Australian student’s book trailer nomination

A post on OZTL_NET,  by teacher librarian Stacey Graham from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Tarro, NSW,  alerted me to this. 

The School Library Journal has a competition for book trailers, the Trailee Award. The site is worth investigating and the final nominees are online  for our viewing (and voting) pleasure.

There are six categories, with each having four finalists. One of these is a 10-year-old Australian student (Marcus Graham) with the trailer he created is based on Bear and Chook by the Sea by Lisa Shanahan. This trailer was a recent CBCA Book Trailer competition winner.

The Trailee Categories are:

  • Publisher / author created for elementary readers (Pre-K – 6)
  • Publisher / author created for secondary readers (7-12)
  • Adult (18 +) created for elementary readers (Pre-K – 6)
  • Adult (18 +) created for secondary readers (7-12)
  • Student created for elementary readers (PreK-6)
  • Student created for secondary readers (7-12)

The winner is chosen by a vote and Australian can vote. Voting closes on 22nd October so have a look at the site and vote for the one you think is best!

Bear and Chook Book Trailer by Marcus from SLJ Trailee Nominees on Vimeo.


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Podcast: Camilla Elliott and e-books plus

EdTech Weekly #169 this week featured Camilla Elliott. Camilla is a TL here in Victoria and has been a marvellous source of inspiration and assistance to many TL’s in Victoria and beyond. Camilla might be better known to many as edubeacon.

The podcast discussion lasted almost 60 minutes but some very interesting points were discussed. Topics touched on included education today – in Victoria and some other parts of the world, e-books in general and then Camilla talked about a few particular examples of enhancing reading by using various digital resources eg. Google lit trips and Google treks. There are also links on the site to some of the resources she mentions. The discussion is worth listening to. As I am looking how our school library makes use of e-books, e-texts and supporting material there are many points that ring true and many ideas that come to minds that can be built upon. It is a challenging but also exciting time for school libraries and more  discussions like this are needed.

Not talking, reading!

We have had plenty of warnings about drivers concentrating on what they are doing. First it was about talking on the mobile phone, then it was texting but now comes reading! I have been enjoying reading on my Kindle but I did not consider this. Really taking things too far this time.

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