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ParisAppTours: Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris

Thanks to School Library Journal for the review on a very cool app that takes you back to the French Revolution!  What is the Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris app?

SLJ describes the app as:

Drama of historical proportions, an awesome guide, and games and challenges, what more could a teen on vacation ask for? In Beware Madame La Guillotine (Time Traveler Tours, LLC) Sarah Towle offers iPhone and iPod users a tour through the streets of Paris with stops at the sites associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. Their guide? Charlotte Corday, the 24-year-old from Normandy who killed journalist and Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat in his bath in 1793.

A storyteller’s pacing, choice details, archival images, and music punctuate and propel Corday’s gripping first-person narration and tour forward. En route, listeners can stop to access travel directions, street and site maps, and related information about people and the times, and “challenges” that will encourage them to observe their surroundings.

The app is available for $7.99 in the iTunes store and is a great investment for exploring history!

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Romeo and Juliet and Vampires Preview

from our friends at Harper Teen:

For a limited time, read the first 5 chapters of Romeo & Juliet & Vampires here!

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Supernatural Summer Tour Coming to Alpharetta Barnes and Noble June 2!
Mark your calendars NOW and tell all of your friends and come out to meet these Supernatural Summer authors at the Alpharetta Barnes and Noble store on June 2, 2010 at 7PM!
  • KIM HARRISON (Early to Death, Early to Rise)
  • ELLEN SCHREIBER (Vampire Kisses 7: Love Bites)
The Alpharetta Barnes and Noble is located at Barnes and Noble Mansell Crossing SC, 7660 Northpoint Parkway Ste 200 Alpharetta, GA 30022; the store phone number is  770-993-8340 if you need more details.
You can also enter the Supernatural Summer sweepstakes to win an iPad! See the Harper Teen Supernatural Summer contest page for more details and contest rules.

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Fun with Flip Cameras!

Ms. Orfale’s students today experienced “Flip Camera” Immersion and an introduction to Moviemaker as they prepare to make videos of their skits in which they remake one of the plays they have read this past year.  Check out our slideshow and research pathfinder at !  Use the arrow to advance through our slideshow below.

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The Unquiet Library Celebrates Teen Tech Week with Lunchtime Wii!

Here what our students have to say about gaming in the library:

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