Monday, May 27, 2013

Does the internet make non fiction books irrelevant?

Some school libraries are moving away from purchasing non fiction books. I still believe that non fiction books are very important in a school library, especially for younger readers. But with the huge number of quality resources available online to New Zealand school students through the National Library (eg free access to Encyclopedia Britannica, newspapers, magazines), a video like this shows some of the aspects of paper books that might appear to be disadvantages.

Check with your child's teacher for the login details and password so you can access these amazing resources for free from home. I'm unable to place those details on the blog as the login details can only be used by students in New Zealand schools.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Data never sleeps!

My word, what a busy world! 

Do you even know what these things are: Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Foursquare, Wordpress, Twitter....?

What are some of the websites you use, that aren't listed here? Please tell us by leaving a comment below.