Mesa Library News
for the week of February 1st to February 5th
Spotlight Book - The Red Queen
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart ...
Scholastic Book Fair - Feelin' Groovy
Additionally, if we do well on this one, we'll be given the opportunity for a 3rd fair in May that will be a BOGO event! All books at that sale would be buy one get one free!
Today's Titanic Tech Tip - Slide Talk
Convert presentations and PowerPoint to video
Use SlideTalk to convert your PowerPoint presentation or any collection of slides into an engaging talking video ready to be shared with your audience on your website, social media or intranet.
Add automatic voice over and background music
Automatic voice over is generated from your texts by using multilingual and high quality text-to-speech from Acapela Group. Choose among several background tracks to enhance the mood of the presentation.
Simply defined, collaboration takes place when members of an inclusive learning community work together as equals to assist students to succeed in the classroom. This may be in the form of lesson planning with the special needs child in mind, or co-teaching a group or class. Friend and Cook (1992, p. 6 - 28) listed the defining characteristics of successful collaboration as follows:
- Collaboration is voluntary;
- Collaboration requires parity among participants;
- Collaboration is based on mutual goals;
- Collaboration depends on shared responsibility for participation and decision making;
- Individuals who collaborate share their resources; and
- Individuals who collaborate share accountability for outcomes.
Powell, William. "Chapter 5: Collaboration." U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.