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BCTLA "The ABCs of Teacher-Librarianship" Webinar Series

The BC Teacher-Librarians' Association
Winter-to-Spring Webinar Series: "The ABC's of Teacher-Librarianship"
4 sessions: January 14, February 4, March 4 and April 8
4:00-5:00 PM (PST)  Cost - $20.00 per person
Join us for this exciting online series covering the "ABC's" of teacher-librarianship!
Learn the latest in Advocacy ("A") with Ken Haycock, eBooks ("B") with Christina de Castell, collaboration and apps ("C") with Richard Byrne, and databases ("D") with Gordon Powell.  All four sessions will be available live for a cost of $20.00 per person.
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My Teacher Librarian Gave To Me... ideas and apps

"On the First Day of Christmas..."
Follow this newsletter as each day the writer adds a new app or Web 2.0 tool to use in your library program with your kids.


Infographic - get kids to love reading

Want your children to read great books?
(You will need to signup to access all the features, but the infographic is freely available.)
From the UK based book site:
"Reading is fundamental to the development of children and countless research shows the links between good reading skills from an early age and future success in life. Lovereading4kids was created to be a recommendation site for Children's Book from toddlers to teens."


▶ Eric Sheninger: Leadership 2.0 - YouTube

Essential elements necessary for the transformation of school cultures
"Eric Sheninger is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. He is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, flexible, and prepare all learners to succeed in the 21st Century. As an educational administrator he firmly believes that effective communication, listening, support, shared decision making, and the integration of technology are essential elements necessary for the transformation of school cultures. Eric has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communications with stakeholders, and help educators grow professionally. Eric is a NASSP Digital Principal Award winner (2012)."


The British Library makes image bank available

A million first steps
From the BL blog:
"We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft ....The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of."



C'est Parti Mon Tipi |

Emission de télé ado-autochtone
A show in French on APTN for and about aboriginal youth and their communities.

"C'est une émission de télé qui en est à sa troisième année sur APTN et qui est animée par Charles Bender, un Huron-Wendat de Wendake. Mais encore plus qu'une émission de télé, c'est surtout une gang d'ados autochtones qui reçoivent une vedette qu'ils aiment dans leur communauté et qui trippent avec elle en faisant des sketches absurdes et des activités loufoques. En somme, c'est du fun, des niaiseries, des fous rires et des moments inoubliables passés avec une vedette."


Now You See It: Why the Future of Learning Demands a Paradigm Shift

Ways we can transform Higher Ed to prepare students for their future
The 3rd International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education," June 21-23, 2012, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

"Most of the forms, rules, means of measuring productivity, and tests for intelligence and achievement were designed for the last information age and the industrial era's new technology of steam-powered printing and machine-made ink and paper. We are currently doing a good job training students for the 20th century. What institutional changes do we need to make to education to help students thrive in this age?"

Cathy Davidson proposes ways to transform higher education to prepare students for their future (not for our past).


How do I cite a tweet?

Credit for a tweeter
We want students to cite their sources. And more often than not, the source is not a typical print document (ie. book, magazine or newspaper.) What if it's a tweet? That's okay - the MLA official website has you covered.