Media Center News

3D Printer 

skull being made  
We now have a 3D printer for students and teachers to use!  If you've never done any 3D modeling before, try tinkercad.com - it's a web-based app that lets you get started creating fast.  Once you're ready for the next level try SketchUp, 123D Design, and Blender, which are all found in the Software Center (accessible from any school computer).  You can also access and print the huge about of things others have created by going to thingiverse.com.  Whether you create it yourself or download it, make sure your file is in .stl format and bring it to the Media Center on a USB drive.  Mr. Brush or a member of the student "Tech Team" will help you prepare the file for printing!  Prints are free for things you design yourself and cost $1 per hour of printing someone else's design.  Got more questions?  Come ask! 

 

Laptop and Nexus cart checkouts are now on a Google spreadsheet to make it easier for you to see availability and sign up!

 

New Teachers… When you have a moment, please come visit us in the Media Center. We will show you available resources and let you know ways we can help out.

 

New Books

We received book donations at the end of the year and over the summer. Please pass on to your students that those are ready to check out and enjoy.

Also, we are putting together a book order, so please let me know if you have a book you would like added to the list. Also, ask students to come by the Media Center with any suggestions of books to add to the order.

 

Tech Team

We now have a “Tech Team” with one student per class period.

Tech team students are available to help with troubleshoot problems (with Ben-Q, Smartboard, scanners, etc.), walk you through technology usage, assist with adding technology tools to your lesson plans, and anything else tech-related. (Students will have a Tech Team badge when you see them in the hallways.)

 

Scholastic Book Fair

Will run in the Media Center from November 9-13.

 

Know of a Tech Tool, but not sure how to use it with your class? Just ask the Media Center and we will help you get started! (Jing, Snippet, Kahoot!, Socrative, SMART Response, Newsela, Discovery Ed., etc.)

 

Arduino and Raspberry Pi are available for kids to work with in the Media Center Conference Room. Please pass this on!

 

Tired of using old VCRs to play old video cassettes? No need any longer-- most are available to stream. Ask the MC for info on where/how to stream the videos you need for class.

 

Trophy of Awesome- Please send nominations (teacher or student) to us in the Media Center.



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