Tagged with video

Digital earth

NEWS/FILM/RECOMMENDATIONS                                                  (Staff, 7-9, 10-12) What do you think is more fantastical – a tale created from the imagination or the undiscovered wonders of our own world? A new film, created by the  American  Museum of Natural History, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at … Continue reading

Great stuff on authors!

 AUTHOR/NEWS/RECOMMENDATIONS                                                  (Staff, 7-9, 10-12) There are some great (and, if you prefer to use more specific language, informative and engaging) stuff (material) that has recently surfaced in blogs and things. firstly, the CMIS Fiction Focus blog has done a superlative job with their spotlight on John Green. This post has the biggest linkfest you’ve ever … Continue reading

New ways with old poetry

This has been cross-posted from an old (24 June) post on Brave New World. Now that we’re winding down to the end of the year (winding up, perhaps?), I thought I would share my thoughts about poetry – old and new.   I’ve been meaning to scan some old photos and pictures for a long … Continue reading

How far will an author go?

AUTHORS/NEWS/VIDEOS                                                                                                   (Staff, 7-9, 10-12) How far will an author go to fuel a readership?   Will he go as far as to don a soft-toy unicorn head to get people to read his book?     Well, John Green will and has. He and his brother, Hank, have created an internet video gameshow which he explains here: