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.
Here's a couple of new arrivals to the LVR library. C'mon by and check 'em out! If you've read one already please share your review and leave a comment.
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."
VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways--using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam)--and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be … Continue reading Introducing VoiceThread
Here is a terrific (and free!) website that allows teachers to create games, Venn diagrams, times, and other activities for their students using web-based, Flash animation. There is a user-friendly tutorial to help you get started, and you don't need to be a computer-savvy person to take advantage of this useful teaching tool. Visit classtools.net … Continue reading Flash Animation Tool for Teachers
Author Joseph Boyden has won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize for best Canadian novel or short story collection for his book, Through Black Spruce. The Giller is the largest annual prize for literature in Canada--the winner receives $50 000, while the finalists each garner a prize of $5000. Boyden is also the author of the … Continue reading Boyden Wins 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize
The LVR Library is proud to sponsor its 1st Annual 'LVR Reads' Holiday Reading List Contest.To enter, you must POST A COMMENT below. Your comment MUST include:Your first & last name;Title of the book that you have recently read;The author of the book;Indicate whether the book is fiction or non-fiction; andThe genre of the book … Continue reading Our First Annual ‘LVR Reads’ Holiday Reading List Contest