Information Literacy @ Preston Girls’ Secondary College

Recently, Preston Girls’ Secondary College teacher librarians Judith Way and Reina Phung developed an information literacy wiki. For a while they had been thinking about developing a place where all search strategies, information on how to compile a bibliography and … Continue reading

Text to speech – supporting online information access

There are a growing number of online tools to support students in need of literacy support. As part of a new series on web based literacy aids, this post from Catherine Hainstock talks about how text-to-speech programs can support students’ reading online. Implementation of … Continue reading

Learnist: visual literacy in action

You may be familiar with the addictive pinboard site, Pinterest. Now comes Learnist, which takes many visual clues from Pinterest, builds on similar organisational principles, and adds a whole range of functionality. Still in beta, Learnist is designed around the … Continue reading

Indigenous Literacy Day

Wednesday 2 September is Indigenous Literacy Day. Indigenous Literacy Project website homepage From the Indigenous Literacy Project website comes the following information: On Wednesday September 2 2009 all Australians are invited to participate in the third Indigenous Literacy Day. ILD … Continue reading

International School Library Month October 2008: Literacy and Learning at Your School Library

International School Library Month occurs in October.  The theme for 2008 is ‘Literacy and Learning at your School Library’.  Check out more details here.   What does it involve? The ISLM Bookmark Project involved matched schools making homemade bookmarks  that … Continue reading

Weaving the Future – Inquiry based learning & DigiTech curriculum

On Friday, 17 March, School Library Association of Victoria conference Weaving the Future: Inquiry Learning within a Digital Curriculum will feature, Dr Mandy Lupton from QUT and Paula Christophersen formerly of VCAA.  Focus of the day will be the Digital Curriculum and … Continue reading