Collins Hill High School Media Center Blog

’09-’10 Media Center Highlights

I’ve been trying out Animoto.com, which is lots of fun. You can make videos out of your pictures and it’s really easy. For you teachers out there, go to Animoto’s education site and register, and then you and your students can make full-length videos for free. Otherwise you’re limited to 30 seconds.

Check out our highlight video!

~Mrs. Frilot

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April 29, 2010 Posted by | Ideas, Technology, Video | , , | 1 Comment

Inkpop for teen writers

From the Inkpop homepage:

“Love to Write? Connect with other teen writers like yourself. Read and vote on what others write. Talk about novels, poetry or a book you love. Write a post for the community. Connect with other literary teens like yourself. Make the Top Pick list and your writing will be read by a HarperCollins editor. “

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Ideas | , | Leave a comment

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is one of my all time favorites and very popular in the CHHS library.  The novel  is ten years old—can you believe it?  To celebrate the anniversary, Anderson decided to create a “found” poem using lines and words from letters she has received from fans about the novel over the last 10 years.  The result is a compelling text—you can find the text of that found poem here:

speak

You can also speak up about the novel Speak and view info about her new book, Wintergirls (we’re ordering it!), at this blog:

http://speakupaboutspeak.blogspot.com/

Speak Up About Speak via kwout

Special thanks to Buffy Hamilton, the unquiet librarian, for this info and much inspiration!

March 16, 2009 Posted by | Book recommendation, FYI, Ideas | , | Leave a comment