Update 15 December 2014 - The year in Review
Well here we are in the closing days of 2015 and my last literacy update for the year. A HUGE thank you to everyone who has read updates and posts, contributed to discussions, shared resources, asked questions and added to the richness that is the Literacy Online Mailing List. This year we have passed 1,000 subscribers which is a wonderful achievement Thank you all. Remember if you wish to change your details, please do so to continue receiving updates and newsletters. You can unsubscribe your old email address and re-subscribe with your new email. The community mailing lists will remain open this week and throughout the holidays, however the facilitators are on leave from 19th December until the 19th of January and posts will be moderated on our return.
Updates this term have covered:
Literacy PLD - highlights from NZLA conference in Tauranga - Ewan Macintosh
Literacy PLD continued - more highlight from NZLA conference - Nadine Sorrensen’s workshop
Literacy apps - apps to support with literacy, particularly oral language
Building a PLN for literacy - with webinar link and notes
It’s not either/or, it’s both - The debate is not “will we use technology or not?” but rather “what is the focus of the learning we want to see happen?”
New Resources on Assessment Online - links to updates and new resources
Guest Blog post by Tom O’Halloran - reading to and with a class
Guest Blog post by Bridget Compton-Moen - the power of the global read aloud
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 your planning in the new school year. This week we are showcasing Adele Broadbent, a self-confessed Bookaholic, she is a Children’s Author, a Children’s Bookseller during the week and a Children’s Librarian on her weekends.
Links to check out from 2014:
Crowd Sourced Documents to Check out:
Reading through summer - ideas to reduce the summer slide
Books to read in my holidays - a teacher list of books to read personally and professionally
Literacy Online Book recommendations - a collaborative list of recommendations shared to the list.
Anne’s Literacy Links and Look ups…
- 6 CHANGES TOWARD PERSONALIZED LEARNING by Pernille Ripp
- Have You Seen Yourself Teach Lately? Nine questions to guide you as you watch yourself teach could be a great way to start with your Teaching as Inquiry for 2015
- Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation - Full of great ideas for encouraging deep conversation
- Teaching Literary Analysis - Literary analysis is a vital stage in the development of students' critical thinking skills
- 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills - a wonderful introduction - great for literacy springboards
- 25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer - A great list to check out
Dates for 2015
14 February International Book Giving Day 2015
4 March Global Read Aloud
Thanks again for a wonderful year.
Have a well earned rest and enjoy the festive season.
Ngā mihi nui
Literacy Online Facilitator
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