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12 Books in 12 Days

In honor of the traditional Holiday song, the 12 Days of Christmas, we will celebrate books with 12 Books in 12 Days. Titles were recommended by school librarians throughout the country on the AASL Forum, best seller lists, best books of the year lists, and professional book reviews. As our 12 days rush by, we hope you find something worth reading as a holiday treat for yourself.

For the third book of Christmas, a good friend gave to me: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (do yourself a favor and get the audio book)

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone. Or does he? An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going. - From Penguin Random House




Tech Tip Day 3: 15 Ideas for Digital  Projects

Create a choice board or try something new for a classroom project. Students love to create for an authentic reason or end product. Click HERE to learn more! Think about projects like creating a website, a screencast, an infographic, a podcast, an annotated collection, a genius hour project, a story, a quiz or a game! Do yourself a favor and follow Ditch that Textbook! 





12 Days of Books and Tech Tips List

Have a magical holiday season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!