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Free Photos Online

When you want to use a picture but don’t have one of your own that’s quite right, where can you find images to download and use that are in the public domain or have a Creative Commons licence? In addition to Pixabay and Unsplash , you can try Reshot. Thanks to Richard Byrne of Free… Read more

Anne Cooper

Chair Anne Cooper has more than 30 years of experience in district office, with 20 of those as a Superintendent of Schools in BC. She holds a B.Ed. from the University of Calgary, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon. Anne received the BC School Superintendents Association Distinguished Service Award… Read more

Leslie Lendell

Director Since 2012, Leslie has led a unique role at BC Cancer Foundation as Director Corporate Governance. Prior to that, educational advancement was the focus of her career at the UBC Alumni Association for more than 10 years, the last two leading the not for profit as Executive Director. She was responsible for managing and… Read more

Easy to Read Novels from Ireland

Did you know that the Decoda Library has short novels by Irish authors? There’s still time to borrow one to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this coming Saturday. You can see the full list by searching “open door” in the library catalogue. Email to request a title. And, because green is the colour for St…. Read more

Spring Break Reading

Spring Break is a great opportunity to indulge in a little extra reading for fun, whether it’s reading aloud, silently reading together, or reading solo. With the focus on reading for enjoyment, being able to choose what to read is important. But, with so many books available, how do you choose? Here are some recommended… Read more

Biographies of Famous Women

International Women’s Day is a good time to remember some of the wonderful biographies from Grass Roots Press, outlining the accomplishments of individual women. Here’s a collage of some of them: These illustrated, easy to read biographies (and more) are available from the Decoda Literacy Library. Email to ask about borrowing them.

International Women’s Day 2018

Today is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives“. Every year the focus is on women’s rights, equality and justice. This year attention is also being drawn to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population… Read more

Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month. The focus is on helping Canadians learn to recognize, reject and report fraud. Competition Bureau Canada has created a series of videos featuring some of the most common types of scams. Here’s an example: See the rest of the anti-fraud videos here. Are you aware of some common scams? Take… Read more

Song Maker

Last week Google launched Song Maker, a browser-based tool for creating simple tunes. There are options for creating melodies and rhythms. Here’s a quick introduction: Song Maker is part of a set of tools called Chrome Music Lab, designed to make learning music fun and accessible with hands-on experiments.  

Agriculture in the Classroom

March is Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month! Where does food come from? How can farming protect the environment? Who makes sure our food is safe? What about food waste? Answers to these questions and more along with teaching resources are available from the All About Food website sponsored by Agriculture in the Classroom Canada. For BC… Read more