Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Fun App:

Create interactive images!
Make your images come alive with music, video, text, and more!  

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Jasper Jones by Craig Silvie

I just started this, and it's already a page turner-a murder mystery!

From the Publisher: A 2012 Michael L. Printz HonorBook 

Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion. He locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Great Apps for Learning the Periodic Table

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If you’re looking for a quick reference tool for a science classroom, here are two options for the periodic table. NOVA from PBS has an interactive app that includes video clips and an option to build each element. Oresome Elements has a game where players match the symbol to the element. Both apps are free so you don’t have to pick just one!