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The Lazy Grasshopper and the Wise Bee

by Pamela Gabriel Bray Library For All (November 02, 2018)

The lazy grasshopper needs to collect honey for the cold months - but all it wants to do is play!


Lion's Fire Sticks (Level 5)

by Traditional San story African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

In the beginning of time only the lion had the power of fire, using his fire sticks. The other animals and people decide they also want the benefits of fire, and make plans to steal the fire sticks.


Hyena and Raven

by Ann Nduku African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Hyena wants to know what the white mark is at the back of Raven’s neck. On hearing that it is meat, he also wants to be able to fly into the clouds to get this 'meat'. He succeeds in flying, but it doesn't...


When the Big Blue Bus Was Late

by Mecelin Kakoro African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Bubu and his mother are waiting for the big blue bus to take them to town.


Abebech, the Female Bajaj Driver

by Dawit Girma African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This is a story that challenges the common belief that in society, certain jobs are meant only for a particular gender.


Keeper and His Special Nursery

by Ursula Nafula, Nina Orange African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about rescued baby animals arriving at a nursery for orphans. These little animals are nursed and looked after by a special person and his team of helpers.


Why Fly Pesters Cow

by Jaco Jacobs African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A tiny animal with an irritating buzz!


Mr Mkhize's Quarters

by Lorato Trok African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about quarters, and lunch.


Children of wax

by Southern African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Once there was a family with three very obedient children. The problem was that they were made of wax.


Lion and Warthog

by South African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Warthog frees Lion from a hunter's trap. What does Lion do in return?


Polygon Family

by Lindiwe Tshabalala African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Maths story about shape families. This storybook was made possible by funding from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.


Mr Motaung's Thirds

by Lindiwe Tshabalala African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about thirds, and lunch. This storybook was made possible by a grant from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.


King of the Birds

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

The birds want a king, but they have difficulty choosing. They decide that the bird that can fly highest will be made king. The African Vulture thinks he has won the contest, but a tiny bird tricks him. Do the...


Baby and cranes

by South African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A group of cranes sees a crying baby and they decide to take the baby away with them.


The Tree Wife

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

An old man has everything he wants – except a wife. So he carves one for himself out of a tree.


The baboons that went this way and that

by Southern African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

People in a small village move to the hills to escape wild animals. They learn to survive on fruit and roots. They begin to look and behave like apes. The baboon families cannot live together anymore.


Demane and Demazane

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Orphans Demane and Demazane are mistreated by their uncle and run away to live in a cave. They have heard that cannibals live in the hills near their cave, so the children have to very careful. While Demane...


Grandmother and the Smelly Girl

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A young girl's grandmother makes her a beautiful makgabe. Her friends are jealous and trick her.


The Sprouting Bean

by Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Plant a bean seed and see what happens when you water and look after it.


Pretty Golden Pen

by Ahmed Mardiya, Ibrahim Sharifa African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

All that glitters is not gold. (This story was created at a teacher workshop in Accra with OLE Ghana in 2017.).


Ramuramu the Goat

by Olajide Akoni African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Ramúramù' is a Yoruba expression for "roaring." Ramuramu the goat runs away, only to find out that the safest and friendliest place to be is home. (This story was created at a Story Making Workshop in Abuja,...


Eminent Victorians

by Lytton Strachey Standard Ebooks (September 12, 2018)

Eminent Victorians consists of four short biographies by Lytton Strachey of Victorians who were famous in their day: Cardinal Manning, a powerful cleric; Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing; Thomas...


Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox

by David A. Ross, Richard H. Morrow & Peter G. Smith Independent (July 27, 2018)

"Before new interventions can be used in disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in "field trials", which may be complex and expensive undertakings. Descriptions of the...


Betty Likes Sea Animals

by Stanley Oluwond Library For All (July 27, 2018)

Betty likes sharks. Betty likes dolphins. Betty likes everything about sea animals!


