Schroeder Library Media Center
Stream WXXI Content at Home
Remember that when you request a WXXI recording through BOCES, that recording is added to Safari Montage and is then available for students to stream from home. Safari Montage logins mirror Chromebook/laptop logins.
Bookmark this WXXI Education Newsletter page and check back frequently for monthly listings.
Please use our WXXI Request form a week in advance of your program to ensure that BOCES is able to record it for you.
Our LibGuide List is Growing
LibGuides can be subject, form, skill, or project based. Check out some of the examples linked above, and next time you have an objective that involves research, contact me to inquire about a LibGuide.
New this month, Schroeder has its own Sora titles. We've started by purchasing our most popular titles as well as hot new releases, including:
The 57 Bus, Dashka Slater
If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment.
Dear Justyce, Nic Stone
In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller, Nic Stone delivers an unflinching look into the flawed practices and silenced voices in the American juvenile justice system through incarcerated teen Quan's Letters to Justyce about his experiences.
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime, Trevor Noah
The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers’ adaptation of his adult memoir.
Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds
There are three rules in the neighborhood: Don't cry ; Don't snitch ; Get revenge. Will takes his dead brother Shawn's gun, and gets in the elevator on the 7th floor. As the elevator stops on each floor, someone connected to Shawn gets on. Someone already dead. Dead by teenage gun violence. And each has something to share with Will.
A Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park (simultaneous use audiobook)
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo
A New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth.
Punching the Air, Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
From award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated.
This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki (author) and Jillian Tamaki (illustrator)
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening.
It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.
Books are all single user access unless otherwise indicated. Book descriptions courtesy of publishers.
Please let me know if your students have ebook or audiobook needs and I will do my best to accommodate them! Do you need a refresher course in accessing Sora? Click here.
October is Digital Citizenship Month
- Using Copyright Complaint Images and Music
- Determining Whether a Source is Credible
- Identifying Misinformation
- Separating Fact from Opinion
- Citing Source Material
- Protecting your Digital Privacy
- Assessing your Digital Footprint
Contact me if you would like to co-teach a lesson that incorporates digital citizenship.