The film version of the second book in the Divergent Series, Insurgent, is due out March 20th. Take a look:
We made it to second semester! It's still February though and the weather seems pretty snowy. Better make sure you've got something to read in case you're snowed in! We've got a bunch of great new books in the library. Here are just a few:
There's proof. DNA tests show that Michael Jackson is Bruno Mars' biological father. Take a look here to find the article from Empire News.
It's from a news site so it must be true!
Here's the real story on Snopes.com
Turns out that Empire News is a "satirical and entertainment website".
There are more and more satirical and "fake news" sites out there every day. How can you keep from getting duped?
Check out this page on hoax-slayer.com for some great tips and a list of other "fake news" sites. Don't be fooled by what you read on the internet!!
Photos For Class is a great site that give you copyright free images. If you are making a website, wiki, or blog for school you must be very careful not to just use any images you find on Google. Make sure to use images that are copyright friendly. Try a search on Photos For Class - it also give you citation info!
You can borrow ebooks from the high school library using your own device at home. Follow these easy steps.
1) Download the free MackinVia app onto your smartphone or tablet.
2) Log in to MackinVia using your username that you use to log in to the school computers. Password is the same username.
3) Read or borrow a book right on your own device!
4) Request an ebook - see Ms. Arkans in the library to request an ebook for us to purchase, or use the online suggestion form on the Books page at the top of the website.
You can also go to the ebook tab on the library website and ready any of the ebooks we have on your computer. This option is great for some of the non-fiction/research type ebooks.
We've redone the database page on the library website. Now each subject area has its own page. Click on the image below or use the pull-down menu under research above to take a look.
I know, I know - I posted this last year on the first day of school. But John Green just says it so well!
I experimented with a new website called padlet to make the annual report. Multiple users can edit a padlet. It is super user-friendly; you can add text, files, and links in moments.