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
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
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
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.