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Sarah McIntyre - 25 tips for hosting an awesome author visit! Getting an author to visit your school, library or festival is a brilliant way to inspire kids to read and fire up their creativity. I find a lot of kids don’t really understand that the name on a book cover is a real person. (It’s not some sort of box with a button that you push, and out comes a book.) And when they can see right in front of them that a writer or illustrator is a person who walks and talks and laughs and gets excited about stories, and occasionally makes mistakes, they get an inkling of possibilities: Hey, maybe this is something I could do, too! It’s so much more exciting to read a book by someone they’ve met. During the past few years, I’ve picked up a few things that could be helpful if you’re thinking of organising your own Author Visit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Using a visualiser 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Here are some examples of follow-up activities by Portway Junior School (see more here!) 25.
12 Must Have Resources for Free Public Domain Pictures to Use in Class January 23, 2014 Images speak louder than words. We all have recourse to images as visual aids in our teaching but the search for such images is not always an easy one. Most often, you spend a decent amount of time looking for pictures only to be disappointed that they are copyrighted . This is where the importance of having a ready made list of public domain image sources comes in handy. I have gone through some of the resources I have reviewed before and compiled the list below. Pics4Learning is an open project where anyone ( particularly photographers ) can join in and add their photos. 2- National Gallery of Art For those of you looking for free downloadable and re-usable images of art, the National Gallery of Art has more than 25.000 art images to offer you. 3- British Library The British Library has recently released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. 4- Wikipaintings 5- Public Domain Pictures 7- Pixabay 8- Public Domain photos 10 - Flickr
Free ebook design course 20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe. Whether you’re a librarian, student, teacher, or just an avowed bibliophile, Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities. Pinning book covers. World Digital Library Home Chat for Creating Digital Textbooks Teachers sharing resources online This unit is designed to help you learn about how learning resources can be shared using online repositories, i.e. websites that allow for the uploading of electronic materials that can then be used and adapted by others. The unit comes about through collaboration between The Open University and TSL Education Ltd, the company behind one of the leading examples of such websites – TES Connect 28 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip29)] . While the unit draws its examples and activities from this site its principles are designed so that they may be applied to others. The unit is organised in five sections: an overview, sections on finding and selecting resources, evaluating and adapting them, sharing your own resources and, finally, a conclusion with a quiz. If you are a teaching or classroom assistant you might like to consider taking our Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning30.
The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source. Safety: Government sites and many specific subject collections are extremely safe for students to use. Search Engines While these websites do not actually contribute image content themselves, they’re able to index images in a way that makes it easier to search for free content. Category Favorite: Bing Images Bing Images Compfight Creative Commons Search Everystockphoto HiveStock
Little Story Creator - Digital Scrapbooking and Photo Collage Maker Case Studies - CHILDWISE MONITOR REPORT 2013-14 - ChildWise CHILDWISE Monitor Report 2013-14 The CHILDWISE Monitor is a comprehensive annual report focused on children and young people's media consumption, brand attitudes and key behaviour, now in its 20th year. This year, over 2400 children aged 5-16 were interviewed in depth on a range of topics. The 2013-14 Monitor Report covers... Extras... Purchase of the CHILDWISE Monitor Report 2013-14 includes a free copy of the CHILDWISE Trends Report 2014, available upon publication in Spring 2014 (see the latest CHILDWISE Trends Report 2013) Purchase also includes a free copy of the CHILDWISE Monitor Overview To order: For more information please call Simon Leggett or Rosemary Duff on 01603 630054, or see the CONTENTS of the report, or the INTRODUCTION , which gives a more in depth view of methodology and sample.
Frequently Asked Questions Free images Are the images really free of charge? How many images can I download for free? Can I use free images in the app I am developing? Purchasing images If I buy an image do you remove it from sale? Using the images Which size do I need? Miscellaneous Do I need to register to use the site? Are the images really free of charge? Yes! How many images can I download for free? As many as you need. Can I use free images in the app I am developing? Images can be used in apps provided they are used in an incidental way, for example as backgrounds, icons, for illustration or decoration. How do I publish a credit? You simply need to include some text adjacent to the image which refers to the artist who created it and to FreeDigitalPhotos.net. I don't want to publish a credit, can I still use the image? We understand that it's not always possible, or convenient, to publish a credit. No. Can I put the credit in the image alt text or have it appear when you hover over an image? Purchasing images No.
LocoMotive Labs: Products - LocoMotive Labs Kid in Story Book Maker makes it easy and fun to create visual stories to support learning, social modeling, and early literacy with your child as the star character. How Kid in Story Book Maker WorksTo personalize the stories, LocoMotive Labs’ unique Locolens™ image detection technology allows you to superimpose your child or student onto the template backgrounds – similar to “green screening.” Just snap a portrait (or use one already saved in your library), and let Locolens™ pluck your “kid” out of the picture and place him or her in the story. As the narrator, you can record your own voice or the child’s voice for each page. Once complete, children will enjoy reading their very own personalized visual story. Parents can share it with others via email or Dropbox. 4 Steps of Magic 1. 1 2 3 4 Features Templates Kid in Story’s templates come to life when you place your child or student’s picture on every page. Children with Special Needs Reviews
Library A to Z illustrations, book and advocacy tools... by Andrew Walsh Libraries are great. But are they just about books? No! At Library Camp East Gary from Voices for the Library proposed a session to crowd source an A to Z of words that reflected the positive activities and values of libraries, as well as positive representations in books, songs, films and other media. We've a great illustrator (Josh Filhol) lined up to take the A to Z list that attendees at the Library Camp and Voices for the Library helped pull together and turn it into a series of brilliant images. Once we have a series of 20+ images (we may need to combine some letters due to lack of "words" - we'll decide as we get suggestions in!) 1) A library A to Z book. 2) A set of cards. 3) For Kickstarter backers only, we will print a small run of postcards using the same illustrations. As many as possible of the outputs will be released under creative commons licences to make them adaptable and re-usable for library advocates everywhere. Costs: Stretch Rewards: Notes: