Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lessons Brought to Life

Mepham High School is the proud owner of two SMARTBoard interactive whiteboards. The school library has the privilege of housing one of these SMARTBoards. We were able to see students become more engaged and motivated during lessons used with this technology. The whiteboard is a touch-sensitive screen that connects to a computer and digital projector to display the computer image. Teachers and students are able to control computer applications directly from the whiteboard, write notes in digital ink, and save their work to share later. Classes can now explore and manipulate Internet resources as a group. The SMARTBoard has been used by every curricular area and at every grade level. Educators’ resources for the SMARTBoard are available at

Image taken from SMART™Technologies

Monday, May 14, 2007

Recommend a Good Book

Is there a book you would like to see in our school library? Post the name here and we will try to add it to our collection.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Home Stretch

Many of our students have already begun to work on their final English projects. We have many online resources that can be accessed in the school library or at home. Some of these online databases include Britannica Online, Galenet: Opposing Viewpoints, ProQuest (magazine and periodical database) and NoodleBib (use this database to help create a works cited page). Click here for a complete list of the databases that Mepham High School subscribes to. See Ms. Schneiderman or Ms. Sereno for a list of the usernames and passwords.

Don't forget about those wonderful old-fashioned print resources! We have books, newspapers, and magazines as well. Need help finding information on your topic? Just ask. We are here to help.

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