Sue Ward

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We Need Funny Books to Ease Children’s Stress, says Michael Rosen

Comedy can let children in on the secret but absurd side of authority figures, and allow them to laugh at themselves without being aware of it, says …

Engaging Libraries and Empathy Day 12 June 2018

[Editor’s note: post written by Sarah Mears, library service manager in Essex, and Miranda McKearney, Chair of Empathy Lab, an organisation that is …

School libraries enhancing student wellbeing - SCIS

Wellbeing is important and ‘the whole child theory’ and ‘holistic education’ are aimed at helping students be the most that they can be, or what …

The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and …

Education Technology

How we do FactChecks at The Conversation

The Oft-Hidden Role Of The School Library

The following post is written by Barbara Band, School Library, Reading and Literacy Consultant, Features Editor of The School Librarian, and …

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom

We’ve all heard it before: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” That famous idiom (or is it a cliche?) first appeared in a 1911 newspaper and has …

Recap

This fall we hosted an amazing and inspirational Back-to-School webinar series including Trevor MacKenzie author[…]<p>When I attended the first ever …

Fox And The Whale

5 Ways Reading Improves Your Health

Book lovers know there’s no feeling like getting lost in a great book. Page after page seems to fly by as you get more and more entrenched in the …

First-Ever Fully Painted Film Brings Vincent Van Gogh’s Art To Life

The film will debut in France next week.<p>Karolina Michalowska paints a shot of Dr. Gachet for “Loving Vincent.”<p>Vincent Van Gogh is likely the world’s …

Digital Art

Maits Rest Rainforest Walk - Great Otway National Park - Apollo Bay

<b>Map:</b> <i>None available (once you find the carpark, you can’t go wrong).</i> <b><br>Last Visited:</b> 19/04/2009 <b><br>Length (km):</b> 1 km <b><br>Time (hrs/min)</b>: 45 mins <b><br>Grade:</b> Easy <b><br>Return</b> …

How to Make Your Own Strokes in Sumi-E Painting

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Alison Lester on techniques

About this video<p>Drop into the studio of author and illustrator Alison Lester, and take a journey through the illustrations in her much-loved book, <i>Are</i> …

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

We were guaranteed a <i>free</i> press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a <i>true</i> press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without …

Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools

Unleashing the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools<p>As schools seek to become Future Ready, it is necessary to …

How Students Cast Screen to Teacher Computer Using Google Cast for Education

I polled some students who have been using Google Classroom and here are some tips they came up with for students using Google Classroom. 1) …

62 Essential Read Aloud Books for Families

What’s the easiest way to spend time with your family when you have had a long day, the kids might be a little whiny and you can’t get outside to …

Poetry Box

Bill Nagelkerke has written short stories, poems, plays and books for all ages, as well as translating other people’s books from Dutch into English. …

John Dewey Would Hate Your Digital Citizenship Curriculum

There. I said it. Someone had to.<p>Everyone is talking about #digcit right now. Maybe the term is finally catching on. Maybe it’s just the buzzword …

Education Technology

My Classroom Charts Blog: How to make your own

Classroomcharts.blogspot.comStoring paper charts is far from ideal. They take up space and they are hard to organize, so when I needed that cool …

The Photography of Mark Gee

Photographers Moonrise was a fun little project I did with some local photographers in Wellington, N…<p>I spend many hours under the night sky …

Photography

Appraising calibre, authenticating content: (not AC/DC but AC/AC!)

Blogging For A Living Blogging can easily become a full time job. There are many power blogs that can earn the writer a great living and provide …

#truthinessedu - Twitter Search

Margaret Simkin Retweeted Jennifer Williams<p>#<b>truthinessEDU</b> authenicating content and assessing purpose …

9 lessons to boost media literacy

Each year more of our students become tethered to electronic devices for communication, entertainment and information. This connectivity is a channel …

How to choose your news - Damon Brown

LG G4 Camera Review

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article titled “Mystery Camera – Can You Guess What It is?“, where I posted some images without any embedded EXIF …

19 places to find the best OERs

The arguments for jumping on the open educational resource (OER) bandwagon are convincing.<p>For one, they bring down the high cost of textbooks, from …

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