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iBooks for Schools curated by Lisa Nash

iBooks for Schools curated by Lisa Nash | SCIS | Scoop.it
Explore, create and find iBook resources for schools...
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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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ClickView - the digital video solution for schools

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Term 1 2012 new titles for ClickView

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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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Booki.sh Goes Into OverDrive! - InfoToday

The little start-up from Melbourne, Australia, Booki.sh is joining the rapidly growing Cleveland-based OverDrive, the leading distributor of ebooks and digital audiobooks to libraries. [by Dan Tonkery]

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Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality

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uilding upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, this paper by Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Momin Malik and Ashley Lee, seeks to map and explore what we know about the ways in which young users age 18 and under search for information online, how they evaluate information, and how their related practices of content creation, levels of new literacies, general digital media usage, and social patterns affect these activities.

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Illawarra School Libraries Association Dates for 2012

Illawarra School Libraries Association Dates for 2012 | SCIS | Scoop.it
Important dates for your diaries!
Monday, 12th March
ISLA Networking afternoon at 4pm, Dapto High where OASIS will be discussed, so bring your tricky questions.
Thursday, 22nd March
PL Day at The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft.
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CPL 2012 - Exploring & Implementing The Australian Curriculum

CPL 2012 - Exploring & Implementing The Australian Curriculum | SCIS | Scoop.it

The two day conference will bring Victorian educators together to help each other to strengthen their strategies for a good start to implementing the Australian Curriculum. It will give the participating teachers an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the AUSVELS which is the current VELS curriculum replaced by the respective Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions and Achievement Standards.

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WA Branch of The Children's Book Council of Australia - A Night with our Stars

WA Branch of The Children's Book Council of Australia - A Night with our Stars | SCIS | Scoop.it

Thursday 8 March 2012: The ninth annual A Night With Our Stars (aka ANWOS) at WestBooks. 20 speakers (all WA authors and/or illustrators) have 3 minutes to speed-talk about their children’s books published in 2011. Meet authors! Meet illustrators! Buy books! Get them personally signed by the creators!

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Lending Rights – Part of the Copyright Cycle

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Have you ever borrowed a book from a public library or school library? Are you a taxpayer? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, and you reside in Australia*, then you may be interested to know about the ...
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How iBooks Author Stacks Up to the Competition [CHART]

How iBooks Author Stacks Up to the Competition [CHART] | SCIS | Scoop.it

Check out this chart, which compares the features of iBooks Author with seven other self-publishing tools available to independent writers.

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Changed nature of literacy

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Howard Rheingold has written extensively on what it means to be ‘literate’ in today’s world of exponential information growth and social connectivity.
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Reading to children has ‘long impact’ according to OECD’s PISA study

Reading to children has ‘long impact’ according to OECD’s PISA study | SCIS | Scoop.it
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Children whose parents frequently read with them in their first year of school are still showing the benefit when they are 15.
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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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Educators as content curators (Judy O'Connell)

Educators as content curators (Judy O'Connell) | SCIS | Scoop.it
Just this weekend I’ve finished writing a lead article for my SLANZA friends in NZ for their Collected Magazine. School librarians everywhere are interested in the same things, so I was pleasee to be able to contribute to an issue focused on Content Curation.
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Edmodo Makes the Move from Social Network to Education Platform

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By Audrey Watters

 

Edmodo hopes to make the move from "app" to "platform," with the opening today of its API to third-party Web developers.

 

At launch, Edmodo boasts some 35 partners who have already developed apps for the new platform -- these include Mathalicious, Late Nite Labs, Desmos, BrainNook, Aviary and (30) others. Using the Edmodo API, these companies can now connect their own apps to the Edmodo social network, meaning that they can tap into Edmodo's badge functionality, feeds, assignments, grade book and so on. These apps are integrated with Edmodo, in terms of single sign-on, analytics, and -- and this is key for both Edmodo users and app developers -- roles (that is, who's a teacher, who's a student, what grade is the student, who's a parent, who's a principal and so on).


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Libraries and social media X

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Wednesday was just the kind of day we need more of in our libraries!  Wollongong City Libraries (WCC) are taking charge of their future in a very positive way.

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Are we there yet? - Roxby Downs Sun

Are we there yet? - Roxby Downs Sun | SCIS | Scoop.it

In promoting a literate society, it is important to ensure that more Australian children are involved in reading.

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A wiki full of wonderful library resources

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Have you checked out  http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com? There is so much to explore!!

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Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook

Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | SCIS | Scoop.it

This post by Dolores Gende on Powerful Learning Practice asks several key questions about curation and textbooks:

What are the implications of curation in education?
How will content curation impact the textbook market?
Will it make textbooks irrelevant?

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Task C: Reflecting on my perceptions of the role of the teacher librarian

Task C: Reflecting on my perceptions of the role of the teacher librarian | SCIS | Scoop.it

"As a teacher... I had not really considered the ‘teacher’ in the teacher librarian; a uniquely qualified and skilled person in the school to enrich and improve student learning. I have now realised that the role has to be school and learning focused, rather than library focused."

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Look! the art of Australian picture books today (State Library of Queensland)

Look! the art of Australian picture books today (State Library of Queensland) | SCIS | Scoop.it

Exhibition at State Library of Queensland until 4 Mar 2012.
Created by State Library of Victoria, Look! features original artworks, sketches and drawings by more than 40 of Australia’s most talented illustrators, including Shaun Tan, Graeme Base, Bob Graham, Lucia Masciullo, Stella Danalis, Gregory Rodgers, Leigh Hobbs and Terry Denton.

 

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