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Updates and resources on policy development, resourcing the curriculum, collection evaluation and innovation in collections.
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RSS Feed Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

RSS Feed Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

"One of the reasons why I did not dwell a lot on the topic of RSS feeds on " 23 Excellent Tools for Teacher's Professional Development  " is because I was planning a separate post for it alone. So what the heck is RSS feed all about and what importance does it have for me as a teacher ?"


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Making friends...making progress

Making friends...making progress | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Just good 'ole having fun in a school library! (Making friends...making progress - Puzzles offer so much in school libraries. A necessity!
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GLAM Newsletter March 2013 Australia and New Zealand report - Outreach Wiki

GLAM Newsletter March 2013 Australia and New Zealand report - Outreach Wiki | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Wikimedia Australia is partnering with The State Library of NSW
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That's Great!: Models of Sustainability for OER

That's Great!: Models of Sustainability for OER | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

All OER have a life cycle: creation, publishing, repeated revision and reuse, senescence, death. Much effort and many resources have been expended on the creation and publishing of OER. The actual value of such resources, however, depends largely on the extent to which repeated revision and reuse can be sustained before the inevitable onset of senescence and death. The issue of sustainability is largely one of resources, and is a topic of considerable interest in the field of open education.


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Web App Reviews

Web App Reviews | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Web App Reviews is a site dedicated to reviewing the best Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Education.  As schools are moving more and more towards cloud-based services, it is important to find high quality resources for the classroom.

Each review includes a written blog post and a short video covering what the web app or extension does as well as practical ideas for use in schools.


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Each review includes a written blog post and a short video covering what the web app or extension does as well as practical ideas for use in schools.

Nikki Bourlet's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:27 PM

I particularly liked the information on GeoGebra, Tab Scissors and the video on other extensions available with Google Chrome. All-in-all a very useful site to curate and share with others.

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The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor: Scientific American

The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor: Scientific American | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Ninety-nine percent of us live on the wrong side of a one-way mirror
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As libraries increasingly purchase online, and personalisation becomes a goal,, here is another issue to bear in mind.
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Soon, You Might Be Able to Sell Your Old Ebooks

Soon, You Might Be Able to Sell Your Old Ebooks | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
It used to be that once you’d finished slashing your way through the mobile game Infinity Blade for the umpteenth time, you were left with the choice of replaying the game yet again or letting it collect virtual dust on your iDevice’s home screen.
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Only at patent idea stage, and still very much on the terms of the publisher / ebooks store model, but possibly addressing one of the issues surrounding business models for e-resources.
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Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum

Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Throughout 2011 and 2012, the Board of Studies NSW developed new K–10 syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science (incorporating Science and Technology K–6) and History that incorporate agreed Australian Curriculum content.
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Teacher librarians check out the Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum from NSW Board of Studies (PDF 1.8 MB, 322 pages).

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Maria Richards's curator insight, June 16, 2013 5:33 PM

Includes sample scope and sequence, units and programming.

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Trove crowdsourcing behaviour

Crowdsourcing, members of the public adding information to records, is being used as a method for Libraries to enhance the details of their collections.

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This presentation from ALIA Online by Paul Hagon provides some interesting ideas on the use of user analytics in determining where to invest energy in library collection building and management, and in services.

Recognise that there is a difference between priorities for users that can only access a collection online versus those who visit the collection in person.

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What is a book?

What is a book? | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

It is time to question the book.

Time to question reading.

What is a book? What is reading?

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Jamie McKenzie provides a much needed critique of ebooks which goes beyond format, and into the content, experience, usability and purpose of reading.

"The software used to convert print to digital usually damages the original page design painstakingly achieved for the print book... In order to work on a wide range of devices ranging from smart phones to iPads and laptops, format is sacrificed to generic scrolling words."

iBooks Author is given a positive wrap.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, June 16, 2013 5:37 PM

Helpful insights for teacher librarians.

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Acquiring, managing and using ebooks in your library - Friday 12 April 2013, Hobart

Acquiring, managing and using ebooks in your library - Friday 12 April 2013, Hobart | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Professional learning for: Teacher Librarians, Librarians and Library Personnel.

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* Managing e-books for school libraries - Michael Jongen, Library Services Coordinator, SCIS, Education Services Australia

 

* Digital resources with Overdrive - Sue Warren, Educational Consultant, Softlink Australia
* GALE ebooks - Rick Susman, Managing Director, The Booklegger

* Wheelers ePlatform - Darren Brain - Business Development Manager (Schools), Wheelers
* eBook 101 - Tom Danby, Managing Director, INT Books

* eBooks, ePubs, eTexts and open education resources - a perfect storm is brewing! - Dr Jill Abell, Director of Information Services & ICT at The Hutchins School, Hobart

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Maria Richards's curator insight, June 16, 2013 6:03 PM

Hoping this will help TLs and schools achieve changes to e- resources!

