Tuesday, September 16, 2014

College football star's novel story - Videos - CBS News

CBS News.com - "College football star's novel-story"

"When Kathy Rackley told Malcolm Mitchell - a wide receiver at the University of Georgia - about her book club, she had no idea who he was, or what would happen next..."  

Check out the video to find out what Malcolm calls his 'greatest accomplishment'...


There's an eBook for THAT!

Did you know that the Laney H.S. Media Center has a collection of over 100 non-fiction eBooks that would be fantastic for that Senior Project or other project that is hanging over your head OR for simply reading. 

The eBooks can be looked at by you alone or by a 100 of your closest friends at the same time so there is no worry about the book being checked out when you need it.  

You can search within an individual book or across all the books for a keyword just like you do with Google.

SO, what are you waiting for?   Check them out!   You'll need a password, but that is easy.  Just email Mr. Jones, ask your English teacher OR take a guess (the password is pretty easy).

Mr. Jones or one of his assistants will be glad to give you a 5 minute tour.  See them in the media center.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SUP or Stand Up Paddling , anyone?

Have you ever tried Stand Up Paddling or SUP?  It might just enjoy it!  If you like being around the water and being around boats and nature you might REALLY like it.   It is a great watersport for some of us that may not be athletic enough or simply not adventurous enough for surfing.  It isn't difficult and you can do it in the tamer channels OR out on the ocean.

Because you do it on top of the board and for the most part stay out of the water you can do it much of the year.   The water cools down later than the air so you could do it into NOVEMBER, maybe later!   Conversely, the water warms up later than the air so it may not warm up until April.

There are many places to rent a board.  Typically, they charge $20 for an hour. 

Curious?  Check out this 'Getting Started' video from home (YouTube is probably blocked for you at school).
'Stand Up Paddling TV' channel has other good instructional videos- https://www.youtube.com/user/StandUpPaddlingTV/playlists and even 'fitness and yoga' videos in their playlist.

The media center doesn't currently have any books on stand up paddling but will soon.   In the meantime, check out what the public library has.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

IKEA invites you to 'experience the power' of a book - a 'real book' - their printed catalog!

We are surrounded by technology and computerized devices and it is easy to take for granted the practicality of the printed book. Time.com presents a video in which 'IKEA Channels Apple in a Hilarious Ad for Its New Catalog ‘Bookbook’ Enjoy...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Planning for College

Whether you are a Senior, Junior, Sophomore OR even a Freshman, it is never too early to think about plans for a college education - two important questions to consider include:
The sooner you start looking into your options the better.  Be sure and don't overlook help that is available through the school's Student Services and the Media Center.