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’.

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…

School libraries and teacher-librarians in 21st century Australia

The Report of the Australian Parliament, House of Representatives, Education and Employment Committee’s Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher-librarians in 21st century Australia was tabled on 23 May 2011. SLAV welcomes the recommendations and is working in collaboration with the…

Guest Post: BialikTV by David Feighan

Guest Post: BialikTV by David Feighan

David Feighan, director of Libraries and Learning Resources at Bialik College, Hawthorn, Victoria, has been kind enough to do a guest post about BialikTV. BialikTV is a place where the college celebrates learning, reading, and literature. BialikTV was created in response…

What are they playing in June?

What are they playing in June?

Nitrohaul has been a popular game around the library this month. It is a physics based game where players need to use the available tools to create a hauler that can transport explosives to the end of each map, with various terrain…

Games for the Brain

Games for the Brain

Games for the Brain is a website of quiz, memory, and brain games. A great site to let students explore and play. An ‘All language’ tab is available to change the text to any language, so LOTE and ESL classes can use…