Monday, October 22, 2012

App of the Week 10-22-12

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Ashfall by Mike Mullin


A super volcano erupts in Yellowstone Park sending a meteor into 16-year-old Alex's house in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He's home alone, and after extricating himself from his fire-engulfed room he heads to the neighbors who take him in as sonic booms echo for days and ash falls down like snow. Alex is determined to find his family so he sets off on his dad's cross-country skis. His trek takes him through an inhospitable landscape with gritty ash falling constantly. Along the way he sees humanity change as much as the environment, with most people out for their own survival. Mullen weaves a gripping and powerful adventure story of surviving a cataclysmic event while also unfolding Alex's journey from self-absorbed teen to thoughtful, caring adult.

See what' I've been reading to get some ideas for your next book!

Vicky's bookshelf: read

The Bookseller of Kabul
Thirteen Moons: A Novel
Pearl of China
The False Friend
Remarkable Creatures
North of Beautiful
The Paris Wife
The Help
I Am Number Four
Snow Falling on Cedars
The Tiger's Wife
Half Broke Horses
The Glass Castle
The Grilling Season
Dark Tort
Sweet Revenge
The Sense of an Ending
Claude & Camille
The Night Circus

Vicky's favorite books »

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Our Media Production Studio is Expanding!

Stop down in the IHHS Media Center to see what' new in our Production Studio! Click the play button on the avatar to hear more about it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

IHHS Media Services

Hi Teachers, 

Click on the play button on my avatar below to find out about workshops that I can present to you and your classes!

Friday, October 5, 2012


Ma Yan's diary chronicles her struggle to escape the desperate poverty in rural China through education. But, with so little money to pay the fees, she must be persistent and resourceful.

App of the Week 10/5/12

Lapse It is an Android app that makes it easy to create short time lapse videos. The app comes in two versions, free and pro ($1.99). The free version is adequate for most uses, but the pro version offers additional editing effects and a much higher output resolution.