A road novel helped along by a lovably nutty cast, Toews's latest (after A Complicated Kindness) follows a ragtag crew as they crisscross America. Hattie, recently dumped in Paris by her moody, adjective-hating boyfriend, returns home to Canada after receiving an emergency phone call from her niece. Turns out, Hattie's sister, Min, is back in … Continue reading Marian Toews ‘The Flying Troutmans’ Wins Writers Trust Fiction Award
Here are a couple of online magazines that we recommend: Geist magazine is a Canadian cultural ezine containing fiction, non-fiction, comics, photography, and reviews; The Tyee is a BC ezine that focuses mostly on BC politics and social issues; The Walrus is a Canadian magazine that started in 2003 as a general interest publication with … Continue reading Recommended eZines
For those teaching or taking a science course here is THE periodic table of the elements from SD71's elibrary. Completely interactive and easy to use! Includes animations and models, worksheets, quizzes, as well as definitions for all the elements and relevant terms. You have to bookmark this one!
This is a wiki set up by teachers for teachers as a one-stop site for everything on Web 2.0. What is Web 2.0? How can I use it in my classroom? You can find ideas for subject teachers and specific for assignments, as well as a complete links catalogue, too. Web 2.0 Guru is a … Continue reading Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers
This one is not just for teachers and other educators, but for anyone who works with children in the 21st century learning environment. Check out, 'Growing Up Online', a PBS documentary that was aired last February. The site also includes resources for students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
Art lovers, this one's for you! The New York Public Library has re-released its digital gallery. With free and open access to over 640,000 images digitized from the the New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more one reason to love art!
LVR will be presenting the musical 'My Fair Lady' at the Capitol Theatre from December 11th to 13th. The cast of thirty-nine Grade 9-12 students has been rehearsing since September to bring this famous Lerner and Loewe musical to life. The play, which features Rachel Farquharson as Eliza Doolittle and Wade Courson as Professor Higgins, … Continue reading ‘My Fair Lady’ weeks away