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Joliet West: Shiver


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Media Morsels

Check here for information news items concerning reading, research or recreation.

Check out what we found!

Group Presentation? Try www.prezi.com!

Take quizzes, feed kids! www.freerice.com

Visual learner? Try this online visual dictionary. www.visuwords.com

History buff? Explore the Historical Scene Investigation Case Files at web.wm.edu/hsi/?bvr=www

The Bad Credit Hotel (www.controlyourcredit.gov)

More and more teens are getting and using credit cards, and most of them don't know the first thing about how they work.  Checking them into the Bad Credit Hotel is a sure way for them to learn all about credit scores, what it takes to maintain good credit, and how to get help if their credit is already not the best.  The object of this cool and somewhat creepy online game, created by the U.S. Treasury, is to gather enough clues and credit knowledge to get to room 850 and unlock the safe found inside.

Start by making sure that you can see the whole screen.  Next, check out the instructions on how to play and use your mouse.  To begin the game, click on one of the two "Play the Game" links, then just explore the hotel, read books, dial the telephone, and click on random items.

Along the way, you'll collect clues that you can add to your "Inventory" (found at the top left of the screen).  These clues will help you open the safe when you reach room 850.  If you need some help finding clues, click on the "Hints" link at the top of the page.  A must-see site!

Gail Junion-Metz - School Library Journal, 4/21/2010 8:43:00AM

media messages

Did you miss electronic delivery of Media Messages?  Come here to find any issues you have missed this year.

 Media Messages September, 2010

Media Messages October/November, 2010 

Media Messages December/January, 2011

Media Messages February/March, 2001

Media Messages April/May, 2011

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library information


With only 30 computers, anytime we have two or three classes working on research papers or projects, we simply don't have room for students from Advisory.  BUT...even when the Library is closed, students are welcome to come return or check out books!


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