Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Googling vs. Librarying!

You may have noticed that recently things have been a little quiet at Little Green HQ. The reason is that I have gone back to university to get my Masters degree in Teacher Librarianship, so all the spare time I used to have to make resources and blog is being taken up with assignments and readings! Yikes!

One of the questions we have been asked to consider in the course is the relevance of the library in a world where googling is a verb. Information  seems to be at our fingertips, so why should we bother with the library? This brilliant little video explains clearly and succinctly the role of the library and librarian in today's world... as well as the role of Google!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

eBooks - the next generation!

ebooks - love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay. And as they become entrenched in our culture, they move into our schools. If you're familiar with children's ebooks, you'll know that they have a long way to go before we'll be in any way convinced that they're worth the trouble. Chapter books are a breeze, but picture books and graphic-heavy information texts just don't work right in the current ebook format.

Here's one company's solution, and it is brilliant! Enjoy!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Teachers Pay Teachers Sale - Save up to 28%!!!

Teachers Pay Teachers is celebrating being three million teachers strong by throwing a site-wide sale!  The sale will run from the 27th to the 28th of February (USA time, so be patient if it is already the 27th where you are!) and you can make some huge savings!


Enter the promo code TPT3 at the checkout to receive a 10% discount on any item from any store. To sweeten the deal, many stores, including the Little Green store, are offering additional discounts. You can get up to 28% off these items by entering the same code at the checkout. Too easy!

I'm off to get my Wish List in order!

Heidi Hayes Jacobs - Future Schools Now!

Looking for some inspiration and practical ideas for bringing your classroom into the 21st Century? Heidi Hayes Jacobs' TED talk is the kick in the pants you need to get a move on!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

And the winner is...

Wow! I am so overwhelmed by the response to the Little Green giveaways! Thank you to all those who entered and followed the Little Green store - I'm now up to 124 followers, which is even more reason to celebrate!

So, I know what you are all waiting to hear - was it me? Who won the giveaways?

A big congratulations to Lori Raines, who won the infants giveaway, and Tammy Sapp, who won the primary giveaway! Check your inboxes ladies - you are soon to be inundated with prizey goodness! I'd give you a bunch of flowers to top it off, but as that is a bit impractical, here is a virtual bunch for you:

And for those who didn't win, sorry :( But rest assured: another giveaway is just around the corner, so be sure to watch this space!

Happy Valentines Day for the 14th!