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ISTE : Buyers Guide: E-Book Readers
 Reviews and comparison of 7 e-book readers


TVO talks about the value of teacher-librarians

This a very good episode of TVO-Parents in support of school libraries!
Do School Libraries Need to Have Books? (Video 28 mins.)


Lesson plan for teaching about Wikipedia

Here's a good way to address the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia as a research source
Taming the Wild Wiki: Level: Grades 7 to 9
Duration: 2 hours (excluding assessment and evaluation tasks)
Students are introduced to Wikipedia, the user-edited online encyclopedia, and given an overview of its strengths and weaknesses as a research source. They are taught how to evaluate the reliability of a Wikipedia article and then attempt to improve an existing article.  [This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.]

Animal Activity extension

========== has an "Animal Activity" book that might be a fun extension to do. Here's the URL for the PDF: