About Meg Sinclair

I am a school board librarian with the Lester B. Pearson School Board.

More on Google’s “Featured Snippets”

By |2017-11-28T11:24:13-05:00November 21st, 2017|Blog Posts|

A clear explanation of why search strategies are important to teach in our libraries and classrooms.  Critical thinking while using Google needs to be taught.  This report has tracked recent changes in Google results, and exposes bias and inaccuracies caused by reliance on search algorithms. It includes good examples of search queries and results to

Digital Storytelling Project for High School Students

By |2017-02-23T11:21:39-05:00September 6th, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|

https://theuniverseismadeoftinystoriesblog.wordpress.com/   This might be something to share with your high school librarians so that they can share it with their English teachers.  It began with European teachers of English, but they are looking for North American high school students to participate to make it more global. Quotes from the website: When "The project will

French lessons: Why a Montreal library could be the model for Ottawa’s new central branch

By |2017-02-23T11:26:14-05:00February 16th, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts|

Check out an interesting article in the Ottawa Citizen about a new vision for Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Library.  Their model for discussion is the Grande Bibliothèque! French lessons: Why a Montreal library could be the model for Ottawa's new central branch -Meg Sinclair

Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success

By |2017-02-23T11:27:00-05:00November 3rd, 2015|Articles, Blog Posts, School Libraries|

This site is worth keeping an eye on if you are looking for recent research on school libraries: Washington State School Library Impact Study: the full report Curated by Lyn Hay See the new study summarized by Carolyn Sun, in School Library Journal, May 26, 2015 “School library programs are positive predictors of student success that

I am Malala

By |2017-02-23T11:30:00-05:00October 9th, 2013|Blog Posts, Books|

This morning's interview with Malala by Anna-Maria Tremonte on The Current can be heard at http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/10/09/i-am-malala-the-girl-who-stood-up-for-education-and-was-shot-by-the-taliban/  

On a + note

By |2017-02-23T11:31:38-05:00February 18th, 2013|Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates|

http://kittysonapositivenote.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/what-makes-a-great-library-worker-53-2013/ I recommend this public library blog.  The head librarian of Guelph Public Library shares a weekly theme which often applies to libraries in general.  This example called, "What-makes-a-great-library-worker?" is a good example of thoughtful, positive ideas from her blog. Meg Sinclair, Librarian Lester B. Pearson School Board

Harnessing Social Media

By |2017-02-23T11:31:28-05:00November 7th, 2012|Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates|

Matthew Albert, Educational Consultant, with the Lester B. Pearson School Board has recently made available a guide to what social media is, what the tools are, and how it can be used in education.  He has built an excellent website which is available at: http://storify.com/edtechsarecool/harnessing-social-media Major features are:  Establishing a social media identity; Blogging and Publishing

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