Friday Blurbs

Yeah, it’s Friday! I’m late getting to the office this morning (that durned grocery shopping!), so I haven’t yet visited the Cybils website to see how the nominations are shaping up. Frankly, I spent too much time over there yesterday, so I need to spend a little more attention on MY work today. What? You haven’t visited the Cybils website yet? Oh, boy, you are missing out. Do you like to shop? Do you like books? Well, then get right over there. It’s like browsing g a bookstore and running into friends and neighbors who are recommending books! Does it get any better than that? But just to show you I am actually doing other stuff, I’ve got a few … Read more

links for 2009-10-02

Mashable Readers: Help Kids Get into Social Media! Mashable Readers: Help Kids Get into Social Media! Moms Inspire Learning: Moms Inspire Learning: Global Awareness, Part 3 (tags: internet-safety creative-literacy) The Book Chook: Useful Sites for Parents and Teachers (tags: creative-literacy) Hybrid Books From Publishers Like Simon and Schuster Add Video and Web Features to Reading – NYTimes.com VOOKS: Hybrid Books NYTimes.com Librarian by Day » Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow @LibrarianbyDay has GREAT slideshow that brings home why #literacy is crucial in 21stC 2009 – Literacy And Reading News – Google Docs @LibrarianbyDay really brings home why #literacy is critical in 21Cent (tags: 21st-century-literacies literacy adult-literacy technology-literacy)

links for 2009-10-01

The Chicken Shed: A serious case of "Excerptitis": please define and analyse, using full sentences. Marks will be deducted for incorrect spelling and grammar. (tags: literacy-research) Hospital joins literacy effort – Opelousas Daily World | Literacy News To help boys, school creates the poster men for reading | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/27/2009 (tags: boys-and-books classroom-literacy school-libraries reading-ideas) Children and animals have undying bond in books (tags: picture-books reading-ideas)