Update 11 December 2014 - Reading through Summer
Here we are in the penultimate week of the 2014 school year. Now is the time for us to focus on ways of reducing the summer reading drop off! We have started a Crowded Sourced Doc - Reading through summer to gather together ideas to support, inspire and encourage our learners to read through summer, and this week’s update shares a selection of links to previous posts and articles.
Reading through summer links:
Reading through summer - crowd sourced doc
27 results in total to be found on the National Library Site - check them out and see what you can try with your learners and families
This week posts on the mailing list have been on:
- Connected 2014 titles which are arriving in schools now.
Connected 2014 The focus of the Connected 2014 series is on the Nature of Science strand and the science capability: Use evidence to support ideas.
Children’s authors around New Zealand:
The purpose of this resource is to find out from professional authors what their tips are for writing and growing writers. These tips could be helpful for planning your new year. This week we are showcasing Juliette MacIver, who writes picture books and early readers for young children that are full of frolic and delight.
From the VLN:
- LIVE Webinar: e-Learning tools in Literacy - writing using digital tools - catch-up on the webinar and notes.
- Chromebook vs Ipads is an interesting conversation
- Recommended iPad Books is a collaborative crowd sourced doc. What can you add to this list?
Anne’s Literacy Links and Look ups…
- Reading Doctor: prescription #11 New Zealand Book Council resident Reading Doctor Kate De Goldi recommends a rich and broad range of YA books for eager 12-year-olds who want to keep expanding their book selections, minus the really scary reads. And if the children in your life have a reading ailment, ask the Reading Doctor now: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators How do you look for educational videos for your classroom?
- Google to revamp its products with 12-and-younger focus With Google processing 40,000 search queries a second — or 1.2 trillion a year — it's a safe bet that many of those doing the Googling are kids. Little surprise then that beginning next year the tech giant plans to create specific versions of its most popular products for those 12 and younger. The most likely candidates are those that are already popular with a broad age group, such as search, YouTube and Chrome.
- This Will Revolutionize Education Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?
- Epic! for Educators Epic! is the first all-you-can-read eBook service for kids. Introducing "Epic! for Educators," an entirely free version of our award-winning eBook reading app for iOS devices.
Have a fabulous week!
Ngā mihi nui
Literacy Online Facilitator
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