Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter Wonderland @ the LMC

Happy holidays from the DHS Library Media Center to all of our students, faculty, staff, and their families! Wishing you all a relaxing vacation and a successful start to 2013! See you then!

~ Mrs. Z and Ms. King

P.S. A huge thank you to Ms. Heather Cronin and her art students for creating a magical winter wonderland scene on the LMC windows!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Follow Us on Twitter!

The Library Media Center is proud to announce its first handful of tweets! Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information, new additions at the LMC, favorite app suggestions, and more. Spread the word!

Twitter.com/DHSLMC

~ Mrs. Z

(Or scan the QR code on the right with your phone)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Read Your Way Across the U.S.A.

Do some cross-country traveling, for free! Grab one of these young adult books at the LMC and read your way across the U.S.A. How many of these books have you already read? Click the map or click here to see the book titles for each state, all created by Epic Reads

~ Mrs. Z

P.S. Have a passport? Try Europe! 


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Reads for Chilly December Evenings

Looking for a good holiday book? Stop in the Library Media Center and browse our special collection. You'll find books on many December holiday topics, including cooking, crafts, the history of unique traditions, and lots of holiday-themed novels.

Happy Holiday Reading!

~ Mrs. Z

Monday, November 26, 2012

Great Vector Graphics

Looking for some new and exciting "clipart"? Try vector graphics. What's a vector graphic? Click here to find out. 

Now, check out an awesome website that offers free vector graphics: www.greatvectors.com

Use the "categories" on the right to find graphics for your project. Then, click on a picture or image. The fastest way to save a graphic is to right-click on it and choose "Save Image As..." Once you have saved the image to your computer, you can add it to a project, paper, or flyer!

~ Mrs. Z






Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Free Infographic App!

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Hey DHS students! Check out this awesome FREE infographic app that just might give your presentation an extra edge. It's called Piktochart

You might be asking, what's an infographic?

The following definition can be found on TechTarget's WhatIs.com:

An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. People use infographics to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time.

Infographics abound in almost any public environment -- traffic signs, subway maps, tag clouds, musical scores and weather charts are just a few examples, among a huge number of possibilities. 

The Piktochart example, at right, was created by some students at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania. Piktochart is free - just create an account and get started! Let's see what kind of a data story you can tell with Piktochart : )

You can also take a look at some cool infographic examples here and some other exciting infographics posted daily here.

~ Mrs. Z

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Google Drive 101

Have you used your Google Drive lately? It's a great way to keep track of important information and to have your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, pictures, and videos always available and easily accessible in the cloud. Your Google Drive is a part of your Google account, and all DHS faculty have Google (Gmail) accounts with Drive enabled. Also, anyone can have access to Google Drive if they create a personal Gmail account. Here's a quick overview to help you get started or to refresh your memory:

1. Log in to your Gmail account (mail.google.com)

After you have logged in, your screen should look like this:

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