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Let TSPL Help With Your New Year's Resolutions by Elesha Halbert-Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 05:07 AM

It’s almost the new year. A time when we start to think about changes we’d like to make in our lives. Many people make New Year’s resolutions but have a hard time sticking with them.

Here are some ways to help your resolutions stick:

Be specific. Instead of saying, “I want to be more active,” try “I want to walk for 10 minutes a day.”

Start with a few small changes instead of going full out. “I want to walk for 10 minutes a day,” is a reachable goal rather than, “I want to start out by walking an...

Holiday Chills: A Reading List by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 05:31 AM

The holiday season can get a little busy. Some of us put aside many of our hobbies during this time, reading being among them. If our readers need a little help to keep up with their reading and wish to keep it festive, try one of these mystery-thrillers and give that schedule something to relax by a fire with this season.

Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs (FIC CHI) is cozy mystery, catering, murder and Christmas décor.

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney (FIC FEE). A weekend retreat during a...

Discover a Hobby or Learn More About One You Have by Elesha Halbert-Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 05:14 AM

TSPL has several e-resources, from e-books to health information, from learning a new language to children’s books that can be read to them on the computer. One that I’ve found very interesting is the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre. I was surprised at the variety of information is contains!

On the home screen, broader categories are listed including arts and crafts, model building, needlecraft and textiles, science and technology, and indoor recreation.

When you click on one of them, it...

Tricks to Use With a Green Screen by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2022 05:21 AM

Last week we went over three tips to aid anyone putting together a green screen workplace. This week, let's look into some imaginative ways for using that workspace.

1)      Virtual read-a-longs can have more visual representations than simply a book the reader is holding. In addition, the reader can also use a background to help with the narration of the story. Sofia Ramirez, a teacher who supports DHH teachers with remote learning, has created the following video with an example of this using...

Tips to Set Up a Green Screen Area by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 05:11 AM

Have you ever wanted to create a fantastic scene from a movie? Maybe you would like to bring an image to life from a book? Green screens and some imagination can help. Over the next two weeks, I'll share some tips and ideas for using a green screen.

Before we begin, it is worth mentioning that a strong setup is very important for planning a scene. Here are a couple of tips peerspace.com recommends to aid with your projects:

1)      The subject matter should contain contrasting colours. Avoid...