A new ad campaign uses humor to educate middle-schoolers and teens about when online communications (instant-messagings, phone pictures, social-network comments) cross the line into harassment. The campaign is based online at thatsnotcool.com.
As a part of the American Library Association, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a terrific place to get ideas for the newest and hottest books released exclusively for young adults. With its several Top 10 lists and numerous categories each with their own awards, check out YALSA today!
The American Library Association has just announced the top books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults including the Newbery, Caldecott, King, and Schneider awards. For a full list of the winners check out the ALA awards press release.
Here it is! Finally. The NFB has created an online screening room where educators can view nearly the entire organization's catalogue before purchasing. To visit the new 'beta' site just click on the NFB icon and start watching. NOTE: Public viewing of the videos is prohibited under copyright laws.
American teacher and author Kelly Gallagher has a new book out called Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It. You can listen or join in the discussion. Click on the book cover to check out what the buzz is all about. Does this reflect what's happening in school in … Continue reading Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
You'll never be at a loss at what to read next...At Reading Trails, discover trails of books linked by any possible theme, topic or whim, from guides to bread baking to classics of Brazilian poetry. At trail intersections, wander from trail to trail to find unexpected reading pleasures. At Reading Trails, discover trailsTM of books … Continue reading READING TRAILS: Never Having to Wonder What to Read Next
There are rumours and hearsay, but do we really know who is actually responsible for the content on Wikipedia? Apparently, there are fewer people responsible than we think. The editing of Wikipedia is very similar to the process of creating an encyclopedia. Here is a brief article by technology writer Aaron Schwartz after his conversation … Continue reading Who the Heck Writes Wikipedia Anyway?