS Library for a tutorial!

Friday, September 23, 2011

UHS Book Club

The next meeting of the UHS Book Club will be Wednesday 10/26 after school.  In honor of Halloween, we are reading Washington Irving's short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  A copy of the short story can be downloaded here for free!

We'll also be watching the Tim Burton movie version, starring Johnny Depp.  New members are always welcome!

And if you ever find yourself in the metro NY area, The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a fun place to visit - especially this time of year!  As is Sunnyside, Irving's riverside home in the Hudson Valley.

Monday, September 5, 2011

15 Essential Back to School Podcasts

Mashable, an independent news source dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology, recently named their top picks of essential back to school podcasts.  Here are some great ones, including The Math Dude, to add to your iTunes library.