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Because Literary Reading Brings Wisdom to the Information AgeTravel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. ~ Mark Twain Important: If you use any of the following Lit Trips, you’ll definitely want to download the most recent updates! Some older versions may soon not work properly. August 29, 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants | Magic Eyes: I Spy New Zealand History August 25, 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! Blood on the River | Chasing Lincoln’s Killer | Bonyo Bonyo | Jack London State Historic Park August 21, 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! Paddle-to-the-Sea | Seaman | Hard Gold July 9, 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! Things that Must Not Be Forgotten | The Aeneid June 4, 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! My Brother Sam is Dead | Remote Man May 31, 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! Possum Magic | Flesh & Blood So Cheap | The Yellow Balloon The Brother’s War: Civil War Voices May 25, 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted!

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Two Very Good Book Search Engines for Teachers May 11, 2015 In today’s post we are sharing with you two good platforms where you can search for and find online free and premium books. As for Free Book Search tool listed below , this is a specific search engine designed to help you find free ebooks, audiobooks, and Kindle books. This tool is also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to conduct your book search right in your Drive. The second tool we have in this list is the popular Google Play Books. This platform combines both an enhanced reading experience together with advanced book search functionalities. You can use its store to search over 4 million books. Specialised help for children with dyslexia pays dividends Published: 6:07AM Saturday August 16, 2014 Source: ONE News Compelling research shows learning outcomes for children with dyslexia can be vastly improved. Specialised, early intervention can significantly boost success at school for a child with dyslexia, a pilot study shows. One-on-one, personalised tuition resulted in vast and surprising improvements in achievement skills, Karen Waldie, Associate Professor of the School of Psychology at Auckland University, says.

The School Library Media Specialist: Library Media Program: Introduction "Every school is different, and every school library is a reflection of its own unique school culture." Richard Turner (2006) in The Whole School Library Handbook, New Library World; 17(5/6); 263-265. How do I know if I'm reaching my goals? 5 Tools Students Can Use to Keep Track of Assignments This Year While I appreciate services like Remind and WhatsDue for sending reminders to students about upcoming assignments, I also think it is important for students to take ownership of keeping track of their assignments. As we start the new school year many students will be looking for tools that can help them keep track of assignments. Here is a selection of tools that I've used and or my students have used over the years.

Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Facebook status updates. The prevalence of short-attention-span media — easily scanned or consumed — has led to much hand-wringing over how students will develop that lifelong love of reading perceived to be so critical to lifelong learning. Internet Anagram Server / I, Rearrangement Servant : anagram, anagrams, nag a ram, software, anagramme, anagrama, wordplay, word play, anagram creator, anagram solver, anagram finder, anagram generator, anagram maker, anagram unscrambler, anagram machine, In News:The New York TimesSydney Morning HeraldThe Globe and MailJerusalem Post Did you know that parliament is an anagram of partial men? Or, Clint Eastwood an anagram of Old West Action? Someone once said, "All the life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie." Here is your chance to discover the wisdom of anagrams.

ITALICS - Volume 5 Issue 4 eLit 2006 was held on the 28th – 30th June 2006 at Loughborough University . The conference brought together academics, teachers, IT trainers & support staff, librarians and learning technologists from around the world to share experience, good practice and to discuss issues relating to the embedding of e-literacy skills into the curriculum and society as a whole. This is a special conference issue of ITALICS, jointly published with the Journal of e-Literacy (JelIT- and includes a selection of papers submitted to the conference and expanded for this publication. e-Literacy can be described as the “the awareness, skills, understandings and reflective–evaluative approaches that are necessary for an individual to operate comfortably in information–rich and IT–supported environments.” (Martin 2003).

What’s so great about Google Drive? And why should my students use it? I have fallen in love with Google Drive. But it was not love at first sight. Our relationship was slow to get started. First, Google Drive was like the guy you know for a while as a friend. You think he’s okay looking, but you don’t really pay much attention to him. Then one day he says something funny, and you realize he’s kind of cute. 23 Great Library Blogs Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a blog to connect with parents and students, to share your latest news and events, or perhaps to develop your own personal learning network (PLN). You’re motivated and ready to begin, but you may have some lingering questions about the best way to get started and maybe you’re not entirely sure how to organize your new blog. Unfortunately, searching the internet for “how to create a great library blog” doesn’t yield many helpful answers. There are some sites that come up in that search that appear useful, but overall it seems to make more sense to just visit library blogs, see what works and what doesn’t, and craft your blog around the ideas you like the best. To make that process easier, we’ve compiled a list of library blogs on Edublogs.

Picture Book Activities What a delightful, whimsical book! The Leaf Man uses the shapes and colours of different leaves as inspiration for its illustrations. The story explores where the mythical ‘Leaf Man’ goes, whenever the wind blows. This gorgeous book was brought to my attention when I posted these photos of leaf creatures on my Facebook page.

ites - EOL LaGarde Craven Feb2013 Connect: @jenniferlagarde #ncdpi_dtlContact: jennifer.lagarde@dpi.nc.govBlog: www.librarygirl.net What is a "21st Century" Librarian? Let's take a look at several visions of what today's School Library Media Coordinator should look like.

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