Renewing Books in Destiny

Learn how to renew books online using Destiny

Renewing Instructions

Book Recommendations

Are we missing a good book?
Please fill out this form to recommend a book for use to purchase in the LRC:

Book Recommendation

Mission Statement

We strive to create a helpful safe space that fosters respect,
lifelong learning, and a passion for reading.

LRC Hours: 6:55 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

LRC Staff

BW Benjamin Wagoner

LRC/Media Specialist/Media Specialist

SS Sandra Serewicz

LRC Assistant

JS Jeanne Slinker

LRC Assistant

BS Brigette Smith

LRC Assistant

Creative & Reading Tools

Creative Tools

An online image editor, which means that you can upload your images and edit them in your browser.

TiltShift Maker
Miniature style photos are pictures of real-life scenes that are manipulated to look like model photographs

A tool for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Lets you "paint" pictures on a canvas then "play" the painting of the picture as a movie

Click and drag to create and share comics.

An online workspace that allows you to create artwork, animated movies, and more.

Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text

Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen. Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video

Web-based screen recorder that makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen a voice, and share the link.
Much like Inspiration...a diagramming tool that allows you to visually display your thoughts

Easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more!

Simple and easy online multi user whiteboard, start skrbl, give out your URL & start working together. Sketch, text, share files, upload pictures all in one common shared space. There are no new tools to learn, nothing to download, nothing to install. Brainstorm on our simple whiteboard to start thinking together, everyone sees the same screen, everybody gets on the same page.

An online tool to express and create online multimedia posters using knowledge and skills from the classroom.

Reading Tools
Provides a lexile score (reading level) for many books--pick your level of challenge!

Google Books
Allows you to search the full text of many books and provides a "limited preview" allowing you to read part of the book to see if you are interested in committing to the whole text.

Helpful Hints

Listed below are helpful hints for students/teachers to use in their classroom setting:

Photography with iPhone & iPads
Take photos without touching the screen, use the volume buttons or with your headphones press the volume button

Creating a Link (Simply)
Click on the little icon before the URL and drag it to your desktop.

Retrieving a Closed Tab
Hold down the Ctrl/Alt/T keys at the same time, and the tabs you closed will re-appear in the order they were closed (most recent first).

Want to teach your students something about other cultures, the environment, world geography?
Want to create an interactive map? Go to BatchGeo and load your excel spreadsheet to do so using this link. Use Google Forms' database spreadsheet to input interactive data.
Here's a way to search databases by subject and differentiate the reading level of the document. A great tool for struggling readers as well as foreign exchange students.
Want to do research on the web and have it follow you wherever you go instead of keeping everything bookmarked on just one computer? Join and bring it on! See the cheat sheet below too.

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303