It has been a while since we did one of our Twittering Thursday posts. Thus we bring to you some of our favourite tweets of this month….
Did you know about the Book Wall created in Delhi? Check out ‘A new friend for Ruku‘ – A children’s book by @ for his son Rudra. Another children’s book you can read online is ‘Roofus the Canine Cannonball‘. And isn’t this bookcase for children’s books rather lovely? If you are in Thailand, find your way to the Shopping Mall Library. Read about the history of the Book Jacket. Loving the clever way in which Christoph Niemann’s book ‘The Pet Dragon’ incorporates written Chinese characters into the illustrations. Read
JD Salinger’s Uncollected Stories.
@: New database of picture books with behind-the-scenes details of the art and how each was created.
If you do not know about @ yet, here is where you can find out more : 1, 2, 3, 4
@: ‘The Forest Eye‘ – A fairy tale told through Gond paintings. Ther are now offering 30% off all titles purchased on their website till January 31st.
@: Lovely picture – the “book” of knowledge
@: HarperCollins And Skype Team Up To Host First ‘Virtual’ World Author Tour
@: Book Authors, book publishers on Twitter:
@: Vishwajyoti Ghosh’s postcard book “Times New Romans & Countrymen”
@: Students with disabilities needing accessible books.
@: Read about Mallika, age7, the storyteller who changes her voice for different book characters and vote for a book to reach kids in Bangladesh.
@: Time Out Bengaluru’s review of the Thumb Thumb books.
@: Publishers are not evil!
@ – Nonsequential Narratives: Hypertextual Books (1, 2)
@: Braille without borders:The right to be blind without being disabled.
@– Storytelling Grandmothers Programme
@: Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2009/New York
CHILDREN/ SCHOOLS/ EDUCATION
The Shortie Awards is a film & news festival for students (ages 7-18 & teachers)! See how you can contribute to Encyclopedia Indica Kids : a culture and ecology project. Watch an animation about education for One Laptop Per Child. View the drawings made by kids for the Doodle 4 Google contest. We were also reading ‘the scandal of schools‘
@: Children in rural Nepal discover magic of ‘www’
@: Children’s Film Society, India
@: Thematic magazine “Offbeat” — “Empty Benches.Whither Children?”. Download at –
@: Now, a library period to enthuse kids about books
@: Read the story of Nimesh Ghimire, age 19, making a difference in the Nepal education system
@: Rhymes from India (others can also share their rhymes)
@: For the list of state-wise registered NGOs in India: 1, 2
@ – Read ‘Investing in the Future‘ and OHM extending its support to NGOs and conducting free dental checkups for children. See photographs of ‘Teaching Training in NNG‘ and of tent schools.
@: Sandpaper, the BITS Pilani alumni magazine features Deepam
@: Millee – Rural India Project that uses Mobile Gaming for Learning
@: 10 Inspirational stories of change
@: Indian Express featured a really nice Question Box writeup
VOLUNTEER/ FELLOWSHIPS/ CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOPS
@: Deepam plans to open two new centres in Chennai. If you wish to volunteer, teach, please do get in touch.
@: Looking for a skilled English teacher to work part time for this street school
@: Sponsors sought for a poetry and theatre performance by kids in Chennai. Read more.
@: Want to live, explore, & teach in rural India? Nanubhai’s search for 2010 Teaching Fellows and interns!
Arts Education: Contexts, Concepts, and Practices in Schools is a conference conducted by Max Mueller Bhavan (Bangalore) and IFA on Dec 11-12th, 2009.
@: @ is doing a workshop on social media for non-profits on Dec 21-23.
Designing a Font to Preserve a Vanishing Language
@: The work of artist Katie Lombardo
@: Funky Lunch competition: be part of Funky Lunch by creating a sandwich that will appear in the Funky Lunch book
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