Anil Hemrajani created Big Universe, a digital library, five years ago with dreams of making a positive impact on the next generation of leaders. The students of East Noble School Corporation are among the highest users of the website, reading nearly 170,000 books since the beginning of the 2011 school year. Students choose books appropriate to their reading level and can add books to their digital collection along with books assigned from their teachers. Teachers are using the site as an instructional resource for individuals and groups, and as a mentor text. Mr. Hemrajani visited with students from Avilla Elementary and Rome City Elementary Friday to collaborate with teachers and students on the future of Big Universe. This was a great opportunity for our students and the members of Big Universe.
There is a whole book creation side of Big Universe we will be trying out soon and having pd sessions after Thanksgiving break.