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June 2010 Blog Posts (6)

How-to video: Creating a Wikipedia Article

This may be useful in teaching how to write an article for Wikipedia:

Added by Barbara Barthelmes on June 30, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Draper's book was awesome. Definitely different from all of her other books---getting into the mind of a girl with cerebral palsy is just the kind of book EVERYONE needs to read.

I really enjoyed Melody! She was feisty, she loved Mrs V (she got Melody). About Mr. Dimming, I really thought he was horrible, have WE as a people, not advanced enough to recognize that all students deserve a chance? I think he was deceitful and those other two girls, Claire and Molly, well they could be any teen… Continue

Added by bj neary on June 13, 2010 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

Library Media Specialist Position - Grandview Elementary School - Rockland County, NY

Hello Everyone,

I will be leaving Grandview June 29th for my new position at Rockland BOCES - Director of Information Resources and Learning Technologies. We are looking for a Library Media Specialist to fill my position here at Grandview.

The space, technology, and support by building administrators make this an ideal place to work.

Here is a video of the… Continue

Added by Sarah Chauncey on June 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

After Ever After by Jordan Sonneblick

What a wonderful follow up to Drums Girls and Dangerous Pie!!! Jeffrey and Tad's friendship, their survival of cancer when they were much younger, and their ongoing pledge to each other to help Jeff in Math and Tad walk across the 8th grade graduation stage are the signs of true friendship. Lindsey is wonderful as the new girl who likes Jeffrey despite his limp from chemo. Steven, Jeff's older brother has taken a year off… Continue

Added by bj neary on June 6, 2010 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Girl Stolen by April Henry

I loved Girl Stolen! I know my students will too! Imagine you are in your back seat, sick, waiting for your stepmom to pick up your medication and someone (not your stepmom) jumps in the car and speeds off! And on top of that, you are blind, that is what happens to Cheyenne Wilder. Cheyenne is totally believable as a strong female protagonist. The reader finds out later that she succumbed to weakness, pity and wanting to die after her accident and resulting blindness but she has worked hard to… Continue

Added by bj neary on June 6, 2010 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Beyond Books new and unfreindly log-in

Do any of you subscribe to Beyond Books?

They changed the log-in. It now takes at least four steps until the contents of Beyond Books is accessed.

One cannot directly connect to the topical pages of this product. This discourages students from using this.

Has any one had realized this? If you have, it would probably be helpful to complain to the Apex Learning Company, publisher of Beyond Books.

Added by Wendie Gabay on June 3, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

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