News, Reviews & Resources   March, 2009
In This Issue

Welcome to the first 'full' issue of Starlink for the year. As well as the links and resources in this html email, you'll find a bouquet of other items in the pdf file. For example:

  • Twitter, Tweets and Tweeple - learn what these are and read a few useful tips
  • Shmoop - an excellent resource for students (and teachers) of literature
  • Reach Out! Resources for Teachers and Professionals
  • VICSRC Congress 2009
  • Gateways: International Journal of Community Research & Engagement
  • Relationship Matters

And whether you love or hate creepy-crawlies of all kinds, we think you'll find at least something to fascinate you in a couple of great websites on bugs and insects!

You can also learn about Gen C, find out how to "Grow Bolder" - not older - and read Chris's reflection on "An Unwelcome Welcome".

We hope you'll find a few good blooms in this particular posy!

Sue & Chris
BJ Seminars International

Lift Your Spirits ...
Balloons in Sunshine

Here are several items, web links or online videos that should brighten your day!

Firstly, listen to this wonderful prize-winning piece written by a 20-year old for the American Association of Retired People (AARP) U@50 video contest. Be sure to listen to it all the way through!

Next, an inspiring TED talk in which the author Elizabeth Gilbert reflects on what it means to be creative; an artist or a 'genius'. She proposes that instead of 'being' a genius, all of us can 'have' a genius. Her talk is thought-provoking, warm, engaging - and at times even moving.

The story of Patrick Henry Hughes is another very inspiring and moving one! Don't miss this video of his story, or this one in which he plays the piano and sings. It might even bring a tear to your eye!

And finally ... purely for fun, here are two items we might call "pop-CORN". :-)

First, a very brief rendition of Obama's Elf. Second, another oldie but goodie; Wayne and Schuster's Rinse the Blood Off My Toga. You'll need to click on the video link on that page. (For the curious, here's a full written transcript of the original radio play.)

Snippets and Video Highlights
Hand Holding Scissors

If you've not visited our website for a while, you may not have seen the two new segments on our home page, each of which is updated regularly

We've added a "Snippet" and a "Video Highlight" for the enjoyment of our visitors. One is a small item of inspiration or reflection, the other a terrific video we've found on the web.

Hand Holding DVD

We also have created archive pages for previous Snippets and previous Video Highlights.

Enjoy! :-)

Starlink # 75 ...

Starlink Download

Useful Links

Foundations Making a Difference

Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

How to Build Confidence by Just Paying Attention

School Tube

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Forget Brainstorming - Try Brainwriting!

Changing World of Non Profits re Social Media

Why Social Networks are Good for Kids

Web 2.0 in Education

Five Things NonProfits Need to Know About Web 2.0 Donors

The Last Word
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. (Joseph Addison)
Starlink and Starlink Extra

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