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New book: More true stories

New in the library! More true stories: a high-beginning reader. 3rd ed. (book + audio CD) by Sandra Heyer (2009). A new edition with audio CD of this popular resource. This high-beginning reader for students of English consists of 22 units based on human-interest stories adapted from newspapers and magazines. Each unit includes exercises for… Read more

New book: Digital storytelling

New in the library! Digital storytelling guide for educators by Midge Frazel. (2010) This book offers an overview of digital storytelling and its variations, including e-portfolios, digital photo essays, and scrapblogs. It is designed to provide resources, ideas, and guidelines for the use of digital tools to create, produce, and deliver story and other content…. Read more

New Quick Reads

New in the library – four titles in the Quick Reads series of popular reading by popular authors for adult learners Full house by Maeve Binchy (2012). Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn’t they leave home? Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn’t work… Read more

New book on learner-centred literacy

New in the library! More than 100 ways to learner-centered literacy (2nd ed.) by Laura Lipton and Deborah Hubble (2009). This book contains a variety of instructional ideas mostly targeted for K-6 use. The book is organized into sections that cover the five critical components of learner-centred education: designing a literate environment, orchestrating student interaction,… Read more

New books on volunteer management for National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21, 2012)

In honour of National Volunteer Week, take a look at some of materials that are New in the Library! Best of all: the quick reference guide to effective volunteer involvement by Linda Graff. (2005). A concise compendium of best practices in volunteer program management. Includes ready to use tips. Beyond police checks: the definitive volunteer… Read more

New book: Teaching the iGeneration

New in the library! Teaching the iGeneration: 5 easy ways to introduce essential skills with web 2.0 tools by William M. Ferriter and Adam Garry (2010). This book demonstrates ways to use technology to teach students information fluency, persuasion, communication, collaboration and problem solving. With one chapter for each skill, the book details digital solutions… Read more

New books: Health stories

New in the library – just in time for World Health day this Saturday, April 7th: Health stories: reading and language activities for healthy choices. Introductory level by Ann Gianola. (2007) This introductory student book provides 14 lessons on health topics of general interest including exercise, hand washing, emergencies, smoking, flu, hay fever, and excess… Read more

New book: Recognising non-formal and informal learning

New in the library! Recognising non-formal and informal learning: outcomes, policies and practices by Patrick Werquin (2010). Although learning often takes place within formal settings and designated environments, a great deal of valuable learning also occurs either deliberately or informally in everyday life. Policymakers in OECD countries have become increasingly aware that non-formal and informal… Read more

New (to us) book on study circles

New in the library! Learning democratically : using study circles by Sturla Bjerkaker and Judith Summers. (2006) Study circles are groups which manage their own learning, embody democratic practice, and employ procedures that develop participants’ capacity to become confident as learners. This book shows how study circles offer an alternative to a skills-based approach to… Read more

New book: 21st Century Skills

New in the library! 21st Century Skills: learning for life in our times(Book and DVD) by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel(2009). This book introduces a framework for 21st century learning that describes the skills needed to survive and thrive in the contemporary world. In addition to the more traditional literacy skills, it adds learning and… Read more