Friday, September 16, 2005

Books for Boys

Over dinner last night a colleague reminded me of Newington College's visually appealing reading lists for boys in years 7-10. "The books that remain are here because people like you have said they are good, not because teachers think they are good for you." Take a look at http://www.newingtoncollege.nsw.edu.au/widereading/index.html

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

New UK Report on Young People and the Internet

The nature and meaning of children's internet use and emerging patterns of attitudes and practices across diverse contexts and social groups in the UK are discussed in the report from The London School of Economics. The report is available at :
http://www.children-go-online.net/
National Simultaneous Storytime

Wombat Stew was a great hit for National Simultaneous Storytime. At our school 1,000 people gathered for a reading of the story by the Principal and students from Kinder to Year 12. Parkes Christian School also joined the fun. See the newspaper report.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Misrule Blog

One of my favourite blogs is Misrule, http://www.misrule.com.au/serendipity/. The blogger, Australian Judith Ridge, says "Mostly, it concerns itself with news about children's literature." It is a good place to catch up on news with an Australian flavour.