Today is Safer Internet Day 2011

Today is Safer Internet Day 2011

Safer Internet Day 2011 is organised to promote safer use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst young people. This year’s theme is “It’s more than a game, it’s your life”.   Today is the day to consider cyber…

Guest post - Books for boys

Guest post – Books for boys

Barbara Braxton is an award winnng teacher librarian from Cooma, who has spent her time in schools in the ACT where she developed a primary school library that Jackie French once described as “the best I’ve ever seen”. In 2003, Barbara was…

Art Project

Art Project

Art and history teachers be amazed. Google’s Art Project is bringing famous museums and artworks to you. What a way to inspire your students! Show them around some of the world’s most famous museums, view brilliant artworks closer than you could…

Worth reading - research into school libraries

Worth reading – research into school libraries

Below are links to research carried out in the UK, published in 2010, concerning school libraries and their roles in education today. Linking school libraries and literacy discusses a clear link between student attainment and school library use. These can be…

Controlling the tweets

Controlling the tweets

Leonie Dyason , Teacher Librarian and e-Learning Coordinator at Mooroopna Secondary College, has kindly shared with us how she organises and uses her Twitter account as a personal learning network to provide her with optimal information and knowledge. Below is…

What's in your toolbox for 2011?

What’s in your toolbox for 2011?

If you want to see the extent of tools that can be used in teaching and learning, have a look at this. Jesper Isaksson has created a fantastic mindmap of tools that can be used to enhance teaching and learning for educators…

Thankyou, Judith Way

Judith Way has been the manager of Bright Ideas since it began in 2008. 2011 marks the changing of the guard. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the readers of Bright Ideas for their support and…