Summer Institute Reflections

I had a few questions that I found answers to at the Summer Institute.  I had to find them and copy them to this post so that I can share the answers that I found.  I posted my questions again just as a reminder.  Green Screen Questions: 1- How would I be able to create my…

Resources for: Tell Me Three Things, a YA novel

Tell Me Three Things Book Information:                                                                                                                         Written by Julie Buxbaum; Published by Delacorte Press, 2016. 325 pp. $9.99 pb. Contemporary Fiction. ISBN 9780553-535679 Awards: ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers Review:                                                   …

Resources for: The Only Road, a YA novel

The Only Road  Book Information:                                                                                                                       Written by Alexandra Diaz; Published by Simon & Schuster, 2016. 308 p. $16.99 hb. Realistic Fiction. ISBN 978-1-4814-5750-7 Awards: 2017 Pura Belpre Author Honor, 2017 ALA Notable Book Review:  In the Only Road Jaime’s cousin Miguel is tragically killed by a local drug gang that terrorizes their area.  The family makes a…

Resources for: Asking For It, a YA novel

Asking For It Book Information:     Written by Louise O’Neill; Published by Quercus and Hachette Book Group, 2016. 317 pp. $16.99 hb. Contemporary Fiction. ISBN 9781681-445373 Award: 2017 Printz Honor Book Review: Eighteen year old Emma has it all; beauty, brains, and the rest of her life ahead of her.  One night Emma goes out with her friends and…

Resources for: To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird Book Information:                                                                                                                         Written by Harper Lee. Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1960/2014. 344 pp. $7.99 pb. Historical Fiction. ISBN: 978-0446310789 Awards: 1961 Pulitzer Prize Review: Jean Louise Finch aka Scout is a young tomboy that prefers the company of her older brother Jem and their neighbor’s nephew, their summertime friend, Dill….

Resources for: All American Boys, a YA novel

All American Boys  Book Information:                                                                                                                  Written by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely;                                                              Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015. 310 pp. $17.99 hb. Contemporary Fiction. ISBN 9781-4814-63331 Awards: 2016 Walter Dean Myers Award and 2016 Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Review: All American Boys is a novel that confronts contemporary issues of police brutality when Rashad,…

Technology exploration

Maker spaces push beyond tradition and against the boundaries of traditional libraries. #technologyexploration #oduopenspaces

World Café

The advantages of having an open library are greater than the obstacles to create the openness. #theunicornlibrarian #worldcafe #oduopenspaces

Technology and Maker Exploration

After taking time to explore the technologies that will be featured in the Summer Institute technology exploration session I am equipped with new knowledge and many questions.  I cannot wait to see how these technologies work. Ozobots are quite interesting and students could use them in the library to learn and create their own code…