Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Just stumbled upon this gem - Author Podcasts


Video and audio podcasts with children's book authors and illustrators are available from the Reading Rockets website. The podcast page is at: http://www.readingrockets.org/podcasts/authors
I am downloading Katherine Paterson and Jon Scieszka right now with the Juice podcast receiver.

Standards of Professional Excellence for Teacher Librarians

I conducted another workshop on the ALIA/ASLA Standards in Western Sydney this afternoon. The 30 plus participants from DET schools in the Penrith, Mount Druitt and Blue Mountains areas worked enthusiastically to record ways in which they could demonstrate their achievement of the standards.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Seven Commandments for teacher Librarians

From the ISLMA Conference
http://islmaconference.blogspot.com/2006/11/seven-commandments-for-teacher.html

SearchMash

I notice that Google has a new test search engine SearchMash http://www.searchmash.com/. It was very slow when I tried it.

ASLA XX -Adelaide October 2007


I'm heading for Adelaide in October for the ASLA Conference. ASLA, the peak body for Teacher Librarians is holding their biennial confernece in the City of Churches. for further information go to http://www.asla.org.au/pd/conference/

Writers' Workshops


We were lucky to have author John Larkin conduct workshops for our Years 7-10 students over three days last week. John was an excellent facilitator. Our students enjoyed the workshops and the English staff were impressed. I can highly recommend John as a Writer in Residence.