There are some awesome reads out there for the summer holidays. It is always a great excuse to get your teeth into some learning as well as some relaxing, chill-out reading too!
For web-based reading, check out the best places I know for education bits and bobs:
Google-Reader stores all of my favourite blogs, people who I choose to follow and love to read! Here are some that I recommend:
http://autismandoughtisms.wordpress.com/ A personal reflection by the parent of an autistic child. Refreshingly honest ☺
http://esheninger.blogspot.com/ a Principal’s reflections of the changes in his school and the particular learning pathways that are evolving.
http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ a fantastic art blog filled with awesome ideas and great techniques that are simple to teach and easy to manage!
http://edte.ch/blog/ Tom Barrett’s blog – also a favourite to follow on Twitter!
http://www.sites4primary.com/ I never get enough time to look through this fantastic site properly, so why not the holidays?!
http://traintheteacher.wordpress.com/ a teaching in training as the title suggests. Great to see what education looks like from the perspective of a trainee!
And for real BOOK readers…you know, the ‘paper-hardcopy’ type:
e-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age –
Marc J. Rosenberg
What School Leaders Need To Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media (awaiting publishing – out in September) – Scott McLeod
Renaissance eLearning – S. Chapnick, J. Maloy
Reading Comprehension; The Publishing and Display Handbook; The Reading Activity Handbook – Sheena Cameron
And don’t forget eBooks for those who now prefer the non-paper:
(and just for the sake of chilling out in the summer…)
Now You See Her, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Water For Elephants, by Sara Gruen
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. (non-fiction)
Against All Enemies, by Tom Clancy
The Black Echo, by Michael Connelly.