Here at East, we are celebrating the wonderful spirit of giving and P.R.I.D.E that was exhibited by our awesome students! Camren made a short video about the success of the EMS canned food drive. We collected over 1,000 cans, which were greatly appreciated by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Yay, Cheetahs!
January 14th, 2011 is the deadline for voting for your favorite Blue Spruce Book! The Blue Spruce Book nominees are selected by Colorado middle and high school students. Then, every January, teens from around the state vote for their favorite nominee. The 2010 winner was the wildly popular Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. There are some great books… Continue reading
I’ve been experimenting with different free tech tools for creating book trailers. PhotoPeach is great, but unless you pay for the pro version you are limited to their music selection. I love Animoto, but the free version is limited to 30 second videos. I just discovered a fabulous new video maker called Flixtime. Similar to… Continue reading
It is Book Fair time in the library once again, and in this librarian’s humble opinion, the selection of books in this year’s fair is outstanding! Some of the books featured this year are: The entire Hunger Games trilogy, including the much sought after Mockingjay Many of the 2011 Blue Spruce nominees The Red Pyramid, Book 1 of… Continue reading
This made my day! Dixie brought her “Ode to Librarians” into the library today. Thank you, Dixie, from Librarians everywhere! Ode to Librarians by Dixie View more documents from Rebecca Johnson.
This year’s Banned Books Week takes on added significance with the challenge of several award winning books. Laurie Halse Anderson’s book, Speak, was attacked in a Missouri paper’s op-ed piece by Wesley Scroggins, an associate professor of management at Missouri State University. He characterized the book as immoral and recommended that it be removed from… Continue reading
Banned Books Week arrives in just a few days, and we’re getting ready here the EMS library to celebrate our freedom to read. More information will be coming soon, but here’s a little promotional video made with one of my favorite Web 2.0 apps, Animoto. Enjoy your RIGHT to READ!
I learned about a cool new app for my iPhone this week. The Logitech Touch Mouse App for the iPhone and iPod Touch turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard for your computer, so you can point, click, scroll and type remotely, in any application. However, I learned about it by way… Continue reading
We have Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins right here in the EMS Library! Quite an accomplishment since today is also the official release day. If you have not read the Hunger Games series, it is a MUST READ! Powerful, action packed, exciting adventure with incredible characters. I know I could not the books down! Scholastic now has the official… Continue reading
I had a great summer vacation, but I must say I’m glad to be back! I loved seeing the new 6th graders flooding into the building, their backpacks filled to bursting. Struggling with locker combinations, meeting with old friends that haven’t been seen all summer, opening that new package of pencils; it’s all part of… Continue reading