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Pi Day

Since today is Pi Day, the annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi (3.14), we’re taking a look at math resources for children and families. Family math fun. Kate Nonesuch. Duncan, BC: Vancouver Island University, 2008. Also available online at www.en.copian.ca/library/learning/familymath/cover.htm This manual of fun family numeracy activities includes patterns, recipes, and hand-outs for the… Read more

The Tenant Survival Guide

The Tenant Survival Guide produced by Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC) is designed to give tenants a basic understanding of their rights in British Columbia. Now in it’s 11th edition, it has been a popular resource and is now available online as a Clicklaw Wikibook. The online version is fully searchable, and hyperlinked to… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: Skills at Work

Skills at Work is an online Essential Skills learning program that covers oral communications, working with others, continuous learning, and thinking skills. Offered by ASPECT, BC’s Association of Service Providers for Employability and Training, it’s free to use and students can access the 4 interactive modules at their convenience. There’s a separate facilitator’s login with… Read more

Science Fun

If you’re looking for science activities for preschool to high school, take a look at Science World’s website. There are resources for parents and early learning professionals, for elementary school teachers, and for high school teachers – and a great resource for anyone wanting to organize a family science event. Big Science for Little Hands… Read more

International Women’s Day – March 8th

International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a time to celebrate women’s social, economic and political achievements. It’s also a time to reflect on areas for further action. The theme for this year is Inspiring Change. Here is a sample of books in the library on women making achievements in literacy: Changing paths: a literacy and… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: Job Success

New in the library! Job success. Gail Terp, editor. Syracuse, NY: New Readers Press, 2013. Written at a 4-6 grade reading level, this resource covers the skills and knowledge needed to help adult learners transition from school to work. Readings and activities cover topics such as workplace policies, conflict resolution, customer service, performance reviews, and… Read more

World Read Aloud Day

Today is World Read Aloud Day. In celebration of this day, here’s a video of author/illustrator Barbara Reid reading her book Perfect Snow. For more videos of authors reading from their books for World Read Aloud Day, visit the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Facebook page.

Tech Tuesday: YouTube

There are a lot of videos on YouTube and some of them, for example the Khan Academy videos, are useful for presentations and lessons. If you’re new to using YouTube, the YouTube Help Center is a good place to start. If you’ve found a number of videos on a topic that you’d like to keep… Read more

Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners

Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners: a teaching reading strategies guide by Patricia Pryce is a new resource from Bow Valley College. Designed for practitioners working with Aboriginal adult learners, this guide includes a summary of philosophies, principles and teaching/learning strategies that reflect Aboriginal perspectives on teaching and learning. To access this guide, click… Read more

Cell phones in learning

Do you use cell phones as a teaching tool? Read: Cell Phones in the Classrooms? Yes! Susan Gaer. Adult Basic Education & Literacy journal, Fall 2011, v. 5, iss. 3, p 176. In this article, the author describes how she use cell phones and suggests ways to engage students in using cell phones in adult… Read more