Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

June 8, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Libraries Matter to Scotland’s Digital Future

I really liked this post from the Scottish Book Trust about why our libraries are more important than ever in the digital age: http://bit.ly/LibrariesDigitalFuture. Providing community access to digital opportunities; enabling people to engage meaningfully in our digital world;  facilitating … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Read for pleasure, schools told

Have I shared this already? Worth sharing again at any rate. 😉 The post doesn’t mention which publication this clipping comes from. 🙁 Clearly a Scottish newspaper though… Thoughts..? Photo credit: Save Scotland’s School Libraries

May 22, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The Colour of Memory

Do read this timely blog from WHSmith about the useful application of colour-coding to pupils’ revision techniques. Keep an ear open for the fact that ultimately they’re trying to sell stationery though! 😉 When it comes to revision, children use techniques … Continue reading

The Map of Chemistry

May 19, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

Here at Clishmaclaver I don’t often get the chance to post on non-literacy based subjects like science or maths, etc., so when I saw this on FB I was pretty excited. So, c/o Open Culture – “the best free cultural and educational media on the web” –

The Map of Chemistry: New Animation Summarizes the Entire Field of Chemistry in 12 Minutes.

Art credit: found at Redbubble

May 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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A Strategy for Reading..?

This recent article from The Herald (Free registration required to read it!) sings the praises of school librarians in the face of falling literacy standards, as reported in the recently published Scottish Survey of Literacy. So, of course, I had … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wikipedia founder creates ‘factual’ news site

Entrepreneur Jimmy Wales has launched Wikitribune, a collaboration between journalists and citizens that will put facts first. But in the age of fake news, can facts really change our minds? – The Day As ever, I highly recommend reading The … Continue reading

April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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If you love a thing…

Just had to do a big ‘shout out’ for one of our very talented 6th year pupil, Chloe D. As previously posted, Chloe created a wonderful piece of digital art for me based on Marvel’s Hawkeye – Because, Hawkeye! 😉 … Continue reading

April 21, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Caption competition!

Hurrah! The Day has brought back its Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition! 😀 For frolicking, feisty fun, follow the hyperlink and click on the image of Trump and the Easter Bunny to submit your ideas, or hand … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake News: The Fightback!

Facebook to offer users tips on spotting fake news – The Guardian Google adds fact checking feature to search results to debunk fake news – iNews Google, like Facebook, has come under increasing pressure to tackle the rise of fake … Continue reading

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