Books light up our world! Sneak preview of our display for Book Week

Book Week is upon us! Yes, The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s annual Book Week is just a weekend away, and this year the theme is ‘Books light up our world’. They sure do, and we are going …

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Some ‘enlightening’ ideas . . .

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

Some acknoledgmentSo, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are …

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Some acknowledgment to the site would still be necessary – to keep students in the habit of attribution of source..

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Coding on iPads – Beginner to Pro – IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations.

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A few to investigate!

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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

“Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science. All of these documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover. It will take you awhile to sift through the entire list but we are pretty sure you will come out with some good documentaries to share with your class.”

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New children’s laureate launches masked crusade for libraries in schools | tesconnect

Chris Riddell, author of the award-winning Goth Girl series of books and a political cartoonist, has been named as the ninth children’s laureate.  Mr Riddell launched his laureateship this morning by celebrating the importance of school libraries –…

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. . . and a push for the physical space of a library . . . YES!

 

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iPad App of the Week: Flickr | iPad Insight

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Flickr.  A classic iPad app that recently went through a major update.  With Flickr you can upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world.  Flickr has always had a special place in my heart as I initially used it to share all of our baby photos with family members when our first son was born over 12 years ago.  Since then, there have been so many other resources available to store your photos, especially in the cloud, that I haven’t used it in years–that was until the recent version 4.0 update caught my eye.   The newest update brings with it a welcomed addition of features to an already powerful app.

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Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn – Edutopia

Until recently, I was like Jane, but with technology. I used tech tools all day with little knowledge of their workings. And, despite my interactions with Jane, I had a typical fixed-mindset explanation for this: “I’m an English teacher. My brain doesn’t work that way.” What I was really saying was, “I forget how to be a beginner.”

A year ago, though, I became a beginner, an apprentice, a struggling learner. I decided to learn how to code.

Immediately, the experience became less about designing websites and more about experiencing the growth mindset, improving confidence with technology, and learning that failure is part of the process.

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