Recommend a Book
This isn't what you thought it was, is it?  If you really want to recommend a book, go to the Camden High School Library page and there's a spot for that. 

While you can use this to post a recommendation to buy a book, do yourself a favor and try searching the catalog to see if we already own the book, or if we have something similar that might be interesting.  Sometime the best books are the unexpected ones you find while searching for one you thought you really wanted.  Go ahead...try it and see what happens!  Go to the Camden High School Webpage, Search for the Library, and click on "Find A Book".

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So this April is always  SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH!

This year's theme is "Making Connections".  In this spirit, how about two different connections you can easily make?


Find one and read, read, read!  
We have our very own local author in this school; Yvette O'Kay.  She's been published in the anthology Seven Deadly Sins: a YA Anthology.  It's available on Amazon, but you can also check it out in the High School Library--we have all 5 of the currently printed volumes on display on the tables. Yvette plans to continue writing after high school, so if you like what you read, follow her on the site GoodReads.


Don't forget our local Camden and Osceola Public Libraries
Get "carded" at either or both of them and enter a world of fun, activities, and books anytime--online or in person.  Admission is free, and they are open when we're not!

Posted by JBLOOMQUIST  On Apr 06, 2018 at 8:41 AM

Okay devoted readers! This post is not mine--I asked Miss Beers, who is studying at SUNY Albany, to take over this topic: OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES. Take a look and learn a bit! Mrs. Bloomquist The advancements in technology have allowed people to create what was never thought possible before.  Augmented reality and virtual reality have given us those opportunities to expand our imaginations and creativity which has opened up a whole new world. It may be easy to confuse augmented reality with virtual reality so the the following definitions are meant to help you distinguish between the two:

Augmented Reality:

“A set of technologies that superimposes digital data and images on the physical world” (Porter and Heppelmann 1). (Reality Based)

Virtual Reality:

“An artificial environment which is experienced through sensory stimuli (such as sights and sounds) provided by a computer and in which one's actions partially determine what happens in the environment; also : the technology used to create or access a virtual reality” (“Virtual Reality”). (Completely Fictionalized/Imaginary Environment)


Questions to Ponder:  

Which type of reality has more of an effect on our society, positive or negative?

Do you think that either one of these realities will shape our future for the greater good? How?


“The picture depicts one of the simplest uses of projection based AR where light is fired onto a surface and the interaction is done by touching the projected surface with hand. The detection of where the user has touched the surface is done by differentiating between an expected (or known) projection image and the projection altered by interference of user’s hand” (“Different Types of Augmented Reality”) .

For more information about Augmented Reality click on the links below.

How Augmented Reality Works

Different Types of Augmented Reality

Using Augmented Reality in Everyday Life

Augmented Reality and Science

Augmented Reality Apps

“Escape reality with the best augmented reality apps for Android and iOS”

Videos explaining AR:

“What are Virtual and Augmented Realities?”

“How Augmented Reality Will Change Education Completely” | Florian Radke | TEDxGateway


Porter, Michael E., and Heppelmann, James E.  “Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy”. Harvard Business Review, (November - December 2017). Accessed on February 26, 2018.

“Different Types of Augmented Reality.” Digit, Nine Dot Nine Mediaworx, 2007. Accessed on February 28, 2018.

“Virtual Reality.” Merriam-Webster, 2018.

Web. 26 February 2018.
Posted by JBLOOMQUIST  On Mar 01, 2018 at 10:39 AM
With everything going on this month (Mid-winter Recess, President's Day, Black History Month, Valentine's Day,  Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday), its hard to pick something to focus on as a topic.  Which is my excuse for being late posting something, I suppose.  Still, maybe a look at some of the new items coming in?

Love, Life, and the List, by Kasie West.  Abby gives herself one month to do 10 things; from learn to face a fear (#3) to falling in love (#8).

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily, by Laura Creedle.  Lily has ADHD, and Abelard, who has Aspergers, meet in detention and discover they both are interested in love letters and each other.

Love and other Alien Experiences, by Kerry Winfrey.  Mallory's life as an agoraphobic HS Jr. centers around online forums about aliens and taking online HS courses, until she lands on the homecoming court.

Lighting up the brain: the science of Optogenetics, by Marc Zimmer.  Learn about a new and groundbreaking field using biological techniques to light the cells of living tissues

Posted by JBLOOMQUIST  On Feb 14, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Have some New Year's Resolutions?  Maybe we can help.  Even if we can't, here's a few books whose stories revolve around the idea of the New Year being rung in:

Ashes to Ashes, by Jenny Han.  3 Friends must deal with the fallout of what happened on New Year's Eve. (This book is the conclusion of the Burn for Burn trilogy)

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, by Natalie Standiford.  When their grandmother gathers the entire family to Christmas, she announces they will all be cut from the will unless whoever offended her confesses in writing by New Year's Day.  The problem is, no one knows what made her angry in the first place...

Num8ers: the cha0s, by Rachel Ward.  Adam sees the dates people will die and feels their death pains when he looks in their eyes.  Upon returning to London, he wonders if a catastrophe is coming when so many people's numbers are up on New Year's Day, January 2027.
Posted by JBLOOMQUIST  On Jan 11, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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