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Electronic Eye August 2017

Diving Deep:  Accessing Information Using the Statista Portal  Kathleen Meulen I don’t think that I have to explain at length about the place we are at in terms of our society’s value for truth and credibility.  It is alarming.  I... (Continue reading)

Electronic Eye April 2017

Defining Moments by Omnigraphics Kathleen Meulen Documentary season is upon my freshmen students. This yearly spring English project sees my ninth graders identifying a topic of personal interest, researching it, and then crafting a product that furthers understanding of their... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye December 2016

Making Sense of History: Historical Databases for Research and Study Kathleen Meulen When I was a college student a few decades ago, my music major friends and I had an expression that we would use when we thought something was... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye August 2016

Subscription Video Streaming Services Safari Montage and Discovery Education Streaming Plus Kathleen Meulen A few weeks ago, Amazon announced that it had brokered a deal for Amazon Prime to become the exclusive provider of the most of the PBS series... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye April 2016

ImagineEasy Scholar   Kathleen Meulen Full disclosure: I adore EasyBib (http://www.easybib.com/). I have been a major proponent of EasyBib use in my schools since the early days when it was just a little startup company founded by two young men... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye December 2015

Screencasting in the Library : Using Online Video Creation Tools with Young Adults Kathleen Meulen Sunday nights find me at home with my ChromeBook, creating slides with book covers of all the things that I’ve read over the week and... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye August 2015

EBSCO EXPLORA Kathleen Meulen I’m moving to a new position in a high school library this fall under somewhat extraordinary circumstances. The librarian who I will be replacing died mid-year. This is a tragic situation for the students and teachers... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye April 2015

Making Information Into a Visual Story:  Piktochart and PowToons Kathleen Meulen A recent technology trend to hit the information world is infographics.  An infographic is a visual image that represents information in a simplified way.  While older style infographics can... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye December 2014

Supporting Young Writer’s Using Online Communities: Storybird.com and Figment.com Kathleen Meulen Ellison Writers gravitate towards libraries; that much is certain.  Some young writers can feel inspired, nurtured, and valued just by walking through a library’s door for there, they can... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye August 2014

Find Time for Code!  Kathleen Meulen Raise your hand if computer gaming is something that young adults do at your library?  Keep them raised high so we can get an accurate count.  Okay. . . it appears that everyone has... (Continue reading)

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