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What perserverence and determination look like

If you ever wanted a clip to show  your students what determination to win and achieve looks like, then this might be the one to show them.  I am going to put this on my school blog because I know my boys will relate to it, but it would be great to show any kid I think.  This guy is just so cool, and I particularly love the reaction of his fellow riders at the end!

It is from @timoslomo on Twitter

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How I Live Now the movie

Over on Zac Harding’s blog I read the good news and I must (absolutely must) (and I don’t care how squeely sounding my high pitch voice becomes actually) but one of my total favourite, and a book I thrust into the hands of many unsuspecting boys who go on to love it, is going to be a movie.  Out here in 2014 How I Live Now is coming and it is going to be a big event for me.  I have been a huge fan of Meg Rosoff for a long time loving all her books, well if I was being truthful I would tell you that I didn’t love her most recent one, but I have loved all the rest.  Anyway enough of this unattractive ranting.  Here is the trailer.

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Digital Junkie – Information Overload

This really great video with it’s graphic way of showing a lot of information in an easy to process way is a new fave for me.  I’m just checking how many windows and tabs I have open right now!  7 email windows, 8 tabs, four programmes and I have a cell phone and a digital camera on my desk which I’ve used both of in the last hour,  not as bad as many but it is getting up there.

 

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Without libraries we’d be dumb!

Daniel Handler and Maria Kelman who have written the book Why we broke up, are seen in this video singing an ode to libraries.  Sing it loud and sing it proud!

When you’ve finished singing along go check out the Tumblr for Why We Broke Up.

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School Libraries and Diverse Student Needs

Dr Ross Todd discusses school libraries and diverse student needs.

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Non-Fiction Books – Are They Still Relevant in a High School Library?

Bev Novak recently posted this video Joe’s Non-Netbook illustrating students’ views on using books for research. Simple, clever, funny and enlightening.

Here’s how I see it.

Our youngest students, Year Levels 7 & 8, irregularly use our non-fiction collection. Older students occasionally utilise the books when their assignment stipulates a number of print-based resources. Why is it necessary to set this criteria? In New Zealand we are fortunate to have the EPIC Databases provided free to all schools by the Ministry of Education – 25 databases containing thousands of international and New Zealand newspapers, magazines and journals, biographies, reference material, images, audio and video on a wide range of topics. These databases quell any argument on quality of online information.

Digital resources allow students to expand images, define words, drag and drop, cut and paste, highlight and comment, to explore links to develop wider understanding, to watch videos or listen to sources that support the learning. Not surprising our students prefer digital resources to the inflexibility of print books.

It comes down to engagement doesn’t it – the learning happens from the engagement. In the 21st Century, the majority of our learners are choosing digital resources over print-based resources. As school librarians we need to reflect on the value and relevance of our non-fiction collections in response to our students’ learning needs.

Source: Bev Novak, BevsBookBlog

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The Google Research Tool in Google docs

I noticed this  yesterday when I was doing a quick document on Google Docs to record what had happened in a meeting, whoooah “what is that happening on my sidebar” I thought.  Turns out I had stumbled upon the newest feature in the Google Docs department.  The Google Research Tool.  They’ve been blogging about it over on the Bright Ideas blog too!  Here is how it works (thanks Bright Ideas, love your work).

This has lots of interesting implications for our students as it pushes keyword searches straight into their documents.  Clever stuff.  As many schools are using to Google as an entire school platform I think it needs lots of critical and information literacy to get students sifting as they create documents.

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If you still aren’t using Google Docs for documents which need more than one person to work on them (or even for all your wordprocessing) then you are missing out on one of the best tools on the internet.  So many ways they are useful, so many hours saved.  I now have most of my templates on there from the library timetable master to policy documents which get changed every year.

Watch the Video here to see the latest tricks.

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