15 second place: new media tool from ACMI

15 second place: new media tool from ACMI

15 second place is a new website and mobile application from ACMI that lets people create and share 15 second videos, often based on themes and challenges. For example, a recent challenge involved moonwalking from one side of the screen to the…

Europeana

Europeana

Europeana is a repository for thousands of digitised resources from some of Europe’s premier research institutions. Over 1500 institutions have contributed source material and high resolution versions of many items can be downloaded and viewed on the site. You can…

My fake wall

My fake wall

Although Facebook may not be available in many schools, there are a number of applications you can use to recreate look-alike pages with students . My fake wall lets you create a fake wall, unrelated to the Facebook site, with…

SLAV conference reflections: Hamish Curry

Hamish Curry, Education Manager at the State Library of Victoria shares his reflections on Monday’s SLAV conference where he presented on how to create with library data. About 200 library technicians and assistants arrived at Etihad Stadium on Monday 17th…

FUSE interactive resources: Elluminate session

FUSE interactive resources: Elluminate session

Some of Victoria’s leading cultural and educational organisations have created a range of innovative digital learning tools now freely available through FUSE. Heath Graham will be presenting an Elluminate session exploring classroom applications for these resources on 27th October at…

Free event with author of Brotherband, John Flanagan

Free event with author of Brotherband, John Flanagan

On Sunday 23rd October, 2-3pm The Centre for Youth Literature will be hosting a free event at the State Library of Victoria with author John Flanagan, launching his new Viking series, Brotherband. John will be talking about the books and…

Google+

Google+

Google’s new social networking site Google+ is similar to Facebook but includes features that have a range of professional applications for schools and libraries. Circles let you group friends together and post, chat and video conference with them exclusively, effectively making…

Two simple measures of your school's relationship with technology

Two simple measures of your school’s relationship with technology

Brad Ovenell-Carter, Head of the Think Global School recently posted on the integration of ICT in schools. He talks about how visible new technologies are in the learning process in 2 simple ways to measure the success of your school’s tech…

Ngram viewer

Ngram viewer

Ngram viewer is a great new tool from Google Books that lets you search through individual words from over 5 million books digitised by Google. The resulting graphs illustrate word usage trends over the past two centuries. This TED presentation, by…

Browse interface, CommonsExplorer

Commons explorer

You probably know Flickr Commons, long an incredible source of images from some of the world’s greatest library and museum collections. All images in the Commons have “no known copyright restrictions” and can be used, mashed up, tagged and added…