Today we will be learning about… Remember when we used to start a new unit with the words ‘Today we will be learning about...’? Sometimes what followed next was ‘Please turn to page 46′. As a PYP school, we begin each unit of inquiry with a ‘provocation‘ that gets our learners thinking and wondering right away. If it’s powerful enough, it will arouse their curiosity and they’ll be right inside the unit immediately, engaging with big ideas, asking relevant questions and motivated to inquire and explore further. How might it look? The central idea of our new Year 5 unit is
Index. English. Home page. Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists A primary aim of The Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists (AILIS) is to foster better communication and closer co-operation amongst international librarians and information specialists in the Geneva - Lausanne area. But more than that, because of the great changes that have occurred in the world of information during last decade, AILIS provides an opportunity to learn about the trends in our profession. In particular AILIS co-sponsors the programme "Library Science Talks" which consists of 5-6 presentations per year given by internationally recognized specialists in the field. International organizations are major providers and users of data and need to stay current to continue serving their constituents with easily accessible and up-to-date information. Their libraries and information centres play a vital role in this work .
Books That Bring History Into Context As Katherine Paterson writes in “Why Historical Fiction?” “History gives us a pair of powerful eyeglasses with which to examine our own times. It is hard to look directly at our present reality because we are both too myopic and too faint-hearted.” History is alive, and historical books provide opportunities for young readers to experience times and places that, although not their own, have the potential to influence their understandings about the events of the past, the ways in which history both shaped and was shaped by individuals and groups of people, and how those people and events affect present realities.
Web Content and Copyright Laws « ipl2 – news and information The Web is NOT Public Domain Greetings from the ipl2’s weekly blog where we try to keep you informed of interesting current events in the news. Undoubtedly, you have heard about the controversy raging through the Internet regarding the erroneous and somewhat arrogant response received by a blogger in response to the “lifted” article off her blog. Rather than go off on a tangent about the story, you can read it by clicking the below link. New resources that will be added to the ipl2 are noted NEW! All other resources are already listed in the ipl2 collections.
10 ways to encourage student reflection… Split Screen Teaching Optimal learning occurs when students are active participants in their own learning, rather than passive recipients of teacher-delivered content. For this to be effective, students really need to think about their learning. Directories - Libraries Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web Directories: Libraries See Also: Librariana Africa Research Central - California State University, San Bernardino. A search for library as a repository type retrieves 87 results. Archives Hub - A national gateway to descriptions of archives in UK universities and colleges. Library Networking: Journals, Blogs, Associations, etc. In Libraryland, there are many ways of keeping up and keeping connected with your fellow librarians This page does not necessarily indicate every site that has an RSS feed. Since most of these people are librarians, it's always worth checking for an RSS feed for their journals, blogs, etc. (What's RSS?)
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10 ways to differentiate learning… Once upon a time in the olden days, the teacher stood out front and taught the whole class the same material in the same way. Everyone was expected to do the same tasks, some passed and some failed and were labelled ever after. The focus was on teaching, not on learning. One size was supposed to fit all and if you learned in a different way, too bad for you. Librariana Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web Digital Librarian is maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York See Also: Archives & Manuscripts | Book Collecting | Books & Reading | Children's Literature | Directories - Libraries | Directories - Publishers | Electronic Texts | Internet Subject Guides | Reference | Search ToolsAbbey Newsletter - Nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of library & archival materials. Archived newsletter articles from February 1981 to October 2003. Searchable through Conservation OnLine: Resources for Conservation Professionals.