Monday, September 26, 2016

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) will begin at South Atlanta this week and we're so excited. We want all students to find something that interests them and actually have the time to read in a quiet and encouraging environment. This time is for YOU! Are you interested in starting your own business? The Black Lives Matter movement? Movie monsters? Anythings is game.

Happy Reading!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Best Apps for Students Who Win

Your phone can be a distraction if you let it, but it can also be the best study tool you have at your fingertips. Download these apps and see how they transform your study habits and your grades.

Forest App

You can plant a seed in Forest. In the next 30 minutes, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and leave this app to check Facebook or play a game, your tree will wither away.

Habitica App

Treat your life like a game to stay motivated and organized! Habitica makes it simple to have fun while accomplishing goals.

Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests!

Quizlet App

Master your classes with the leading education and flashcard app! Create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet students and teachers on thousands of subjects. If you're doing standardized test prep for big exams like the SAT or ACT, studying for an upcoming midterm or test in school, or just need homework help, you can feel confident with the powerful interactive learning tools in Quizlet’s learning app.

Wolfram Alpha

Need help with trigonometry? Wondering what the unemployment rate is in a given city? Wolfram Alpha has you covered.

The search engine's free app is an invaluable resource for all kinds of queries.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Workshop: Create a Website

On Monday, September 19th the media center will conduct a workshop that will show you how to create your own website or blog. Meet after school at 3:30 until 4:30 and learn how to start your own business online or just share your thoughts.

Are you Boss minded?

After you've attended the workshop, be sure to check-out some of the great titles that we've put on our business display. You'll get great tips on how to begin your career in leadership today.

Take a look at this video on ways you can become an entrepreneur today.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Study on the Next Level

We all want to get great grades, but if we're honest we know that there are some areas that we're just weak on. The teacher may only have so much time and we may not always have every day to spend after school for help, but there is a way to help yourself. You can study!

I know it's hard, but if you create good habits it will become easier. Here is a video with a few tips and I've included a slideshow below that will get you started with advanced note taking too. Look out for Lunch and Learns and after school prep sessions that will help you to become the best student YOU can be.