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Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation — A book by R. David Lankes

Knowledge is created through conversation.
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8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses | SCIS | Scoop.it
It is interesting that there are so many studies of extraordinary leaders and managers in other fields, including not-for-profit areas like education and the arts, yet few in library and information studies.
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Librarian's Knowledge Sharing Workshop - Job Alike Weekend, 5-6 October 2012, Kuala Lumpur

Librarian's Knowledge Sharing Workshop - Job Alike Weekend, 5-6 October 2012, Kuala Lumpur | SCIS | Scoop.it
For Librarians from FOBISSEA Schools and the Kuala Lumpur Librarians' Network on 5 & 6th October 2012.
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Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search

Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search | SCIS | Scoop.it

By Melanie Pinola

 

"Earlier this week, Google introduced Knowledge Graph, the company's new search technology that understands "things not strings" and adds rich and relevant details about your query in the sidebar of your search results. Here are five great things you can now do with a quick Google search."

 

"I took the new version of Google Search for a spin to find out just what it can do, and have to say it's pretty useful. To recap, Google now connects your search query with its knowledgebase, which includes Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. If you search for a person, place, or thing within that 500+ million object database, Google adds the related key facts alongside the regular search results. (The tech is still rolling out, but you should see it when you're logged into Google sometime in the next few days, if you don't already.)


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Content curation is the new black

Content curation is the new black | SCIS | Scoop.it
Content curation crops up over and over again – so a whole issue on the topic from the wonderful school librarians in New Zealand is worth a read! Tossing ideas around, and finding ways to harness tools to our purpose is part of the daily challenge.
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Smart hints and tips

SLASA Harvard Online Referencing Generator– Junior (abridged), Middle and Senior levels - Creates citations for a comprehensive range of sources – copy & pa...
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Digital Discovery Day | Services to Schools NZ

Digital Discovery Day | Services to Schools NZ | SCIS | Scoop.it

The opportunity to explore digital resources hands-on, with time to discuss how you can present, promote and use them to enrich your classroom programmes, support the students in your schools, and the clients at your libraries.

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Stubbies World Change Challenge opens for Canberra primary school children

Stubbies World Change Challenge opens for Canberra primary school children | SCIS | Scoop.it

A national fundraising effort to build libraries and publish local language books in Cambodia has been kickstarted by Stubbies ...

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Reflective Teaching for Librarians

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"Most librarians are educators in one sense or another, even when the role is not explicit. The best teachers learn from others and learn by doing. This is a good rule for improving at virtually anything: Seeking inspiration and accepting criticism makes your work richer and more well rounded."

 

This article, adapted from Char Booth's book on Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning (2011), presents her ideas based on her own method expanded through mentorship, coteaching, online forums, and other collaboration channels: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/03142012/reflective-teaching-librarians

 

 


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa, Ann Vega, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Are you reading to rap? Join a reading adventure.

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The Join a reading adventure! rap is now live from http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/raps
This rap supports the National Year of Reading 2012. There are activities that suit English K-10 and PDHPE 3-6. Have a look. Join us and enjoy!

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Curating the World of Educational Apps -- Campus Technology

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With a bank of 40,000 educational apps that have been cataloged, reviewed, and approved, a Tennessee initiative hopes to make it easier for educators to use apps in the classroom and beyond.

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Discovery and data go hand in hand - O'Reilly Radar

Discovery and data go hand in hand - O'Reilly Radar | SCIS | Scoop.it
Several overriding themes permeated this year's Tools of Change for Publishing conference. The fourth in a series looking at five of the major themes, here we take a look at discovery in publishing.
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Olympic education resources ready to use

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In Australia, schools can celebrate Olympic School Sports Day by staging their own series of sport, education and cultural activities.
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2012 Hands On Literacy Conference, 17 November, 2012 Singapore - Call for papers

2012 Hands On Literacy Conference, 17 November, 2012 Singapore - Call for papers | SCIS | Scoop.it

One-day professional development conference - Hands on Literacy - to be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Australian International School Singapore. Workshop themes: Digital Literacy / Engaging with Print / Visual Literacy & The Arts / Research & Inquiry / Librarianship

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SLAV Conference presentations now online

SLAV Conference presentations now online | SCIS | Scoop.it

Resources, resources, resources in a new world: Google plus 70% by Maureen Henninger; plus presentations by Debbie Campbell, Kelly Gardiner, Sandy Phillips, Leonie Bourke and Miffy Farquharson

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Post Conference

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Another successful conference, with plenty of food for thought. Barbara Combe and Paul Macdonald have kindly allowed us to upload their presentations from the conference for your further reference.
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iTunes - Books - Connecting With History by Geraldine Ditchburn & Stacey Hattensen

iTunes - Books - Connecting With History by Geraldine Ditchburn & Stacey Hattensen | SCIS | Scoop.it

Connecting With History by Geraldine Ditchburn & Stacey Hattensen now available as e-book from the iTunes Store. You can read this book about teaching history for non-history teachers on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Coffey in the Library: SLAV conference: RESOURCES RESOURCES RESOURCES

Coffey in the Library: SLAV conference: RESOURCES RESOURCES RESOURCES | SCIS | Scoop.it

Ria Coffey's summary and reflections on the recent School Library Association of Victoria's conference for Library Technicians. Resources and ideas from presentations by Maureen Henninger, Sandy Philips and Leonie Bourke (SCIS)

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LIW

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Library and Information Week will be held from 20 - 26 May 2012 and the 2012 theme is Think Outside the Book.
Special days that week:
Tuesday 22 May National Library Technicians Day
Wednesday 23 May National Simultaneous Storytime
Thursday 24 May Libraries celebrate Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea

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Ebooks in K-12 school libraries 2011

Enjoy reading: Ebooks  The New Normal- Second Annual Survey of ebook penetration and use in US K-12 school libraries. 2011 Wheelers ePlatform offers one option for school libraries in Australia: ePlatform in a nutshell An ePlatform is a secure library...
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