Worth reading: SLAV’s Synergy

Worth readingSynergy is an online publication by the School Library Association of Victoria, edited by Dr. Susan La Marca. The journal is published twice annually in May and October. SLAV members have access to this online resource, using a username and password.

Volume 8, Number 2, 2010 had a particularly thought-provoking article written by the United State’s Kristin Fontichiaro entitled ‘2.0 or 2.Faux?: Wrapping our heads around digital assessment – An interactive article’. Yes, an interactive article. During the article, Fontichiaro has the reader visiting a wikispace she created to compliment and extend the article. As she says, ‘pull up a chair, fire up a laptop, and surf over…’ to the wikispace. Fontichiaro gets you to question how you are using ICT in your school and whether it is ICT for ICT’s sake.

La Marca has suggested this would be a brilliant article to discuss at branch meetings for SLAV members, and would be just as useful being analysed as a professional development opportunity for staff at school. If you are not a SLAV member and want to view this article, contact SLAV on (03) 93495822 or slav@netspace.net.au.


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