The Maker Movement

As a maker and a creative individual my heart fills – making is occupying the ‘inter-webs’ in so many ways including commerce, business, research, craft, science and  more…Makers are everywhere.

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Q&A is coming to town

Q & A

Adventures in Democracy

Have your say.

Be In The Conversation

Be In The Conversation

 

ABC TV’s Q&A is coming to Launceston. If you want to join the conversation or apply to be in the studio audience link

HERE & HERE

Next weeks guests are

This is a great opportunity to ask your question, listen to other points of view and have others hear yours.

Join the Twitter feed, post a question and come along.

 

For Word Nerds

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If you want to know what sic means or want to impress with some foreign phrases Daily Writing Tips is for you. This site is plump with resources for the inner wordsmith, reader and writer. Topics include :

  • writing basics
  • freelance writing
  • misused words
  • 100 small but expressive interjections  – blah blah blah
  • creative writing
  • 25 pieces of writing software you should know about
  • Latin words and expressions
  • writing competitions
  • the daily word
  • much, much more…….

Updating news online at word worlds

A new page has been developed at Word Worlds. Check it out here.

(c) Ian Britton – FreeFoto.com

You will find links to:

  • links to newspapers,
  • online broadcasters, &;
  • other online sites that contain current affairs/ policy information.

You can also explore the journalism/blogging debate and find informative links to the conflict between old & new media.

Follow the discussion on Gruen Planet and watch the amazing Guardian advertisement using the three little pigs.

We would love any suggestions for other good links to add the page.

Launching a new page – Mrs. Lee’s Selections

Mrs. Lee is the Teacher Librarian at the Junior Library, and many Senior students will remember her passion for reading. Mrs. Lee has launched herself into the e-Book world too and is busy sourcing literature and learning apps for her iPad. Students at the Junior School are emerging with their devices, and bringing them into the classroom.

Reading and literacy is happening in so many exciting ways as we have more and more options.

The books at the Junior Library are carefully selected and well loved by our busy borrowers.

Mrs. Lee’s Selections is author based and the first page is the well-loved, well-borrowed Andy Griffiths. Andy is very  popular at the Junior and Senior Campus, so there’s something there for everyone!

Visit our new page here.

Over time Anne Fienberg, Garth Nix, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morporgo will have a page too. You can watch it grow. We’ll let you know.

Art, Audio and Writing from the Junior School 2

Story, pastel artwork and audio by Lily

Lily Reads Her Story

One morning Dad and I were sitting at the breakfast table eating toast and then suddenly out of the blue I asked Dad why do jellyfish sting people? Well Charlotte sit down on the couch and I’ll tell you.

Way back and I mean way back, there was a man named Bob and Bob was a very funny man.

But one day Bob went out to seas going jelly fishing. The day that Bob was meant to come back he didn’t and so all of his family just thought that Bob was just a day late. 

The next day at 2.10 his family started to worry and then most of them said

“We’re going to look for him”. About 10 minutes later the men got in their little rowboats and began to row towards where Bob was meant to be. Their location was The Great Barrier Reef. Once they got close they could see big grey clouds!

After 1 minutes worth of looking they found Bob’s boat and so they went to look in it. When they got to the boat they found Bob lying there with a jellyfish stuck to his arm. The men quickly pulled him into one of their boats and headed back.

Once they got back they pulled the jellyfish off and hoped for the best. A few days later Bob’s brother had found that the sting came from their tentacles. When Bob’s brother Fred was over he said I have great news.

The jellyfish survive.

“WHAT! WHAT!” I said. Jellyfish sting people for them to survive and so that’s why the jellyfish stung you. But how do you know that? It’s a very long story. 

Bob never got better, but at least he was found.  

I Became A Billionaire Writing Competition – 10 – 13 year olds

Writing Competition for 10 – 13 year olds.

Richard Newsome’s award winning Billionaire series.
Gerald Wilkins (13 years) inherits 20 billion pounds.
That’s when the trouble starts…

Write an imaginative story of up to 500 words about what would happen if you inherited billions of dollars,

and you could win a huge prize for your school and your own bookshelf.

 The winner and runner-up will also receive books 1 to 4 in the Billionaire series,

and author Richard Newsome will read the stories out on the internet!

Entries Close Friday 9th November.

For more details Text Publishing or contact kcreeley@lcgs.tas.edu.au for an entry form.

International News

Monument of the Ubud Water Palace

Bali is hosting the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

October 3rd – 7th 2012

The theme this year is This Earth of Mankind

‘The 9th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival program is here, bringing Indonesian and international writers, readers, thinkers and artists together in the unique setting of Ubud to engage in conversations and exchange ideas.’ From the Website.

This Festival is firmly on the reading and writing network in our region.

  You can follow on Youtube  Facebook  Flickr and Twitter – explore the colourful, exciting  website.

Australian singer, songwriter, composer, scriptwriter, novelist

and actor Nick Cave will be attending this year

“Nick Cave in our already stellar line-up. This program honours the diversity of writers across the globe, in keeping with our theme, This Earth Of Mankind. We are not star makers or celebrity worshippers, but everyone can share at least a shiver of anticipation knowing that Nick Cave will be in Ubud in October!” requoted from:

http://www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au/book_events.cfm

Chance to Win 50 Books

The Federal Government initiative Get Reading! offers opportunities in various ways to win 50 Books You Can’t Put Down. Follow on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to email, post up a book review, or via the ABC  write the last paragraph of your great Australian novel. These a few of the ways you enter….