In the Library and Technology Center - May 2015

In the Library and Technology Center - May 2015
Posted on 05/18/2015
Buy One, Get One Book Fair

The Buy One, Get One Book Fair is fast approaching! The fair is the week after Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 -Friday, May 29, 8:15-3:15 (except for Friday, May 29 when we close the fair at 1:00). This fair is less a fundraiser and more an opportunity for families to get books for summer reading and build their home libraries. For each book you buy, you get a second one for free. As always we can use your help with the fair! Please sign up to volunteer:

Peabody Library Wish List on Amazon

At Peabody we seek to build and maintain a library collection that represents our community and meets both the personal and academic needs of its members. In collaboration with the Friends of Peabody, we have developed a wishlist of books on A flyer has been sent out further explaining the wishlist and how to purchase and donate a book; or you may click on the link to see the wishlist and buy a book to donate (be sure to include a gift receipt, so we can add a bookplate acknowledging your gift). We hope you consider contributing to our collection and thank you for all your support. See wishlist:

–Katie Bourne, Library Media Specialist

WeVideo Brings Peabody Students Video Editing to the Cloud

During January and February students in the 4th and 5th grade learned to create video projects that take advantage of cloud computing technology from the very beginning to the final edit. In the past, it was necessary to use the same computer or carry a flash drive when creating complex multimedia projects. Now, the students received the project instructions via Google Classroom, an app that allows the teacher to easily share and collect documents with their students. From there they wrote their script using Google Docs, searched for images and stored them in their Google Drive and seamlessly uploaded them to WeVideo where students can add text, music, voice over and transitions. The 4th grade created biographies of African-American heroes and the 5th grade created book trailers for their favorite books. The project was a collaborative effort between library and technology and was a great success. Several of them were featured at the all school share in April. We look forward to future projects that continue to use innovative technology to enhance student learning. 

–E.J. Beucler, Instructional Technology Specialist