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Archive for May, 2009

The World of Web 2.0

The State Library of Victoria is offering a free professional learning session on The Web 2.0 World. With participants able to experiment and gain hands-on experience with Web 2.0 tools, this session will be extremely valuable for anyone who needs some support and information about using the Web 2.0 World.
Held on Tuesday 9th June between 6 [...]

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SemanticScuttle

SemanticScuttle (based on the previous incarnation Scuttle) is a bookmarking tool that can take the ’social’ part away. That is, you can install SemanticScuttle on your school server if you are concerned about any of the ’social’ (or lack of privacy for students) aspects of other social bookmarking sites.
There is more information about SemanticScuttle on their wiki.
For [...]

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Laptop library

Teachers TV has an excellent video on how the school laptop program can be implemented with full parental involvement and support.
This is a powerful way to conduct what should be a highly successful program.

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More on library careers

The Library and Information Industry Careers Evening was held from 5.30 – 7pm yesterday at Experimedia @ the State Library of Victoria – and what a wonderful success!
180 young people eagerly sought information about courses and career prospects – with large numbers expressing interest in becoming teacher-librarians.
Further information regarding careers and courses can be found [...]

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Scribblemaps

Scribblemaps is a fairly simple tool that uses Google Maps and tools such as the ability to add text, images, shapes and so on.
Students can easily map where the action in a book takes place, add an image of the cover and perhaps some images of the suburb or city where the book is set. [...]

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If you are having trouble convincing colleagues about the need for technology in schools, this video might just change their minds…  It would be a great way to begin a meeting or presentation on ICT in schools. (If you don’t have access to YouTube at school, consider accessing it at home and dropping it into [...]

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Lisa Hill is a teacher librarian and Director of Curriculum at Mossgiel Park Primary School in Melbourne’s Endeavour Hills. Lisa has developed a number of professional learning resources and has agreed to share her blogging experience with readers. She explains how her blog came about.

Last year, after attending the SLAV Conference in March, I set [...]

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Audacity

Ready to create your own podcasts? Audacity is a tried and tested application that will help users to create  podcasts for student or professional learning.

Audacity

Audacity has to be downloaded and installed onto the computer you wish to record from. Once installed, upon opening Audacity, it can look unfriendly to the first time user. However, help [...]

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e-learning champions

The Federal Government’s Australian Flexible Learning Framework’s Flex e-news has an interesting article about e-learning.

New research:  A ‘champion’ model for organisational change
The unpredictable economic environment is forcing business and industry to become more resourceful and efficient in the way they train and retrain staff, with many organisations turning to e-learning as a solution.
A new report [...]

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Library careers

An Information Evening regarding careers in the Library and Information Industry is to be held on Tuesday 26 May at Experimedia @ the State Library of Victoria from 5.30 – 7pm. Representatives from the industry and representatives from tertiary institutions will be on hand to assist secondary students with advice and information. If you have [...]

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