Latest Apps that I like

Check out StoryCorps. You can record stories from loved ones and save them yourself or save them in the Library of Congress! Super easy! Living history! They give you prompts and everything. Could. not. be. easier.

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Daily Wonder. Based on the book. Gives you an inspiring quote every day. Some great, some good.

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Voter– who should I vote for? Start thinking about this now. Easy to swipe right or left depending on your answer to an opinion question: e.g., Drill for oil and gas in the US? If you need more info, press the “i.” It not only gives you more info, it tells you why you should vote yes and why you should vote no. You may also say how much the question matters to you- a Lil Bit, Normal, or Very. After you answer the questions, tinder-style, they tell you which US Presidential-candidate you match up best with.

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Cash. How to split the dinner bill using your phone. Easy! Thanks Maria P.!

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PromptSmart. Ok the upgraded version costs almost $12 and this is a ridiculous amount to pay for an app. But…I did and I am SO GLAD! Upload your speech to your device or type it right on your device. The text of your speech will now scroll at your predetermined pace as you give your speech at that big gathering. OR, you can set it to scroll as the app listens to you and it knows automatically when to scroll. No printer needed! No turning pages. Absolutely worth it!

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Fresno and Libraries

Fresno, you’re doing great and interesting things, library-wise.

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From the Fresno Bee, “Two Central High School East librarians were honored with the Nutrition Educator Award in Anaheim on Jan. 15 as part of a statewide nutrition education contest. Christina Flores and Janet Wile were honored at the Astor Classics Event Center in Anaheim and also won $500 for Central Unified’s “Athletes as Readers and Leaders” program, which promotes healthy eating habits.

As part of this program, which is in its eighth year,¬† high school students visit elementary school each Friday to read books about healthy eating to kindergarten to third-grade classes.” (Feb. 14, 2016)

Congratulations to Ms. Flores, Ms. Wile, Central East student athletes, and Central Unified!

https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/central_high_school/

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http://fresnolibrary.org/

Also from the Feb. 14, 2016 Fresno Bee:

The Fresno County Public Library has partnered with Career Online High School for a program offering accredited high school diplomas specifically designed for adults. http://fresnolibrary.org or call 559.600.7323.