The TES Australia Information Centre for the Australian Curriculum provides a browse to find aligned curricula and lesson plans, the latest news on the national curriculum and relevant links. In addition, you can access expert advice and opinions in our Australian Curriculum Forum, where you can ask or answer questions.
The Mandela Day container library project, an innovative response to the shortage of libaries at South African schools, will celebrate Nelson Mandela month with the handover of its 28th library - a custom-adapted 12-metre shipping container.
The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation View more presentations from Beth Kanter Yesterday, I did a free NTEN Webinar called "The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Reducing Information Overload" based on my feature article in the...
The most common and fundamental questions that come up whenever I talk about content curation (especially in the context of content marketing) is how “How can you use other people’s content? How does that work with copyright, fair use and more generally ethics?” This is a topic that I have covered before in two earlier blog posts, but since it’s central to curation, it is worth revisiting once again.
Researchers, research managers and publishers are increasingly required to factor into their policies and practices the conditions by which publicly funded research must be made publicly available.
Altmetrics (alternative metrics, or article level metrics) measure the number of times a research output gets cited, tweeted about, liked, shared, bookmarked, viewed, downloaded, mentioned, favourited, reviewed, or discussed. It harvests these numbers from a wide variety of open source web services that count such instances, including open access journal platforms, scholarly citation databases, web-based research sharing services, and social media.
An important concept to consider for publishers, academics and library staff.
Designed to provide access to resources for teaching history according to the Australian Curriculum. Covering all years to Year 7, it is intended mainly for primary school teachers in South Australia. The colonial focus is on South Australia's history, although material included at all levels covers other States as well. The local history focus begins with the Barossa, Two Wells and Adelaide Plains areas of South Australia.
Angela Heuzenroeder is building an impressive range of resources linked to Australian History Curriculum. The blog is a front end leading to a wikispaces site.
Lesson plans on literature, reading, writing, journalism and the arts from The new York Times Learning Network.
Features text studies on The Great Gatsby and 1984. Issues lessons including: Gender: No Pride in Prejudice: Looking Beyond the Gender Labels to Experience Literature Fiction or non fiction: Informational texts
"Apps and books are more similar than they might seem. They each diffuse content, provide access to expertise, and allow the cataloging and consolidation of knowledge into accessible forms for learners to study. And while there are important differences—apps can be constantly refreshed new information, while a book is what it is the moment it is published—there are some lessons to be learned with how we collect and categorize books."
"As a children’s picture book publisher or author, it can be a challenging decision whether to turn your book into a Book App or an eBook. We offer you the following infographic as a starting point towards making an informed decision."
Inclusion of Asia-related texts into the study of English will assist teachers to realise the cross curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia in the study of English and to make an important contribution to student knowledge, skills and understanding of our region through the Australian Curriculum.
The texts are presented in lists that relate to the content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum for English at each year or stage and offer a choice from a range of age appropriate texts. Each list from Foundation to year 2 can be sorted by author, title or setting and in addition by text type for years 3–10. Each text is accompanied by notes to assist teachers in text selection
The library is finally open at my school. I'm almost done training my grade 5-7 library monitors who now know where to put back the books, how to help learners pick out appropriate books for their ...
Liz Warden writing about her project: Rural black schools in rural South Africa have limited access to resources like library books – only 7.5 percent of schools in South Africa own library books. Project Amandla will receive a container of 22,000 English books from the US non-profit, Books for Africa.
Content or digital curation is not simply collecting links.
it’s not really a creating process as such but rather a process of sorting, arranging and then further publishing about information that already exists in the online or digital worldit is a process of first finding digital content that might be useful then sorting the results into the best and most relevant links, value adding with annotations and then sharing them in meaningful (organized) ways.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.