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Kirsten Cappy replied to Kirsten Cappy's discussion RESOURCE: Free YA & Classic Audiobook Downloads for Patrons in the group Librarians aka Media Specialists
"Hurrah! It is an amazing program created by those that fret over the fact that teens do not listen to productions created for them...we have to work on getting spoken word into those earphones!"
Jul 13, 2010
Kelly Farrow replied to Kirsten Cappy's discussion RESOURCE: Free YA & Classic Audiobook Downloads for Patrons in the group Librarians aka Media Specialists
"HOLY COW!!! Thanks so much for sharing this. I'm an audiobook junkie and will certainly share this w/ the teachers and teens I know and love. :)"
Jul 13, 2010
Kirsten Cappy added a discussion to the group Adolescent Literature
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RESOURCE: Free YA & Classic Audiobook Downloads to MP3 Players

SYNC YA Lit into Your EarphonesSYNC is giving away FREE Young Adult and Classic audiobookdownloads all summer. Donated by publishers and served by Overdrive (tosuit every MP3 player), SYNC hopes that educators and students mightconsider LISTENING TO LIT.Each week there is a YA to Classic mash-up theme.  Last week was "Man or Monster?" with FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley and ANGEL EXPERIMENT by James Patterson.  See More
Jul 10, 2010
Kirsten Cappy added a discussion to the group New Media & Technology
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RESOURCE: Free YA & Classic Audiobook Downloads to MP3 Players

Young Adult and Classic Lit available this summer to students & teachers FREE via download to your MP3 player. Pretty great!SYNC YA Lit into Your EarphonesSYNC is giving away FREE audiobook downloads all summer. Donated bypublishers and served by Overdrive (to suit every MP3 player), SYNChopes that teens might consider LISTENING TO LIT.See More
Jul 10, 2010
Kirsten Cappy added a discussion to the group Librarians aka Media Specialists
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RESOURCE: Free YA & Classic Audiobook Downloads for Patrons

This program has tools and MP3 book titles to use for outreach to teen patrons!SYNC YA Lit into Your EarphonesSYNCis giving away FREE Young Adult and Classic audiobook downloads allsummer. Donated by publishers and served by Overdrive (to suit everyMP3 player), SYNC hopes that teens might consider LISTENING TO LIT.See More
Jul 10, 2010
Kirsten Cappy joined Ryan Goble's group
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New Media & Technology

Looking for a Web 2.0 app for your classroom? Here's a space for people interested in new technologies and media.See More
Jul 10, 2010
Kirsten Cappy joined Ryan Goble's group
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Librarians aka Media Specialists

Here is a space for librarians and media specialists to talk about their craft. On a related note, it was pretty hard to find an image - when I did a Google image search for librarians - well let me know what image you'd choose.See More
Jul 10, 2010
Ryan Goble replied to Kirsten Cappy's discussion Novel for Shakespeare Reluctant Students in the group Making Shakespeare Pop!
"Here is a link to the novel at Amazon The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet + the author's website."
Apr 28, 2010
Kirsten Cappy added a discussion to the group Making Shakespeare Pop!
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Novel for Shakespeare Reluctant Students

Students with resistance to Shakespeare?New middle school novel about a girl long mortified by her Shakespearescholar parents who must wrestle with a 8th grade intro to the Bard. See More
Apr 28, 2010
Kirsten Cappy commented on Ryan Goble's group Making Shakespeare Pop!
"Not e-cranky in the least! I am a long time embedder, put was distracted by the 'where'...Did I put in the right place?"
Apr 28, 2010
Kirsten Cappy commented on Ryan Goble's group Making Shakespeare Pop!
"Thanks Ryan. Still a Ning-baby, I am!"
Apr 28, 2010
Kirsten Cappy commented on Ryan Goble's group Making Shakespeare Pop!
"Thought yo might enjoy this book trailer for THE TOTAL TRAGEDY OF A GIRL NAMED HAMLET --about the mortified daughter of Shakespeare scholars facing down her loathing of The Bard in Middle School: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iokDIjeBuGY"
Apr 28, 2010
Kirsten Cappy commented on Pam Goble's group Adolescent Literature
"Grand!! Win a classroom set of a new middle school novel about poor Hamlet Kennedy, the daughter of Shakespeare scholars who dress, eat, and speak 16th Century. Librarians and regular old readers can enter too. Simply link thru, print a Yorick…"
Apr 21, 2010
Kirsten Cappy commented on Ryan Goble's group Making Shakespeare Pop!
"For the Love of the Bard... The Hamlet Look-Alike Contest http://www.erindionne.com/contest/ To enter or not to enter THAT is the question! Educators entering could win a classroom set of the hilarious new novel THE TOTAL TRAGEDY OF A GIRL NAMED…"
Apr 21, 2010
Kirsten Cappy joined Pam Goble's group
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Adolescent Literature

We examine books for young adults so we can better understand what makes them tick. Share your reads with us.See More
Jan 22, 2010
Kirsten Cappy joined Ryan Goble's group
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Making Shakespeare Pop!

The most famous pop phenom is everywhere in modern culture & classrooms.See More
Jan 22, 2010

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What subjects do you teach / specialize in?
Connections from New Kids Lit to Classroom
What 5 essential pop culture artifacts (CDs, DVDs, Books, Images, Toys, etc.) would you have on your desert island?
Book: Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
AudioBook: Stardust by Neil Gaiman
DVD: Totoro by Studio Ghibli
CD: Fakebook by Yo La Tengo
Toy: Winnie the Pooh stuff made for me at age 4

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