Lots of Widgetry to Talk About

As you know, I have been trying to create a literacy resources slideshow for M-O-N-T-H-S now. The plug-in I had wreaked havoc, so we went back to the drawing board. Thanks to the Idealist.org partnership with Mozilla we have … ta da! … a really cool sidebar. Idealist.org, which tries to connect volunteers and nonprofits, partnered with Mozilla Help Week, where information technology gurus would volunteer to donate their time to help organizations like mine who needed web, data management, IT support … but don’t have the budgets to fund such things. We have had several folks contact us, so there may be other projects coming. I am SO happy about it. We have a nice collection of literacy organizations … Read more

Children’s Literacy and ReadingNews Roundup – 28 September

Welcome to the first third edition of our reformatted weekly children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog.  Jen and I collected plenty of content for you about literacy and reading-related events; raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; and grants, sponsorships and donations. Updated to correct the edition. Proof that writing at 9:30 PM may not be good for your health.! Events This past weekend, those lucky enough to live in/around Washington, DC – and to have extra sturdy umbrellas – got to enjoy the National Book Festival. Sara Lewis Holmes has a great photo/tweet album from her day at the Festival on … Read more