I am a huge fan of book trailers and this super cool one just popped up in my YouTube feed. It is for the book Proxy by Alex London. The book trailer integrates pages from the book, captions, music and cool cut-out paper figures -- I am sure there is a fancy art term for this that I don't know! I thought this trailer was very unique and since it is a book genre popular at Pollard -- Dystopias, I decided it was a good one to post. My next job is to see if the creator has made any more book trailers of interest.
On September 29th I rolled out Axis 360 to the first group of Pollard students — Mr. Blake’s ELA students in cluster 8-3. On September 30th, I introduced in to the second cluster. Students can browse, check out and download eBooks and Audiobooks from Pollard’s Library using the Axis 360 app. In just two days we downloaded 114 books and became the number 2 user of Axis 360 in Massachusetts.
During October, I introduced Axis 360 to all the seventh grade clusters. As a result, our Axis 360 usage skyrocketed and Pollard is now the number one user of Axis 360 in Massachusetts. We downloaded more than 2.5x as many items as our closest rival. In November, I will continue to focus on making sure 8th graders who aren’t in the iPad clusters know about and can use Axis 360 on their personal devices. Needham High School and High Rock are getting ready to roll out this great platform to their students soon.