2014 Children's Shortlisted Books
Granny Grommet's Video of Actual Grannies
Mrs Mac's 2014 Shortlisted Books Includes Video links and teacher notes links
My Favourites this year are:-
eLIBRARY & eREFERENCE
The DEWEY Decimal Classification System - DDC
Lord of the Librarians - Parody on returning books to the Library - Look at: Purpose Audience Context, Point of View, Camera and Editing.
Confusing Library - Two Ronnies - Why is it funny? What makes you laugh? How do library systems really work? How do you look up a book in the library?
Google Maps - Get directions, see the satellite and traffic views look at the images, and print out the maps. Fabulous
Wikipedia - The free open source encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Also under th Wiki banner is a dictionary in a multitude of languages - Wiktionary, Open content textbooks Wikibooks, Open Learning Community Wikiversity, a collection of Quotes
Google Earth Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
This is amazing – just type in your street address and watch the magic.
This amazing website seems to cover everything, and it has been around for years. The site is huge and it has kept uptodate with everything. It still looks fresh and wonderful. There's not much you won't find here, so include this in any topic search you do.
Take a look at The Stuff to Blow your Kids Mind Video Series. The auto section has always been great and now includes video on car maintenance, future cars, auto basics, and details of how engines work. Take some time and explore or just type in your questions and be amazed.
View either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe. Here is my favourite page on this site Night and Day Around the World
How many people are there in the world? World population has reached 7 billion on October 31, 2011. World population live counter with data sheets, graphs, and details of population growths since year 1. Also take a look at all the other counters at worldodometers see the world energy use, the amazing speed of the counter for the number of cigarettes smoked today and the sale of illicit drugs.
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Sue DeGennaro shows how she develops her artwork, including keeping a book of ideas. Sue also discusses how authors and illustrators work together.
This video is part of the Look! exhibition, which features original artwork, sketches and drawings by more than 40 Australian illustrators.
Mrs B's Interactive Library Great resources which are interactive - great for EWB
Time saving tools, templates and ideas that I have written, trialled and tested, that work. Send in your best templates and ideas for teaching and I'll put them here to share.
So the question is - "How do you use all the information on the web to develop meaningful lessons?"
The answer is
Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars