Sunday, May 21, 2006

Book Bites - A Blog to Watch

I just happened across Book Bites from Marita Thompson at Patrician Brothers College Library, Blacktown. Marita, who is pasionate about chidlren's literature is reviewing her latst reads at this site that she has set up for the students in her school.
The Wonders of Interactive Whiteboards
http://www.thejournal.com/articles/18500

Many schools in Australia are investing thousands of dollars into this new classroom technology. This article posits that no cutting-edge classroom is complete without one.
Staff at my school are enthusiastically embracing our Promethean boards.

ASLA XX
Hearts on Fire - Sharing the Passion

Learning, Literature and Literacies

Sydney Hilton 8th to 11th July 2007

For those with an interest in School Libraries and Teacher Librarianship watch the ASLA site for news of the 2007 Biennial Conference. Plan to spend your winter holidays in Sydney and combine them with a visit to the conference.

The first confirmed keynote speaker is Ross Todd from Rutgers University.
For conference information email Ruth Higginbottom
Food for the soul - a look at the work of Brian Wildsmith

From Joanna Carey at The Guardian http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1772512,00.html
Go back to basics, and put literacy teaching on the same page

The Australian article on the battle between phonics and whole language.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19112807-28737,00.html