Friday, January 27, 2012

The Blackhope Enigma by


Fourteeen-year-old Sunni, her stepbrother Dean, and an art-student friend trace the footsteps of a labyrinth built in Blackhope Tower by a mysterious and brilliant sixteenth-century artist, and suddenly find themselves trapped inside his enchanted painting, trying desperately to get out.

App of the Week 1/27/12

 World Newspapers is a free Android app designed to enable you to find and read newspapers from all over the world. You can use the app to browse for newspapers by continent, country, and state. The app also provides the option to browse according to content type such as videos, magazines, and websites.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

50 Languages-Android App

 50 Languages is an Android app for learning a new language. Through the app you can hear words pronounced in your native language and the language that you’re trying to learn. To you can also read translations in your native language and the language you’re attempting to learn.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Great Wide Sea by Madeline Herlong


Still mourning the death of their mother, three brothers go with their father on an extended sailing trip off the Florida Keys and have a harrowing adventure at sea.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

App of the Week 1/13/12


From Richard Byrne's Android 4 Schools Blog:

News 360 is a free news aggregation service that you can customize for your interests. You can read your personalized news feed on your phone, tablet, or desktop. The mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Android phones and tablets, and Windows phones. You can also read your News 360 feed on your computer. You can find the Android tablet app here and the Android phone app here.
To get started using News 360 you do have to register with your Twitter or Facebook credentials. Then select the types of stories that you’re interested in reading. News 360 will use that information to serve up the stories that are most likely to appeal to you. You can create multiple interest channels. For example, I created a channel for sports stories and one for education stories.

Our Indian Hill High High School Readers

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What's Been Happening in Our IHHS Library Media Center?

Thought I'd show what's been going on in our library media center during first semester of this school year...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr


Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.

App of the Week 1/6/12

 Wikitude is a free Android app that allows you to use your phone’s camera as a web browser. Point your camera at buildings and other objects to discover web content related to what you’re seeing and where you’re standing. With your phone’s GPS enabled you can use Wikitude to browse Tweets, YouTube videos, Facebook updates, Flickr images, and Wikipedia entries connected to your current location. Optionally, you can share your location and content discoveries with other Wikitude users.