Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman is another of the books I picked up at the Scholastic Book Fair this year. This is one of those books that I want many of my students to read. I think they don’t understand how much they’re attached to their devices and how much things that happen online really … More Sticky Note Review: Backlash
Butter by Erin Jade Lange Hardcover, 316 pages None listed I had a hard time with this novel. It’s tough. I think there’s something weird about saying that a novel that deals with such a disturbing issue is amazing, but Butter is amazing. Check out the trailer for the video below. I’m going to put … More Butter
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman Hardcover, 330 pages HL750L How many people are you friends with online that you haven’t met in real life? What do you really know about all the people you use to pad the number of friends you have on Facebook? What would you do if you were … More Book Preview: Want to Go Private?
If you’re a fan of M.T. Anderson’s Feed or Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, you may enjoy Brain Jack by Brian Falkner. Sam is a hacker. And really, all he wants is the new neuro-headset, which will allow him to control his computer with just his mind–no mouse, no keyboard, and at some point, no screen. But his hack gets … More Book Preview: Brain Jack
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler In 1996, there was no high speed internet. In 1996, people used their phone line (that is, the one that plugs into the wall) to access the internet. Follow this link for other things that happened in 1996. If you can’t see the videos below, … More Book Preview: The Future of Us