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David Crystal - Evolving English - Podcast

British Library Podcast Series

"Evolving English" shows very clearly that there is no single story of the English language. David Crystal explores aspects of its evolution.

Introduced by Roger Walshe (Recorded in the Conference Centre on 29 November 2010) 1 hr 35 mins 34 secs, 34.28 MB



Teen Reads for Sept - Booklist Online webinars

What's new in YA for September?

Fall YA Preview (August 14, 2012) Get a sneak peek at the hottest new YA releases from Disney Book Group, Harlequin Teen, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, and Tor Books. Moderated by Annie Kelley, Booklist's Books for Youth associate editor.  

For other Booklist Webinars, see link below


100 Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers

Youtube has a channel for you!

Lucas Van de paer, a Teacher in K12 Multimedia and Design has put together a list of 100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers. Browse this list to find a comprehensive collection of clips on a wide number of topics. (Many are geared for High school, but you will also find some Intermediate material here: Bill Nye, Nat Geo, Art channels, etc) Some channels begin with a short ad for each clip.


For new teachers (and teachers new to the middle grades)

Webinar for New Teachers (MiddleWeb News)

Follow this URL to find the MiddleWeb webinar archive link (from 7/30/12) –  via the Blackboard/Elluminate Live platform. You will also find handouts, webinar slides, links to webclips and more!

In particular, check out Rick Wormeli's

And New Teacher 911


Library Humor: Skill Sets for Teacher Librarians

What your staff and students think you should be able to do
Hard to know whether to laugh or cry:

"Must be familiar with every book ever written, those currently being written, and anything that might be written in the future - including a firm publication date for the latter two."  

"Must be able to identify the location of any lost or stolen, or otherwise missing, book - then be able to make it materialise on demand."

but wait, there's more!! ...


QR Codes - Learning And Leading

QR Codes 101

If you're not sure what a QR code is, here's a primer and some inspiring ideas to get you started. (An article from the digital version of Learning and Leading Magazine.)


Unlock the challenges that struggling readers face - EL mag

Inspiring a Nonreader by Kathryn Karschney

Two teachers work together to unlock the challenges that one struggling reader faces by using 2 powerful principles:

Principle 1: Students need to read a lot about things that matter to them.
Principle 2: Students need to learn how to navigate difficult text.


Read: The Motion Picture

The Power of Imagination and reading

An video created by Wake County Public Libraries to promote reading and celebrate the power of imagination.