Case studies from New Jersey

from the latest edition of synergy – slav’s online journal. It only comesout twice a year and an issue went live a couple of weeks back.  Thejournal is only available in full to members but we always make onearticle available…

Create your e-portfolio

Today’s update comes from Ria Coffey, teacher librarian and Head of House and Reading Coordinator at St Patrick’s Secondary College in Ballarat. Ria is currently completing her Masters in Teacher Librarianship. Dr. Helen C. Barrett has created a site for…

Changes afoot

We’re sorry to say that Rachel Fidock, who has been ably steering the good ship Bright Ideas this year, has decided to leave us, to spend more time with her young family. We’d like to acknowledge Rachel’s work on the…

17 signs your classroom is behind the times

17 signs your classroom is behind the times

Lisa, from SimpleK12, has written 17 signs your classroom is behind the times. Have a look and see where where your classroom is at. I like the comment by Heidi Siwak, that she would add ‘your classroom is quiet’.

SLAV conference with Joyce Valenza

Communicate, collaborate, create: and think critically! School Library Association of Victoria Conference 29 July 2011 – Melbourne Featuring: Joyce Valenza, dynamic, leading teacher librarian and school library ‘change maker’. SLAV is excited that Joyce is returning to Melbourne to continue…

Super Action Comic Maker

Super Action Comic Maker

If you haven’t heard of this yet, have a good look. Super Action Comic Maker is where students make their own comic story. It is especially great for art and english classes. Students can create a plot before going onto…

Worth reading - Invisible professionals - Replacing librarians with iPads?

Worth reading – Invisible professionals – Replacing librarians with iPads?

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org posted an article definitely worth reading on 25th June 2011, titled Invisible professionals – Replacing librarians with iPads?.

Recognising Innovation. $100K Follett Challenge.

The Recognising Innovation site shows the videos that have been entered into the $100K Follett Challenge. This challenge consists of the education community promoting the role that school libraries play in encouraging and developing information literacy and student engagement, in the form of a video. You…

Worth looking at - Global map of social networking 2011

Worth looking at – Global map of social networking 2011

Globalwebindex have created a map that shows active networkers, grouped into three behaviour types: Messagers, Groupers, and Content Sharers. It is an interesting look at how different countries are using social networking tools.

New research guides at SLV

New research guides at SLV

State Library of Victoria provides research guides on their website that aid research on specific topics. Two new ones have recently been created. Victoria’s early history, 1803-1851 is a research guide that details Victoria’s early history, using published history and documents, including the…