Have you ever been driving and wish you could get wrapped up in a good story? Or had extra time in class and just want to listen to something interesting? Well, we are in the process of developing an audio book section. Some of the audio books are cd sets you can pop in your stereo in your car or in your computer to listen too when it suits you. Another type of audiobook has a little audio reader included with it, and all you need to do is pop in the batteries or headphones and you are set. This month, we have added three titles to the audio book section in our library, and will continue to add more each month. Stop in and ask your librarian @ your library.
Third World Farmer - is a serious-thought-provoking survival and business strategy simulation game for high school teens and college students where you have to manage an impoverished African farm in the dried out Sub-Saharan desert. This is an exceptional role-playing game, and gives you a first hand insight into the extreme challenges faced by the starving, struggling farmers of the developing nations. You have to make tough moral and survival decisions in order to provide for your underprivileged family, while enduring droughts, disease, poverty, corruption and war. How ethical will you be when you need to pay your ailing family’s food and medical bills? Will you accept virtual money for storing chemical waste, and housing terrorists?
Chemikul is an online science/ chemistry-based game that will send you on an atomic mind-bender of confusion - as well as provide endless hours of enjoyment! With super-slick ambient graphics and simple acoustics, it’s a learning experience that anyone can enjoy. The goal is to create molecules using all of the atoms floating in the game screen. There are six types of atoms and they all have different amounts of “Valence” (combining power), ranging from 1 to 6 in strength.
Extreme Maths is a fun math learning game for higher elementary school grades, middle school and high school age kids where you have to answer math questions as quickly as you can (before time runs out). This game requires fast-thinking and quick reaction-speeds in order to progress, and tests your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills!
Binga is both a brain-teaser puzzle and a quick-reactions and skill game that encourages you to think outside the box and to see things from another view. This game will especially appeal to those players with an entrepreneurial spirit who just love a critical thinking challenge. Some levels gives you a brief hint of what you should do, or you have to find a hint yourself by approaching the exercise from another angle!
Quia.com allows students to play grammar games together.