I am thrilled to announce that the Cabra Senior Library Blog has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2013 Edublog Awards. This is the second year running that we have made the shortlist, check out all the nominated finalists in each category here. To vote for us (please do) or to vote for any other blogs in the other categories just click on the badge above or visit the link here. Thanks to all the many people who visited our blog again over the year and made comments or suggestions or just said hello. We are increasing our followers too as well as smashing last year’s visitor stats once again. We are constantly expanding and improving this site and we will continue to use it as a central repository of the best educational technology and reading resources on the internet in 2014.
Nominations for the 2013 Edublogs Educational Blogging Awards have now opened. You have till Sunday 1 December to nominate your favourite educational blogs in any or all of the following categories.
So go nominate your favorite blogs, twitterers, community sites, videos, podcasts and more… for 2013:
Richard will visit Cabra College on Thursday 14th November. Signed copies of his books will be available for purchase at a mere $15. Please see Mr Bull in the Senior Library or Miss SB in the Middle School Library for details.
My take on visually presenting Kurt Vonnegut's theories about archetypal stories, designed after researching the subject.
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Was excited by this Infographic illustrating the American author Kurt Vonnegut's theory on the Shapes of Stories.
"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured."
OK folks. This sounds like a challenge. Is anybody up for it? I will offer $50 book vouchers for anyone who reaches the goal, that's 50 000 words remember. I'll also offer 3 prizes for the best effort, best individual chapter and best novel idea.
This week’s Website of the Week is Biblioklept. The word literally means “Book Thief” and it is a blog dedicated to discovering and sharing great things from books, art, film and culture generally. The site has been going since 2006 and is run by Edwin Turner.
Library at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
CIS Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and just in time to help us celebrate International School Library Month. The ISLM Theme for 2013 is
School Libraries: Doorways to Life
This is a great opportunity to think about what makes your school library great. Please leave us a comment or suggestion about our libraries. The three most interesting will receive a prize. We hope you all had a relaxing break and got a lot of reading done. Don’t forget to return or renew any books that are now overdue.
It seems inevitable that if you write books as well as Tim Winton, sooner or later someone will make a movie of it. Thankfully, the film adaptations tend to be pretty good overall. Directors are wise not to stray too far from the deft plotting and lyrical sophistication of our acclaimed writer’s stories. In the Winter Dark,That Eye, The Sky and now The Turning have all been translated for the screen. Whilst The former two are quite faithful representations of Winton’s originals, The Turning stands out as a unique and ambitious cinematic experiment.