Author: jyasinchuk

BC National Award for Non-Fiction Finalists

The 2009 shortlist for Canada’s largest literary non-fiction award, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, was announced today by Premier Gordon Campbell and BC Achievement Foundation chair Keith Mitchell. The four finalists contending for the $40,000 prize are: Daphne Bramham for “The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada’s … Continue reading BC National Award for Non-Fiction Finalists

What the heck is Wordle?

By using Wordle and some text from the book Eragon by Christopher Paolini, the 'word cloud' above was created. Try it for yourself! To create your own images and to view thousands of others visit wordle.net. Coming soon...the LVR Library Wordle contest. Stay tuned!

The Literate Owl

Here is the blog/website of Kelowna Secondary School teacher-librarian, Mr. Al Smith. Lots of terrific ideas for reading and technologies. A great guy, Al is always willing to help anyone with experimenting and using technology in the classroom. His contact information is on the blog.

"It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure."

We have always been overloaded with information--it's a part of living in modern western society. But, it is imperative, now more than ever, to be able to successfully filter the information with which we are inundated. Thanks to our district librarian, Wendy West, for this clip from technology writer Clay Shirky, with his take on … Continue reading "It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure."