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
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!