Try Curiosity!, which bills itself as “Information Literacy for Young Digital Citizens,” was the winner of the 2011 Edublog Awards in the “Best Librarian/Library Blog” category. It’s the online outpost for Sarah Ducharme, the elementary school librarian at the American International School of Budapest, Hungary.
The blog radiates enthusiasm, mixing diverse library lesson plan examples with school activity recaps and technology tips. One post spotlights Ducharme’s use of “Voki talks”—online, customizable avatars that speak text you provide—to engage students in a reading program. Another post celebrates her school’s participation in Picture Book Month, complete with photos of jubilant student readers.
With content infectiously upbeat, truly practical, and applicable to most any school—by librarians, classroom teachers, or both—it’s easy to see how the blog has earned top plaudits.