Free Jigsaws online

I am partial to a good and great jigsaw so couldn’t resist when I found that the Smithsonian had some awesome free online jigsaws based on fantastic art. Go on and have a go.

assorted puzzle game

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Knitting to pass the pandemic

So apart from rehabilitating after knee surgery, and then a pandemic, I’ve rediscovered knitting. It brings a certain calmness to me, and brings me very much to the centre of my thoughts.

I found this really interesting article from The Cut by Madeleine Aggeler on Knitting to Keep My Hands Busy. I may not be an expert knitter, but like Madeleine I gain a lot from the simple crafting. I connect to all the folk in my ancestors who knitted, and those who will come after who will also knit to create for themselves and their families.

brown yarn on white textile

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Un-silencing the silent voices

Great skill building here for increasing diverse search results.

Information Literacy Spaces

Our information literacy research has highlighted the importance of bringing minority or indigenous voices into our research conversations with students and colleagues. I previously posted on information literacy’s (IL) role in decolonising the curriculum. As I reflect on that post, two key questions have emerged:

  • How can we, as teachers and librarians, ensure our students are being exposed to a range of perspectives on any issue?
  • How can we support students to find a range of diverse voices in Google, Google Scholar and academic databases?

In this post, I want to share some ideas for how I have been addressing these questions in my first-year business communication course.

QUESTION 1 – Exposing students to various perspectives

I suggested that we could look more closely at the sources we use ourselves and those we provide to students. This means being aware of current research and continually extending our own understanding…

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Wolverine: The Long Night podcast

This is one of the best Marvel stories, well acted, and the plot just keeps getting better and better.

Graphic Novelty²

Although I am a fan of Marvel and especially the X-Men, I have read remarkably few graphic novels about them recently. I heard about this Wolverine podcast during a commercial on the LeVar Burton Reads podcast that I listen to, so after I wrapped up season three of that podcast, I decided to give this one a try. I’m so glad I did!

The set-up of this ten chapter series: following a string of mysterious deaths in Burns, Alaska, Special Agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshall arrive to investigate. They soon find there’s more going on than meets the eye.

A Thousand Ways To Die In Alaska

In this first episode, FBI agents Pierce and Marshall arrive in Burns, Alaska to investigate a fishing boat massacre that seems to be more than a drug run gone bad. When slash marks are found in the boat hull, we know that Logan…

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Where have I been?

So I injured my knee quite badly at the beginning of November last year.  Then I had to undergo surgery, then rehab, and in between all of this, we decided to sell our beloved old house, I got a second job, my child started secondary school, we bought and moved into a new home…..

I swear to the Universe, that I will never again try and pack all of the above into four and half months. It was stressful, painful and sometimes full of insane laughter, but we got through it. Though just as I’m now getting back onto two feet – down from a silver walking frame, and now a single crutch, the world is shrinking again.

I hope that you and yours remain safe and healthy.

Take care and I will try and pop in again to say hullo soon.

When Fear Rules

Readers, in Spite of School by Donalyn Miller

A great post on Readers, in Spite of School by Donalyn Miller

That Was Then….

 

A great view of the change and evolution occurring in staffed school libraries in That Was Then….

Children in the machine: Lewis Hine’s photography and child labour reform

This great post from Europena shows some startling photographs of Children at work in the US.

I’m An ‘Eco’ Hoarder

Oh this great post on I’m An ‘Eco’ Hoarder made me think of the multiple bags of clothes I’m donating to the charity shop.

We’ve just gone through the expose of what has been happening to our recyclables here in Ballarat.  Now I wonder how much of the clean recycles I put out, ends up as landfill.

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