Saturday, July 31, 2010

Simon Crean praises Cairns Teacher Librarian

 Congratulations Raymond Woodhouse!

Raymond Woodhouse was honoured with the naming of  Cairns West school's new BER library after him in recognition of his wonderful work over the past 22 years he has been there.

Read more at The Hub

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Doug Johnson says "Let kids use the Internet for non-school purposes"

 Pursuing personal interests and recreational pursuits (so long as not illegal), should actually be encouraged, especially in our school libraries. 

 Read his post and then consider how your school learning community are considering this important issue.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

American Association of School Librarians Choose
Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

* Media Sharing
* Digital Storytelling
* Manage and Organize
* Social Networking and Communication
* Curriculum Sharing
* Content Resources: Lesson Plans and More
* Content Collaboration

Have you tried any of these tools?
What do you think of their selection?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Using Your School Library Website in Instruction

Have you been looking at building a school library website? This slideshare will help you consider all the important factors.