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Edubeacon. Happy Birthday Author. Amity Middle School-Bethany Book Blog. 20 heroic librarians who save the world. Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog. Musings of a Teacher Librarian and Puppeteer - Killing Librarianship blog. The reading rules. 8.

The reading rules

Ask an expert. You pay a mechanic to service your car, even though you may be able to do it yourself. You can colour your own hair, but when you pay a hairdresser to do it the result is much better. There are experts in all areas whom you can pay for service or advice, and this includes experts on books and reading. But there is one difference: you can get advice on books and reading for free. Start at your local bookshop. A plea: please try to avoid the department chain stores which heavily discount popular titles. Librarians are also passionate about finding the right book for their patrons, and once again, their expert advice is free.

Develop a relationship with your librarian and bookseller. When your children are young, get in the habit of making regular visits to your local library and utilise all the programs your library offers: story time, competitions, author visits. If your bookshop or library offers an author visit, make sure you go! © Copyright 2011. Seven strategies to develop your advocacy toolkit.

Right at the start it is important to identify the difference between lobbying and advocacy. Lobbying is active campaigning of the government with the view to asking policymakers to take a specific position on an item of legislation. Advocacy is about working on activities that will influence policy. Joycedownunder.wikispaces. Springfieldlibrary.wikispaces. Fake websites and spoof websites; evaluating internet resources using false websites. Introduction to fake websites Librarians and educators need to be able to illustrate to students and users alike that websites cannot always be trusted to provide truthful and accurate data.

Fake websites and spoof websites; evaluating internet resources using false websites

This page provides examples of websites that are full of lies, inaccuracies or false information - either for amusement or for more worrying reasons. The list does not include phishing sites however; these are intended to fool a person into believing that they are visiting a legitimate bank site for example; there are already plenty of links to these online already. Fake websites - scientific and commercial All of the following websites are, to the best of my knowledge fake sites, spoof sites or parodies of 'real' sites. OZ Projects. VILLAGE SCHOOL LIBRARY ONLINE RESOURCES.

2011cann.marryatvilleps.wikispaces. Edorigami.wikispaces. Educational Origami is a blog and a wiki, about 21st Century Teaching and Learning.


This wiki is not just about the integration of technology into the classroom, though this is certainly a critical area, it is about shifting our educational paradigm. The world is not as simple as saying teachers are digital immigrants and students digital natives. In fact, we know that exposure to technology changes the brains of those exposed to it. The longer and stronger the exposure and the more intense the emotions the use of the technology or its content evokes, the more profound the change. This technology is increasingly ubiquitous. Welcome to the 21st Century is a brief look at the 21st Century learner, what are the charactoristics that a learner today in our technology enabled society has. Outstanding School Libraries. Linking for Learning - Home. Aberfoyle Park Campus Resource Centre. Bright ideas. Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age. Web 2.0. I was on Pinterest the other night just looking through classroom pins and, of course, many teachers were pinning ideas for the beginning of the school year.

But what became apparent to me was that none of the ideas that I saw used any technology, but each idea could so easily be transformed into a technology-rich lesson. (Don't get me wrong- they are all GREAT lessons/ideas- I am just a Technology Integration Specialist- so looking for the tech- OK?) So, if you are interested in using more technology in your classroom this year, let's start from DAY 1! Here is how to transform some of these ideas: 1. This first cool idea comes from the Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher blog. Pathfinders or finding their own path? Open Culture. Ozge Karaoglu's Blog. New Stephen's Lighthouse. You Are Never Alone - on posterous.

Some Novel Ideas. I have never done a Best Books list, mainly because although I absolutely love to read these types of lists, I generally have a hard time choosing ten favorites from a given year.

Some Novel Ideas

I read so much, but for me to put a book on a BEST list, it had better be damn good. And some years, as much as I read, I don't read ten great books. Let's see if I make it to ten for 2011. My favorites, in no particular order: Marie Lu's smart, fast-paced addition to the dystopia coterie begs for a sequel. Not a YA novel, but I'm pretty sure The Magician King, the sequel to Grossman's The Magicians will show up on a lot of high school reading lists.

Of the spate of dystopian novels from this post- Hunger Games YA literary landscape, Delirium stands out. Rhondda’s Reflections – wandering around the Web. Children's Book Council of Australia.