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Media Matters @PSHS

Inaugural edition January 2019

New Year, NEw you

You know you want to read more, but how do you choose the right book?

NPR's Book Concierge is your guide to 2018's best reads. Use the tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone you love (to teach).

You can find your own new favorite by exploring the guide's more than 25 search filters — "Ladies First," "Book Club Ideas," "Rather Long," Rather Short" and "Young Adult" to name a few. See something you like? Check our library first, because we just might have what you're looking for!

But what are my friends reading?!?!?!

Can you guess what Bob Yanello and his book club read this break?
"FROM ACCLAIMED NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE AUTHOR MICHAEL SOKOLOVE, THE ASTONISHING INSIDE STORY OF THE EPIC CORRUPTION SCANDAL THAT HAS ROCKED THE NCAA AND EXPOSED THE ROT AND HYPOCRISY AT THE HEART OF BIG-TIME COLLEGE SPORTS."

"In THE LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO, Michael Sokolove lifts the rug on the Louisville scandal and places it in the context of the much wider problem, the farce of amateurism in bigtime college sports. In a world in which even assistant coaches can make high-six and seven-figure salaries, as long as they keep the "elite" athletes coming in, shoe deals can reach into the nine figures, and everyone is getting rich but the players, can it be surprising that unscrupulous parties would pay athletes, creating in effect a black market in young men, a veritable underground railroad of talent?" --from Amazon.com

Ken Bublitz says, "All of us enjoyed this book because it includes significant foundations of what is considered to be a corrupt system in college basketball with an awful lot of money being unregulated. As a basketball coach, I have some inkling as to how it works, but I didn't realize how extensive the reach of the shoe companies and the way in which they distribute money to get the kids to go [to their schools]. The entirety of this particular work, it is a reflection of how we prioritize things as a society. We kinda go, 'yeah, that whole thing stinks, but I'm going to watch the game because it's ... pretty good.'"

what about my students? What should they read?

Consider starting with the Lincoln Books, a list of books chosen by librarians in Illinois specifically for high school students.

WHy google classroom? answers from teachers* who know best

*Heather-Dawn Edwards and Ben Wittenkeller

"Easy to use...setup is a breeze."
"I CAN CHANGE MY LESSON PLAN BASED ON CLASS DISCUSSION AND NOT HAVE TO MAKE COPIES."
"Instant feedback to me on how students are understanding assignments."
"Timestamps hold students accountable."

Have questions about Google Classroom? Check with one of our digital trailblazers (Kelly Baumgartner, Ben Wittenkeller or Heather-Dawn Edwards) or look at the Google for Education training site for more information.

Want more information about using digital learning initiatives in your classroom? Here's a blog to follow for ideas!

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