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Must Read Booklist 2014

The Must Read posters are the sister set to the Teen Booklist and generally follow the same visual teme. That meant another …

Over the bridge and far away

Ah, the Dartford crossing in the grip of autumn fog after a day out at the Essex Schools Library services. It was …

Do your homework!

Have just been asked for some good places to get free e-books to put on tablets that a school have purchased. I …

Making a pact with the devil

This one’s a late evening rant. You have been warned. Because it doesn’t matter how many morons who think that librarians are too stuffy …

All pupils are equal…

I’m desperate to find a school that will let it’s reluctant readers, it’s pupils who refuse to approach books, have a proper …

The Matrix

To limit a child’s learning to the digital realm is a bit like only giving them non-fiction books, you’re immediately giving them …

A self fullfilling prophecy

… or “Why academics are unwittingly promoting racist propaganda.” Part of my work involves a yearly stint teaching online information skills, usually …

Minimum required specifications

So, are eBooks and schools compatible? I’ve been running through scenarios of how school libraries could adopt digital texts and have whittled …

CES Tablet PC Roundup

http://www.engadget.com/features/tablets-at-ces-2011/# From Engadget.com I haven’t been too fussed about tablet PCs recently since I found that the cheaper (read economical for schools) …

When does it become private education?

From the Guardian State schools left behind in iPad revolution http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jan/10/ipad-state-schools-funding-cuts This carries on neatly from my posts The Apple School and …

Codec moments

This isn’t really eBook related but there are parallels. Many of our schools appear to have bought flipcams for use in school …

the Apple School

A senior member of school staff recently commented that in the future “we will have to bite the bullet” and assume that …

You shall not pass (sorry)

Well, the iPods came back again today along with some feedback from the pupils. The one criticism of the project caught my …

One down?

It was innevitable, and I’m surprised they all made it this far, but plucky iPod number 5 has gone missing in action. …