Sunday, June 27, 2010

Getting boys to read can be tricky.......This website has some great ideas.

Getting boys to read host a community based blog for
parents, librarians, and teachers. 
They provide information and support through articles, 
videos, interviews, and our forum.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Future of School Libraries Podcast on ABC

According to Wikipedia: "A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. The word usurped webcast in common vernacular, due to rising popularity of the iPod and the innovation of web feeds."
The name is misleading and some even say incorrect, "as despite the etymology it has never been necessary to use an iPod, or, indeed, any other form of portable media player, to use podcasts; the content can be accessed using any computer that can play media files."


EdPod Schools and Education


EdPod presents a mix of education stories from early childhood to the end of secondary school. It's a jargon-free look at the experience of educators, researchers, parents and students. EdPod examines new education ideas, and asks whether things could or should be done differently. From the classroom to the staff room and on to the home, EdPod brings you the latest ideas about learning.


EdPod 2010-06-10
Thursday, 10 June 2010 12:00 AM 


The former if you look at the government's school building program: nearly half of all primary schools requested an upgrade or a rebuild of their library.

But many of these libraries won't have the proper people to run them.

That's what a Parliamentary Inquiry being held into school libraries and teacher librarians is being told.

The School Library Association has put in a major submission which joins over 389 other submissions.

Wizard of Apps from K-12 Online Conference

Enjoy this presentation- 
you will need to grab a drink and put your feet up 
as it has many sections and goes for 51 minutes.


Wizard of Apps (K12Online Conference) from Joyce Valenza on Vimeo.
From the K12 Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=443
Presentation Title: The Wizard of Apps or Will they have an app for that? or What we are learning and loading along the road

Presentation Description: In this student-produced keynote, Joyce and the students of Springfield Township High School’s Theatre II class consider which apps are the most critical as they walk the road together.

Slides available: www.slideshare.net/joycevalenza/wizard-of-apps
Links: newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com

Song parodies inspired by:
Arlen, Harold, and E.Y. Harburg. The Wizard of Oz. Victor Fleming. MGM, 1939. Film.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ROOM TO READ.

Presenting a message from Lizzie Chase:

Room to Read is an inspirational organisation working in developing countries. They are organising a  
Book Brunch at the State Library on June 23rd, 
from 10am-noon. 

It features a Students helping Students Initiative and they would love teachers, teacher librarians and students to learn about their work from writing ambassadors Tristan Bancks, Susanne Gervay and Melina Marchetta.


Room to Read
is celebrating its 10th anniversary!
 
Since 2000 they have grown rapidly and are now marking three major milestones: they have already built their 1000th school, they are opening their 10,000th library and by the end of 2010 they will have over 10,000 girls enrolled in their long-term scholarship program.


RSVP to Pam Cook [0432884885] or Colleen Zurowksi [0403943844] by June 16.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Unquiet Library: 2009-10

The Unquiet Library: 2009-10

Now this is a great way to provide an annual library report.

Animoto is a really easy program to use.

Make sure you sign up for Animoto Education
so you can make full lenght videos instead of just the "free account"- 30 sec versions.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Internet Safety for Elementary Students

Educate Before it’s Too Late
          40 of the Web’s Best Internet Safety Sites for Kids, Parents and Educators
Keith D. Ferrell M.S.    
   International Educator Technology Integration Specialist

 Internet Safety for Elementary School Students Handbook

Library in Singapore

While I was watching this video I discovered many great ideas to implement into our new school library!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Future of School Libraries Podcast on ABC

Is the library the hub of the school, or an increasingly outdated facility?

The former if you look at the government's school building program: nearly half of all primary schools requested an upgrade or a rebuild of their library.

But many of these libraries won't have the proper people to run them.

That's what a Parliamentary Inquiry being held into school libraries and teacher librarians is being told.

The School Library Association has put in a major submission.

What Teachers Want...Grattan May 2010

I believe that this is a report that needs to be addressed.
Please bring it to the attention of your interested staff.

See the intro to this report:


Read the report

Thursday, June 3, 2010