HSS Library Bulletin

Information and resources for the staff of Hope Secondary

OCTOBER 2012

Staff "Check it out and WIN" winner for September is Misty Wagner
Misty wins a copy of The Sisters Brothers, a novel by Patrick deWitt and winner of the 2011 Governor General's Award for fiction. Want to be next month's winner? Just check a book out of the library for pleasure reading and your name will be entered in the draw to win.
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WHAT THEY'RE READING

Professional Development

Putting the WHY in Wifi - a blog post by Peter Jory, former SD78 teacher who is now the Director of Instruction in Sea to Sky School District

Leadership: Title Not Required
- interesting post about the leadership potential in all of us

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make with iPads (and how to correct them) - A great post as we move forward in our technology vision

SPECIAL EDUCATION

50 Best iPad Apps for reading disabilities - from Teacherswithapps

Apps for Children With Special Needs - a website dedicated to apps suitable for special needs children

SCIENCE

Physics Games - online physics-based games

The Elements - new book in the library!

Solar System: A Visual Exploration of All the Planets, Moons and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun - new book in the library

ART

The Teaching Palette - a web site dedicated to Art Education - lots of lesson plans (I like the styrofoam cup project)

SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY

Dipity - online timeline creator

Today in History - @Yesterday_Today

A Blog About History
- on Twitter too

The History of Canada Online - a wiki dedicated to Canadian history

ENGLISH

Shakespeare Animated - from Free Technology for Teachers by Richard Byrne

Book Chat Evolution
- one teacher's ideas about silent reading and book chats

TIP OF THE MONTH

Remember, your teacher-librarian is here to help you. This is a lot easier if she knows why your class is coming to the library more than an hour before they are scheduled to arrive. Email your assignment, project outline, or a brief description of what your students are working on.

About Us

The Hope Secondary Library is the Learning Commons for the students of Hope Secondary