Learning Resources Conference 2012, 8th November 2012
1 July 2012Last updated at 21:17 ET By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Some boys think reading is "uncool" The reading gap between boys and girls in England is widening but there is no official strategy to address it, a report says. The All-Party Parliamentary Literacy Group Commission says some boys find reading "nerdish" and receive less parental encouragement than girls. Boys' reading skills 'must be tackled'
If there is one thing you should do for your professional development it is signing up for 23 Things for Professional Development! This is a free easy-to-follow online course organised by professional librarians who will show you 23 tools ranging from how to set up a blog (!) to becoming a reflective practitioner. 23 Things for Professional Development | libfocus - Irish library blog
’Twas a caliginous night. . . Fingers on your buzzers, please. Which of the following would you expect children today to use in their writing: gr8, lol, apotropaic, caliginous, cerulean? Yes, that’s right, the last three. Lol or pulchritudinous: which words do children really use in their writing?
Literacy events The power of storytelling: engaging families in early language development - London Use Talk for Writing to build links between school and home. Presented by Pie Corbett for Early Years and Key Stage 1 professionals, supported by Julia Strong. Map and directions to Savoy Place, London
The Manchester Children’s Book Festival was devised in 2010 by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and is run by her team in the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Festival takes place every two years and includes events at many of Manchester’s major cultural venues (theatres, museums, galleries, libraries), and in local and regional school and community settings. The programme blends public events featuring high-profile children’s authors – Cathy Cassidy, Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson have all taken part – with activities for school groups, and training for teachers to ensure the Festival has an impact and legacy in the classroom. Hello · Manchester Children's Book Festival 2012 · presented by Manchester Metropolitan University
School Library Survey: Thank you A huge thank you to everyone who filled in our recent surveymonkey hosted questionnaire. We reached our total of just over 1000 responses much more quickly than we had anticipated. We will undertake a detailed analysis of the data as soon as possible, but here are a few of the headlines that jump out of the data on a first look. 60% of respondents were state schools 25% were academies 71% of respondents were from secondadry schools 72% of respondents had librarians in charge of their libraries. The major variation came in the variety of budgets that school libraries have (taken from all repsondents) 11% had up to £500 pa; with both the £1-3,000 pa and £3-5,000 pa categories having 17% each.
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Carnegie winner Patrick Ness attacks library cuts 23 June 2011Last updated at 16:27 By Tim Masters Entertainment and Arts correspondent, BBC News All the books in Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal Author Patrick Ness has criticised Education Secretary Michael Gove over library closures as he accepted a prestigious children's fiction prize. Ness was awarded the Cilip Carnegie Medal for his novel Monsters of Men at a ceremony in London. "We must accept that it is not only libraries that are under threat, but librarians as well," Ness said.
Our book disposal service is free of charge and collects all books. We take pride in providing a simple reliable and flexible service which enjoys an excellent reputation amongst librarians. We have worked with libraries across the UK to reduce their environmental impact by recycling and diverting hundreds of thousands of books from landfills. We sell surplus books online so they can enjoy a new lease of life. We also raise vital funds for libraries and our charity partner. Through our work with The African Children’s Education Trust (A-CET) we have already given thousands of young people in Africa the vital chance to get an education. Book disposal and recycling services – The Book Rescuers
Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. AR motivates students of all ages and abilities to read for pleasure, and enables teachers to diagnose problems accurately and rapidly. Read the book? Take the quiz! Renaissance Learning
76,737 views Featured in : Education This is a call to arms for libraries, inspired loosely by the famous SHIFT HAPPENS deck. Feel free to embed it anywhere and everywhere, with attribution. ... This is a call to arms for libraries, inspired loosely by the famous SHIFT HAPPENS deck. Feel free to embed it anywhere and everywhere, with attribution. The time for Libraries is NOW
Comment:Last Updated:9 March, 2011Section:FE news Around 10 years ago some strange things started to happen to my college’s library. For a start the name of the place changed. The writing's on the library wall - and I don't mind - News - TES Connect