Housekeeping (for subscribers)

Hi to those who subscribe to Bright ideas. As most of you would be aware, the email that is sent to alert you to a new post has been sending twice. I know this is frustrating, so I am in contact with…

Guest post: CC with Julie Jenkins

Julie Jenkins is a library technician at Mooroopna Secondary College, Mooroopna, Victoria, and is often approached by staff wanting to know information about creative commons and copyright. Julie has been kind enough to provide a guest post on her knowledge of creative…

What game is hot in May?

What game is hot in May?

During the month of May, the game that appeared most often on the screens of the students’s computers at Mooroopna Secondary College’s Library has been Wooden Path 2. It is a logic game where the player has to make a wooden path across…

bitly + for maths class

bitly + for maths class

bitly has been designed to allow you to shorten, share, and track URLs. You may have seen it used in Twitter, where the reducation of the url length makes it easier to stay within the character limit. What you may not know…

Guest post: An international 3-way webchat for Gippsland youth

Guest post: An international 3-way webchat for Gippsland youth

On 21st May 2011, an innovative group took part in an international 3-way co-author webchat via Skype.  The chat was set up by Phong Truong, Branch Support Librarian of the Civic Centre, Port of Sale, Wellington Shire. The webchat allowed rural…

SLAV vodcasts support VCE students

SLAV vodcasts support VCE students

One of SLAV’s FUSE projects is the vodcasts that are on the Merspi site. SLAV talks about Merpi and The VCE Advantage vodcasts below: Merspi is a free online social networked learning hub for VCE students. Students are able to…

What's on in June?

What’s on in June?

Below is one of the many things on offer by SLV for the month of June. Have a look at their website for more events that may be of interest to you. Thursday June 30th (5.30pm – 7pm), New directions in digital histories:

Digital Play: Ideas for ESL teachers (and others)

Digital Play: Ideas for ESL teachers (and others)

Digital Play is a blog by Kyle Mawer and Graham Stanley that provides computer game activities and ideas for, specifically, EFL/ESL teachers to use with their students. Any educator, however, would find something useful on this blog. Their latest post…

SLV's 'Shaun Tan: untold stories'

SLV’s ‘Shaun Tan: untold stories’

As a huge fan of Shaun Tan (Australian author, illustrator, and Oscar winner) I am very excited that I can view the video of Tan’s talk ‘Shaun Tan: untold stories’, that was presented at the State Library of Victoria on March 17th 2011….

Wiki Walk-Through by Teachers First

Wiki Walk-Through by Teachers First

Teachers First have put together Wiki Walk-Through to help teachers who are wanting to know about wikis and how to use them in their classrooms. The ‘Wiki ideas appropriate for most subjects and grade levels’ is great for people who know the…