Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Free posters, bookmarks and stickers for your library.

will send you free A3 posters, plus bookmarks and stickers.

Have a look at the book trailers on videos on  the NEW Ford St Publishing's channel  on YouTube.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Change is coming but help is needed!!

 I have a message to share form a fellow TL who is very excited about the change being offered to her.

Please spare a minute to offer your 
much sought after advice.

I have just been given the chance to organise the library borrowing/usage as I want, with consultation of course. 

I will have no RFF and was  thinking of having set a borrowing time (1/2 hour) for K to 2 with  flexible timetabling for 3 to 6 and a drop in and borrow slot for 3 to 6. 

The executive have asked me to gather information from other TLs who are  using this formula or something similar.  

Does anyone use this in their  library?  Is it successful and were there problems implementing it  especially as the library has been used for at least 9 hours of RFF and  the rest of the school a 1/2 hour borrowing. 

I am excited about having  team teaching in the library.

 Regards Lorelle Byers

A must read for all Aussie Teacher Librarians!!!

 If you have not yet had a chance to read this post by Maralyn Parker you really should.

"WE can only hope someone knows what to do with that “state of the art’’ library, courtesy of the Rudd Building the Education Revolution, coming to your primary school soon. And more importantly that they have the time to do it."  Maralyn Parker

"The government is on the right track, I believe, in aiming for a
21st century library 
 in every Australian primary school. 
But the buildings, technology and furniture 
are only part of it." 

"...not one state or territory in Australia can promise their fabulous new primary school libraries will be run by people qualified to do the job."  
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

High school literacy game and science scams !!!

Smokescreen is a thirteen-part web-literacy game requiring players to uncover a mystery on a fictional social network site. As they unfold the plot they learn about the real dangers inadvertent but indiscrete information sharing can expose people to. 

For the Science of Scams Channel 4 Learning have recruited Derren Brown to host a new web show which seeks to expose some of the tricks used by so-called paranormal practitioners while his co-host Kat Akingbade explores the science at work behind such seeming mysteries as telekinesis, ghosts and psychic ability.

Check - for other great resources.

Thanks to
Sue Spence
Curriculum Manager, Senior Secondary Reform
Curriculum Services
for this advice.