Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Open Mic Night

Come join us for A Picnic Under the Stars at this year's Open Mic Night, which has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 pm in the West Cafeteria. Come read a poem or sing a song. Everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from a Fragments member or at the door.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Block Posters

With Block Posters you can create massive wall posters from your own images for FREE! It is really simple. First, you upload the image you want to use. Next, you can customize your poster up to 5 pages wide for free (6-10 pages wide require an upgrade to Premium membership). You can change the orientation form portrait to landscape (or vice versa), select paper format (A4 or letter), and give each paper a boarder or keep it boarderless. Note: There is a small watermark for the free version. A premium block poster will cost you $5. Then, you download your poster and you are ready to print!
Mepham's Special Education Department

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mepham's MakerSpace

What is a makerspace? MakerSpaces (also known as tech shops, hackerspaces or fab labs) are DIY creation places for students to gather, to build, to invent and to learn. They often have software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools. Makers build physical “stuff” such as robots, digital music, movies, games, jewelry, buttons, clothes, and so much more.

Test run: We started with one base kit of 10 bit modules from littleBits, a few Legos(R), some craft and household supplies.
littleBits Basic Kit 
Look for the officially grand opening of Mepham's Makerspace in September 2015.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“Libraries are for Making...”

Our school library gives students a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. When our students spend time in the library, they are gaining the digital literacy skills they need to be successful.

Come in to see all of the great digital resources and services that are available here at Mepham to help students succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers during Teen Tech Week: March 8-14, 2015.

Stay tuned for some exciting news that aligns perfectly with this year's Teen Tech Week theme! “Libraries are for Making...” 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tellagami


Tella what? Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated Gami video. I downloaded this FREE app via the Apple App Store and made this short video in minutes. It was easy. First, you create a scene.  I customized my character (brown hair and brown eyes) and choose my background. I took this photo of our school library right on my iPad. Next, I added dialogue. I choose to record my own voice, but they do have an option to type a message for your character to say. Lastly, I saved my "gami" and then shared it on our @MephamHS Twitter feed (you can share on Facebook, or send via email or text as well). Give it a try!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Literary Circle

Join us as we discuss City of Ashes from The Mortal Instruments series by New York Times Bestselling author, Cassandra Clare on Wednesday, March 18th in room 236 at 2:15 pm. You can sign up for this ELITE event by clicking here.
Literary Circle Book Selection 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lunch & Learn: Google Classroom


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TEACHERS: Join your technology integration mentors: Ms. Schuliaz, Ms. Stack, and Ms. Tschan, in the school library (Room 300) on Thursday, March 12th (rescheduled from Thursday, March 5th) during periods 1-9. We will cover the recently (August 2014!) released Google Classroom. Bring your breakfast, lunch and snacks. These 40-minute lunch and learns are held throughout the day to accommodate all teacher schedules. We hope to see you there!