Who would've thought that adding a simple green background to a wall would generate so much excitement? That green background is our "green screen" and our students use it every day to create short video news segments for our school's TouchCast Channel. Those segments become our "news" for the day. The green screen allows students to put themselves into a scene -- still photograph or video. The green is turned into a weather map, a picture, a lunch menu... It's nice when so many students sign up through our Goolge form for a turn to say "The Golden Rule" at the end of our TouchCast. What really makes this photo so cool? Two students (left) are recording the "Golden Rule" for tomorrow's show, while two more students (right) are searching for a graphic novel to check out. Without a flexible schedule in the media center, these students would have had to wait for a specific time to visit. You can't see it, but students were signing in digitally on iPads near the Circ Desk and a large group will appear momentarily to check out books in their Lexile range. #FlexibleSchedule @bravesread
Perma-bound books is another great vendor, who guarantees book bindings. I just received two replacement copies for two popular titles today: Tiger's curse and Warriors: outcast. Our students have missed the books on the shelves and will be excited when we announce their departure from "The Bindery" behind the circ desk. Thank you Perma-Bound Books! Of course, I still repair books that are not available in bindings that are guaranteed (see bottom photo). With new ChromeBooks coming tomorrow, it was just refreshing to receive these two brand new books from Perma-Bound Books! #bravesread
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