This guide provides a framework for New Zealand school library teams to create your own school library handbook. It covers the educational and management aspects of an effective school library as well as operational procedures.
I share this information not to 'bash' a vendor, but to help colleagues have as much information as possible as they prepare to make decisions about devices and providers of ebook content in the upcoming school year. I’ll have a post up later this week about the options we’re exploring and how we feel they will meet the needs of our students and teachers.
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Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright. Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.
Not all RSS readers are the same. Indeed, some are far more useful than others and deserve to be pulled from the pack. One such reader is NewsSquares, a Chrome app specifically catered to the interests of news readers. While still in the final beta stages, NewsSquares is a great way to browse your various news feeds while enjoying a very visually appealing means of access.
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Addington Library: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand: Addington School Library is a bright, colourful room full of books for every interest for every child at the school. Ms Blackburn is the Teacher in charge of the ...
It was inspiring to see such passion for reading and literacy across New Zealand, and to see teams from every single region participating in the competition.” First place winners Tahuna Normal Intermediate School will be representing New Zealand in the international final of the 20th Celebration International Kids' Lit Quiz against other winning teams from the United Kingdom, South Africa and China in Hamilton on the 19th of July. For more information on the Kids’ Lit Quiz, visit: http://www.kidslitquiz.com
Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools [electronic resource] / House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment.Canberra : The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011.