Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Cat in the Hat turns 50 this month


The website has competitions for teachers (i presume only in the US) and activities for children.

The Publisher's Weekly site has an article "The Cat in the Hat Turns 50…With a Bang" detailing the history of the classic children's book.

Promethean ActivBoards

I just came across the Activboarding blog from a Graham Wegner, an ICT Coordinator in Adelaide. The blog should assist our staff as we work on integrating our boards into teaching and learning. The links to the use of Promethean boards in Australian schools is most useful.

Costa Book Awards


I've been holidaying in the sun so I missed the Costa Awards Announcement. The full list is available at
http://www.costabookawards.com/awards/category_winners.aspx

Of the Children's Award Winner Set in Stone by Linda Newbery the judges commented: " a novel of intrigue and deception. Newbery's landscape is a joy to walk into."

My "Books to read" list is growing exponentially!


New Blogger

It's a New Year and we have a New Blogger. I made the change and had terrible trouble trying to customise my blog from Internet Explorer. I fired off a bug message and then tried Mozilla. I had immediate success and have been playiing with the blog. I'll continue to fiddle until I get a look that fits.