Deniz Rafferty

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Librarians: It's Time to Get on the Front Lines

By Angie Miller<p>Turn on the news and there seems to be hate engulfing the world our students walk through right now. A sudden public upsurge in white …

CPD Picks of The Week

Are you a teacher in need of useful reading materials? In this post, find out how to spruce up your

Teaching

Real-Time Marketing Guide - Everything You Need To Know

<i>The following is a guest post by Nick Rojas.</i> <i>Nick Andrew Rojas is a self-taught serial entrepreneur who has worked with various startups as a business</i> …

Marketing

Dropbox Now Lets You Open Files Directly in Native Apps

Saving your files in the cloud is convenient for accessing your files from anywhere, but having to upload files again for every revision can be cumbersome. To make your life easier, Dropbox is today introducing a new feature that allows you to open files directly in their native desktop …

4 Search Engine Optimization Techniques for DuckDuckGo

Just how different are optimization techniques for DuckDuckGo versus Google or Bing? Columnist Neil Patel explores.

social media school libraries - Twitter Search

to the 501-C. Neighborhood Associations promote the new platform on <b>social media</b>. This is an organic program that would grow exponentially as people …

15 Top Resources On Digital Citizenship for 2014

A lot of the facts you teach your students will be long forgotten by the time they reach graduation, but the hope is that the practical lessons — the …

Brisbane Libraries visit with Vic LTs (two separate Library tours available)

You will have the opportunity to add additional group members later in the registration process. If there are fees associated with this event, the …

E-Books & E-Readers out of vogue?

For those like me who love their books in print will be pleased with this article in today's edition of <i>The Sydney Morning Herald</i> (Jan 19 2015).<p>Sales …

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces

You might think technology would spell the end of books and libraries. But many schools have embraced the digital revolution and built innovative spaces that foster a love of literature • Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery<p>What happens to school libraries when students …

Makerspaces

Toolkit

The British Library mooted as saviour for the Library of Birmingham

<b>Editorial</b><p>It’s great to see that the British Library, amongst others, may be coming to the aid of the gigantic new Library of Birmingham. The BL are, …

Celebrating Melbourne bohemians at the State Library of Victoria

Goths, punks and hipsters roam the streets, wilfully asserting their counter-cultures. But in an age of cultural appropriation, is this resistance …

Social Media Superstar: Ferguson Library

The first ELGL “Social Media Superstar” award goes to the Ferguson Municipal Public Library. Carrie Ann Taylor collects some of Ferguson Library’s …

Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 – the despot’s early years

Stephen Kotkin’s first volume in a three-part study of Stalin is both exhaustive and exhausting<p>Joseph Stalin must be one of the world’s most extensively biographised people. In the past decade alone, Simon Sebag Montefiore has written two books on the great Soviet dictator, while Robert Service and …

Two Good and Easy Ways To Expand Your PLN

The question that I am asked more often than any other in regards to building a personal/ professional learning network is, "how do I find people to …

20 Ways Teachers Can Use Edmodo

In this post, I am sharing with you some interesting resources created by the folks in Edmodo to help teachers worldwide better leverage the …

Edmodo Review: Social Networking for the classroom. Educational web 2.0 tool.

Edmodo is a social learning platform for teachers, students and parents. As educators we are constantly looking for new ways to bring technology into …

10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent (and Hugely Popular) Digital Learning Platform | Emerging Education Technologies

Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo?<p>I've been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and …

Warhammer: Khaine

• <b>Author:</b> Games Workshop<p>War spreads in a tide of blood and fire as the End Times descend upon the Warhammer World. Ancient kingdoms vanish as their people are put to the sword under the relentless advance of the Dark Gods’ hosts, those that remain desperately fighting for their very survival. Only on …

Forgotten

• <b>Author:</b> Stacy Claflin<p>Alexis wakes up to find that she has no memories of the previous year and a half. If that weren't bad enough, everything in her life is the opposite of what it should be.<p>The last thing she remembers is the love of her life telling her that she had accidentally signed his death …

Eyrie

• <b>Author:</b> Tim Winton<p>Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins. And that's the upside.<p>Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. From his seedy highrise flat Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry, well past caring. But he cannot avoid entanglement …

Hope to Die

• <b>Author:</b> James Patterson<p>This is the mind-blowing sequel to <i>Cross My Heart.</i><p>Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family – his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped …

Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2)

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Hobb<p>‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. Martin<p>The second volume in Robin Hobb’s internationally bestselling Farseer Trilogy.<p>Honesty is the bedrock for any relationship. But how can Fitz – royal bastard, trainee assassin, holder of secrets crucial to the security of the …

The Witness

• <b>Author:</b> Nora Roberts<p><b>Nora Roberts - the world's greatest storyteller.</b><p>Abigail Lowery has a dark and terrifying secret. Aged just sixteen, she witnessed a shocking mafia murder. Narrowly escaping with her life, she was forced to leave her old identity - even her real name - behind for good.<p>Fifteen …

If I Stay

• <b>Author:</b> Gayle Forman<p><b>The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year.</b><p><b>Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz!</b><p>In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she …