Monday, November 02, 2015

Book Review: Stanley's Diner

STANLEY’S DINER by William Bee is an adorable picture book about everyday activities at a restaurant.
The story follows Stanley’s day working at a diner. Questions are woven throughout the text to keep readers actively engaged in the story. The large, easy-to-read text and bright, computer-generated illustrations are attractive and easy to understand.
Librarians will find that young readers enjoy acting out restaurant activities and talking about what happens in the diners they’ve visited. Consider creating a display of books from the Stanley series including Stanley the Builder, Stanley the Farmer, and Stanley’s Garage.
Published by Peachtree Publishers on September 1, 2015. Review copy courtesy of publisher.

Website Review: Zooniverse

ZOONIVERSE is a website that provides users the chance to participate in real discoveries through citizen science projects.
This collaborative volunteer project lets users contribute to real-world, cutting edge research across content areas including the sciences and humanities.
Participants can jump into dozens of current projects including transcribing historical documents, recording the life of chimpanzees, and characterizing bat calls.
Daily Zooniverse provides engaging, quick resources and activities that would make great lesson starters.
The Talk area provides a place where users can ask questions. The Blog shares the latest project news.
The companion website, ZOOTEACH contains high-quality lessons and resources that connect with the citizen science projects in the areas of sciences, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Resources are available for K-12 and higher education.
Librarians will find the many authentic projects a great catalyst for inquiry and learning. Use one of the projects to jumpstart an investigation in your library.
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