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How to use the “Game Show” Buzzer System

Monday, February 25, 2013 3:47 pm

The buzzer system by Novel Electronic Designs Inc. is an easy to use device that allows you to have a real life quiz show game in your own classroom. No computer is required to use the device. All you need is the box pictured below, and questions that you would like to ask your students […]

Using EasyBib for Reference Management

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:03 pm

EasyBib is an online automatic citation and bibliography maker that specializes in MLA citation style. It is comparable to Zotero and EndNote Web, but instead of capturing citations directly from the page, EasyBib allows users to find their own sources and then search for them using EasyBib’s autocite feature. Users tend to choose it for […]

Using EndNote Web for Reference Management

Monday, March 5, 2012 12:08 pm

EndNote Web is an online citation tool that allows you to search for sources, create citations, share citations with others, and cite while you write using MS word. Getting Started The first thing you will need to do is create an EndNote web account. You can do this by clicking here and signing up for […]

Using Mendeley for Reference Management

Monday, November 28, 2011 12:31 pm

What is Mendeley? Mendeley is a free web- based reference organizer that gathers, manages, and can create a bibliography of sources. Mendeley allows you to add documents directly from your computer hard-drive, as well as from books, journals, internet sites, etc. It can also be used to attach images and PDFs to citations added. Citations […]

How to Use Windows Photo Story

Thursday, February 3, 2011 2:26 pm

Photo Story is a fun, interactive application that allows users to make a presentation and add narration using digital photos. Music, transitions, and effects can also be added, creating a many faceted approach which brings the photos to life and creates a visually compelling story and “show and tell” presentation. Getting Started: Windows Photo Story […]

How to Use Clickers with TurningPoint AnyWhere Software

Monday, August 9, 2010 2:53 pm

The TurningPoint Clicker Case Each TurningPoint Clicker Case should have three primary components: TurningPoint Software CD USB input receiver (1) Clickers (20) ***Insert the TurningPoint Software CD and download the program onto your computer*** ***After the software is downloaded, insert the USB receiver and keep receiver plugged in at all times while using the software*** […]

How to Use the ZSR Microfilm ScanPro 2000

Sunday, April 18, 2010 8:48 pm

Accessing the PowerScan 2000 Program The Microfilm ScanPro is located in the back-right corner of the Reference section of the ZSR Library, closest to the Allen Mandelbaum Reading Room (The station is easily identified by its large Dell Desktop Screen). At the desktop screen, double-click on the PowerScan 2000 icon and immediately, the Microfim ScanPro […]

An Introduction to TurningPoint 2008

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 3:30 pm

Installing and Configuring Install TurningPoint Software Insert the receiver into a USB port. Launch TurningPoint from your desktop icon. You will notice that it opens up PowerPoint but gives you a new TurningPoint toolbar just above the presentation area. Adding TurningPoint Slides to a Presentation. You can create a new PPT presentation or open up […]

Using the SMART Boards with Web Browsers, MS Word and MS PowerPoint

Monday, March 16, 2009 4:53 pm

The 10 study rooms in the ZSR Library are equipped with interactive white boards called SMART BoardsTM. SMART Boards allow users to not only navigate the computer via a pen or finger on the interactive whiteboard surface, but also draw or write, capture screenshots and capture movies of action on the desktop. Install the SMART […]

How to Use the Equipment in the ZSR Study Rooms

Thursday, August 7, 2008 3:33 pm

Throughout the ZSR Library, the group study rooms are equipped with LCD projectors, DVD/VCR combos and SMART Boards. Included below are instructions for: Projecting from a laptop to a ceiling mounted projector Projecting from a laptop to a flat panel/SMARTBoard Playing audio from a laptop Playing a DVD or VHS tape Using the Interactive SMART […]


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