LMC @ RTHS
News for the week of September 22, 2014
LMC Lab & Classroom schedule
- Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Flanagan with English II
- Ms. Wessell with World Geography
- Technology Task Force
- Natural Helpers
eRead Illinois brings free ebooks to your PC or personal mobile device
Interested? Follow these steps:
1. Request your "Library Card ID" from me.
2. View the RTHS "Magic Wall" to see available ebooks in the collection and to create your account. You will be asked for your "Library Card ID" and your PIN (make one up).
3. Click here to see several options for reading your books on a desktop or on mobile devices. Note: I hope that Acoustik will be available soon, but it is not available now.
4. When you find a book you'd like, select it to begin the checkout or hold process.
5. The checkout period is 21 days and, if no one is waiting for your book, you may renew for another 21 days.
6. You may have 5 holds at a time and 5 checkouts at a time.
7. Available books have a darker "e" in the corner than the ones that are unavailable on the desktop version.
8. The RTHS "Magic Wall" interface looks different on mobile devices than on a desktop. Desktop features like Staff Picks (customized for specific reading lists like Hispanic Heritage Month or the Abe Award) don't show up on the mobile version.
9. Questions? Please let me know.
The links below may be useful if this is your first experience with ebooks:
eRead Illinois is supported by the Illinois Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library.
New for Hispanic Heritage Month:
"With poets such as Sandra Cisneros, Martín Espada, Gary Soto, and Ed Vega, and a very personal introduction by Oscar Hijuelos, this collection encompasses the voices of Latino America. By selecting poems about the experiences of teenagers, [Lori] Carlson has given a focus to that rich diversity; by presenting the poems both in their original language and in translation, she has made them available to us all."--Follett
A Mexican retelling of The Odyssey. "After Odilia, 16, and her four younger sisters find a body floating in the river, they drive across the Mexican border to return the drowned man home...In true mythic style, the girls encounter heroes and monsters on their perilous, sometimes gruesome journey, including attacks by a coven of winged witches and creatures from Mexican folklore."--Booklist
"Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir. 'I don't consider myself a hero,' says Daniel Hernandez. 'I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime committed to helping others.'"--Follett