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Amazon to open market in second-hand MP3s and e-books - tech - 23 February 2013 - New Scientist

Amazon to open market in second-hand MP3s and e-books - tech - 23 February 2013 - New Scientist | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
A new market for second-hand digital downloads could let us hold virtual yard sales of our ever-growing piles of intangible possessions ("Amazon to open market in second-hand MP3s and e-books - New Scientist - New Scientist" good read
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Ford Street Publishing Newsletter 9 2013

Ford Street Publishing Newsletter 9 2013 | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

Ford Street - Publishing Young Adult fiction in Australia. Extensive Teacher's notes are available for most Ford Street titles.

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Local publisher promotional publications provide alerts to new and upcoming titles and often useful teacher's notes that can help in promotion of resources.

Ford Street also provide a service that helps organise literary events for schools meaning students and teachers can engage directly with authors.

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April 2013 Poster: School Libraries & Student Achievement | Teacher Librarian

April 2013 Poster: School Libraries & Student Achievement | Teacher Librarian | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Click on the poster to download the pdf version for printing.
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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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Diana Juárez's curator insight, April 26, 2015 1:27 PM

La curación como herramienta pedagógica para propiciar el pensamiento crítico en la educación.

Bárbara Mónica Pérez Moo's curator insight, August 12, 2015 9:16 AM

Habilidades digitales y pensamiento crítico.

Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, August 13, 2015 8:37 AM

of course!

2013

good link

http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/articles/10.5334/2013-02/

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- Curation is the new search: seven tools you may not know you can search with

- Curation is the new search: seven tools you may not know you can search with | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

 

Good basic overview of Scoop.it and other curatioon tools; also reinforces the  point that curation tools are also good search tools.


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New Libguides from the State Library of Victoria | Bright Ideas

Librarians at the State Library of Victoria answer complex reference questions for patrons everyday, whether it be onsite, via email or on the phone. 

These Libguides are aimed as a one-stop shop for subjects like bushfires in Victoria, court cases in Australia, early Australian census records and more.

Each libguide gives background information on the topic and the Library’s holdings, key resources and related web links.

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Recently published guides include:

Children’s literatureAboriginal people and family historyWater in VictoriaMelbourne post-war photographyHistory of the State Library of Victoria
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The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor: Scientific American

The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor: Scientific American | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Ninety-nine percent of us live on the wrong side of a one-way mirror
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10 Tips for Creating Accessible EPUB 3 Files

10 Tips for Creating Accessible EPUB 3 Files | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
The goal of the DIAGRAM Center at Benetech is to impact how image and graphic content for accessible instructional materials (AIM) is produced and accessed throughout the country. The DIAGRAM Cente...
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Bowker - Product Literature

Bowker - Product Literature | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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Check out the range of book-related tools and services available for publishers, libraries and vendors. How do these tools add value to a library's collection building activities?

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Program Builder: create teaching programs from the new NSW syllabuses

Create primary and secondary teaching programs directly from the Kindergarten to Year 10 NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum.
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Use your DEC NSW or Scootle login to access program builder.

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Great App Review Checklists for Teachers

Great App Review Checklists for Teachers | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

With the help of carefully crafted rubrics like the ones on this site, teachers can now follow a set of guidelines to select the apps that can work for them in their teaching. Parents too can use these checklists to sift through the piles and handpick the ones to give their kids.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 5, 2013 2:48 AM

Great checklists, guidelines and evaluation questions.

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What the Library of Congress Plans to Do With All Your Tweets | TIME.com

What the Library of Congress Plans to Do With All Your Tweets | TIME.com | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress is archiving every public tweet ever posted, and it's now becoming clearer what research opportunities that data might present.
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Seed Library Opens in La Crosse, WI Library | LISNews:

The La Crosse Public Library in La Crosse, WI has just launched an heirloom seed library that will allow people to check out garden seeds to plant, grow, harvest and return to the library. "We are going to catalog them by genus and species eventually and have a catalog in a public area.
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LibraryThing for Libraries: BookDisplay Showcase

Note: These are sample widgets. If you were using this in a real library, then each book would link to the book record in the catalog when clicked.
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