Sunday, August 24, 2014

Google Drive or Docs

The next time you go to Google Drive you may see something a little different - introduction of 'Documents' which looks alot different than what you've been seeing.   You can still use the original Google Drive by going to this address -
Google DRIVE -

Here are the new areas -
Some explanations:
Accessing Google Drive -

Get started with the Docs editor home screens -

Using Google Chrome?  Edit Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides -

What To Read Next? OR What Are Others Reading?

What is that bestselling book like?

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips | Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

This article has lots of good advice for those going to college BUT also for those going to high school - and not just because of #14.  : )

The author says, "Whether you're beginning your first year or returning as a seasoned upperclass(wo)man, I hope I can provide some practical advice as you embark on a new academic year. You see, we professors want all of our students to succeed. We want you to learn and grow and thrive, both academically and socially."  The same could be said for students at Laney H.S.!

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Highest-Earning Majors to Consider When You Go Back to School - ABC News

It is never too early to begin thinking about what you'd like to major in.  ABC News and introduced a list of  the "highest-earning U.S. jobs by their average salaries".  Science and medical fields led the way.

CareerCast used information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and its 2014 "Jobs Rated" report.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Need a break? Try Google Search's 'Atari Breakout'

Time's up!   Back to your research.  : )

Friday, August 15, 2014

Learn how to do 'Hands-Only CPR'!

You never know when you might be in a situation where someone needs YOU to do CPR.  
Watch this brief video and learn how easy it can be!

"Ken Jeong suits up in new Stayin' Alive video to promote Hands-Only CPR."

 Visit American Red Cross for more...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills

How much do you know about 'information literacy'?  'TRAILS' is a great place to find out! 

"TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for school librarians and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. There is no charge for using TRAILS."