Monday, March 31, 2014

Have you seen one of these yet?

Introduction to Brightbox from Brightbox on Vimeo.

Don't you think we need this for the library? I mean, the power strip in the library that we have now is cool, but this is so much cooler. Brightbox offers security. You can walk away and leave your phone charging. Stop by on your way to class, drop it off, and pick it up after class ends.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


A conversation recently took place in the library about who or what is tracking our moves on the Internet. It is worth taking a look at Ghostery. It is a FREE download that allows users to see which companies are tracking you, block over 1,900 trackers, and learn how they track. The video below offers a more in-depth look at how it works.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Un"confidential: Author Kara Taylor Visits Mepham

Author Kara Taylor (center) with five lucky students who won our raffle,
an autographed copy of her debut novel, Prep School Confidential .
Kara Taylor – the self-proclaimed, not-even-kind-of-almost-famous-author visited Mepham High School on Tuesday, March 11th at 2:15 p.m. in the school library to a crowd of over 80 students and faculty. She read the second chapter of her debut novel,  Prep School Confidential. Next was an enthusiastic Q&A period with our students, most of whom will be inducted into our chapter of the National English Honor Society in April. We then raffled off five autographed paperback copies of Prep School Confidential. We have one additional copy in the school library that can be checked out today! Kara also brought along bookmarks and fun skull and cross bone tattoos for all attendees. She even stayed for this photo op. Kara's next book in the trilogy, Wicked Little Secrets is available now from St. Martin’s Griffin!

Thanks so much for a great afternoon, Kara!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bloom's Literature

This is an online tutorial for Bloom's Literature (formally Bloom's Literary Reference Online) for Mepham High School students and teachers. This screencast was made using the FREE online program Screencast-O-Matic.

Monday, March 10, 2014

DIY @ your library

Teen Tech Week is March 9 -15, 2014. Here are some ways to celebrate:
  1. Download an ebook from our library right here.
  2. Use our mobile app for your phone or tablet, download and give it a try!
  3. Visit your library's webpage right here
  4. Try out a book-focused site like GoodReads, LibraryThing or Shelfari.
  5. Create a soundtrack or book trailer for your favorite book.
  6. Ask your librarian to recommend a nonfiction book on an area of technology that interests you.
  7. Join the Computer Club. We meet on Mondays after school in room 303. Ms. Stack, your librarian is the club advisor.
  8. Follow @MephamHS on Twitter. 
Add your suggestions for Teen Tech Week in the comments section.