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Recipes for fun

Following up on last week’s post on sensory play, this week features recipes for sensory play materials you can make at home. There are lots of different recipes available. And lots of reasons to make your own. Here are a few for you to try: Kool-aid playdough Kool-aid clay recipe Homemade bubble solutions Cornstarch ooze… Read more

New book: Social change anytime everywhere

New in the library! Social change anytime everywhere: how to implement online multichannel strategies to spark advocacy, raise money and engage your community. Allyson Kapin & Amy Sample Ward. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013. Written for nonprofits, this guide has an action-oriented approach to using social media and technology to enhance community impact. It presents an… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, connecting you with resources that link literacy, business, industry, and the workplace. Today’s resource is a book that looks at motivation – something that applies to all kinds of learning and all kinds of workplaces. Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us. Daniel H. Pink. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009…. Read more

Tech Tuesday: Using technology with classroom instruction that works

It’s Tech Tuesday, highlighting resources on literacy, technology, and the digital world. Today’s resource is a new book in the library. Using technology with classroom instruction that works. 2nd ed. Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, Matt Kuhn. Alexandria, VA : ASCD, 2012. Organized around nine categories of effective instructional strategies, this book outlines the most… Read more

Sensory play

Sensory play is a natural and rich way for children to learn. Providing materials and environments that give children the opportunity to explore the world with their senses encourages the development of a variety of skills including language, observation, problem solving, decision making , confidence, motor control, confidence, cooperation and collaboration, and creativity. Read: Treasure… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: Essential skills: worth the investment

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, connecting you with resources that link literacy, business, industry, and the workplace. Today’s resource is Essential Skills: worth the investment. In this 8 minute video from HRSDC Canada, six employers talk about why they have invested in essential skills training for their employees.

Tech Tuesday: The classroom teacher’s technology survival guide

It’s Tech Tuesday, highlighting resources on literacy, technology, and the digital world. Today’s resource is a new book in the library. The classroom teacher’s technology survival guide. Doug Johnson. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2012. Starting with thinking about the ‘big picture’ of technology use in schools and some basic questions and answers about computers, software, and… Read more

Child safety

When we think of what we do to support children’s development, what often comes to mind are the activities that support the development of a healthy body and a healthy mind. The underlying assumption is that all these activities occur in a safe environment. The following resources for parents and child care professionals present tips… Read more

Workplace Wednesday – Workplace safety

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, connecting you with resources that link literacy, business, industry, and the workplace. Workplace safety encompasses a large number of topics due to the variety of environments where people work. Here are a few resources for learning about workplace safety. Read: Common ground: English in the workplace. Douglas Parsons and Paul Holmes…. Read more

Tech Tuesday – Online safety

It’s Tech Tuesday, highlighting resources on literacy, technology, and the digital world. Since NAOSH has our attention turned to safety this week, today we’ll feature a few resources on cybersecurity. Cyber security – This section of the MediaSmarts website outlines different cybersecurity risks, with tips and strategies for managing them. Includes a look at special… Read more