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Al Qattan Center for the child to penetrate the world of 2.0

Finally, we started in Al Qattan Center for the child to penetrate the world of 2.0,as pioneers in this area in the Arab libraries, our

kids have their blogs now , and start to discus the books, and write about

their favorite book in English and Arabic language

I invite you to support these kids, by read what they writer in the English language, and writing comments in order to encourage them…


Posted on July 20, 2007 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

children library 2.0

I work in childern library in palestine , all the statisical indicate , children love reading if they have
the chance, the most thing attractive them in the library the computers, so I thing it will be wonderful to teach them
library 2.0 tools.
I start with them by teach them how to get email, I want to share you, the mebers of library 2.0,, to discuss what the nex
step I can teach them?

Posted on March 29, 2007 at 11:38pm

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At 1:52am on May 26, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Heyam,
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
My TWITTER Profile
At 9:07am on July 5, 2007, Eddie Byrne said…
I have been pursuing this idea vigorously over the past few days, so things are progressing. As I now want to brief you on the detail of how it is progressing, I will send you an e-mail from my work mail rather than fill you in here. So don't forget to check your work mail in a little while!
At 9:26pm on June 29, 2007, Eddie Byrne said…
I think we can develop the idea of our kids and your kids collaborating on the book discussion blog. If all the kids could read the same book or short story and then write their own summary and their 'point of view' (as your kids have been doing) on the blog. And discuss each others summaries and views on the blog also. We would have to agree on what book or short story to read. That too would depend on the book or short story being available in the participating libraries. That might work, do you think?
I will discuss this project with a number of our library staff on Monday and Tuesday. And we will hopefully get one of our children's book clubs to participate. (aged 12-13 years, is that the age of your children?) Hopefully I will have some good news by Wednesday or Thursday.

What a good idea to do a video and put it on Youtube and include it on the blog! It will be exciting for the kids to see each other on video, they then become more than just names on a page.

I like the idea of collaborating on a wiki, but I need to think it through some more. I will revisit the idea when I get a chance. Soon I hope.


(I have been very busy this past week, forgive me if I am moving slowly)
At 12:21am on June 29, 2007, heyam hayek said…
A step in the integration of children in the library 2.0 programs , children started writing their blog in the English language to communicate with children in other countries do not speak Arabic
The blog is “ Qcc book discussion”
At 2:07pm on June 25, 2007, heyam hayek said…
We have talked previously about the possibility of joint work between the children of the Qattan Center and children in your libraries
Actually I begun the first steps with the children, they start their blogs and building encyclopedia chose children with a major theme of science and public health, which of course in Arabic to have an experiment to deal with encyclopedias, writing and editing process

and if you go this bage, it will be more easear to understand what we work

The second step would be to build encyclopedia in the English language and the topic will be proposed is different cultures
I am waiting you propose cooperation projects
At 4:15pm on May 21, 2007, Morgan Mandel said…
I guess some books, like Cinderella, never grow old.
Morgan Mandel
At 12:49pm on May 4, 2007, heyam hayek said…
I feel sadness and happiness at the same time
I am happy to communicate with you and with other wonderful people I met here, but sad or could say I am disappointed, I sent this invitation for 3 days ago to several friends, the Arabs and non-Arabs. I received many responses from non-Arab friends, What was frustrating that there is no one friend Arab bestirred himself to say thank you at least.
Are we, the Arabs, can not read or have we forgotten the language of communication or we are accustomed negative attitudes
Thanks Lo
At 8:35am on May 4, 2007, Lo Claesson said…
Hi, thank's for the invitation.
Concerning blog comments. It takes a little time to get your blog known. You have already got many advises how to spread information. I have been blogging for quite a time and still get few comments. Many people just want to read and don't comment. For some people that is a step letting others know what you think so public.
At 7:57pm on April 22, 2007, Eddie Byrne said…
don't stop writing, and don't give up. Maybe we have to engage the old tools a little in order to get people using the new tools! I mean e-mail, letter post, word of mouth, a phone call or two. It could be that the Arab librarians you are trying to engage with are not in this 'space' yet. If you can get their e-mail addresses or th e-mails of the various Arab libraries, you could send them a message and tell them about your blog and how it might benefit them to use it. Use the personal touch with Arab librarians you might know or have met. Challenge them a little with posts on topics that might raise emotions if not tempers. About what we do, about our relevance, for example. Write posts that encourage and invite them to share their knowledge with their arab colleagues across the middle east. Something that might enthuse them. I cannot read arabic I'm sorry to say, maybe you are doing these things already. Forgive me if you are, I can guess from your writing here that you know what you are doing and are very motivated in doing it. Does lose heart.
Cheers, Ed

My experience with colleagues is equally frustrating, they are reluctant to use new technologies. It is only about four years ago that I spent a lot of time getting them to standardise on e-mail as the primary tool for internal communication! But I realise that one of the most important battls to win is to show that library 2.0 is relevant, indeed essential. Easy for the converted to say, but we are in the minority stil I think.
At 12:09am on April 22, 2007, heyam hayek said…
Some times I feel very frustrated I have no response from anyone
Believe me, I tried to do something , I create my first blog, entitled Arab libraries.
I wrote a variety of topics, from libraries, the Internet and Web 2.0
It was useless, no one comment , no interactive
What do I do? Do I stop writing
I will continue to write
On day will move the stagnant waters


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