Guy is among a growing faction of Ontario parents, teachers, and education specialists who believe kids need more technology in the classroom, from blogs to Facebook, mobile devices and beyond. Without it, they argue, children’s education will become woefully irrelevant in today’s fast-changing world—think of it as 21st century illiteracy..
Our Creative Displays “Piece of mind” event is coming up, Saturday 9th June at Kerikeri High School Library, with Anita Vanderberghe showing us how to get creative with library displays – see this link for more information ...
Teacher librarians are an important component and there will be openings. Library trainers - Information and digital literacy are areas that are growing in importance. Many public and academic libraries are focusing resources ...
Isaro Foundation, a local NGO, will establish electronic or digital libraries in secondary schools countrywide in a bid to improve reading and writing skills among students, according to the organisation.
"Earlier this week, Google introduced Knowledge Graph, the company's new search technology that understands "things not strings" and adds rich and relevant details about your query in the sidebar of your search results. Here are five great things you can now do with a quick Google search."
"I took the new version of Google Search for a spin to find out just what it can do, and have to say it's pretty useful. To recap, Google now connects your search query with its knowledgebase, which includes Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. If you search for a person, place, or thing within that 500+ million object database, Google adds the related key facts alongside the regular search results. (The tech is still rolling out, but you should see it when you're logged into Google sometime in the next few days, if you don't already.)
Mrs Dho Young-Shim, Chairperson, Board of Directors, UN MDG Advocacy Group, based in South Korea, on Wednesday, inaugurated the 29th UN sponsored library for the Freeman Methodist School in Prampram in the ...
Is the Internet making us stupid? Will our capacity for contemplation be fried by the minute-to-minute updates of Facebook, Twitter, and instant messaging? Actually, no, says James Gleick, author of The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood.
SLJ Talks to AASL President-Elect Gail DickinsonSchool Library JournalBy Debra Lau Whelan We spoke to the former school librarian about her plans for when she takes office, her advice to colleagues, and why it's a riveting time for the profession.
It was a surprisingly warm day in Dallas as John Corey Whaley stood at the American Library Association’s (ALA) January midwinter meeting still “in complete shock,” looking like a guy who’d just hit the daily double. Who could blame him? Within the last 24 hours, the relatively unknown writer found out that his novel, 'Where Things Come Back', had scooped up ALA’s William C. Morris Award, an honor given to a first-time YA author.
A lot of people—teachers included—like the idea of independent reading, or as it is sometimes called, sustained silent reading (SSR). But when they see it in practice— well, it just doesn’t look like learning is supposed to look. Here’s the secret not everyone knows: independent reading is a key component of good teaching. Sure, the classroom may seem quiet, the students relaxed, but important work is going on inside the children’s heads. They are learning how to become good readers.
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