We are a tad bit behind on our Twittering Thursday posts... So look out for posts with our Twitter recaps in the coming days. From articles on education to random ramblings...from open source news to funky design links... from publishing news to lovely illustrations.. read on to find what is in store for you.
The illustrations for our books which are currently under a Creative Commons license have been created by the lovely duo- Angie and Upesh. Check out their work on their spanking new website. If you visit our blog (or Twitter/Friendfeed/Facebook) and find out about events we conduct after they finish, you can subscribe to our mailing list to get information about our events, book downloads, etc. Did you see our pictures from the NPS bookfair?
Revisited the NamelessleTTer project where people leave personalized bookmarks in books while browsing through our archives.
Things we were reading on the Karnataka Learning Partnership blog included Why Some Teachers Fail the Test; Teach India : Make Learning Fun and Schooling, not just schools. Many of the articles revolved around the court's decision on the state's language policy- Don’t Shut English-medium Schools, Says Apex Court; Can Our Children Face the Big New World Without English; and Impact of State Government's Language Policy.
More on the Teach India movement
Hilary calls for inclusive education
Full Circle - another bookstore for our friends in Madras to visit
Pratilipi is a bilingual quarterly magazine with tons of interesting articles. Read the June 2009 issue here
On the 123rd birth anniversary of Beatrix Potter, we were reading 'On the trail...with Beatrix Potter '
@abhaga: Getting an ISBN in India
CHILDREN RELATED NEWS
Toy libraries catch on in India
@palinn: Orkut and Facebook most popular destinations for urban Indian schoolchildren
TECHNOLOGY/ OPEN SOURCE/ SOCIAL MEDIA
BIG Tech Donations Program : Building ICT Capacities at the Grassroots
Checking out Question Box's 'World Wants to Know' application - a data visualization suite of questions being asked by rural populations around the globe.
@cnxorg: Finding Open Education Resources http://tinyurl.com/ncenlk
@tinucherian: Tamil Wikipedia crosses 10, 000 registered users, Ford Foundation Grant of $300,000 to support Wikimedia Commons
@indianfolklore: Using social media to present documentation of the marginalized; Getting Indian Villages on Wikipedia;
NGOs /GRANTS/ FUNDRAISING/ FELLOWSHIPS
CRY invites research proposals on child rights. Send in your submissions before 12th September, 2009.
@adropofwisdom: Joy of Giving week to be held from Sep 27 to Oct 3 across India
@globalvoices: Democracy Video Challenge Winner Showcase
@weheartbooks: Breath taking watercolour illustrations: http://bit.ly/WG2r3
@meanestindian: Lengthening life-cycles. Bottom-up entrepreneurial activity in India
Look out for more Twitter recaps in the coming days. If you are on Twitter, follow us @prathambooks.
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