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The Lion’s Tale CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. CARROLLTON, GEORGIA Summer, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 1

IrfanView Some of its many features include:

Spotlight: IrfanView

In this issue we will spotlight an open-source or free technology called IrfanView (pronounced "EarfanView") . According to its website http:// www.irfanview.com/, “IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for noncommercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7. “

Many supported file formats

Multi-language support

Paint Option

Slide show

Capturing

PlugIns

Email Option

Multimedia Player

& Many more

Educators and students will be amazed at how quick and easy they can use this photo editor. In fact, the

two graphics illustrating the articles on this page of our newsletter are examples of images reproduced using IrfanView. So, if you need to make a flyer for your next band concert or musical, produce your own newsletter, bookreport, or research paper, IrfanView is for you. Simply go to the website mentioned earlier in this article where instructions for downloading are available. Just remember that IrfanView is free only for educational purposes. It cannot be used for commercial purposes unless you purchase it. Good Luck.

Attention Book Club Members Do you need help finding that perfect book to read? Do you want to collect several titles in a folder? Then don’t miss our September CHS Book Club meeting; we will begin our study of fiction using Galileo’s NoveList. This database includes tools for finding read-alikes, lists of

books in series, lists of awarding-winning books, and lists of books on certain topics, geographical areas or periods of time. You have probably used Galileo for your research projects. This year we will explore all the possibilities that NoveList has to offer our club. Come to

the meeting ready to share not only what you read this summer but also to get new ideas for what to read this school year. Hope to see you at Book Club.

Techie Tips: •

LOCATE YOUR EQUIPMENT CLOSE TO A PROPERLY WIRED POWER OUTLET.

DO

NOT EXTEND POWER CORDS IN A WAY THAT WILL STRESS THE CORD.

DO NOT WRAP A POWER CORD TIGHTLY.

Faculty Professional Development:

What are your technology needs? DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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DIGITAL VIDEO

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EMAIL YOUR MEDIA SPECIALIST: CHOOSE ONE OF THE DIGITAL OPTIONS ABOVE. MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE TRAINING.

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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. CARROLLTON, GEORGIA 113 Central Road Carrollton, GA 30116 Phone: 770-834-3386 Fax: 770-832-0003 E-mail: jan.hembree@carrollcounty schools.com

We’re on the web: carrollcountyschools.com

Emerging Technology Do you feel that your class is boring? Are you tired of teaching the same lesson the same way? We may have an answer for you.

Insert photos in powerpoints

Show your images on TV during Open House

Central High School’s media center has recently purchased 2 new digital cameras. Put them to work for you.

And Many More

Here are some ideas for using digital photography: •

Film student field trips

Create a bulletin board

Make a story board of a science experiment.

Send digital pictures to e -pals or in emails

There are plenty of websites detailing how to use digital cameras as an instructional tool. Two internet sites which are worthy of surfing include the following: http:// www.brunswick.k12.me.us/ lon/lonlinks/digicam/ techlink/home.html (This site links you to 14 other digital camera sites.) and http:// webtech.kennesaw.edu/ jcheek3/digitalcameras.htm.

These sites are great for getting articles, ideas, lesson plans, FAQs, etc. Become part of the new century and maximize your use of the digital camera for your classroom.

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