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GoAnimate for Schools Cheat Sheet: Twitter For Teachers By Kimberly Tyson of We’ve sung the praises of twitter in the classroom in the past–far and away our favorite social media tool of 2012. But while simple to use simply, it’s not the easiest tool to master. Thus this chart. Twitter for Educators Twitter, the popular social media platform, is continually picking up momentum in its number of users; however, I find many educators who are not tapping into the power of Twitter. For those just getting started, I’ll explain a few basic terms to help you easily and quickly navigate your way around Twitter. Twitter: The Basics Twitter: According to Wikipedia, Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages, called “tweets.” Benefits for Educators Connections: Twitter, at its heart, is a place to build connections with other educators – those next door and those across the country and world. A Word to the Wise

Legal Music For Videos Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do things like use their music in your videos. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free. CC offers free copyright licenses that anyone can use to mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. For instance, a musician might use a Creative Commons license to allow people to legally share her songs online, make copies for friends, or even use them in videos or make remixes. Where can I find CC-licensed music? Several sites offer music published under Creative Commons’ flexible copyright licenses. Can I use any song with a CC license on it? Almost — you need to make sure that what you want to do with the music is OK under the terms of the particular Creative Commons license it’s under.

Invitations, Collages, Slideshows and Scrapbooks – Smilebox Top 50 School Library Blogs One look at the titles of blogs narrated by school librarians reveals the evolution of a profession within an institution that is at a pivotal point. Charged with the vital duty of promoting digital literacy, today’s librarians are daring, unquiet, sassy and definitely e-literate. This list features the top school library blogs ordered by website popularity metrics and social media engagement including the number of websites that link to a blog and number of followers on Twitter. We commend these school librarians for taking the time to share their ideas, experiences, and advice with the school library community. Our list of top school library blogs is based on website popularity and social media engagement as measured by the number of sites linking to the blog, Google Page Rank, Moz’s Page Authority, MozRank, and number of Twitter followers. If you would like to recommend a school library blog to add to this list, please email info(at) Whoohoo!

10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and Google Earth to help you out but there are actually other tools to choose from as well. Recommended Reading: 40 Creative Remakes Of The World Map 1. If you’re looking to create and view beautifully informative animated maps then this is the tool for you. If you send an Animap to your friends then it will display like a video which they can play, pause, slow and speed up. 2. UMapper is a useful map creation tool used by publications like National Geographic, Star Tribune, USA Today and other well-known organizations. You can use any one of the top map providers such as Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Open Street Map to get your map out there. 3. You can also send maps to your friends or embed them on your website. 4.Click2Map 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative Tutorials Get Started on Flipboard Welcome to Flipboard, your personal magazine. Here are tips on how to get started. You can watch our quick video tutorial, or read more below. 1. Download Flipboard Available for free in the App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Blackberry World, Amazon App Store and Nook App Store. 2. When you launch Flipboard for the first time, swipe past the “Welcome to Flipboard” screen. On the next page, tap to start following different topics from Tech and News to Style and Film. 3. After setting up your Flipboard, you will arrive at the Table of Contents—the “front page” that houses all your favorite content. 4. Explore the Content Guide for hundreds of recommendations for what to read, look at, or listen to. Follow what you love to customize your Flipboard. 5. Add your social networks to quickly browse newsfeeds from that network. 6. It’s easy to share the amazing content you come across on Flipboard. Creating Your Own Magazines 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Video Tutorials

RebelMouse: Let Your Content Roar NHS Library Connection Northwest High School - Cedar Hill, MO NHS Library - March Happenings March 12 - Girls Only "Appy Hour" March 28 - Author Visit - Mike Mullin, author of Ashfall series, sponsored by Barnes & Noble, Fenton, MO - MarchMarch 25 - April - Senior Advanced Composition Classes - Research "road trips" to St. Girls Only "Appy Hour" Eleven students attended the first "Appy Hour" in the NHS library. NHS Students Welcome Mike Mullin, Author of Ashfall Series On Friday, March 28th, Mike Mullin spoke with students about writing novels and the science of super volcanoes. Check out the Ashfall books from the NHS Library. NHS Library Author Visit - Friday - March 28th Mike Mullin - Awesome author splitting a cement block! Seniors Plan "Road Trips" for Researching Advanced Composition Papers Seniors enrolled in Advanced Composition are working on their last major research paper assigned by Mrs. NHS Library Stats - January - March 2014 TOTAL Books Checked Out = 1,982 Top Ten Books Checked Out