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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

Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality | SCIS | Scoop.it

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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Time and Tide at LODLAM

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A quick glance at these is telling of the New Zealand cultural context, the Trans-Tasman common areas of interest and the strong influence and immense value of the work still being done by the Library of Congress in the USA.
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Tagging my Technology and Teaching Practice / Heyjude

Tagging my Technology and Teaching Practice / Heyjude | SCIS | Scoop.it

"You can see the presentation slidedeck for From Web 1.0 to Web 3.0: A wolf in sheep’s clothing or a new culture of learning. You’ll notice a QR code on the front slide. This QRcode created at TagMyDoc points to a supporting document – and this code will download that too directly from TagMyDoc to your e-device!"

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A light on the literary horizon - Sydney Morning Herald

A light on the literary horizon - Sydney Morning Herald | SCIS | Scoop.it

Australian libraries and library associations are behind the Love2Read campaign, a plan to get everyone to appreciate the benefits and value of reading; to establish a reading culture in every home...

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The Digitised Teacher Librarian: Smiles in the Library

The Digitised Teacher Librarian: Smiles in the Library | SCIS | Scoop.it

This short video from Braddock Public School shows students exploring information technologies, through both play and study.

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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

Edmodo Makes the Move from Social Network to Education Platform | SCIS | Scoop.it

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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Don’t try to search by author in Google News. Whuh? D’oh!

Don’t try to search by author in Google News. Whuh? D’oh! | SCIS | Scoop.it
Just in case you need an example of how library search systems (OPACs and Databases) are different, you might want to have this in your back pocket.
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Suggested topics libcampoz12 – an organic growing list

Suggested topics libcampoz12 – an organic growing list | SCIS | Scoop.it

Library Camp Australia ... management systems; QR Codes; Linked open data, innovative solutions to sinking budgets, managing data sets, new areas of expertise required for next generation services emerging technologies, effective social networking...


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Why Picture Books Are Important by Christopher Cheng

Why Picture Books Are Important by Christopher Cheng | SCIS | Scoop.it

Picture Books – they are the cycle of life and can last for the whole of a person’s life. From the moment a baby is hatched they start sensing their world.

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Learning at their fingertips - The Canberra Times

Learning at their fingertips - The Canberra Times | SCIS | Scoop.it

At the top of the game is Australian Teacher-Librarian of the Year Maureen Twomey, of Queensland's Assisi Catholic College.

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