Fostering Literacies

Links with Libraries in Mind

Here are a few goodies I came across in the past few weeks as I was trolling through the ever helpful Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website. They all have to do with libraries. · 6 Great Search Engines Designed specifically for Kids: https://goo.gl/lDilGy · Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps [...]

A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry | Nerdy Book Club

Sarah FitzHenry put a whole new spin on the age old format of the book club! She used the book as more than a discussion starter, and made it come alive. She looked at all the ways in which we learn. She relied on collaboration, was able to play to [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We Do Indeed Need Diverse Books: Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day all year long!

There has been a concerted effort in the past few years to encourage and support the writing and acquisition of diverse books due, in no small part, to the activism of We Need Diverse Books. I put together a few resources that you might find interesting. · www.weneeddiversebooks.org their website [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books, teens|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Livre-toi Concours: concours booktube

The following is all about a great opportunity for students to share Québécois and Franco-Canadian books that they love and to win prizes to boot!   Qui dit mieux? Allier technologie, médias sociaux et la joie de partager les livres québcois et franco-canadiens que vous aimez! Vous deviendrez ainsi booktubeur. [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Secondary Picture Books for Response

This list of picture books for high school students comes from the DEEN Language Network (2015-2016).  Consider adding them to your library collection. secondary-picture-book-list_sep-8-2015   Chelsea Baker Central Quebec School Board

National School Library Day 2016 In The News

This past Monday was National School Library day in Canada, a day to celebrate the hub of literacy in any school. Whether it's encouraging boys to dive into reading, helping students find answers to their questions or enjoying the creative mind at work, school libraries are necessary...and awesome. Check out the following [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, School Libraries|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course! And the two will come together this October. (www.starwars.com) http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-reads-2016 Check out the link to find more information on Star Wars Reads Day next month. You'll also find videos, games, apps and communities.  All Star Wars related of course!

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Books, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|Tags: , |0 Comments