The War That Saved My Life is an outstanding, heart-warming, coming-of-age story set in the English countryside during World War 2 and is historical fiction at its best. Reminiscent of Goodnight Mister Tom, we highly recommend it as a holiday read for our younger Middle Years' students.
The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students are about transformative learning with technology for students who live, work and play in a digital world and prepare learners for the new literacies they will need to participate in a global workforce that has yet to be envisioned.
Wishes were a thing. Wishes that came true were sometimes a thing. Wishes that came true because of magic were not a thing! Were they?... Cloudwish, Fiona Wood's latest novel, is about a Vietnamese Australian girl struggling with boys, school and home issues and we recommend you put it on your reading list. You won't be disappointed as it has just won the prestigious 2016 CBCA award for Book of the Year : Older Readers.
Clickview 24/7 Cloud has now been added to our subscription so that we can now deliver Clickview in a homogenised way to all staff and students via a simple process. The staff who attended our inservice session were excited about this new service we offer.
The iCentre team is focused on providing services that connect all our learners at Mt Alvernia College to the literacies needed for living and working in today's world. We are a specialist team and this week we would like you to meet our iCentre and Book Hire support specialist, Ms Samara Howell.
We have some handy tips for our teachers who are completing Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age through the Mt Alvernia Professional Learning Centre. The infographic outlining the do's and don'ts for teachers using social media is a useful resource to assist them as they develop their PLNs as part of the course.
It's National Science Week 2016, Australia's annual celebration of science where students, classes, schools and communities are invited to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science and to promote science literacy. The school theme for National Science Week this year is Drones, Droids and Robots which embraces 'Technology' in STEM, particularly autonomous technology.
“Smile” is based on Raina Telegmeier’s real life experiences. It follows her journey from needing braces, to losing a tooth, major dental surgery, and finally learning how to smile. This graphic novel is very popular with our Yr 7 students and is rarely on the shelves.
Curation tools, such as Diigo and Pinterest, are important for 21st century teaching and learning as they help learners manage the infowhelm! We have recently discovered Draggo, an online bookmark manager, and a great way to save, organize, and access favourite links from any online location. We recommend you add it to your curation toolbox.
Zana Fraillon's The Bone Sparrow is the story of a Rohingya boy born inside a detention centre, the only world he knows, but who dreams that one day his world will be a different place. It is a poignant tale reminiscent of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and deals with timely issues of the refugee crisis, conditions in detention centres, persecuted minorities and immigration policies. It is a thought-provoking and highly recommended novel for young adult readers interested in these important topics.
The iCentre team is focused on providing services that connect all our learners at Mt Alvernia College to the literacies needed for living and working in today's world. We are a specialist team and this week we would like you to meet Melissah Lester, one of our Library Assistants and a customer service specialist.