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364 days till towel day

26 May

A reminder to fellow Hitchhikers http://www.towelday.org/ If you’re a hoopy frood, you know where yours is.
Somebody who can stay in control of virtually any situation is somebody who is said to know where his or her towel is. The logic behind this statement is presented in chapter 3 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy thus:
“ ….a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with. ”
Douglas Adams got the idea for this phrase when he went on holiday and found that his beach towel kept disappearing. On Towel Day, fans commemorate Douglas Adams by carrying towels with them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy
1. Recite some Vogon Poetry and stick out your thumb!
“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”
“What was that?”
“I don’t know, I wasn’t listening!”
2. Facebook is a major influence on girls – really? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/10121931.stm
3. Learning with ipod touch http://web.me.com/jenashby/iPodTouch_Project/Blog/Blog.html
4. Hans Mundahl – YouTube video and accompanying wikis for developing social media learning in schools.
http://slav.globalteacher.org.au/2010/05/25/social-media-reading-list-for-school-leaders/
5. Create an account, generated a pdf from a powerpoint, uploaded the pdf, and created a book from it – you can control how public it is Make your own ebooks on issuu Online book examples http://issuu.com/gvpedia.com/docs/best-of-australia-intro-vol-1 A surprising find?? http://issuu.com/diggers/docs/national_declaration_on_the_educational_goals_for_ War http://issuu.com/gliebrandt/docs/tom_s_book_on-line_format http://issuu.com/ukre8.thevsproject/docs/issue05
http://issuu.com/soundofdrowning/docs/loveiswar
http://issuu.com/roxannelawson/docs/justwarworkshop
http://issuu.com/daniel_poeira/docs/the_future_of_war
6. Clusty has become Yippy http://clusty.com/
7. Staffing of school libraries – role of school librarian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULqg9qsbg7o
8. Wikipedia evaluation lesson http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/lessons/elementary/internet/taming_wild_wiki.cfm
9. Standards for the 21st Century Learner (June 30, 2007): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards.cfm (full-size 8 page pamphlet version available online)
Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (June 23, 2009): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/guidelines.cfm
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action (December 30, 2008) http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standardsinaction.cfm
Learner for Life http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learning4life/index.cfm
10. Books in the age of iPad http://craigmod.com/journal/ipad_and_books/
11. Book trailer for Hollywood Librarians http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8kd4fC1bwo
12. Great reading wiki, includes book trailers http://bookleads.wikispaces.com/
13. Oil spill http://bentonhs.sjsd.libguides.com/oilspill Lesson http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6729107.html?nid=2413&source=title&rid=17458595
14. Ipod project http://web.me.com/jenashby/iPodTouch_Project/Blog/Blog.html
15. Australian Reading Reviews

Inside a Dog http://www.insideadog.com.au/books/book_reviews.php
State Library of Victoria – Read Alert
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/services/education/youthlit/readalert/index.php
Boys Blokes Books & Bytes http://boysblokesbooks.edublogs.org
GGS Book Review Blog http://girton.edublogs.org
Crash Solo – one minute reviews http://crashsolo.blip.tv
Magpies, The Literature Base and The Source http://www.magpies.net.au/
Aussie Reviews (including non-print resources) http://www.aussiereviews.com/
AustLit http://www.austlit.edu.au/
Young Australian Readers Award (reviews written by students)
http://goldcreek.act.edu.au/yara/
Readplus http://readplus.com.au/index.php
Viewpoint http://extranet.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/LLAE/viewpoint/
Scan http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/scan/index.htm
Resource Reviews http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/resourcereviews/
Fiction Focus http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/curriculum/publications/Fictio
nFocus/index.htm

Classroom Resources Reviews http://education.qld.gov.au/library/resource/eval/index.html
Kerry Neary’s Blog www.kerryneary.blogspot.com
The Resource Bank Help page http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/netopac/index.htm
CMIS Evaluation http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/
Splatt reviews http://www.abc.net.au/splatt/review/
Classroom Resource Reviews http://education.qld.gov.au/library/resource/currtopics/ then go to Quick links menu and click CRR
CBCA Reading Time journal (subscription) http://cbca.org.au/readtime.htm
Persnickety Snark http://persnicketysnark.blogspot.com/

International Book Reviews

Children’s Book Review Index (journal issued three times a year)
Gale Research Company, Book Tower, Detroit, Mich. 48226
Publishers Weekly http://www.publishersweekly.com/
School Library Journal http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/index.asp
Booklist http://www.booklistonline.com/
Fantastic Fiction http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/
A Book and a Hug http://www.abookandahug.com/
Children’s Literature Network http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/
Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/

 
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