Friday, June 24, 2011

Listen Up!

Downloaded my first two FREE audiobooks last night from SYNC-YA Listening from Each week, for 8 weeks, you can download a classic book and a contemporary YA book  (YA stands for young adult). Last night I downloaded Romeo and Juliet by some guy named Shakespeare- and Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I cannot wait to jump into my car and listen. ( I listen on the way to work). You can sign up for email reminders when new titles are ready, and you can also participate in an online discussion of the books. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Book Club for Educators: Free and Online

Teachers and educators are always looking to learn new things. Reading American Educator yesterday and found this online summer reading group focusing on topics in eduction today. The group meets online and is held 4x/year. Not a huge commitment but probably a huge payoff. After the book is read there is a 3-5 day online discussion. the next book is Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning by Mike Schmoker.Check out the website here