The Editorial Committee of the College’s online student journal, The Bell, are very pleased to forward the link to the inaugural edition.
The theme of this edition is Communication. The edition explores how we communicate our individual voices as part of a collective and includes a wide range of creative, critical and innovative thinking from students across the breadth of the College.
Please take the time to celebrate the student editorial committee’s work in bringing you this edition. In the words of Masha Petrovic (Year 11), Chief Editor, ‘we hope that our pieces ring true and resonate with you. May they inspire, spark conversation and ignite new ideas as we celebrate the talent of our students, together.’
Mrs C Havenaar
Portland Community College Library has posted an infographic depicting the many places students and authors might go for information along with relevant information about those sources. http://www.pcc.edu/library/scripts/know-your-sources/index.html
Seven steps to good storytelling are illustrated in this visual by CMA and appearing on the Educator’s technology site.
DC Green both entertained and enthused our K – Year 6 students on Tuesday when he spoke about his books and gave them tips for writing engaging stories. The students attended in three sessions and each group was equally enthralled with his presentation.
Some classes had read his books and prepared drawings and had completed some related writing activities that were on display in the IRC. DC Green was very excited to see these and gave out some signed posters for budding authors.
The IRC will be awarding book prizes for the three students in each class who have most improved their writing during the next next few weeks after using some of the tips offered by DC Green.
The displays and more images of DC Green will be available shortly in the ‘Events’ section of this blog
As this term draws to a close and assignments are handed in there may be time to reflect and then refresh. This ten minute tutorial from Vaughan Memorial Library is a visual reminder of the facts, pitfalls and consequences of plagiarism. It also teaches responsible ways to avoid plagiarism.
Try this Plagiarism Checker
or… Upload your assignment and have its contents checked for free
Displays, online activities, and an author visit set the scene for a week long focus on books and reading.
Children’s author and humanitarian refugee worker Andrew McDonough visited Broughton for two days. On the first day he spoke to Year 11 about his work with refugees as they come into Australia. He then spoke to Years 7 & 8 about writing and illustrating books for children.
Andrew McDonough returned for another day and spoke group by group to the whole Junior School (K-6) about his writing and illustrating. His story telling was amazing and he demonstrated some of his digital illustrating techniques.
The book Writing Tools: 50 essential strategies for every writer by Roy Peter Clark is now available as a series of podcasts through iTunes. It is free! This is a “must listen to” for every student who wants to improve their writing skills – just listen to one every day and try to put it into practice.