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Australian Government Response to Inquiry into Teacher Librarians - PRWire

Australian Government Response to Inquiry into Teacher Librarians - PRWire | SCIS | Scoop.it

Softlink acknowledges the Government response to the School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in the 21st Century Australia report.

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Tackling summer slump - one school's story | Services to Schools NZ

Tackling summer slump - one school's story | Services to Schools NZ | SCIS | Scoop.it

Removed from the stimulus of school classroom, and library, there is a loss of reading and writing “muscle tone”. This is particularly true for low-decile students where there may be fewer books at home, fewer trips to the library, and less stimulus from new experiences over the holiday period.This is an issue that challenges school library staff, and a lot of thought has been given to the issue.

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The Benefits of School Libraries in Rural Australia

The Benefits of School Libraries in Rural Australia | SCIS | Scoop.it
The Federal Parliament's House of Representatives 'House Standing Committee on Education and Training' at the request of the Education Minister earlier this (and this @lizsinnott http://t.co/h2AMBsAC...)...
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If you don't have a PLN, you don't know what you're missing - NovaNews

If you don't have a PLN, you don't know what you're missing - NovaNews | SCIS | Scoop.it

"Not all that long ago, I had never heard of PLNs. Today, I feel part of an amazing community and am unable to comprehend how I could be where I am today without the support and guidance of those in my PLN. I extend my thanks and gratitude to you all!"

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Welcome New OverDrive Partners – November 2011

Some Australian and New Zealand libraries in this list of new OverDrive customers.

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Evernote at The Montclair Kimberley Academy

The Montclair Kimberly Academy, a K-12 school in Montclair NJ, has deployed Evernote to all student laptops. Here's their story.

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Six amazing, and possibly unexpected, things about life as a cataloguer

Six amazing, and possibly unexpected, things about life as a cataloguer | SCIS | Scoop.it

Deborah Lee of the Courtauld Institute of Art lists the "six amazing things" about being a cataloguer.

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Slightly addicted to fiction: Children's Peace Literature Prize

Slightly addicted to fiction: Children's Peace Literature Prize | SCIS | Scoop.it

Congratulations must go to Sue Walker for winning the Children's Peace Literature Prize for Arnie Avery. This quiet, but important, biennial award is administered by Psychologists for Peace, with the goal "to promote the peaceful resolution of conflict by recognising and encouraging Australian authors of children's books with that theme."

 

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Textbooks of Tomorrow

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This infographic presents projections of the future for textbooks as digital takes off and print dwindles.

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Universal Access to Reading Software | The Spectronics Blog

Universal Access to Reading Software | The Spectronics Blog | SCIS | Scoop.it

Scroll down to section 7 for taxonomy of Reading Software Genres


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Web accessibility for writers and editors | 4 Syllables

This workshop will train writers and editors to produce content that meets the standards set out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Canberra: November 22, 2011

Melbourne: December 6, 2011

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State finalists 2011: ASLA/Pledger Consulting Teacher Librarian of the Year

State finalists 2011: ASLA/Pledger Consulting Teacher Librarian of the Year | SCIS | Scoop.it

Congratulations to:

ACT: Gai Dennett, Canberra Grammar School

NSW: Susie Glasson, Cranbrook School

SA: Maryann Pearson, Woodcroft College Junior School
WA: Brenda Clover, Perth College

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My Last Day at the Gryphon School « Gryphon LRC's Blog

My Last Day at the Gryphon School « Gryphon LRC's Blog | SCIS | Scoop.it
I am moving to take up a new exciting Library Manager position at a school in Adelaide, Australia after half-term. I would like to thank everyone; students, staff, parents and governors for the wonderful opportunity to work here ...
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Which Ereader Is Best For Me? [Flowchart]

Which Ereader Is Best For Me? [Flowchart] | SCIS | Scoop.it

What do you read the most? Great flowchart with explanations of e-reading device, e-books, e-ink.

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New CEO for State Library of Victoria | Libraries Interact

New CEO for State Library of Victoria | Libraries Interact | SCIS | Scoop.it
Due to start by the end of March 2012, the new CEO is Sue Roberts, most recently from her position as University Librarian at Victoria University in New Zealand. Libraries Interact wishes Sue well in her new position.
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Putting the UX in Education | Walking Paper

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User experience (UX) thinking was born at information schools but hasn't found a home in many libraries. Why not? The answer is simple. Article by Aaron Schmidt and Michael Stephens

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Which subject search? SCIS – Schools Catalogue Information Service

Which subject search? SCIS – Schools Catalogue Information Service | SCIS | Scoop.it

The new SCIS Catalogue provides a number of ways to search by subject. To choose the most useful subject search option for your purpose, first consider whether you are looking for either a SCIS Subject Heading or ScOT term to apply to a catalogue record, or resources on a particular subject.

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Rare Books Summer Schools at State Library Victoria | Melbourne ...

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Immerse yourself in the world of rare books during an intensive five-day course at the 7th Australian and New Zealand Rare Books Summer School. Four courses will be ...

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The Original Warrior Librarian: Yes, we have no bananas?

The Original Warrior Librarian: Yes, we have no bananas? | SCIS | Scoop.it
To which the answer is of course 'pffft', particularly given the official Government Response to School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in the 21st Century Enquiry. Yep, things are grim. Nope, you ain't gettin' any ...
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User Observations – what your users can tell you about your website | Services to Schools

User Observations – what your users can tell you about your website | Services to Schools | SCIS | Scoop.it

"An important part of website development is user testing at the planning stage, after implementation and as an ongoing method for ensuring your site is meeting the needs of your intended audience. One common qualitative method of user testing is observation, providing a simple yet effective way to see first hand how visitors interact with your site."

 

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Melissa Terras' Blog: What happens when you tweet an Open Access Paper

Melissa Terras' Blog: What happens when you tweet an Open Access Paper | SCIS | Scoop.it

Excellent blog from Melissa Terras on why it's important to get your work out there


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Infographic: History of Web Standards

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For those who like to get into the history when teaching the web, here’s a quick way to get over the history hump: Infographic: History of Web Standards http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2011/10/infographic-history-of-web-sta.php.

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21C Learning Hong Kong

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Need an excuse to come to Hong Kong?

21C Learning Conference 16th Feb to Saturday 18th February 2012 have called for submission of presentions.

The theme is “Leading and Learning in Digital Schools”

The conference is tech and digitally centred.

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Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year 2011

Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year 2011 | SCIS | Scoop.it

The Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA) and Pledger Consulting Pty Ltd (LinksPlus/Weblinks) have pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2011 Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year Award – Maureen Twomey from Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera, Queensland.

This national award recognises and honours an exceptional Australian teacher librarian in a school setting whose professional practice has a positive impact on student achievement and information literacy. ASLA describes the role of a teacher librarian as having three key professional specialisations: curriculum leader, information specialist, and information services manager.

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