My Alphabet

by Stella Rumbam Library For All (July 27, 2018)

A is for apple. B is for bat. Come and learn my alphabet with me! Reading Level 1 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: letters; literacy; humour; spelling.


The Open Revolution: Rewriting the rules of the information age

by Rufus Pollock Open BookShelf (July 27, 2018)

Forget everything you think you know about the digital age. It’s not about privacy, surveillance, AI or blockchain—it’s about ownership. Because, in a digital age, who owns information controls the future....


A General View of Positivism

by Auguste Comte Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Auguste Comte, considered by some to be the first “philosopher of science,” was perhaps most famous for founding the theory of Positivism: a framework of thinking and living meant to engender unity across...


Poetry

by Wilfred Owen Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Wilfred Owen was a soldier and poet during the second half of the first World War. His poetry, contrary to the propaganda of the time, dealt with the horrors of front-line trench warfare and was written at least...


Fables

by Aesop Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Whether it’s the benefits of taking it slow and steady (“The Tortoise and the Hare”), the necessity of invention (“The Crow and the Pitcher”), or the problems of cognitive dissonance (“The Fox and...


Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant are an American classic. In them Grant, the most able General of the Civil War, tells the story of his life and experiences, covering his birth, early youth, military...


Sharks

by Micah and Nora May Library For All (June 23, 2018)

There are many different kinds of sharks. Some are big and some are small. How much do you know about sharks? Reading Level 2 Global Book Collection Keywords: natural world; animals; marine life; predators.


I Can Count from 1 to 10

by Robyn Cain Library For All (June 23, 2018)

One bird of paradise, two smiling crocodiles - I can count from 1 to 10. Can you?


Bilums

by Lumana Waliota Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Bilums are very important to people in Papua New Guinea. They help to carry food, tools and even babies wherever we need to go.


Why the Cassowary Has a Long Neck

by Eileen Fleming Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Legend has it that the the cassowary did not always have a long neck. It was stretched because of a crocodile!


Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces

by John Palfrey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.

Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks—debate...


Kids and Credibility

by Elisia Choi, Rebekah Pure, Ryan Medders & Alex Markov et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids, offering extraordinary...


Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

by Alice J. Robison, Katie Clinton, Margaret Weigel & Ravi Purushotma et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling,...


Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

by Sasha Costanza-Chock The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An exploration of social movement media practices in an increasingly complex media ecology, through richly detailed cases of immigrant rights activism.

For decades, social movements have vied for attention from...


The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the...


The Future of Thinking

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained...


Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

by Howard Gardner, Margaret Rundle, Lindsay Pettingill & John M. Francis et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are...


Privacy on the Line

by Susan Landau & Whitfield Diffie The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A penetrating and insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world.

Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure. The Cold War culture of recording devices...


The Civic Potential of Video Games

by Chris Evans, Ellen Middaugh & Joseph Kahne The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. According to a 2006 survey, 58 percent of young people aged 15 to 25 were civically "disengaged," meaning that they participated in fewer...


New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward

by James Paul Gee The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing...


We Used to Wait

by Rebecca Kinskey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded...


Street-Fighting Mathematics

by Sanjoy Mahajan The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An antidote to mathematical rigor mortis, teaching how to guess answers without needing a proof or an exact calculation.

In problem solving, as in street fighting, rules are for fools: do whatever works—don't...


The Digital Rights Movement

by Hector Postigo The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

The evolution of activism against the expansion of copyright in the digital domain, with case studies of resistance including eBook and iTunes hacks.

The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection...


Participatory Politics

by Elisabeth Soep The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Although they may disavow politics as such, civic-minded young people use every means and media at their disposal to carry out the basic tasks of citizenship. Through a mix of face-to-face and digital methods,...


Free Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this book, Eric von Hippel, author of the influential Democratizing Innovation, integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a "free innovation paradigm." Free innovation, as he defines...


Democratizing Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users - both...