What's on in March?

What’s on in March?

Below are some of the things on offer by the School Libraries Association of Victoria and the State Library of Victoria for the month of March. Click on the images for more information. You will need to book for some of these…

International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)

International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)

The ICDL won the American Library Association President’s 2010 award for International Library Innovation. It is a wonderful site that aims to ‘…support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect…

Worth reading - i-pad apps for teaching and learning

Worth reading – i-pad apps for teaching and learning

Kerrie Smith, Education Officer for Education Services Australia, brought to the attention of the OZTL_NET  discussion list A.D. Rundle Middle School’s intention to use Apple’s Frog Dissection app for the i-pad. This would be part of the Chilliwack school district’s Mobile Technology Innovation Project….

Housekeeping

I have had a few comments from people wondering where all the fantastic links on the right-hand-side of the page have gone. They are still there, but hidden in their categories. If you click on the particular category you are interested…

BTFA - Book Trailers For All

BTFA – Book Trailers For All

BTFA was created by Teresa Schauer, a district librarian in South Texas. Like many of us, Teresa began making book trailers with Windows Movie Maker, but soon discovered Animoto. Teresa also discovered there wasn’t really a place online to find and…

Animoto: A favourite of 2010

Animoto: A favourite of 2010

Animoto  changed the way we did things in the library at Mooroopna Secondary College in 2010. We used Animoto to create book trailers from photos, video clips, and music. Using the videos that animoto collated for us, we had a new…

LibraryBIN

LibraryBIN

LibraryBIN is an online site where you can buy e-books and audio books, but it is more than that. It supports libraries. If you work in a library in the US it would be a particularly benefitial site, because when a customer purchases…

Guest post: Global collaboration by Kathleen Morris

Guest post: Global collaboration by Kathleen Morris

Kathleen Morris is a grade two teacher from Leopold Primary School, Victoria. Kathleen has an inspirational blog called Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom, where she shares her experiences, resources, and advice concerning blogging, global collaboration, and technology integration. Kathleen has…

ALERT- Reading Matters Conference

ALERT- Reading Matters Conference

The State Library of Victoria‘s Reading Matters conference is coming up. This is a two day conference on Friday 27th May and Saturday 28th May. This does sound a fair way off, but the conference often sells out quickly, and if…

Search Tools for Kids (Dr. Valenza)

Search Tools for Kids (Dr. Valenza)

Dr. Joyce Valenza has updated her Search Tools for Kids, as of 12th January 2011. This glogster poster provides a myriad of search tools for students (specifically primary). Have a play with the search tools yourself, share this resource with…