Recently, my school district formed a committee to explore the idea of making our libraries relevant again. With drastic budget cuts a few years ago, our elementary had more or less been reduced to book circulation with a part-time librarian that shares three elementary schools. Relevancy is not a word that I would use to
This year I decided to genre sort our high school library's fiction section. Many have asked if I am happy with the decision to do so, and I would say "YES!" Here are some of the benefits of genre sorting... You now have a definitive answer when a student stops at the desk and asks,…
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Le Guide d’activités technocréatives pour enfants du 21e siècle (34 pages, en PDF) présente 15 activités intégrant différentes pratiques créatives avec le numérique pour apprendre dans plusieurs domaines avec des pistes d’évaluation des ateliers.
Diffusé librement sous licence Creative Commons, ce guide a été coordonné au Canada par Margarida Romero, professeure en technologie éducative à l’Université Laval (Québec) et Viviane Vallerand, finissante au bac en éducation préscolaire et primaire, avec des contributions d’experts.
With just a few days left in our 44th president's White House tenure, now is a great time to review the eight years of Barack Obama's presidency, and a lot of people are doing so. It's important to remember, however, that the POTUS enjoyed a starred
“My name is Kit and I’m 12 years old. I live in a house with my mum and dad, and our dog, Pickle. When I was born, the doctors told my mum and dad that they had a baby girl, and so for the first few years of my life that’s how my parents raised me. This is called being assigned female at birth. I wasn’t ever very happy that way.”
These are the opening lines of a controversial new book called Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? which is being introduced into some primary schools as a resource for children, parents and teachers, and claims to be the first book to explain “medical transitioning” to children as young as seven. The stories you need to read, in one handy email Read more
It is not published until later this month, but the slim volume has already prompted fury from the Mail on Sunday, former Tory party chairman Lord Tebbit and one-time Conservative Home Office minister Ann Widdecombe, as well as Mail columnist Sarah Vine who complained that the target audience was children not even ready to choose their A-levels, “let alone challenge their own biology”.
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Fake news has been all over the real news lately. From Mark Zuckerburg to Pizzagate, fake news is a huge problem, and it’s not going away on its own. According to a recent study from Stanford University, approximately 80 percent... Read More ›
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