Chatham Middle School Media Center - Volume 1, Issue 6
News in Levels: This site provides current news event articles and has the option of different reading levels.
CiteBite: Citebite allows you to link directly to a quote within a website. Students are given a link that you create based on the quote and that will bring them directly to the source. Check out this link to see how it works http://pages.citebite.com/a4t1k1n3l1ygq
Kaizena: Kaizena is a popular tool that allows you to leave voice comments on your students' work in Google Drive. Until June 2014, Kaizena only worked on Google Docs. This past summer, Kaizena added support for adding voice commentary to Google Slides presentations. After authorizing Kaizena to access your Google Drive account, you can highlight portions of your students' work and add voice for text comments. Check out this link and see how it works: kaizena.com
Top 10 Titles for January 2015
2. Pirates! by Celia Rees
3. Eagle Day by Robert Muchamore
4. Secret Army by Robert Muchamore
5. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
6. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
7. Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
8. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
9. Flush by Carl Hiaasen
10. Maximum Security by Gary D. Schmidt
Mrs. Rebecca Zarabi
Next up: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Mrs. Jacqueline Chirico
When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for Theo, who’s struggling to hang onto her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather’s legacy of $463. There’s just one problem: Theo’s grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen.
With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo's search for answers takes her all around Manhattan, and introduces her to a side of the city—and her grandfather—that she never knew. To solve the mystery, she'll have to abandon her hard-won self-reliance and build a community, one serendipitous friendship at a time.
I'll let you know what I think when I'm done!