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Anatomy of a Public Librarian

Infographic: Anatomy of a Librarian
Some interesting stats -
(NB: American context, not school librarians)
Be sure to read the comments left on the site!


360 panoramas of Quebec City places

Here are some "360 panorama" Quicktime views of a number of places in and around Quebec City. Great for French classes or a lesson on other parts of Canada.

Première neige sur le Château Frontenac

Le Vieux-Québec
La Place Royale
Porte Saint-Louis
Le fleuve Saint-Laurent
Hôtel de glace
More panoramas here:


Using French in Social Media

"C'est la vie" - "Le texto" - CBC Radio - May 1st and 3rd, 2011
Discover a new kind of French, one you won't hear in the classroom.
It's the French you'll find in tweets, chat rooms and text messages. Find out who speaks it, and what it means for the French language on C'est la vie.

See also
French, texto,

What Middle Grades students need - podcast

The Middle Grades: Zits, Braces, and Hormones April 14th, 2011 by ASCD Whole Child Bloggers
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"The middle grades are a complex, challenging, and confusing time for adolescents and for adults to support and develop! Even so, more and more research points to the importance of this stage of childhood, when young people are grappling to figure out who they are. Helping young people through this process of identity formation is crucial as kids transition physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially.

In this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we examine how to foster middle grades students’ healthy development; create environments that facilitate learning throughout this transitional time; and support those who are working with these students in schools, in the community, and at home. You’ll hear from Al Arth, a professor of education at York College in Nebraska, and Caroline Bloxom, principal of Pocomoke Middle School in Maryland."

Quick Certificate Printer

"Easy" Online Certificate Maker

Print a wide range of award certificates in 30 seconds. Use the coloured buttons to choose from a range of borders, images and font styles. Type in the boxes on the right of the page to edit the text inscriptions.
Portrait orientation:  


Access to Scientific Knowledge - L. Lessig - Video presentation

The Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge:
Just How Badly We Have Messed This Up
[Lawrence Lessig]

"Access to information, how it works, and who really has access."

More about Lessig:
(He also has a couple of TED talks on this general topic.)