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Cut Ties With All The Lies That You’ve Been Living In

BOOK REPORT for <i>The Edge of Falling</i> by Rebecca Serle<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Appropriate Fashion <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Let Me Love You <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 6 <b><br>Talky Talk:</b> 2 Legit …

What Colors Communicate - A Visual Guide

Whenever I talk to students or teachers about slide design, digital portfolio design, or any other visual project one of the things that I talk about …

Ten Educational Games from Taking IT Global

Taking IT Global is an organization with a mission to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. I've written about some …

LitMap - Find Books by Location

The LitMap Project is a free community-powered site for locating books according to their geographic settings. Visit the homepage and click on the …

Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials

Vaughn Memorial Library at Acadia University hosts four free animated tutorials designed to teach lessons on web research strategies. The four …

How to Install and Uninstall Chrome Extensions

Yesterday, I shared a neat Chrome extension called WikiTube. WikiTube matches YouTube videos to Wikipedia entries. This morning I had a couple of …

Between Two Lockers with Mari Mancusi

<i>In Scorched, “normal” teenager Trinity finds herself thrown into a world filled with the unexpected—dragons, time travel, genetic manipulation and</i> …

Have You Googled Yourself Lately?

A few years ago one of my homeroom students blurted out,"hey did you know you're on Google?" I responded, "yes, if you Google me, my blog is the …

In Which the Author Makes a Library Costume. Plus, a Bonus Babadook!

Last year, I spoke with New Zealand-based fantasy author, Helen Lowe, about <i>Bitterblue,</i> an interview that has since been translated into both French …

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Clothing

Starry, Starry Night

BOOK REPORT for <b>Starry Nights</b> by Daisy Whitney<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Un Livre avec les Bisous, Mais J'adore <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Stuart Smalley <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 5 <b><br>Talky</b> …

How Does Today Work for You?

BOOK REPORT for <i>Someday, Someday, Maybe</i> by Lauren Graham<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Dreamy <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Yay! <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 4 <b><br>Talky Talk:</b> Lorelei Braverman <b><br>Bonus</b> …

Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List | Teenreads

Our goal each month is to inspire you to read --- and to keep reading! With that in mind, we created the Ultimate Reading List --- a list of almost …

Books

Winners, Miss Snark and Me and Kirkus, too

Before I start, I am obliged, due to this being my blog, to mention good news about REALITY BOY that came in yesterday: A starred review from <i>Kirkus.</i><p>★ …

Fly Like a Dragon

BOOK REPORT for <i>Scorched</i> by Mari Mancusi<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Hot Mess <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Yay <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 6 <b><br>Talky Talk:</b> He Said, She Said, He Said <b><br>Bonus Factor:</b> …

The Slowest Year Of Your Life

BOOK REPORT for <i>Kindness for Weakness</i> by Shawn Goodman<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Why Even Bother? <b><br>Drinking Buddy:</b> Break Out the Pruno <b><br>Testosterone Level:</b> What Are You …

A Bolshoi Ballerina in Brooklyn

BOOK REPORT for <b>Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy</b> by Elizabeth Kiem<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Almost Perfect <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Maybe <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 3 <b><br>Talky Talk:</b> Ruskie …

Inspire Students to Read and Travel With The Global Bookshelf

The Global Bookshelf is a book search and recommendation engine that was started by my friend Gillian Duffy. The purpose of The Global Bookshelf is …

A Vampire Book That Doesn’t Suck

BOOK REPORT for <i>The Coldest Girl in Coldtown</i> by Holly Black<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Wicked <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Yay! <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 6 <b><br>Talky Talk:</b> A Shot To The Heart <b><br>Bonus</b> …

Eye on Idioms and the Road to Grammar

Eye on Idioms hosted by Read Write Think is a good site that students can use to practice identifying and using idioms. Eye on Idioms presents …

Apples And Snakes Are The Least Of Our Worries

BOOK REPORT for <i>Escape from Eden</i> by Elisa Nader<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Big Face in the Underbrush <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Yes. <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 8 <b><br>Talky Talk:</b> Action Flick <b><br>Bonus</b> …

Here’s Looking At You, Kid

BOOK REPORT for <i>Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock</i> by Matthew Quick<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Like A Mothereffing Adult <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Platinum Edition <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 2 <b><br>Talky</b> …

Combine These Strategies To Help Students Find Appropriate Reading Materials

On Google's advanced search page there is a tool for refining searches according to reading level. This tool on its own can be very helpful in …

You're Never Alone with a Good Book

The ad agency Grey made these posters for Steimatzky, a bookstore chain in Israel. I love them! A suggestion to the company: make one for Stephen …

Stephen King

Exploring Flipboard Magazines On the Web

Since June Flipboard has made it possible for people to collaboratively create digital magazines on their iPads, Android tablets, and in their web …

DictaNote - Speak to Create Documents

A couple of years ago I tried out a Chrome extension called Speech Recognizer. Speech Recognizer allowed users to speak to create text. Speech …

You’ve Got Some Red On Your Polo Shirt

BOOK REPORT for <i>Prep School Confidential</i> by Kara Taylor<p><b>Cover Story:</b> Preppy <b><br>BFF Charm:</b> Yay! <b><br>Swoonworthy Scale:</b> 4 <b><br>Talky Talk:</b> Paperback Writer <b><br>Bonus …

Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity: POOP in 15 - Food, day 2

500+ Political Cartoons & 100+ Editorial Cartoon Lesson Plans

The Library of Congress hosts an online collection of more than 500 political cartoons and caricatures from U.S. History. You can search the …

30 Ideas for Using Chromebooks in Education

Thanks to a Google+ post by Mikkel Storaasli I found a nice Google Slides presentation featuring 30 ideas for using Chromebooks in education. The …