"Students today ..."Is there anything that kids today like more than gaming? Maybe gaming together?
Maybe designing a game?
For those skeptical about where we are going in the future, there are some funny historical quotes in this book
Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology
Can I dare hope for "a good book"?Our last class of the year we talked about "reading for fun" over the summer. I made sure that all of my sixth graders have their OverDrive passwords and I announced our summer reading events. Some students had lots of book recommendations and others said "I don't read during the summer". Well I did what any good librarian will do ... I tried to entice them with three of what I think are exciting books. The good news - they are all the first in a series.
- The Face on the milk carton / by Caroline B. Cooney A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.
- Among the hidden / by Margaret Peterson Haddix. In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
- Uglies / by Scott Westerfeld. Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
Bonus Book --- Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Read in June, 2012: This "Fierce Read" left me wanting the sequel ASAP. But I had to wait a year. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne is an apocalyptic / post-apocalyptic novel. Most of the characters are children or teens, who survive a disaster and are taking refuge in a shopping mall. Fortunately, this series is complete, and a good trilogy to read over the Summer.
Another thing that kids really STILL like ----
Students today like WHITEBOARDSThis is a great reward for students, just make sure they help you clean the board afterwards.
We have a Whiteboard Wall in our MakerSpace.