The Guardian: 2011 December 30
It doesn't matter if books are delivered in print or by smartphone, the main thing is to get lost in reading them
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Globe and Mail: 2011 December 21
The classroom lights are off. On the walls, insects flit under a rainforest canopy and animals hide among the trees. The Grade 10 students can hear the sounds of Borneo.
Monday, December 19, 2011
E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock
The Passive Voice: 2011 December 15
Cheap new e-readers are expected to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. But new owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for sticker shock on Christmas morning: The price gap between the print and e-versions of some top sellers has now narrowed to within a few dollars—and in some cases, e-books are more expensive than their printed equivalents.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I try to stay positive even though public education is under serious attack. School libraries across the province are an endangered species.
In the past 10 years or so we have lost half the staff that supports special-needs kids in our school.
Monday, December 12, 2011
National Post: 2011 December 12
The report also cites school libraries as a "largely untapped resource" in terms of building students' enjoyment of reading.
"Unfortunately, the percentage of elementary and secondary schools with teacher-librarians continues to decline in Ontario," the report notes.