Today Year 9 English students had the opportunity to play casting director in their own adaptation of a short story.
After choosing a short story of 10 pages or less from the Library collection students had to read their story, paying close attention to the setting and the characterization of the main and secondary protagonists. After completing a short setting and character worksheet, students cast real-life actor’s in the principal roles of their imaginary film adaptation.
Take a look at the list of new Manga, comics and Graphic Novels added to the Cabra Library Collections so far this Year. That’s over 250 items so far this year. New Graphic Fiction 2015 As well as the usual suspects we have been developing an interest in both illustrated novels and original graphic novels for older readers. For more info on Manga, comics and graphic novels check these links.
Take a look at the long list of new acquisitions added to the Cabra Library Collections since the start of May this year. That’s almost 1000 items including almost 150 new DVDs for Loan. To view all the latest DVDs click below:
Checkout the latest addition to our growing film resources page, Japanese Cinema. Here you’ll find tonnes of info and resources related to Japanese filmmaking, cinema, and Anime. From traditional Kabuki adaptations to the latest Japanese animated films.
New updates to:
Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre
There are more than 150 topics in your Australia / New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre subscription, helping you to critically analyse multiple sides of a current / controversial issue, and develop persuasive essay writing skills.
This quarterly update includes the following new topics:
Australian Jihadists in Iraq
Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginals
Corporate Tax Rate
Education & Aboriginals
Effect of Mobile Devices on Personal Relationships
FIFO Workers in the Mining Industry
Journalist Peter Greste Jailed in Egypt
Nuclear Cooperation between Australia & India
All topics contain four essays written by subject experts from Australia or New Zealand, with a balance of materials from all viewpoints, overviews, arguments, and opposing ideas.
~ The One-Stop-Shop for Digital Magazines Allows students, staff and parents
to Browse the Latest Issues of the Most Sought After Magazines ~
The whole of the Cabra College community can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster™from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.
Cabra Libraries have both Flipster and Hardcopy magazines so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to iPads, phones or any mobile or desktop device via a native app for offline reading anytime anywhere. Current Flipster titles are below. We will be adding more as the year progresses. All suggestions for additional titles gratefully received.
Flipster offers an easy, browseable reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.
“Contemporary School Libraries should be all about choice. A wide selection of resources, and a choice of the best way to access these for each user. Flipster provides Cabra Libraries with a digital access point for both general interest and curriculum magazines. Coupled with our vast EBSCO eBook and Gale Virtual Reference Library Collections Flipster allows users a digital reading experience for both research and pleasure.”
To access Flipster and all these digital collections use the usual Cabra Login details. For a reminder of these contact Libraries Coordinator Mr Bull.
This week’s Website of the Week is Vintage Ad Browser.com. Vintage Ad Browser is an indexed website devoted to advertising images stretching from the mid 1850s to the present day. Vintage Ad Browser was created in 2009/2010 and released in 2010, by Philipp Lenssen from Germany, currently living in China. This site aims to collect vintage ads from a variety of sources, including comic books, CD-Roms, websites, APIs, your submissions, book, magazine & comic book scans, and more. At the moment, this site contains 123,311 ads. Vintage Ad Browser has a sister site called Cover Browser, started in 2006 – please have a look. This site is an amazingly useful tool for English, Media Studies, Art and HASS amongst other subjects. It allows you to compare the depiction and marketing of a product over time and between countries. Fantastic for tracking society’s changing relationship with a particular commodity such as alcohol or tobacco. Check out more of Philipp Lenssen’s web projects here.
This week’s Website of the Week is CharityNavigator.org. Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become one of the world’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In their quest to help donors, their team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. They’ve used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 charities.
So if you want to donate to a worthy cause but you’re not sure which charity is for you, use this site to get the cold hard facts about just where your money will go.