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Archives for April, 2012

Book Club

The Stephens Library has commenced a Book Club for all Junior and Middle School Students to encourage participation in the National Year of Reading. Interested students, staff and parents are welcome to come along and participate every Thursday afternoon after school, between 3.15pm and 4pm. Boys are warmly encouraged to bring along their favourite books […]

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Using Primary Sources of Information

Encourage the Use of Primary Sources of Information Promoting the use of primary sources of information such as statistical data, diaries and letters,  is a useful strategy to develop critical thinking skills, engage students and foster academic integrity.   A  much more detailed explanation as to why we should be using these types of resources in […]

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Harry Potter and Pottermore

Pottermore is a unique interactive experience of Harry Potter’s world.   Designed to be explored at the same time as reading the books, the site provides exclusive background material into the books, enhancing the reader’s experience of the series.    Pottermore is a safe social networking site where users are able to make friends, post comments, […]

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Quixey – A search engine for Apps

The number of apps being created is staggering and can be sometimes overwhelming.  Quixey is a useful search engine that can help overcome this problem.  This tool enables the user to search for apps based on their function rather than by their name; a strategy Quixey has coined Functional Searching.  The search results provide a […]

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Charles Peattie’s Animal Alphabet App – A novel way of exploring letters

This app is a fun way for kinder and prep students to learn about the alphabet by taking a humourous and interactive look at the alphabet using animals.   I have used this with the prep classes and the boys loved it!    The following youtube clip provides a quick demonstration.  The app is available for approximately $3.00. Catherine

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Promoting Literature in Your Classroom

Philip and I are available to promote literature to the grade six classes that aren’t currently having library lessons and to the middle school boys (either in English or Pastoral Care time).   By enabling us to visit your class we can encourage a love of reading and expose students to a variety of genres that they may not […]

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