The Ghost on Peterson's Farm
We have been running workshops on Engaging Boys lately and when discussing with other teachers what boys enjoy about literacy, we all came to the conclusion that they love action, props and joining in with the story. What better way than through a tell and draw story?
We went to good old Youtube and found one we felt the boys would love – it is a bit scary, they can join in with the actions and sound effects and there is a surprise right at the end! What fun!
It is called “The Ghost on Peterson’s farm”. We have changed the words a little to make it a bit more Aussie!
One day a boy called Dave went to visit his grandfather. He lived in a big house.
He went into his grandfather’s study and looked up on a shelf where he saw a very interesting book. He took it down from the shelf and a piece of paper fell out. Dave knew straight away what it was – a treasure map! He could tell it was a treasure map because when he looked closely he could see …
Don't Be a Rotary Phone: Librarians Step Up - Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne JonesOR, What kind of phone are you?
game has changed. Libraries have changed....and librarians must change
with them. Telephony has changed, too! But has it, really?.....
just go with me on this. From candlestick phones, crank powered wall
phones, rotary phones....the touch tone innovation to blue tooth smart
phones and iPhones....telephones have moved forward, evolved, improved, and sometimes gotten more difficult to use as new features were added.
But do people still talk on the phone?
The Evolution of a Library Media Specialist - Doug Alichwer
here trying to reflect on my past eleven years as a Library Media Specialist
and how my role has evolved. Technology has always been a part of what I do. To
me, the evolution of the technology is what keeps the job exciting. I love
finding new ways to find and present information. There are some things I do
not teach anymore simply because there is not a need for it in the digital age.
There are lessons I prepare that are different than they were just a few years
ago. The ever changing cliental requires this.
Party in the Library
This was too funny not to share with everyone. Enjoy!
Libraries Are Worth It - Judith Way
heard that some people in the street and some people in government
think that school and public libraries are places where programs can be
slashed and money saved. This seems to be more of an issue in the United
States and the United Kingdom than my native Australia, as the GFC has
not hit as hard here. It is still an issue for some schools here that
are self-governed and Principals try to penny pinch where they can. But
now is not the time for cutbacks. The internet, the largest library in
the world, is not the answer to cutbacks. It is not a replacement for
teacher/school or public librarians. It is, in fact, a cause for needing
more. The largest library in the world needs an expert to navigate and
guide students (and adults) through the detrius and downright rubbish
that can pervade it.
#ProjectPLN Mission Statement
You've seen the crazy videos, you've heard the chatter on Twitter, you
might be asking yourself, what is this Project PLN and why are we doing
it? Teaching can be a lonely profession in some schools. You teach all
day in your classroom and enjoy brief encounters with colleagues in the
teachers lounge or passing quickly in the hallway. There isn't a lot of
time to have a meaningful conversation about education and learning.
Project PLN aims to connect educators.
One day I woke up and thought it would be a cool idea to have a
collection of posts in one spot to send to other teachers. I contacted
Kelly about the idea of creating a magazine that would collect posts
from educators around the world in one spot. After a few DMs on Twitter,
we created Project PLN.