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District 191 media specialist to present at state conference

Nancy Meyer, elementary media specialist in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, has been selected to give a presentation at the Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) annual conference Oct. 2-4.

Meyer will present “Using Technology to Bring Books to Life,” helping attendees discover ways to enrich and expand content with tools including QR codes inside book covers so students can link to reviews, author interviews and much more. She’s using an application called “Aurasma” that takes pictures from books and creates three dimensional moving images that appear to come out of the page.

“My goal in uniting technology to our books is to engage reluctant readers and keep our text collections exciting and relevant,” Meyer said. “Anything we can do to get our kids reading.”

ITEM, formerly the Minnesota Educational Media Organization, supports  professional growth, facilitating collaboration among its members, establishing standards, and advocating for 21st century learners. Learn more at

Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 13:42