Cabra Library Blog Finalist in Edublog Awards Four Years Running!


I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Cabra Senior Library Blog has once again been shortlisted as a finalist in the this year’s Edublog Awards. This is the fourth 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.

Huge thanks goes out to all the students, teachers and everyone else who visited our blog again over the year and made comments or suggestions or just said hello. 2015 was our busiest year ever with over 12400 page hits, up almost 50% on last year!

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.

Vote for us now! Just visit the link to the left, find Cabra Senior Library Blog in the list and click to record your vote. You only have till December 15th. You know you want to.

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Cabra Senior Library Blog Finalist in Edublog Awards For Third Year Running!


Edublog Awards 2014 FinalistOh Boy! It gives me immense pleasure to announce that the Cabra Senior Library Blog has once again been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Edublog Awards. This is the third 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. A massive thanks goes out to all the students, teachers and everyone else who visited our blog again over the year and made comments or suggestions or just said hello. We continue to  increase our followers too as well as maintaining our 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.

Vote for us now! Just visit the link to the left, find Cabra Senior Library Blog in the list and click on the thumbs up button. You will need to sign in or sign up to vote. You only have till December 15th. You know you want to.

October is International School Library Month


ISLM 2013Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and just in time to help us celebrate International School Library Month. The ISLM Theme for 2014 is Your School Library: Mind-Map Central.

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.

 

 

 

Read what you like, like what you read.

 

 

 

Year 9s Begin Shakespeare Research


Today Year 9 Navy began a research assignment on Shakespeare. The  online resources below were of use. Check out the Shakespeare Strange Facts Padlet Page here.

SHakes Padlet

 

Oxford Shakespeare from Bartleby. Keyword searchable archive of all the bards plays and poems. Priceless.

 Absolute Shakespeare.Essential resource for William Shakespeare’s work in all its forms.

 Links to 12 Animated versions of Shakespeare’s Plays.

Elizabethan Era Links Vast range of information and links on Elizabethan Era and Elizabethan Life.

Visit our Shakespeare page here for even more resources.


Cabra Senior Library Blog Shortlisted in Edublog Awards For Second Year Running


Best Library/Librarian Blog vote now!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.

Vote for us now!  You only have till December 20th. You know you want to.

October is International School Library Month


Library at the De La Salle College of Saint Be...

Library at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CIS Library

CIS Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ISLM 2013Welcome 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.

 

Read what you like, like what you read.

 

 

 

Website of the Week: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)


English: ABS House which is the headquarters f...

English: ABS House which is the headquarters for the Australian Bureau of Statistics located at Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Australian Bureau of StatisticsThis week’s Website of the Week is the Australian Bureau of Statistics.With over 1 million webpages constantly updated, this is Australia’s largest internet site. Apart from featuring amazing amounts of demographic information relating to Australia, this site has some pretty nifty little gadgets that allow us to drag Census information from their databases and display it in interesting visual ways. Check it out.

Spotlight on CensusUse this cool animation tool to find out loads of information about yourself from the latest Census data.

Use real statistical information to run your own town in this exciting simulation, ‘Run That Town’.

pop clockAustralian Population Clock. Click to find out what the future holds for our population and how births, deaths and immigration will affect the population into the future.

Census at School  Census At School offers the most comprehensive selection of statistical information on Australian students.

 

Website of the Week: Litreactor.com and Ten Top Twisted Fairy Tales


lit reactorThis week’s Website of the Week is Litreactor.com. Like their tagline suggests this site is all about using the power of the internet to learn about books, reading and writing. Check out their latest post about the influence of traditional fairy tales on modern literature and film. Click here for their Top Ten Twisted Fairy Tales.

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Website of the Week: Mental Floss: 62 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries


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The library in Lima’s San Francisco Monastery

This week’s Website of the Week is Mental Floss. This site is a very interesting collection of curious facts and amazing information similar in some ways to Brainpickings, the “digest of interestingness”. I first stumbled upon this site when reading an article about 62 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries. If you are a lover of books and especially libraries you must check this list out. Some of the most amazing, beautiful and interesting spaces to hold books are listed in no particular order.

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José Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City