• Technology Time

    Whether you are in the library or at home, access these links to use technology to learn.

    Technology Tutorials

    Did you miss the Hour of Code, or do you want to continue working on fun tutorials?  Are you ready to learn something new?
    Visit the library at lunch and use a computer to work on the following activities, or practice from home: 
    Visit code.org to do the Hour of Code tutorials, or complete a 20-hour course on your own!   If you click "Learn" at the top of the page, it will give you options of different coding activities. 
    Learn to type quickly and efficiently!  Visit Typing.com to practice the tutorials. You will learn to type accurately without looking at the keyboard!  Can you type faster than the rest of us?
    Learn a new language.  Visit the Sno-Isle Library System to access Mango Languages.  Visit the World Languages page and click Mango Languages.  You will need to enter your library card information. 
    Practice being a positive digital citizen and Be Internet Awesome. Play Google's Interland
    Try a Breakout EDU digital game. Visit Google Classroom and use code 7s7gdh 
    Vidcode: Make a Meme  

    Technology Challenges


    You have all seen this year’s library orientation videos. Now it is your turn. Create an
    orientation presentation using a technological tool like Movie Maker, Power Point, Prezi, or another program of your choice. Be creative: act out a pretend library visit, show correct and incorrect use, use music, etc. After you eat lunch in the commons and are excused, you are welcome to use the computers or cameras in the library to create the presentation. You are welcome to work on it at home too! 

    The presentation that is the most informative while also being engaging, interesting, and entertaining will win our challenge and be used next fall as the orientation to the library for all students at Gateway. 

    Here are the specific guidelines: 
    1. The video/presentation must be less than 5 minutes in length.
    2. It must include information about the following details so it can teach about the library rules and features:
    • Book Check Out
    • Holds
    • Nook Program
    • Library Rules
    • Lunch activity options and what to do before you leave to help clean up
    • Lunch access (signs to determine open or closed)
    • Using the shelf return cart or book drop instead of returning books to the shelf
    • Computer use guidelines
    • How to locate books in the library

    If you want to view a previous examples of library orientation videos, check out the library home page.

    Do you want to try a podcast? Enter NPR's podcast challenge.

    Check out all of the details here Turn an Idea into a Sound

    Use materials in the library at home and talk with Mrs. Stephens to support your work.