Click here to see Ms Phelps' short video about how to use Sora to get just what you want
Click here to see tips for searching Sora (Overdrive)
Click here to go to Wisconsin's Digital Library ebook & audiobook catalog (much bigger than ours)
Click here to Audible -- Amazon Audible now offers FREE Audio Books! [and then maybe choose Tween or Teen]
15 min video includes: Lion Dancing, Korean American rapper, Hawaiian Hula Dancing, Indian cuisine, and a Cuban/Chinese restaurant in NYC
[Click on image] You may know him as the director of (and actor in) Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit. Here he reads one of my FAVORITE books, along with a ton of celebrities who read the parts of James, Sponge, Spiker, Caterpillar, and the entire case of characters! Such a treat!!
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Available April 30 through July 29, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks a week--pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at www.audiobooksync.com.
Biliteracy Reading Spanish
Click on card to sign up for a virtual library card. [You DON'T need one if you already have a library card]
NEW NEWS: Starting Monday, May 11, MPL is starting CURBSIDE PICK-UP OF BOOKS, and phone help. You have to put the book on hold, and the libraries are NOT doing inter-library loans, so you will have to pick up at the library that has your book. More info here.
[Click on image to see YouTubes of all the speakers] This looks AWESOME! Sooo many authors & illustrators that are popular @ VHM!! To name a few: Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Jacqueline Woodson, Kwame Mbalia (Tristan Strong series), Meg Medina, Linda Sue Park, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, Kayla Miller, Erin Entrada Kelly, Renee Watson, Kelly Yang, Marie Lu, Max Brallier, Stuart Gibbs, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Nathan Hale, Grace Lin, Nic Stone .... check out the ones that are interesting to you!
How do you play?
In order to play, visit BreakoutEDU.com/live at 1PM and wait for the game to start. There is no login required. When you complete a game, you can enter to win a prize.
Can students win prizes?
When a game is complete the player enters their parent’s or teacher’s email address. Winners must reside in the U.S. to win a prize (unfortunately laws and regulations keep us from offering prizes outside the U.S.).
How much does it cost to play?
100% FREE FOR ANYONE!
Can I play past episodes?
Yep! All past episodes can be found at BreakoutEDU.com/live. Please note: you can only enter to win prizes when you play a game the same day it is aired.
How difficult are the puzzles?
The puzzles start easy and get progressively more difficult. Starting with middle elementary going up to middle school.
How do I know what the topics will be?
Each Sunday we’ll send out an email with the next week’s topics and prizes. Prizes typically include Breakout EDU kits and Breakout HOME games.
From MMSD Instructional Technology/Library Department:
5-1-20 New info: Charter Spectrum is EXTENDING the free Wi-Fi service through June 30. See here for more info.
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.